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Fortnite ‘Dynamic Explosive Damage’ Suggestion Would be a Major Change if Added

Published: 2/Aug/2018 21:38 Updated: 2/Aug/2018 21:42

by DG Goldstein


Explosive weapons in Fortnite: Battle Royale have been at the center of a debate between community members ever since the game was released.

Although Epic Games has attempted to implement changes to them in the past, weapons such as the Rocket Launcher, Grenade Launcher, Remote Explosives, and others have remained extremely powerful across the Fortnite battlefield.


Yet, unbeknownst to many, explosives have a static damage radius in Fortnite which deals 100% of damage to any player that finds themselves within the respective area, rather than having a different multiplayer at varying ranges.

Reddit user /u/Kitteh6660 provided a potential solution to explosive damage with a graphic that depicts a proposed linear damage radius which would be a massive adjustment to the way explosive weapons are used.


/u/Kitteh6660 – Reddit

The current damage multiplier in Fortnite would explain why some players question how they receive a massive amount of damage from explosive weapons, even though it appears as if they are out of range. 

At the time of writing, it is unknown if Epic Games has any plans to adjust how explosive weapons are used in Fortnite.

More information on the latest V.5.0 Content Update in Fortnite: Battle Royale including new additions, patch notes, and more can be found right here.


Source: Reddit


Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett


A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 


This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

flare gun in fortnite
Epic Games
The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”


While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.