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Fortnite leaks suggest a new SMG and Shotgun are coming

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With Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 in full swing, dataminers are uncovering the next bunch of content we should get excited about. The latest Fortnite patch notes addressed a handful of bugs, and if these leaks are to be believed, there's a bunch of new stuff coming our way in the near future.

Respected dataminer Hypex has shared a ton of findings on their Twitter account, including what could be two new weapons: a heavy shotgun with the code name 'Slug Shotgun' and an automatic SMG named 'The Pepper Sprayer'. According to the datamine, the shotgun  "fires slugs for medium-range effectiveness" and has a rather large magazine. Seems deadly. 

Hypex also dropped what could be the firing sounds for The Pepper Sprayer, and released info on a legendary version of the Scoped AR. Naturally, that wasn't the only set of leaks posted on their Twitter account today - there were also a slew of new skins, Deadpool katana back bling (check out our Fortnite Deadpool challenge guide on how to collect Wade Wilson swag), weapon wraps, a new emote, and more. That's a lot of mining, eh?

But Hypex isn't the only dataminer keeping the Fortnite leaks flowing. Lucas7Yoshi posted a ton of gliders, emotes, and pickaxes on their Twitter page, plus some dark variants for Zorgoton and the Flying Slasher. And iFiremonkey has allegedly found a new limited-time mode called 'Infiltration', amongst other things. Fortnite leakers never sleep, it seems.

As far as the official Fortnite patch notes go, well those don't exist. It seems that some changes have been implemented as of today, however, including new proximity mine stats and llamas. If we get anything more concrete, we'll update accordingly, but for now, keep an eye out for some potential new weapons.

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Brooklyn-based Staff Writer and mother of two rescue cats, Radgie and Riot. After years spent in and out of academia and toiling over freelance work, with a two-year stint as Associate Editor at a tech startup, I am now doing what I love for a living. That includes sailing to every question mark in The Witcher 3, emoting out of dropships in Apex Legends, and arguing over Star Wars lore.