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Fortnite Players Already Think the Compact SMG Is Too Powerful as First Footage Surfaces

Published: 24/Jul/2018 11:13 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 17:11

by Ross Deason

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Fortnite’s brand new Compact SMG, which looks a great deal like a P90, was added to the game on July 24 as part of the V5.10 patch.

Available in Epic and Legendary variants, the Compact SMG was expected to be extremely powerful and the first footage of it in action seems to confirm those suspicions.

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Shaun ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson took to Twitter soon after the update went live, saying “Yeah so Fortnite’s new Compact SMG is absurrrrrdly melty. Me likey.”

The Tweet is accompanied by a two minute video of the powerful new weapon in action and, yes, it really does “melt”.

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The fire rate of the Compact SMG is incredibly fast and it seems to be very difficult to counter, especially against bases, even for players that are building and creating cover at a relatively high level.

One clip from 100 Thieves’ Kenith has already started to make the rounds online, showing the professional player doubling up with the new gun to destroy opponents while saying “I actually want to cry at the state of the game”.

The initial reaction to the Compact SMG from the Fortnite community seems to suggest that the majority of players think it is overpowered. Comments on the /r/FortniteBR subreddit have ranged from “questioning what epic are smoking to add this shit and nerf building” to “this is so overpowered it is quite sad”.

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While others have argued that this is what people wanted when the game’s meta heavily relied on shotguns, nobody seems to be disagreeing with the idea that the Compact SMG is incredibly strong.

The issue for most people seems to be just how powerful the new toy is against bases and building, but there are still numerous complaints about the time to kill.

As is always the case with a new update, it will take some time for people to become accustomed to playing with, and against, the Compact SMG. However, if the initial reactions are anything to go by, we could see a nerf being implemented sooner rather than later.

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Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.

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Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

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Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 

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Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.