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Fortnite: Ninja and Tfue slam Heavy Assault Rifle after v8.10 nerfs

Published: 13/Mar/2019 17:06

by Eli Becht


Fortnite recently nerfed the Heavy Assault Rifle but this has been contested by two of the biggest Fortnite streamers – Ninja and Tfue.

As part of Fortnite’s v8.10 update, several changes came into the game. While most players focused on the new additions, like the Baller vehicle, there were also some players that focused on the nerfs.


The Heavy Assault Rifle was met with a huge nerf as the damage and rarity of the item were changed.

Here’s what happened to the Heavy Assault Rifle, as per the recent patch notes:

  • Adjusted rarity from Rare/Epic/Legendary to Common/Uncommon/Rare
  • Base damage scaling for Common/Uncommon/Rare 36/38/40

It went from being one of the rarest weapons in the game to becoming one of the most common. 

Ninja tried out the gun following the release of the v8.10 update and quickly expressed his displeasure with the gun.

“What is this AK right now,” he said. “I aimed right at him and missed every shot.”


(Ninja’s comments begin at the 0:10 mark of the video)

“The Green AK is weird, man, I don’t know, I wish they could somehow have kept the color and changed the damage,” Ninja continued. 

Right after Ninja speaks on the Heavy Assault Rifle, Tfue’s clip shows right after, at about 50 seconds in.


100 Thieves Kenith had to tell Tfue it was nerfed but after learning the news he was surprised.

“Damn, so the Scar’s kinda meta, huh,” he said.”I didn’t even realize it until you said something.”


Tfue shares his thoughts on the Heavy Assault Rifle changes.

It’s hard to tell exactly what impact this will have on the meta going forward since we’ve just spent one day with the nerfs so far.

If the top streamers aren’t enjoying it then it’s certainly not a good sign.

Only time will tell what will happen with this weapon going forward.


How to find Fortnite Season 3’s Fortilla key and open the Vault

Published: 19/Jun/2020 2:13

by Theo Salaun


Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 flooded the entire map after Midas activated the Device—but now players get their turns to flood something of their own: their inventories with loot stolen from the Fortilla Vault.

Chapter 2, Season 3 changed Fortnite’s map drastically, in one of the biggest revamps ever for the game, namely by washing away most of the game’s northwestern points of interest and sliding in the Fortilla, a brand new set of islands in the southwestern quadrant.


Aside from wanting an excuse to travel to a new destination, players can now be additionally motivated to explore the Fortilla because they can defeat a boss, obtain a keycard, and then reap the benefits of boundless, formerly vaulted loot.


fortnite season 3 map
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Fortnite’s Season 3 map, a flooded masterpiece with some intriguing additions.

South of Holly Hedges and west of Rickety Rig, you’ll find the Fortilla: a set of small islands surrounded by about five larger islands—all covered with structures resembling a tropical shanty town.


How to open Fortilla Vault

  1. Drop at the Fortilla in Fortnite Season 3
  2. Scour the area for Ocean
  3. Eliminate Ocean
  4. Pick up Ocean’s Fortilla Keycard (and other loot)
  5. Follow the Keycard’s directions to find and unlock the vault!


As mentioned by YouTube’s ‘Gamerz World,’ the best way to find Ocean is to glide around on one of the map’s boats and listen for her because she’s a talker.

Once you defeat Ocean, you’ll get three great pieces of loot: Ocean’s Burst Assault Rifle, Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug, and the ever-important Fortilla Keycard.

The Chug Jug is a nasty item, as it gives you full health and shields (and offers free refills). The gun is also mighty strong, but not nearly as exciting as the keycard, which will grant you directions and access to the Vault.



how to open fortnite fortilla vault
Epic Games
The Fortilla is an expansive set of islands, covered in henchmen and beach decor.

When you have the Fortilla Keycard selected from your inventory, the game will show you arrows towards the Vault. Follow those directions, make it to the Vault, and, voila, loot as far as the eye can see. 

The new Fortilla Vault is the latest in the game since Catty Corner’s Vault was discovered. While you got some sick loot from that one, nothing is quite as quenching as Ocean’s bottomless Chug Jug.