With just two days left for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 to begin; leaks, concept art, and POIs have begun running wild. A lot of changes are coming to the new season, and one of the most anticipated changes will be the loot pool.
Following the launch of Season 6, Epic Games introduced “Primal Weapons” to stay true to the primal theme. While some players enjoyed the theme, most felt otherwise. Nonetheless, it would seem as though the weapons are getting a complete overhaul in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7.
With Season 6 ending, Primal Weapons will be getting sent to the vault. While it’s unclear if this will be permanent, at least for the duration of the new season, this will be the scenario.
With an entire set of weapons being vaulted, the loot pool has been emptied to make space for other weapons. Epic Games is yet to truly reveal a new futuristic loot pool.
From the Zapatron to other laser weapons, the Fortnite community is over the moon and eagerly waiting for futuristic weapons to be added in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7.
Sci-fi weapons from Save the World
If Epic Games is planning to add futuristic weapons, the developers won’t have to look far for choices. Weapons from Fortnite’s Save the World can be imported and added to the new season’s loot pool.
Of course, the weapons will have to be re-balanced; however, they will make an amazing addition to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7. This will allow players to enjoy futuristic tech from the premium Fortnite mode.
On a side note, speaking of sci-fi, Epic Games finally revealed an item from the new season, which could potentially be a weapon. However, it’s too soon to say.
First look at Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7’s weapons
On June 5th, 2021, Epic Games revealed three items from the new season. A weapon charm/toy, a new consumable, and a weapon.
By the looks of it, loopers will indeed be getting some sci-fi weapons. While there is no official word on what this futuristic weapon may be, it seems to resemble some type of crossbow.
In addition to sci-fi weapons, it’s almost a certainty that regular weapons will still be in the game. New exotic and mythic weapons will probably be added as well over the course of the new season.
Crafting the XCOM way
Crafting was added during Fortnite Season 6, and in some ways, this new mechanic has changed the dynamics of the game. Players can now simply upgrade their favorite weapons rather than look for more powerful variants.
Speaking of weapons, if sci-fi and futuristic weapons are going to be added to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7, fans might be wondering if new crafting recipes could be added as well. Considering these weapons would be advanced in nature, would the crafting material require a change as well?
It wouldn’t be too outlandish if Epic Games considered adding additional collectible material to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7. This would give players the chance to craft different types of weapons and allow them to get familiarized with the crafting system.