Another week, one other change to the Fortnite arsenal. This time round, the battle royale is getting an icy new grenade, which, whereas unlikely to deal any actual harm, is more likely to sow havoc in longer conflicts.
The new Chiller Grenade confirmed up earlier right now within the ‘message of the day’ display screen, which pops up as gamers load into the game to offer them a sneak peek at what to anticipate within the coming days. The grenade seems slightly like a real-life frag grenade with its ring-pull, however the remainder of its design is a bit more wintry, fashioning the weapon after a lethal snowman’s head.
The merchandise’s description reads “give your enemies cold feet with this winter blast,” suggesting that it’ll work in a really comparable approach to the chiller traps that had been launched to the game final yr. Those encase the toes of anybody unlucky sufficient to stroll over them in ice, inflicting them to slip chaotically round. I’d think about the brand new grenades will work in an analogous method, however you’ll have to throw them to inflict an icy destiny in your opponents.
The new weapon strikes me as the primary that’s solely supposed to be launched to the game for a restricted time. While loads of weapons have seen short-term re-skins for vacation occasions, and many extra have been vaulted after their preliminary releases, I can’t think about that the Chiller Grenade will stick round into the spring and summer time, significantly given its snowman-themed visage.
We don’t have a launch date for the brand new merchandise, however given Epic’s common speedy turnarounds on this kind of factor, I anticipate we’ll see it added to the game with tomorrow’s 7.3.zero replace.