Epic Games has announced on all platforms' in-game news of the day that a new item will soon be released in Fortnite – the Shadow Bomb.
After being leaked earlier after the v8.50 Patch, the Shadow Bomb was officially announced with a release date for the week of April 30th.
The name and description imply that the Shadow Bomb will work in a similar way to the Shadowstones seen in previous Fortnite squadrons, although this is not 100%. At the time of writing confirmed.
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There is no official release date yet, but we know that the update of version 8.50 is scheduled for the week of April 30th. It is likely that the update will be released on Tuesday, April 30, or Wednesday, May 1.
Thanks to other leaked assets we know that the Shadow Bomb can be included in the Challenges of the 8th Week of the 10th Week.
A string associated with challenge hints to a new item called "Shadow Bomb"
• Use a shadow bomb in various games
– Skin Tracker (@SkinTrackerCom) April 10 2019
Audio assets have also been leaked, giving players an early idea of what the item might sound like.
– Fortnite News (@FNBRHQ) April 10, 2019  What do you think about the new Shadow Bomb item? How do you expect it to work? Do you feel that the Shadow Bomb will significantly affect Fortnite's current Meta?
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