Fortnite: Battle Royale’s Jetpacks Delayed, New Gun Coming First

Fortnite developer Epic has been regularly introducing new weapons to the game’s free-to-play Battle Royale mode on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with the most recent being the powerful Hand Cannon. Among the other new items on the way to the game are jetpacks, but it appears players will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on one.

PC Gamer has reported that jetpacks have been delayed, with a new gun set to debut in their place. According to Epic, jetpacks were originally slated to roll out this week in Fortnite: Battle Royale, but they have now been pushed back due to a “last minute design issue” that the developer discovered. Epic hasn’t announced a new time frame for when the jetpacks will arrive in Battle Royale, but this week’s new item will now be the Hunting Rifle.

Aside from the news of their delay, Epic hasn’t shared many details about the jetpacks. The items were first mentioned in Fortnite’s New Updates section as “coming soon” to the game, but their accompanying description didn’t reveal how they would function or what modes they would be available in, only stating, “Take the fight to all new heights.”

Following last week’s 3.0.0 update, Season 3 of Fortnite: Battle Royale is now underway, giving players a new Battle Pass and rewards to unlock. This season’s Battle Pass features 30 additional tiers–you can see all of the new Battle Royale rewards there are to unlock in our gallery. Players can also take part in Fortnite: Battle Royale’s latest limited-time mode, Solid Gold.

If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can now claim a pack of free items for Fortnite from Twitch. The Fortnite Twitch Prime Pack consists of several exclusive gliders and outfits for Battle Royale mode, as well as two heroes for Save the World. That pack is redeemable on all platforms, but PS Plus members can also grab a separate cosmetic pack on PS4 for free right now.

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