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Fortnite leak reveals weapon mods coming to the game

A Fortnite leak has revealed a new mechanic coming soon to the game: weapon mods.

Fortnite weapons have always been the cornerstone of the game. Building and editing might be the most important mechanics, but weapons have always dictated the meta of Fortnite and determined the most effective playstyles.

We’ve seen a ton of unique weapons come and go from Fortnite. Recently, Epic have shaken-up the shotgun meta by removing the Pump in favor of the Charge and new Dragon’s Breath and Lever-Action shotguns.

Epic aren’t stopping there, either. Data miner, Hypex, announced that weapon mods will be coming to Fortnite in the future.

It seems like certain weapons will have specific mods that will boost their effectiveness. If we had to guess, these mods would only work on high-rarity guns like the Scar and Gold Heavy ARs. Of course, this is only speculation.

The mod slot system may sound familiar to fans of Apex Legends. The way these mods are being described, they sound an awful lot like the mod slots in this popular BR.

This tweet isn’t confirmation that mods will be coming to the game in Season 5 – only that Epic are working on them. If you remember, we heard the news of NPCs in Fortnite long before Season 5, so mods could very well be a Season 6 mechanic we’re seeing early.

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Mods would help to spice-up the loot pool and could even bring some new strategies to the game. We could see some under-used weapons like the Dragon’s Breath shotgun receive a massive buff with certain mods, such as one that increases the clip size.

This is already the case in Apex Legends, where weapons like the Prowler go from D to S-tier…