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Epic Games made secret weapon changes in Fortnite’s v11.10 content update

Published: 7/Nov/2019 22:46 Updated: 6/Oct/2020 16:39

by Albert Petrosyan


Tests conducted in Fortnite have revealed that Epic Games made some unannounced changes to several weapons following the Content Update they released on November 5.

By now it’s no longer a secret that Epic Games have completely stopped putting out patch notes for their weekly updates since the start of Fortnite Chapter 2.

While some of the information is available on their community Trello page, a lot of what these patches and updates contain is being left to the players to discover and find out for themselves.

The latest example of this is the update released on November 5, which is being dubbed the v11.10 Content Update, which was sent live without even a peep from the developers beforehand.

Reddit user ‘Tornorr,’ who conducted some weapon tests in-game, determined that Epic made changes to the reload speeds of 14 different guns.

There were some weird balance changes in the recent secret update only to reload times. from r/FortNiteBR

The reload speeds of the first four rarities of the Assault Rifle were all increased, with only the gold SCAR left untouched. The Common, Uncommon, and Rare Pump Shotguns were also hit with the same change, although the Legendary Pump actually saw its reload time decreased.

The biggest oddity is with the SMGs, which actually had the lower rarities buffed with lower reload times while the Epic and Legendary variants had an increase in that statistic.

It seems counter-intuitive that Epic would make the rare variants have a slower time of reload than their lower counterparts, but that’s the route that Epic seem to have decided to take.

Epic GamesThe Epic and Legendary SMGs were both nerfed in terms of their reload speed.

The emergence of these changes has really frustrated the community, with many players expressing their confusion about why Epic would keep things like this secret.

While reload speed may not be the most important weapon statistic, it still plays a role, and it just seems odd information like this would be withheld, especially with a competitive FNCS season worth millions of dollars currently being played, hosted by Epic themselves.

Of course, this isn’t even this first time in Chapter 2 the developers have made adjustments to guns without letting everyone know. Just a week prior, following the main v11.10 patch, the same Reddit user discovered a slew of changes made to various weapons, including things like damage, clip size, and reload speed.

Epic GamesEver since the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2, Epic Games have completely stopped releasing patch notes for updates.

As for the rest of the November 5 Content Update, even without any patch notes being released, players were able to determine some of the changes and additions that were made

The biggest point was, of course, that the Harpoon Gun was added as a revamped version of the old Grappler, becoming the first new weapon/item to be added in Chapter 2.

For more information about the Harpoon Gun and what else is new, be sure to check out our unofficial v11.10 Content Update patch notes.


Where is Mave in Fortnite? How to get the Storm Scout sniper rifle

Published: 24/Feb/2021 23:34

by Tanner Pierce


The Storm Scout sniper is one of the most sought-after Exotic weapons in Fortnite right now. While the weapon’s been in the game for a while in certain forms, players can now get the rifle with Mave. Here’s how you can find the weapon and the NPC as of February 24.

It’s safe to say that the the Storm Scout is one of the most powerful weapons in Fortnite right now. While the actual damage that it outputs is impressive, it also shows exactly where the storm/circle will form in the future, giving a pretty notable advantage to those who use it.

While the weapon has been available in a variety of ways over the past couple years since it’s inclusion, Epic has now thrown players for a loop by changing up where it’s available.

Mave and Storm Scout sniper rifle location

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The Storm Scout sniper can now be found with Mave after the latest update from Epic Games.

While the Storm Scout sniper was previously available via the Lexa NPC near Hunter’s Haven, this is no longer the case. Instead, players will now have to travel a little bit further east if they want to pick up the powerful weapon.

As of February 24, the Storm Scout sniper rifle is available via Mave, just east of Catty Corner. Funny enough, she’s is located almost in the same place as Cole, who once sold the Hop Rock Dualies, so if you know where he is, you’ll be able to find Mave with ease.

If you’re still confused about what to do, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you out:

  1. Land in the island and go to the location seen in the image above (it’s the cliffside southeast of Catty Corner, overlooking the ocean).
  2. Go up to Mave, who will be looking at a shine-like object on the cliffside.
  3. Interact with Mave and tab over to the Storm Scout sniper.
  4. Purchase the sniper.
  5. The weapon will automatically show up in your inventory after the leave the menu.
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The Storm Scout sniper costs 500 gold from Mave.

Like most Exotic weapon being sold at NPCs, the Storm Scout sniper rifle will cost players 500 Gold, so if you want the ability to get the weapon, you’ll need to save up a bit.

And that’s it! After you complete the above tasks you’ll have a Storm Scout sniper at your disposal. Of course, given the fact that we’re so close to the launch of Season 6, there’s always a chance that the location will change again in a few weeks.

We’ll keep this article updated for any further developments or changes regarding the sniper’s location should they arise. Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto.