Epic Games have announced that there are a flurry of changes coming to the X-4 Stormwing plane in Fortnite Battle Royale via the next game update.
According to Community Coordinator Sean Hamilton, more commonly known as MrPopoTFS on social media, there are four major changes coming to the X-4 Stormwing, the majority of which will be meant to reduce the plane’s effectiveness.
According to a tweet he put out on December 17, Stormwings will now take 50% more damage from hitting objects, and boosting will reduce the damage take from impacts by 50%, as opposed to how boosting previously would prevent all impact damage.
As far as destroying objects by running through them with the Stormwing, the plane will now take more damage compared to the previous effect.
Last but not least, damage done to players that are riding in a Stormwing when the plane is shot down will be increased from 25 points to 50, all of which will go directly towards health, regardless of whether the player has any shield or not.
All of these changes will be implemented in the upcoming v7.10 update, although when the patch will go live remains unclear at this point.
Earlier on December 17, Epic announced that the update was set to go live early on December 18, but later backed off of that timetable due to “last minute issues” and said that they will provide a new release date and time once they resolve the problem.
Due to last minute issues discovered within the build, we’ve had to delay the timing for the release of the v7.10 update.
We’ll provide more details on an exact time once we have more information.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) December 17, 2018
As for the changes themselves, this is a hugely positive sign for the vast player-base of Fortnite, most of whom had been complaining about how powerful the X-4 Stormwing has been since its addition at the start of Season 7.
Players will likely want to wait and see how these changes impact the playability of the plane in-game before judging whether the patch has been a positive one or not, but, on paper, the changes to seem to fall in line with what the players have been asking for.
Interestingly enough, once these changes are implemented, another major item that was added for Season 7 will have been nerfed or completely taken out, with the controversial Infinity Blade sword also coming to mind.
In addition to these changes to the Stormwing, players can expect a multitude of other adjustments and additions, including the brand new Driftboard vehicle that will make its first appearance since being teased several weeks ago.
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