New assets discovered in the Fortnite patch v7.10 indicate that the Machine Pistol weapon may be coming from Save The World to Battle Royale.
Machine Pistol is an automatic pistol gun that has been in Fortnite's PvE Save The World mode for some time. New features indicate that it can also appear in Fortvite's PvP Battle Royale mode.
Machine Pistol resembles an Uzi (or Mini Uzi), which is also a small light machine gun. It is likely that the machine gun will be placed in the SMG class in Battle Royale.
Bullet Sprays at an extreme rate, dealing punishing damage. Fast to recharge and good to run in combat, but hungry and inefficient beyond reach.
The Machine Pistol model in the image above has the file name
SK_MachinePistol_BR indicating that this is a work in progress Battle Royale weapon variant.
While the weapon has not yet been placed in Battle Royale
Athena folder, it is likely that we will see it changed there in an upcoming patch.
* SPRAY * Pistol + Sounds! pic.twitter.com/cl3LaxJ01Q
– Cross – Fortnite News (@iRealCross) December 18, 2018
Audio files for the weapon were also discovered, indicating that it is approaching the final stages of development. It is very possible that Epic can discard this idea in the near future, as it may well never see the light of day.
With all the content that Fortnite has been getting lately, a new weapon is not off the table. Would you like to see the Gun-Machine added to the Fortnite Battle Royale? How do you think this will affect the overall goal?