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Fortnite 18.30 Update Secretly Adds Two New Weapons

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Fortnite's latest update has secretly added two new weapons into the mix. Here's what you need to know.

Fortnite's 18.30 update went live yeterday after a short period of downtime. The update added a few new features, such as a new POI, the Cube Queen's pyramid, and a new War Effort to get voting on. What the patch notes didn't reveal, however, was the addition of two weapons: the Icy Grappler and the Combat Pistol.

While both of these weapons aren't completely new, and have appeared in various forms in the past, they have been reworked to give them a new spin in Chapter 2, Season 8. So, what do these quietly added weapons do?

Fortnite 18.30 Update Secretly Adds Two New Weapons

Icy Grappler

The Grappler has been seen before, but this time it's been given an icy makeover. This weapon isn't ideal for combat, rather it serves as a means to make a quick escape. Players can fire the Icy Grapppler to create an ice path which can be used to travel out of danger quickly.

This version of the Grappler seems to be single-use, though. The original Grappler gave players 10 uses, so this time you better make it count.

Combat Pistol

The Combat Pistol has also made a return, and is available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary rarities. Starting with a base damage of 23 per shot, a Legendary Combat Pistol takes this up to 28. The magazine capacity stays at 15 with each rarity, but reload time drops from 1.3 seconds at Common and Uncommon, to 1.3 seconds at Epic and Legendary. Rare sits nicely in the middle at 1.4 seconds.

Both weapons can be found in chests and as floor loot throughout the map. Keep your eyes peeled if you want to give these new additions a shot.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 is well underway and scheduled to end on Dec. 5.