All Fortnite new weapons, vaulted and unvaulted for Season 2 of Chapter 5

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 new weapons
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There are plenty of new Fortnite weapons to get hold of in Season 2 in Chapter 5, with a significant number of them directly linked to the Greek mythology theme currently running through proceedings. Bear in mind that everything you can shoot over a distance classes as Fortnite ranged weapons, which gives you plenty of items to choose from if you're working through a quest that requires that type of armament. Each of the Olympian legends has their own specific weapon, and you can obtain a Mythic version of it by defeating that boss in combat. While a lot of last season's arsenal went to the vault, there are some returning weapons such as the Frenzy Auto Shotgun and the Nemesis Assault Rifle, so there will still be some familiar items to get your hands on in Fortnite.

In Season 2 you'll still be able to collect high-level versions of weapons via Fortnite weapon cases, or apply Fortnite weapon mods to upgrade your armaments, but you'll now need to find and access the new Fortnite Weapon Bunkers to do this. Those bunkers become unchained in the middle of each match, so you can then raid them for fresh items and mods. To help you see what's new, what's vaulted, and what's unvaulted, I've put together this guide for all of the new Fortnite weapons in Season 2 of Chapter 5.

Fortnite new weapons

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 new weapons

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In keeping with the theme of Greek mythology, there are a number of Olympian legends arriving who are bringing their own Fortnite new weapons to the battle royale:

  • Gatekeeper Shotgun (Cerberus)
  • Harbinger SMG (Hades)
  • Huntress DMR (Zeus)
  • Thunderbolt of Zeus (Zeus)
  • Warforged Assault Rifle (Ares)

You can find the regular versions of those weapons as loot around the island, or obtain the Mythic version by defeating the named boss. The Wings of Icarus let you soar through the air, and you can also get the Epic Fortnite Chains of Hades by searching chests or by finding it as loot – while Hades sometimes uses this weapon, you can't acquire it by defeating him. At the time of writing, the Chains of Hades, Thunderbolt of Zeus, and Wings of Icarus are disabled during the Elements event.

Several new weapons have been added for Season 2, including:

  • Drum Gun
  • Hand Cannon
  • Shield Bubble Jr.

The following weapons are also returning from Season 1:

  • Hammer Pump Shotgun
  • Frenzy Auto Shotgun
  • Nemesis Assault Rif;e
  • Thunder Burst SMG
  • Reaper Sniper Rifle
  • Ranger Pistol

Fortnite vaulted weapons and items

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 new weapons

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With the changeover to Season 2, it's understandable that the Society bosses' unique weapons have been put back into the vault, but they're joined by a number of other iconic weapons that were regularly seen in the previous season. The following weapons have been consigned to the vault:

  • Anvil Rocket Launcher
  • Ballistic Shield
  • Business Turret
  • Cardboard Box
  • Cluster Clinger
  • Crash Pad Jr.
  • EMP Stealth Camo
  • Enforcer Assault Rifle
  • Grapple Blade
  • Hyper SMG
  • Lock On Pistol
  • Montague's Nemesis Assault Rifle
  • Nisha's Striker Assault Rifle
  • Oscar's Frenzy Auto Shotgun
  • Peter Griffin's Hammer Pump Shotgun
  • Striker Assault Rifle
  • Valeria's Hyper SMG

Fortnite unvaulted weapons and items

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2

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At the time of writing, I'm not aware of any Fortnite unvaulted weapons and items making a return for Season 2, and certainly none have been announced at this stage. As always, I'll keep an eye on this list to update it if and when further changes are made during the season in progress.

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Iain Wilson
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Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 500 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.

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