Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 weapon changes revealed

Following the Zero Point Crisis event that ended season 5, Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 is live, introducing a variety of new weapons to collect or craft.

With bows that can be made from bones have made their debut, primal weapons, and the return of the Pump Shotgun, there's a lot to go over.

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We've seen some fan-favourite weapons return, but it's what's new that's exciting. We've got everything you need to know below.

LATEST - More Weapons Leaked

@HYPEX on Twitter has leaked some new weapons that are set to come to Fortnite in Season 6. They are:

  • Grappler Bow: Will be sold by Lara Croft
  • Marksman Six Shooter: Will be sold by Deadfire
  • Unstable Bow: Will be sold by Rebirth Raven
  • Recycler

We don't know a whole lot about them yet, beyond the fact that the Recycler will suck in and fire out stuff at enemies, not when they'll be released.

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Confirmed New Weapons

There are quite a few new weapons coming to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 and the list has been confirmed.

Before we get to the list of weapons, you can see what these weapons will look like courtesy of Fortnite leaker HYPEX below:

Below, you can see the full list of new weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6. There's quite a few this year, as expected from such a significant update.

  • Mechanical Explosive Bow
  • Mechanical Shockwave Bow
  • Primal Stink Bow
  • Primal Flame Bow
  • Mechanical Bow
  • Makeshift Bow
  • Primal SMG
  • Makeshift Submachine Gun
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  • Primal Shotgun
  • Makeshift Shotgun
  • Primal Rifle
  • Makeshift Rifle
  • Primal Pistol
  • Makeshift Revolver
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We've got a more detailed look at the weapon changes for Fortnite Season 6 below, though. Classically, some weapons are being taken from the vault and some are going back in.

Vaulted Weapons

As you might imagine, there are quite a few weapons that are going into the vault as we enter Chapter 2 Season 6.

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ICONIC - Lara's trademark akimbo pistols HAVE to make an appearance somewhen right?

What's interesting though is which weapons these are.

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The Common Assault Rifle is going along with every level of Pistol and Suppressed SMG.

It looks like the weapon pool is going to be shrinking a bit! Below, we've listed the complete changes as of writing to help clarify things:

  • Common Assault Rifle
  • Lever Action Rifle (Uncommon, Rare, Epic)
  • Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (Rare, Epic, Legendary)
  • Heavy Assault Rifle (All)
  • Pistol (All)
  • Suppressed SMG
  • Charge Shotgun
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  • Dragon's Breath Shotgun (Epic, Legendary)
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Lever Action Shotgun
  • Zero Point Fish
  • Thermal Fish
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This list is yet to be fully confirmed, so take it with a pinch of salt!

Unvaulted Weapons

At the moment, we only know about two weapons that have been "unvaulted" for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6.

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A lot of people will be happy to know that the Revolver AND the Pump Shotgun are both returning to Fortnite!

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PUMP - She's back, baby!

Just for clarity, though, we've listed the changes below:

  • Pump Shotgun (Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary)
  • Revolver (All Rarities)
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Animal Hunting

It's time to put the new batch of weapons to good use!

Of course, there are plenty of ways to kill other Fortnite players in-game, but what about the newly-added wildlife?

Right from the off, the Week 1 Challenges require you to do a different kind of hunting in Fortnite and there are a few things you need to know if you're hoping to use one of the new in-game weapons.

READ MORE: How To Hunt Wildlife In Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6

The Wildlife in Fortnite tend to avoid built-up POIs and they never attack the player.

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WOLVES - There's a lot more to do in Fortnite following the latest update, just watch out for the wolves

Instead, they opt to run away pretty quickly. So, if you're looking to hunt for Frogs or Boars, you'll need a longer-range weapon with high accuracy as opposed to a Pump Shotgun, for example.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 has arrived as of March 16th, 2021. For the latest, keep an eye on the Fortnite Twitter Account for more official updates going forward.