Epic Announces Major Weapon and Building Buffs and Nerfs in Fortnite Battle Royale - Compact SMG and Drum Gun - Dexerto
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Epic Announces Major Weapon and Building Buffs and Nerfs in Fortnite Battle Royale – Compact SMG and Drum Gun

Published: 9/Aug/2018 13:06

by Calum Patterson

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Fortnite Battle Royale developer Epic Games has announced a major building and weapons update, adjusting various stats and damage to both of the fundamental components in the game.

Players have been expecting some changes soon, with Epic making clear their desire to update the game and keep it balanced and competitive, while also fresh.

Read the full changes from Epic Games below.

We’ve seen various discussions about SMGs, building material changes, and general weapon vs structure interaction. We agree that weapons should have a unique purpose and that building should feel great as well as show off your tactical skills in the heat of battle. Your feedback in combination with internal testing has shown that previous changes in these areas were not achieving the goals we had set out for. The new changes are aimed at allowing for strengths and weaknesses between the SMGs, shotguns and structures during close range combat.

Here are the changes that are now live:

BUILDING CHANGES

By increasing initial wall health values based on material type, material strength should feel more intuitive when making decisions
 

  • Wood wall initial HP increased from 80 to 90
  • Stone wall initial HP increased from 80 to 100
  • Metal wall initial HP increased from 80 to 110

SMG CHANGES

Dropping SMG effectiveness – they should feel good against structures, but not consistently be the best option in multiple scenarios. 

Compact SMG

  • Reduced damage from 22/21 to 21/20
  • Reduced clip size from 50 to 40

Drum Gun

  • Reduced falloff range damage from 80% to 70% at 3500 units
  • Reduced falloff range damage from 65% to 55% at 5000+ units
  • Added environmental damage fall off matching player damage fall off
  • Decreased jumping accuracy by 5%
  • Decreased targeting accuracy by 10%
  • Reduced spawn rate from chests and floor loot by 40%

We’ll be keeping a close eye on these changes and will continue to adjust over time. Let us know what you think of the changes!

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Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett

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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
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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.