Fortnite exotics

The Fortnite v16.40 update is scheduled for tomorrow, May 11. When it goes live, we’ll be seeing a fishing-themed Wild Week and some new Summer-themed Creative maps.

The biggest changes coming in the next patch likely have to do with the Exotic weapons found around the map.

According to the early patch notes that Epic sent to Fortnite creators, the developers plan on removing the fan-favorite Exotic Dub Shotgun; replacing it with the new Exotic Marksman Six Shooter.

It will be interesting to see what the new weapon will bring to the game. The original Six Shooter was more of a rapid-fire version of the Revolver – built for mid-range combat.

It fits in the current meta but will need to have a unique property that makes it Exotic.


The Dub Shotgun was widely liked by Fortnite fans. It was the only shotgun in the game that allowed you to Double-Pump, so some players are going to be in for a rude awakening when they visit Burnout, tomorrow.

Will the Exotic Marksman Six Shooter live up to the popularity of the Dub? Probably not, but we’ll have to see. I hope they prove me wrong.

Jimmy Russo is a writer and editor for covering a variety of games and topics. He specializes in first-person shooters including Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Valorant, while also covering livestreaming news on Twitch and other aspects of the gaming industry.