Fortnite Chapter 2 has been relatively slow in regards to releasing items. This has been, clearly, by design. Epic wanted to bring us back to the barebones Fortnite experience with the release of Chapter 2, and they did just that.
They started picking things up in Season 2 with the release of a few new weapons and items and the return of a few more. Still, it’s far from the weekly updates we were getting back in the days of mid-to-late Chapter 1.
We expect things to pick up even more during Season 3. Epic have a trove of items and weapons that they can bring back to the game, along with some new ideas they undoubtedly have in the tank.
One fan-favorite item that could be coming back is the Shadow Bomb. Competitive Fortnite players, in particular, loved this item as it offers a nearly free rotation in the midst of the late-game chaos. Most fans remember MrSavage’s 200-IQ Shadow Bomb play in the World Cup finals.
Apart from periods of the game when there’s too many rotational items, not many players complained about the Shadow Bombs. They were never one of the core items, but a lot of Fortnite players were sad to see them go.
According to FNBR Leaks, the Shadow Bomb could be returning before Season 2 ends. Epic added it back to the game files in v12.60, which is presumed to be the last major patch of Fortnite Season 2.
The alternative to the return of Shadow Bombs in core modes is its entrance into the Intel in Spy Games. We could see this as an unlockable item in Operation modes, which would put a damper on our excitement.
We could look at Spy Games as a trial run for old items, however. Things like Shield Bubbles, the Heavy Shotgun, and Chug Splashes have all reappeared in Spy Games. Epic could be reviewing user feedback before considering their return to core modes.
We could see the Shadow Bomb return for Fortnite Season 3, as well. It may even have some lore attached to it, following the rumored Doomsday event. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see what happens. For now, Shadow Bomb fans can get excited to see them return to the Fortnite game files.