Fortnite: Major balancing updates set to come in v7.20 Content Update, including more items being vaulted - Dexerto

Fortnite: Major balancing updates set to come in v7.20 Content Update, including more items being vaulted

Published: 21/Jan/2019 19:56 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 20:20

by Wyatt Donigan


Some important changes to Fortnite Battle Royale look to be on the way with the upcoming v7.20 update set to be released later this week. 

With every Fortnite update, Epic Games introduces a number of changes and it looks like the upcoming v7.20 will be no different. 

In addition to more weapons being added to the Vault, items and vehicles will be seeing some major changes with this update. 

Epic Games Design Lead Eric Williamson Tweeted out a quick update letting everyone know just what they could expect once the update finally drops. 

Perhaps most importantly, tweaks will be made to the availability of shields, which has become a major talking point within the community over the last week. 

With Glider Redeploy being added in as an item, players have noticed that the loot pool has become a bit diluted, making the ever important shields far less likely to show up. 

Epic has clearly listened and will be adjusting shields to hopefully bring them more in line with how they were before last week’s update. 

Fortnite’s various shield potions should be much easier to find after the v7.20 Content Update.

More than that, both mobility items and vehicle spawns will be seeing changes, which is yet another thing the community should no doubt be happy to see.  

Given the negativity surrounding the infamous X-4 Stormwing, having it spawn less should be welcomed news to the community. 

Last, but not least, the Quad Launcher will officially be vaulted with tomorrow’s update. 

That’s not it, though, as Williamson said that “a few more vaults” will be coming with the update, meaning that players should get time in with their favorite weapons and items before it hits since there’s no telling what might be vaulted. 

The much-talked about X-4 Stormwing might be a bit less prevalent once the v7.20 Content Update drops.

The update will arrive at the normal time of 5am PST / 8am EST / 1pm GMT on Tuesday, January 22. 

As always, be sure to follow us on Twitter @Dexerto for all the latest updates on everything Fortnite-related. 


How to get Hop Rock Dualies exotic weapon in Fortnite: new location

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:34 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 19:38

by Daniel Megarry


Epic Games has thrown Fortnite players for a bit of a loop and changed the location of one of the most coveted Exotic weapons in the game right now: the Hop Rock Dualies. Here’s where you can find it after February 24, 2021.

The Hop Rock Dualies are one of the most powerful Exotic-rarity weapons in the game right now and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly powerful pistols that, essentially, fire in a two-round burst, but they also give the player a low gravity effect, allowing them to glide through the air like an action star.

While they were previously available via the NPC named Cole, who was found near Retail Row and Catty Corner, Epic Games has now switched up who sells the Hop Rock Dualies, just a few weeks before Season 6 launches.

Hop Rock Dualies location in Fortnite

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The Hop Rock Dualies can now be found with Deadfire, near the center of the map.

This time around, the Hop Rock Dualies can be found with the NPC named Deadfire, the cowboy-type character added during the game’s Season 5 launch back in December.

Luckily, Deadfire can only spawn on one place on the map as of the time as of this writing: in the Sheriff’s office near the center of the map. This means that, unlike last time, players don’t have to roll the dice landing at one spot, hoping the NPC will spawn there.

Interestingly, he hasn’t moved locations since his inclusion at the start of the season, meaning if you know where he was located before, you’ll already know where to find the Hop Rock Dualies.

That being said, if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies in Fortnite, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Sheriff’s Office near the center of the map (it’ll be the old run down building between Colossal Coliseum and the Zero Point portal).
  2. Once there, head to the first floor and find Deadfire.
  3. Speak to them and select the Hop Rock Dualies option.
  4. Click again to confirm the purchase.
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Like before, the Hop Rock Dualies will cost players 500 Gold.

How much do the Hop Rock Dualies cost?

Just like before, you’ll need to make sure you’re loaded with 500 Gold Bars if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies. That’s not an easy amount to come by, so check out our guide for making money in Fortnite if you’re short.

The Hop Rock Dualies weapon includes two pistols, making it the perfect choice for gunslingers. They use medium bullets, deal 43 damage to players, and have a magazine size of 18 with a reload time of 2.7 seconds.

If you want to get your hands on any of the other Exotic-class weapons like the Boom Sniper Rifle or the Shadow Tracker Pistol, check out our complete guide to finding Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5.