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Fortnite surprises players with new enemy yoinking harpoon gun

Fortnite players now have a new tool at their disposal in the unending fight against fellow island dwellers (and, it turns out, fish), with Epic today surprise-releasing a harpoon gun into its really-quite-popular battle royale game.

Epic deployed Fortnite’s v11.10 update without any patch notes – not for the first time since the launch of Chapter 2, much to the chagrin of fans – meaning that players logging in today were unprepared for the comical delights of the new Harpoon Gun.

With no official correspondence on the matter, Fortnite players have spent the day documenting the functions of the multi-faceted tool, noting, for instance, that it can be deployed on fellow players to dish out 75 damage and yoink them in close for more.

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