Fortnite Spire Guardian's Primal Assault Rifle & Marksman Six Shooter - New v16.40 Weapons

Two new weapons have been introduced in the latest Fortnite update!

By Kyle Knight

May 11, 2021

A brand new Fortnite update arrived today, which means there’s a lot of new content for players to dive into. The Marksman Six Shooter and Guardian’s Assault Rifle have just been added into the Battle Royale island, here’s what you need to know.

If you didn’t know that a brand new Fortnite update was arriving today, check out the full patch notes in the link below to find out more.

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Fortnite Update v16.40

On Tuesday, May 11, Epic Games released the brand v16.40 update for Fortnite. Not only were a bunch of new skins and challenges released, there’s even a brand new island located at the south of the map.

This small island is home to the new Orelia NPC, defeating her and retrieving the gold weapon will grant players with the new gold version of the Lara Croft skin.

The content in v16.40 didn’t stop there though, as players will now have access to two brand new weapons.

Spire Guardian’s Primal Assault Rifle

Thanks to @iFireMonkey, we’ve got our first look at the new Primal Assault Rifle that can be obtained by defeating the Spire Guardian.

The description reads, “Spire Guardian’s personal Primal Assault Rifle”, and you can find all of the stats below.

  • Ammo = Medium Bullets
  • Reload Time = 2.1 Seconds
  • Magazine Size = 30 Bullets
  • Damage To Player = 38

Check out an image of the new weapon in the tweet below!

Marksman Six Shooter

The second weapon to be added into Fortnite with the v16.40 update was the Marksman Six Shooter.

According to the official description, the new weapon is a “fast-firing sidearm with bonus critical damage”. You can find the full stats for the weapon below.

  • Ammo = Medium Bullets
  • Reload Time = 2.1 Seconds
  • Magazine Size = 6 Bullets
  • Damage to Player = 24

You can check out an image of the new exotic weapon in the tweet below. Jump into Fortnite right now to use the Marksman Six Shooter for yourself!

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Kyle Knight

Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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