Epic appear to be doubling-down on the Exotic weapons in Season 5, with two more likely coming in the future.
In the latest Fortnite season, Epic took a step back from the Mythic weapons that had dominated the bulk of Chapter 2. Now, we have one Mythic weapon and a handful of Exotics that are a rarer sight in your matches.
Unlike Mythic weapons, which only required players to land in a specific location and eliminate any enemies, Exotics force players to save Gold Bars in multiple matches before buying one.
Judging by the number of leaks we’ve seen and the addition of new exotics to the game, it looks like Epic will be continuing the Exotic weapon meta in the future.
We’ll probably be getting a couple more Exotics by the end of Season 5. Data miner, Hypex, announced two new weapons coming to the game in the form of the Freeze AR and Run Gun SMG.
The former gives the Chiller Trap effect to enemies while the latter increases a player’s walking and running speed. Naturally, the Run Gun will be much more useful than the Freeze AR, especially if it doesn’t deal damage as we saw with the Big Chill.
This is particularly good news for fans of the Rapid-Fire SMG. During Season 3, players would routinely run around with a Rapid-Fire and a Pepper to create this effect. It looks like the combo is getting an official weapon soon.
We heard some news about the Slurp Bazooka ahead of Season 5, and an Exotic designation makes sense. This item would be significantly more powerful than the Bandage Bazooka, so an Exotic rarity would balance things out; if it ever makes it to Fortnite, that is.
We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the upcoming Exotic weapons. Until then, we can only wait until Epic announce a new patch.