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A demonstration showing why Fortnite’s grappler should be vaulted

Published: 1/Oct/2018 18:34 Updated: 1/Oct/2018 18:41

by Mitch Reames

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Parallax, a Fortnite pro for 100 Thieves, took complaints about the grappler to the next level and went to the Playground to show why he thinks Fortnite needs to vault the item.

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In the playground, he lined up the four items that cause a player to fly through the air: the shockwave grenade, launch pad, bouncer and grappler.

From his research, it’s clear the grappler moves the player the furthest and at the fastest speed.

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However, there are some distinct differences between the grappler and those other items.

To start, the grappler requires a ledge to hit while the other three can be used without a structure nearby.

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But, more importantly, the other three items negate fall damage.

The bouncer, shockwave grenades and launch pad are all often used to get out of fights and away from a structure, and they protect the player from taking damage.

The grappler, on the other hand, is usually an offensive weapon, unless there is a convenient ledge nearby.

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The grappler already has been called out by other streamers for the item’s ability to be spammed to reverse high ground.

The item may not need to be vaulted entirely. A simple delay between uses, or a harder limit on the total uses, maybe the only nerf needed to make the item balanced.

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