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Epic start teasing Fortnite's quad launcher, finally

Published: 13:51, 09 October 2018
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Data miners have dug up Fortnite's quad launcher a while back, even though Epic never seemed to get around to actually announcing the darn thing. Well, that's until now as the game's splash screen says that the quad launcher is coming soon.

Now, when Epic say soon, they usually mean this week, or the next one at the latest, so there you have it. As you'd expect, the quad launcher shoots up to four rockets that will "blanket an area with explosive damage".

There's no word on damage as of yet, but it's fair to assume the rockets to deal less damage than the ones shot from regular rocket launchers, at least individually. On the other hand, Fortnite's new launcher could just as easily end up being a part of one of Epic's limited time events, so we guess we'll have to wait and see.

Speaking of limited time events, Epic also teased Disco Domination LTM last week, which suggests we'll see both pretty soon. If we had to speculate, Disco Domination sounds like it'll feature a bunch of boogie bombs in it, but that's as far as I'd dare to go in the assumption department.

In related news, Fortnite has managed to hit $300 million in revenue in just 200 days on Apple's iOS platform, with Niantic's Pokemon GO being the only game that reached that figure quicker. The little catchable guys actually needed 113 days for that feat, although the wildly differing skill levels needed for each of the games make any comparisons non-scientific, at best.

When it comes to the playerbase, Fortnite's is in the ballpark of 80 million, although they're still not first. Minecraft may not be in the public's eye as much as it once was, but its playerbase counts 90 million players, which means Fortnite still has one heavyweight to take care of before taking the crown. Maybe they could quad-rocket-launch them in the face?

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All in all, Fortnite's Season 6 will pack plenty more surprises down the line and we'll be watching, both it and the data miners.

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