Epic Games has announced the in-game message of the day on all platforms that the new Item will be coming soon to Fortnite – the Shadow Bomb!
After being previously leaked after the v8.50 patch, the Shadow Bomb has been officially announced with a release date set for the week of April 30.
The name and description implies that the Shadow Bomb will function similarly to Shadow Stones, which was seen in previous Fortnite seasons, although this is not 100%
Into The Shadows
Stealth and utility make for a surprise!
While the official release date has yet to be announced, we know that the v8.50 Content Update is scheduled for the week of April 30th. It is likely that the update will release on Tuesday, April 30th or Wednesday, May 1st.
Thanks to other leaked assets, we know that the Shadow Bomb may be included in the Challenges of Season 8 Week 10.
A string Connected to challenges hints at a new item named "Shadow Bomb"
• Use a Shadow Bomb in different matches
– Skin-Tracker (@SkinTrackerCom) April 10, 2019
Audio assets have also been leaked giving players a quick idea of how the item may sound.
– Fortnite News (@FNBRHQ) April 10, 2019
What are your thoughts on the new Shadow Bomb item? How do you expect it to function? Do you feel that the Shadow Bomb will significantly affect the current meta of Fortnite?
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