The Season 8 of Fortnite has just begun, and one of the most interesting additions that it brings to the game is the new pirate cannon. Here is everything you need to know about it:

Naturally, this is not the kind of weapon that you can pick up and carry on your person. It comes with wheels, so in order to use it, you’ll have to drag it around with you. That is a little bit inconvenient, but once you’ve managed to get it to your desired location, you can take aim and fire at your target from a very long distance. On PC, the aim button is set as Right Mouse by default.

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The Pirate Cannon, Fortnite's newest weapon

Of course, the cannon will fire cannon balls. Each shot deals 100 damage to players directly hit and 50 to anyone caught in the explosion area. This weapon is also capable of one-shotting most structures in the game.

Another type of ammunition that it can fire is, well, you. If you want to catch up to an escaping low-health enemy or find yourself in need of a quick escape route, you can jump into the barrel and send yourself flying toward the horizon. This will not cause any damage to you, so it can be used as a way to quickly get somewhere as well.

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You can jump into the barrel yourself to launch yourself across the map. Be careful where you land, though!

This cumbersome weapon is incredibly strong, particularly in long-range fights, but it also leaves its user wide open to counterattacks. As a result, you will have to be extra careful when deploying it.

One other thing to keep in mind while using the cannon is positioning. If you plan on using it to travel across the battlefield, it’s advisable to also plan your landing spot beforehand. Delivering yourself into the middle of an enemy squad is hardly a good idea.