Fortnite new weapons, vaulted and unvaulted for Season 2

 Fortnite Season 2 of Chapter 4
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Four Fortnite new weapons are here in Chapter 4 Season 2, including a new sword - the Kinetic Blade - and the Mythic Overclocked Pulse Rifle. As well as those new weapons, you'll still be able to get your hands on several older weapons added as part of the previous season, such as the Red Eye Assault Rifle, Heavy Sniper, and even the Heisted weapons. You'll be able to arm up and take on other players in Battle Royale on the updated Fortnite Season 2 map, which has had some significant changes and now has a new neon-lit cityscape to battle in. The Fortnite loot pool is everchanging and likely won't stay the same for very long, but here's an up-to-date rundown of all the new Fortnite weapons for Season 2, as well as what has been unvaulted and vaulted .

Fortnite new weapons

Four new weapons are ready for use in battle for Fortnite Season 2. If you're into melee weapons, you can grab the exquisite Kinetic Blade for precise incisions and knockback against your foes. Alternatively, you might want the close-range firepower of the Havoc Pump Shotgun or the ranged power offered by the Overclocked Pulse Rifle. Below, we'll go over all the new Fortnite weapons in Season 2, and what exactly they do in combat.

Kinetic Blade

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 new weapons kinetic blade katana sword

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The Kinetic Blade is a new Fortnite melee weapon offering for Season 2. Grab one of these katanas and you'll be able to perform a knockback slash to keep your opponents away or a dash attack that has three charges and a cooldown.

Havoc Suppressed Assault Rifle

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 new weapons havoc suppressed assault rifle

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This accurate and fully automatic rifle will allow you to take down other players at range and silently thanks to its suppressor. There's also a Mythic version up for grabs if you're able to defeat the boss “Highcard”.

Havoc Pump Shotgun

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 new weapons havoc pump shotgun

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If you're after ridiculously high, close-range damage, look out for the Havoc Pump Shotgun while you're looting. (If you can get any keycards to open special vaults, you might also find a Mythic version of this weapon.

Red-Eye Assault Rifle

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 new weapons mythic rarity overclocked pulse rifle

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An automatic assault rifle with a red dot sight that's designed for precision, offering solid accuracy and a controlled fire rate. There's no excuse for not hitting headshots with this thing.

Fortnite vaulted weapons and items

Fortnite Season 2 of Chapter 4

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After the mass-vaulting with the launch of Fortnite Chapter 4, Season 2 has freshened things up by adding a few new weapons and by keeping some new ones that made their debut last season. However, a lot of special weapons, such as the Ex-Caliber Rifle and the Shockwave Hammer haven't made the cut. Here's what you won't be able to find as you loot in Fortnite Season 2:

  • Cluster Bow
  • DMR
  • The Dub
  • Ex-Caliber Rifle
  • Explosive Bow
  • Flame Bow
  • Grappler Bow
  • Impulse Grenade
  • Machine SMG
  • Primal Bow
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Scar Assault Rifle
  • Shockwave Bow
  • Shockwave Hammer
  • Stink Bow
  • Tactical Assault Rifle
  • Thunder Shotgun
  • Unstable Bow

Also be aware that several non-weapon items have been vaulted too. In terms of vehicles, the Dirt Bike and Motorboat vehicles, Chonkers Off-Road Tires, and the Cow Catcher have headed into the vault. Around the island, you'll also notice the absence of snowballs, boars, wolves, crows, and frogs as they've been vaulted too.

Fortnite unvaulted weapons and items

Fortnite Season 2 of Chapter 4

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The MEGA update for Fortnite Season 2 has unvaulted quite a few weapons too, bolstering the armory of weapons available to you as loot after it was slimmed down quite a lot with the launch of Chapter 4. There are also several items that debuted in Chapter 4's launch that are sticking around in Season 2. Here's some of the more familiar weaponry you can expect to find on the new Fortnite Season 2 map:

Returning weapons and items

  • Heavy Sniper Rifle
  • Cobra DMR
  • Dragon's Breath Sniper
  • Combat Shotgun
  • All five Heisted Exotic weapons
  • Maven Auto Shotgun
  • Red-Eye Assault Rifle
  • Twin Mag SMG
  • Tactical Pistol 
  • Chug Cannon

Of course, it's still pretty early into this new season of Fortnite, so expect plenty of tweaks and new features in the near future. We'll be sure to update this page to reflect any important changes to the game, so keep an eye on this page!

Joel Franey
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Joel Franey is a writer, journalist, podcaster and raconteur with a Masters from Sussex University, none of which has actually equipped him for anything in real life. As a result he chooses to spend most of his time playing video games, reading old books and ingesting chemically-risky levels of caffeine. He is a firm believer that the vast majority of games would be improved by adding a grappling hook, and if they already have one, they should probably add another just to be safe. You can find old work of his at USgamer, Gfinity, Eurogamer and more besides.

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