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Fortnite's next item is a grappling device

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Fortnite's High Stakes event rolls out this week (opens in new tab), bringing with it a new limited-time mode, new challenges and a new outfit. It also appears Battle Royale's next item is a grappling device, that lets players zip over buildings and rooftops. 

According to Fortnite Battle Royale News (opens in new tab), it looks like this:

And as clipped by Twitch person KairuCS (opens in new tab), here's the suction device in motion:

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With that, I'm more reminded of Link's Hookshot (opens in new tab) than I am of, say, Batman's Grapnel Gun (opens in new tab). But it looks like great fun all the same. I'm a sucker for stealth in Fortnite too, therefore the idea of getting the drop on someone, Spiderman-style, appeals to me. 

No solid launch date for Fortnite's grappler as yet, but internet rumblings (opens in new tab) suggest it'll be with us sooner rather than later. Watch this space.

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