Today, Epic revealed a new Fortnite weapon: junk rift. It’s a throwable item that breaks on contact and spawns a large object in the sky that plummets to the ground. A trailer shows the junk rift landing on a giant mech and an equally giant dinosaur falling from the sky. A direct hit causes 200 damage, and the shockwave that strikes the immediate surrounding packs 100 damage. A direct hit will knock players back slightly, and both the direct hit and shockwave will destroy vehicles and destructible objects on impact. The trailer shows the junk rift completely taking out a B.R.U.T.E.
Epic has taken a lot of heat since Season X came out. Players were frustrated and angry about the powerful B.R.U.T.E. mechs, even after Epic toned them down and offered an explanation — the company wanted to help more players win. The junk rift could bring some fun back to the game, and it could help players strike back against the mechs.