Fortnite Introduces a New Air Strike Summoning Grenade in Update

Fortnite Air Strike

A new Fortnite update has confirmed the addition of an Air Strike can grenade, which is a throwable item that can launch an air strike to the position of the enemy or wherever players throw the canister.

The new item looks like a grenade but is simply called Air Strike. Once thrown, the canister emits a cloud of smoke that summons a flurry of missiles that rain down from the sky, annihilating the enemy and their structures below.

Take a look below at the new item:

Air Strike does look like an overpowered item from what the trailer shows, especially if you are the victim or its target. The missiles that do rain down seem to be going in all directions and are not that all accurate. We may have to see if Epic decides to nerf if in the future or down right vault it.

The Air Strike triggers after e short delay and them spawns missiles around 120 meters above where the canister lays. In total, 20 missiles will rain down that point out in random direction, in a radius of 9 meters. The missiles deal 200 damage to structures and 75 damage to players. From the damage stats of the item, it seems like it’s main purpose is to flush out the enemies hiding in large structures, to turn their advantage against them.

If you are wondering where you can find the Air Strike cans, these can be found in randomly and are not as rare as you may think. Air Strike cans can be found as floor loot, in chests, supply drops, and even vending machines. They drop in stacks of 1, with a max stack of 2.

Epic Games continuously adding newer and interesting item in Fortnite Battle Royale. With the new Air Strike item, it only goes to show how Epic and the developers especially are keeping the game relevant to this day.

What do you think of the Air Strike cans in Fortnite? Post your comments below.

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An ardent lover for first-person shooter games, Salik has been part of GamesHedge all through its journey. His love for competitive gaming started with Counter-Strike and Call of Duty, and now can be seen lurking in Valorant and Rainbow Six: Siege.

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