Epic Games Explains Why Some Objects in Fortnite Now Have Lower Health - Dexerto

Epic Games Explains Why Some Objects in Fortnite Now Have Lower Health

Published: 9/Aug/2018 2:36 Updated: 9/Aug/2018 2:37

by Albert Petrosyan


After the release of the v5.20 Update early on August 7, players began noticing and reporting that some of the objects in the world of Fortnite: Battle Royale had less health than usual.

Despite the fact that there had been no mention of this change in the Patch Notes, several of the objects and structures were being destroyed much faster, thus yielding less resources.

Reddit user ‘Fawfulz’ demonstrated this undocumented health change by pickaxing some of the cabbages in Fatal Fields, which he posted a video of online.

Fortnite nerfed the cabbages! from r/FortNiteBR

Players began reporting similar changes involving some other objects, including the flags, weapon racks, and bowls in Viking Village.

As the post began gaining traction, an Epic Games representative named ‘EpicDustyDevo’ posted a comment in reply, saying that the reason why there was no mention of these changes is because they were fully unintentional.

Hi guys.

All of the undocumented health changes to various objects in the world (beds, cabbages, etc.) were unintentional. If you’re curious, they were the result of some work we had to do to make wall health values distinct & tune-able when compared to Save The World. I think everything should be back to normal by the 5.3 build.


Fortnite players need not panic as these unintended changes should be reverted with the launch of the v5.30 Update, which should take place sometime in the next two weeks.

However, until then, players should keep in mind that any object they try to destroy for resources could potentially yield less than normal.


Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun


Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

mrsavage viewers aqua stream sniping
Twitch, @MrSavage
A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by participating past the first match of the Finals. 

It was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy simply joked about the incident.


At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.