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Fortnite Season 5: All the new weapons detailed

We take a look at all the new weapons arriving with Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5, as well as the unvaulted classics.
With the release of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5, entitled Zero Point, Epic Games has added a new Battle Pass, massive changes in v15.00 to the map and more, and there are even more leaked skins and cosmetics to look forward to. With Fortnite Season 5, we also get a chance to play with some new weapons, as well as classic weapons and items which have been unvaulted.

Fortnite Season 5: All new weapons

There are brand-new weapons in Fortnite Season 5, namely the Dragons Breath Shotgun and the Amban Sniper Rifle.

First up, the Dragons Breath Shotgun fires four bullets at a time, dealing mammoth damage at close range. This weapon actually leaked back in Season 4 and has now finally been added to the game. 

Fortnite Season 5 new weapons dragons breath shotgun amban sniper rifle (Picture: VastBlast)

The stats for the Dragons Breath Shotgun are:

  • Bodyshots: 70 to 140 damage
  • Headshots: 83 to 175 damage
  • Reload time: 4.2 seconds
  • Clip size: 4
  • Function: Fires all four bullets per shot dealing splash damage

While the Dragons Breath Shotgun is impressive, the Amban Sniper Rifle looks the most interesting. 

The Amban Sniper Rifle's description reads: "Bring ’em in warm, or bring ’em in cold. This capable sniper rifle can also be used as a melee weapon."

Fortnite Season 5 new weapons dragons breath shotgun amban sniper rifle (Picture: VastBlast)

While the stats for the range portion of this new Fortnite Season 5 weapon is currently unknown, thanks to damaminers, we know it will be able to deal 45 melee damage and has knockback properties.

There are also some weapons which appear to be Mythic Boss weapons in Fortnite Season 5, for example, the Boom’s Sniper Rifle. At the time of writing, there are no stats available on this new Fortnite Season 5 weapon just yet but you can check out an image of it below.

Fortnite Season 5 new weapons dragons breath shotgun amban sniper rifle (Picture: VastBlast)

Expect this weapon to have a decent boost in stats when compared to the original Sniper Rifle.

 

Fortnite Season 5: Unvaulted and Vaulted items

As with every season, Epic Games has Vaulted some items and Unvaulted others in the process. Check out the list below:

Unvaulted:

  • Charge Shotgun
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • P90
  • SMG
  • Storm Scout Rifle
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Balloons

Vaulted:

  • Revolver
  • Fire Trap
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Pump Shotgun
  • Legendary Combat Shotgun
  • Scar
  • Epic/Legendary Tac SMG

By the looks of it, and with the addition of the new Fortnite Season 5 weapons including the Dragon's Breath shotgun, there's going to be a whole lot of shotguns to play with.

If you are a fan of the Revolver and Scar, unfortunately, you will have to wait quite some time until Epic Games decides to unvault them in an upcoming season.