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Fortnite: Fan sends hilarious in-game message to Epic about Boom Boxes

by Matt Porter

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Fortnite has become one of the most popular games in the world, and one of the reasons for this is the constant inclusion of new items that help to keep the game fresh.

While a lot of these items are welcomed to the game, occasionally Fortnite’s developer Epic Games does add something that fans dislike, with the Boom Box becoming the latest addition to have the game’s community up in arms.

The Boom Box was added in Fortnite’s second V7.10 Content Update on Sunday, December 30, and can be thrown at player-built structures, with pulses of sound blaring out of the Boom Box and destroying any buildings in its range.

Epic Games
Epic Games
The Boom Box has been an unpopular addition to Fortnite.

Fans have been crying out for changes to the Boom Box since it was released to the game, stating that it was far too powerful and ruined the building aspect of Fortnite, as you were no longer rewarded for good building skills if your opponent had a Boom Box.

While many have used social media to campaign for the removal of the Boom Box, /u/menardo3 has used the game itself to call for it to be vaulted, posting a hilarious clip on the /r/FortniteBR subreddit.

In the video, a player can be seen standing on a platform in front of a huge wall made out of wood. Menardo3 then shoots out a segment of the platform in front of him, causing the wall in front of him to crumble, revealing a huge flashing sign that reads “Vault Boom Boxes.”

Epic Games have confirmed that the Boom Box will receive a balancing update in the third V7.10 Content Update, as the developers attempt to appease fans who are unhappy with the item.

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