Following the v12.10 update for Fortnite, data miners rifled through the game files to find any and all new content not officially announced by Epic Games. Among the files were two new weapons: an upgraded Scoped AR, and a new shotgun.
The Scoped AR was vaulted at the start of Chapter 2, along with a host of other weapons, but it looks like Epic still has plans for the weapon.
In fact, they’ve changed it significantly compared to its previous version, according to the leaked game file from HYPEX.
Rather than being a full-auto or even semi-auto weapon, the new version of the Scoped AR will be a burst-fire weapon.
It will also come in Epic and Legendary variants, rather than the Uncommon and Rare variant. This could mean that the new burst Scoped AR is a viable choice for late-game situations.
The Legendary version of the weapon actually gets a significant visual makeover too, with a more aggressive-looking barrel.
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