Fortnite bags new weapons, including an old favorite

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Fortnite suppressed sniper
Look out for the suppressed sniper in Battle Royale.
Photo: Epic Games

This week’s Fortnite update adds a number of new weapons to the game, including an old fan-favorite. Dual pistols can now be found in almost all Battle Royale game modes, alongside a brand new silenced sniper rifle.

The update will also bring “balance adjustments” for the boom box, the X-4 Stormwing plane, and dynamite.

Fortnite’s newest item brings the boom

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Fortnite Boom Box
The Boom Box isn't exactly the life of the party here.
Photo: Epic Games

Fortnite updates have been on hold while the team at Epic Games took a well-deserved holiday break, but we still saw a brand new item added to Battle Royale this week.

The controversial Boom Box wipes out buildings and structures in no time at all — and you almost certainly won’t enjoy playing against it.

Nyne’s big, bulky speaker is a boombox for the Bluetooth age [Review]

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Nyne's new boombox is the biggest Bluetooth speaker we've ever seen. It's called -- what else? -- the Rock!
Nyne's new boombox is the biggest Bluetooth speaker we've ever seen. It's called -- what else? -- the Rock!
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

As a teenager in the 80s, I love a good boombox. The bigger, the better, like Radio Raheem’s.

That’s why I was keen to check out Nyne’s new Bluetooth Boombox, called — what else — the Rock. It’s the biggest Bluetooth speaker I’ve ever seen, promising to put out 65 watts of raw music power.

But does it rock — or not?