Jump in-game now to play with the Hand Cannon, it may not be around for long!
Out of nowhere, Epic has deployed a small hotfix making some interesting changes to Fortnite. There will be no server downtime and you should not need to update your game.
Surprisingly, having only returned in last week’s v15.40 patch, the Flint-Knock Pistol has already been thrown back into the vault. This news has left many fans feeling disappointed, and even a little confused.
A new Hotfix is live!
??The Flint-Knock heads back to the vault, but something handy took its place this week.
??New LTM later this week: Comeback Squads. Every life your loot gets better, but you have limited respawns! pic.twitter.com/W7DJD1yInf
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) February 23, 2021
Taking its place is the Hand Cannon. Available right now in standard playlists, this weapon is known for its incredible fire power and high damage to materials.
It’s rare for the developers to unvault an item and then remove it again so promptly. Potentially, this is something that they will do more frequently going forward, as a way to keep the loot pool fresh.
Epic also announced that a new LTM called “Comeback Squads” is coming later in the week. The description reads as follows:
“Every life your loot gets better, but you have limited respawns!”
• Comeback (Solo, Duos, Squads, Trios)
• Every player has 5 lives. Each respawn, loot increases in rarity. Gain health from kills and Supply Drops.
— VastBlast – Fortnite Leaks (@VastBlastt) February 16, 2021
Previous leaks from @VastBlastt indicate that players will get five lives, and will be able to gain health from picking up eliminations and opening Supply Drops. It appears that the mode will feature Solos, Duos and Trios variants in the future.
This hotfix means that we are unlikely to get another content update before March. And, with Fortnite Season 6 fast approaching, it is probable that the next patch will be the last one for this current season.