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.”
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.