OG Sniper and other classic weapons to return to Fortnite, Epic confirms

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The Fortnite Reload mode is something many OG players are excited about. The mode will come out shortly after the v30.20 update, and there’s already a lot of hype about it. Considering everything that Epic Games has revealed about it so far, this comes as no surprise.

The Fortnite Reload map was revealed a few hours before the update, and now we also know about some weapons that will return. Unsurprisingly, the game developer will bring back many classic OG weapons, including the Pump Shotgun and the Assault Rifle. Furthermore, the original Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle will also return on Saturday.

Many OG Fortnite weapons are returning on Saturday

In a new trailer for the Fortnite Reload mode, Epic Games revealed many interesting things. Besides the new map, which will include many iconic locations, the game creator will bring a lot of fan-favorite weapons. All of these weapons were available in Chapter 1, with some of them being in Fortnite in its very first season.

The v30.20 update will bring back the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle, a fantastic long-range weapon from the early days of Fortnite. Considering that Chapter 5 Season 3 has no snipers, this weapon will be perfect for everyone who likes to hit shots from long distances.

The OG Assault Rifle in Fortnite
The OG Assault Rifle will be one of the returning Fortnite weapons. Image by VideoGamer

These are some of the returning weapons that we were able to spot in the Fortnite Reload trailer:

  • Pump Shotgun
  • Hunting Rifle
  • OG Assault Rifle
  • Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
  • OG Submachine Gun
  • OG Pistol

Furthermore, the trailer showed the Chug Jug, which was one of the most popular healing items in the first chapter. While Epic hasn’t confirmed it, it won’t be surprising if we see the return of some other fan-favorite weapons in Fortnite Reload, including the Tactical Shotgun and the SCAR.

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