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Fortnite New Gun: What is the Suppressed Assault Rifle?

A new Fortnite gun is always bound to be a big talking point in the battle royale. I get the feeling that it’s undoubtedly going to be the case, too, when it comes to the Fortnite Suppressed Assault Rifle. Potentially boasting some serious firepower, here’s what to expect from the game’s new gun, as well when we can expect the possible Fortnite Suppressed Assault Rifle release date.

Is The New Gun in Fortnite the Suppresed Assault Rifle?

As revealed per the in-game bulletin system, the Fortnite Suppressed Assault rifle is a new weapon coming to the game very soon. As you can tell from its look, it is a medium-range assault rifle fitted with a silencer, which is due to make the sneaky so-and-sos among you ready to burst in anticipation. Expect a considerable dropoff, though, when firing. It is also not known yet whether the weapon is automatic, semi-automatic or operated on a one-shot system. Anything but the latter two could cause a fair amount of uproar in the community.

The official description given is that it is a “Silenced weapon that rewards precision aiming.” Uhh, shouldn’t all weapons do that? Nevertheless, it doubles down on the idea that this is going to be a weapon that could further elevate the skillset of high-level players, as well as providing the noobs among us a chance at feeling like an absolute badass, which is no bad thing.

Fortnite Suppressed Assault Rifle Release Date

A new Fortnite weapon popping into the game’s news feed can only mean one thing and one thing only: an imminent release date. Expect something to drop with a probably 5.50 update on either September 11 or September 13. Both Tuesdays and Thursdays traditionally carry with it a generous helping of Fortnite content and this promises to be no different.