Epic Games announce delay for long-awaited Fortnite Baller nerf - Dexerto

Epic Games announce delay for long-awaited Fortnite Baller nerf

Published: 9/Apr/2019 17:02 Updated: 10/Apr/2019 2:59

by Eli Becht


Epic Games detailed what will be done with the Baller in Fortnite going forward, but it will miss v8.30.

Fans and players of Fortnite rejoiced when they learned the planes would be vaulted at the start of Season 8 but that excitement was shortlived as Epic Games introduced the Baller into the game.

At first glance it didn’t seem like the Baller would be all that powerful but it has proven to be overpowered to go against as it allowed for easy rotations and just an overall annoyance to players.

Players have been trying to devise ways to counter the Baller ever since it was released.

The release of v8.30 of Fortnite is set to bring a variety of changes to the game like Respawn Vans, bug fixes but most importantly, the Baller is finally receiving a nerf.

Or, at least that’s what we thought. Epic Games announced the Baller nerf will not be happening with v8.30 but it will be available in a future update.

The Baller nerf has been delayed

Epic Games revealed in a Reddit post that while the Baller was originally on schedule for a nerf with this upcoming v8.30 update, the changes are still being worked on.

Fans have been reassured the changes will still be happening in a future update though, perhaps even v8.40. This fix would allow players to take damage while in the Baller by being shot through the glass, instead of all of the damage going straight to the Baller.

Baller Adjustments – Future Release from r/FortNiteBR

What this does mean in the short-term is players are still going to be able to abuse the Baller in competitive playlists, making things less than ideal for those wanting to have a proper competitive setting.

The current competitive version of Fortnite is open to a lot of complaints by players and the Baller nerf would’ve gone a long way to fixing the issues that currently plague the game.

Dexerto will have all the updates on when the Baller will receive its eventual nerf so stay tuned.


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

galactus skin fortnite
Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.