Ever since Fortnite Battle Royale went free-to-play, Epic Games and People Can Fly have been steadily adding new content to the release in the form of Limited Time Modes, skins, emotes, and armaments in order to keep fans engaged with the title. Speaking of fresh additions, the companies are now teasing that yet another new piece of weaponry is on the way for the multiplayer sandbox survival title, with a Guided Missile being in the works.
As seen in the image below, Epic Games and People Can Fly have given Fortnite Battle Royale fans a heads up through the in-game updates screen that the Guided Missile is on its way, with its description stating, “Remote control destruction from above.” Unfortunately, the teaser on Fortnite‘s update screen doesn’t offer any exact release date as to when it will be added into the game other than to say it’s “coming soon.”
There’s no telling exactly how the Guided Missile will operate in Fortnite Battle Royale, but it could work similarly to the Javelin in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, wherein players are able to lock-on to a target and use it similarly to a mortar by firing a rocket upwards to see it come crashing into the selected area. Then again, with the description stating “remote control destruction”, it could be designed to fire like the Nikita missiles in Metal Gear Solid, which lets players manipulate the trajectory of the missile after its shot while Snake remains stationary. Of course, this is just conjecture, so we will have to wait and see how Epic Games implements the Guided Missile in Fortnite.
All things considered, the Guided Missile will likely become popular with many Fortnite Battle Royale fans, as it should offer yet another incredibly destructive way to take down opponents and their structures with aplomb. Though, again, since it hasn’t been revealed exactly how the Guided Missile will operate, some might decide to simply stick with perfecting their abilities with the remote-controlled explosive just to be on the safe side.
Fortnite is available now in early access for iOS devices, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.