Gnome Guns? Magician? Yes, they really are is Fortnite weapons. We look back at the best leaked and unreleased weapons that never came into play.
Epic Games’ popular Battle Royale has introduced countless weapons since its launch in 2017, and everyone has their favorite, from the Pump Shotgun to the Heavy Assault Rifle and even a Star Wars Lightsaber.
But there are also many exciting weapons that never see the light of day. We only know about them due to leaks, and while some of them show up on The Island eventually, others are unfortunately sent to the metaphorical scrap heap.
We have searched the internet for some of the best unreleased weapons that never ended up in Fortnite. Some of them are strong, others are downright ridiculous. Hopefully one day Epic decides to finally add them all to the game.
Mini-Gun Grenade Launcher
This does not appear to have an official name, but it has been referred to as both ‘Tinstack’ and ‘Mini-Gun Grenade Launcher’ by leaks, the latter because it is actually a combination of Mini-Gun and Grenade Launcher.
These are two of the most powerful weapons we’ve seen in Fortnite so far, so a combination of the two can be devastating in combat – which may be why it’s not been added to the game yet.
A new heavy weapon is on the way.
It could be a cross between a grenade launcher and a minigun. A prototype mesh is included, which appears to be a minigun without the barrel.
Really interesting weapon at work, stay tuned. Weapon Statistics + Mesh in pictures below. pic.twitter.com/600kpmfUIh
– Mang0e | Fortnite Dataminer (@ Mang0e_) September 28, 2020
Gnomes have played a major role in Fortnite in recent years, regularly appearing in challenges that require you to dig them up, bury them, destroy them, or even save them by disabling explosive traps that are set to lure them in. .
But some creative Fortnite devs came up with a completely different use for them, when this leaked Gnome Gun shows up. What does it do? It shoots goblins. Yes, it literally is. Not much use, then, but still looks like a lot of fun.
Gnome Gun – it shoots goblins ..? (Most likely only dev weapons) pic.twitter.com/i2ELlvD2II
– mix (@ximton) December 26, 2020
Around the same time that details about the Gnome pistol appeared, another crazy Fortnite weapon leaked online: Troll Launcher. Honestly, who cares about these things? They deserve a raise.
Unlike the Gnome Gun, this one looks like it’s actually packing a bit, as the little creatures explode on impact. Basically, it’s just a rocket launcher, but with extra trolls – and who doesn’t want that?
Troll thrower (most likely scrapped): “Heavy weapon. Launches explosive trolls – what more could you want?” pic.twitter.com/nLHJ4iJx26
– mix (@ximton) December 26, 2020
Big Money Assault Rifle
Not much is known about the Big Money Assault Rifle – we have not even seen what it looks like – but it is believed to have some connection to the currency of the new gold bullion that was introduced in Fortnite season 5.
One theory is that it can increase the number of gold bars that opponents release when they are eliminated by the gun, which sounds like it can be a very good way to replenish the game currency.
Back in 2018, leaks found evidence that a flamethrower weapon was to be added to Fortnite. Unfortunately, this has never happened, but we still keep our fingers crossed that it will come one day.
We can see why this weapon might not fit with the overall aesthetics and gameplay of Fortnite, and it would probably have had a very short range that might not have been very useful in the actual gameplay.
A flamethrower will most likely enter Battle-Royale mode!
(Credit to: @ TopRankEd8 & @StormLeaks) pic.twitter.com/Z143QVq3IX
– ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) September 10, 2018
Run Gun SMG
Unlike many of the other unreleased Fortnite weapons on this list, we expect Run Gun SMG to actually appear in the game at some point soon, as it appears to belong to season 5’s exotic weapon class.
While using the weapon, the player will run faster than normal, a bit like when eating a chili. The base is Rapid Fire SMG, which is capable of as much as 255 damage per second, so it will no doubt be a popular weapon if the devs decide to add it.
Here is Run Gun exotic SMG from the previous tweet, coded about two clips with @ximton for you all. It makes you walk / run faster and it’s still unfinished pic.twitter.com/inINji0g8x
– HYPEX (@HYPEX) December 29, 2020
Okay, so this weapon is technically already in the game. You just can not use it. Why? Well, it’s the weapon that The Mandalorian Boss uses up close, and while players can steal his Amban Sniper Rifle, this one has been kept exclusively for him.
It shoots red energy bolts and works very much like the first-order Blaster Rifle that appeared in Chapter 2 Season 1 as part of the Star Wars crossover, which means there’s no reason why we can not get the E-11 Blaster as a usable weapon in the game at some point.
If this list has made you hungry for more epic Fortnite weapons, we’ve also rounded up the 7 best vaulted Fortnite weapons that need a return in a future season.