Fortnite’s Pumpkin Launcher returns for Fortnitemares
One of the earliest limited time weapons ever released for Fortnite is finally coming back to Fortnite Battle Royale for this Halloween season. The Pumpkin Rocket Launcher is on its way back to Fortnite for the first time in a whole year. The first release of this weapon was back in October of 2017, and now players have a chance to pick it up again once more.
Eric Williams, Design Lead for Fortnite at Epic Games, hinted that characters will get something pretty nostalgic if they remember the sound effects. He tweeted a message that only old-school players who were playing Fortnite since last year’s Halloween event will understand:
thoomp heheheh… WAAAH 🎃
— Eric Williamson (@erwil9) October 23, 2018
Both the “thoomp and WAAAH” sound effects were symbolic of the Pumpkin Launcher. Players who played during that time will remember that this is the weapon that started a whole rocket riding trend in the world’s most popular Battle Royale game with players standing on rockets due to its whacked-out area of the collision which exposed a bug in Fortnite.
The weapon will be released as part of the Halloween event going on in Fortnite, called Fortnitemares. Players will get a limited number of days to get limited cosmetic items, modes, and map changes. You can check out a post by Epic regarding the schedule for Fortnitemares here. Players who’ve played last year will get the feels once again.