Fortnite Wild Weeks (week 1) – Flare Gun is Back (Unvaulted)

Epic Games have just announced Wild Weeks for Fortnite Battle Royale.

We’re a month away from the launch of Fortnite chapter 2 season 7 and we still have two major updates before the season ends. The next Fortnite update, v16.40, should go live next week with v16.50 going live two weeks later.

We haven’t as much new content as previous seasons, however, Epic Games have now announced Fortnite Wild Weeks. The first week kicks off today, May 6th, 2021, and will last until this time next week when the new weekly challenges are released.

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A YouTube video and a blog post have been released to explain what Fortnite Wild Weeks is and what players can expect. Here’s a breakdown of the new weekly event.

Wild Weeks Fortnite Week 1

As mentioned, Fortnite Wild Weeks begins today. It’ll last until next Thursday when week 2 will go live when the new weekly quests are released. Each week, a unique gameplay dynamic is emphasized. In week 1, players will notice a number of fire related items and weapons will have greater availability.

In week 1 of Wild Weeks, players will come across more fire related items. Fireflies and flame bows will have a higher spawn rate. Furthermore, fire will now deal more damage and will spread faster than it has done previously.

Fortnite Wild Weeks Week 1

The Flare Gun Is Back

The Flare gun was added to the game in chapter 2 season 3. However, data-miners actually leaked the weapon back in chapter 1, but for whatever reason Epic decided not to release it until the second chapter of Fortnite Battle Royale had begun.

Flare Gun Fortnite
Flare Gun Fortnite

The Flare Gun in Fortnite is a unique weapon as when shooting it in the air, opponents around you will be marked, allowing you to see exactly what’s going on around you. When fired, it will mark all opponents within a 50m radius for exactly sixty seconds.

Firing the Fortnite Flare Gun at structures will cause them to catch on fire and will deal fire damage. A direct hit on an…