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Are Rocket Launchers ruining Fortnite?

Published: 27/Jan/2019 22:17 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 22:18

by Matt Porter


Fans of Fortnite have taken aim at the game’s classic Rocket Launcher, claiming that the explosive weapon is ruining the battle royale title.

The Rocket Launcher has been a mainstay of Fortnite since its release back in September 2018, giving players a way to deal quick explosive damage to opponents or destroy an enemy structure.

But after the 7.20 Content Update for the game on January 22, fans of the game have complained that Rocket Launchers are spawning too frequently, and they’re constant use – especially in the early moments of a match – is destroying Fortnite.

With the introduction of the Frostnitemares event, which saw Ice Legion zombies appear on the map to wreak havoc, it appears Epic Games adjusted the spawn rate to allow more Rocket Launchers to spawn in an effort to help players take down hordes of the undead.

The influx of Rocket Launchers has frustrated players, and it seems now that almost everyone on the map ends up with one, meaning explosives are constantly raining down on players, dealing at least 110 damage points even when the player isn’t directly hit by the missile.

Fortnite fans feel that the item is too powerful and spawning too often.

Fortnite fans have called on Epic Games to lower the spawn rate of these weapons back to where they were before the Frostnitemares event began, while others have suggested that Rocket Launchers shouldn’t be found in chests or floor loot at all, but should only be available from Supply Drops.

Whether Epic Games implements any of these changes remains to be seen, but a large number of Fortnite fans will be hoping that Rocket Launchers are addressed in the next Fortnite patch, likely to be released on Tuesday, January 29.


Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett


The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
Epic Games
Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.