Fortnite surprises players with new enemy yoinking harpoon gun

November 5, 2019
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Fortnite players now have a new tool at their disposal in the unending fight against fellow island dwellers (and, it turns out, fish), with developer Epic today quietly releasing a harpoon gun into its really-quite-popular battle royale game.

Fortnite’s v11.10 update arrived with neither fanfare nor patch notes – not for the first time since the launch of Chapter 2, much to the chagrin of fans – meaning that players logging on earlier today were unprepared for the comical delights of the new harpoon gun.

With no official correspondence to refer to, the Fortnite community has spent the day documenting the functions of Epic’s multi-faceted new tool – noting, for instance, that it can be deployed on fellow players to dish out 75 damage and yoink them in closer for more.

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