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Fortnite new weapons - everything vaulted or returning in Season 6

Fortnite season 6
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The Fortnite new weapons update for Season 6 adds crafting, creating Primal and Mechanical upgrades. While jump boots appear to fill the Mythic weapons slot currently. Instead of hunting down top tier weapons it looks like finding Makeshift weapons and crafting Primal, and Mechanical upgrades are the focal point for Fortnite this season – more on those below. Elsewhere a number of vaulted weapons are gone, with a few returning to take their place. Here's everything you need to know about the Fortnite new weapons at the start of this season.

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Fortnite new weapons

Fortnite season 6

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Most base weapon types – rifle, shotgun, bow, etc. – now have a Makeshift, Primal, and Mechanical version. The Makeshift weapon is the basic version, while you can upgrade it to either Primal or Mechanical with crafting materials. These have different stats like damage and fire rate, so it's important to check and see which version suits your playstyle. Some of these can then be upgraded further, like the bow which has both Primal Stink and Primal Flame variants.

Here's breakdown of the new variants that can be found or crafted:

  • Primal Pistol
  • Primal Rifle
  • Makeshift Rifle
  • Primal SMG
  • Makeshift Submachine Gun
  • Primal Shotgun
  • Makeshift Shotgun
  • Mechanical Bow
  • Makeshift Bow
  • Mechanical Explosive Bow
  • Mechanical Shockwave Bow
  • Primal Stink Bow
  • Primal Flame Bow

Fortnite unvaulted and vaulted weapons and items

Fortnite unvaulted weapons and items

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Three weapons have been unvaulted this season, including everyone's OG favourite, the Pump Shotgun. Accompanying it is the Burst Assault Rifle and Revolver, returning to the fray.

When it comes to the vaulted weapons, there are a few more. Most notably, the Sniper Rifle is gone, as are three shotguns and two assault rifles. Here's a full list:

Fortnite unvaulted weapons 

Given the amount of new weapons and variants it's no surprise that not a lot has come out of the vault. It's an odd selection too and we've yet to see how the meta will settle out with all the new crafted options. 

  • Pump Shotgun
  • Burst Assault Rifle
  • All Revolvers

Fortnite vaulted weapons

Almost everything has been vaulted to make way for the new weapons crafting system. It's possible that the Primal and Mechanical variants you can make might function like some of the guns that have been vaulted but it'll take some time to work out how all the new stuff works. In the meantime here's everything that gone away for a while. 

  • Bolt Action Sniper Rifle
  • Lever action Rifle
  • Common Assault rifle 
  • Burst Assault Rifle
  • Heavy Assault Rifle 
  • Pump Shotgun
  • Charge Shotgun
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Lever Action Shotgun
  • Suppressed SMG
  • Revolver
  • All pistols

Fortnite mythic jump boots

Fortnite jump boots

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It looks like these Fortnite Mythic spire jump boots are the only mythical thing in the game, or at least the first one to be found. These are unlocked by taking the orb you get from killing a spire guardian to the central Mythic Spire. Place it in the device you find there and you'll get the boots. They give you three jumps of increasing height that end with you being able to activate you glider on the final leap. 

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