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Infantry Rifle in Fortnite Returns in Hotfix

Fortnite is bringing back the Infantry Rifle and Tactical Shotgun
Fortnite is bringing back the Infantry Rifle and Tactical Shotgun | Photo by Epic Games

Infantry Rifle in Fortnite returns in hotfix alongside the Tactical Shotgun.

The Infantry Rifle and Tactical Shotgun are returning to Fortnite, along with other minor changes in the newest hotfix being released Tuesday. The Fortnite Status account sent out a tweet detailing the unvaulting of these two fan-favorite weapons, in addition to other changes rolling out in the game.

Infantry Rifle in Fortnite Returns in Hotfix

The Infantry Rifle has not been seen in Fortnite for a long while now when it was vaulted away after the final season of Chapter 1, which means it has been out of the game for over a year now. It's been less of a wait for the Tactical Shotgun, which was vaulted after Season 5 of Chapter 2, which ended back in March.

Alongside the return of these fan-favorite weapons, the hotfix also features other changes to the game. Now, the chance of Crafting Parts appearing in floor loot has been doubled, as well as Mech Parts dropped from cars increased by 50%. The tweet also announced improved loot chances for fish spots, Supply Drops, and Bunker Chests, with the Bunker Chests favoring classic weapons.

It remains to be seen how the return of both the Infantry Rifle and Tactical Shotgun will affect the current meta of the game, but Fortnite fans will still be delighted to have them both back, especially those who have been playing since Season 1.

Fortnite is currently in the midst of Chapter 2 - Season 6, titled Primal, which began on March 16th and is set to end on June 8th.