After complaints from the Fortnite community about the new X-4 Stormwing plane, Epic Games has confirmed that players on board when it’s blown up will take damage in a future update.
The attack plane landed on the scene on December 6 with the launch of Fornite Season 7 and is proving to be a popular addition to the battle royale game.
However, one gripe that people have with the plane is that the pilots and passengers are completely protected from damage when the X-4 Stormwing is destroyed.
That will change in a future patch, though, as confirmed by Epic Games’ Eric Williamson.
The developer’s Design Lead has taken to Twitter to address the situation directly, confirming that people on board the planes will be harmed as a result of the explosion in the future.
The extent of that damage, however, is still up for discussion.
He said: “We’ve discussed a small amount of damage to passengers when a plane is destroyed. Still determining what amount feels fair.”
Yes, we’ve discussed a small amount of damage to passengers when a plane is destroyed. Still determining what amount feels fair
— Eric Williamson (@erwil9) December 9, 2018
The X-4 Stormwing’s arrival on Fortnite Season 7 seems to have been a popular one, though, as many gamers have taken to social media to post some exciting moments fighting in the sky.
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Ninja has also been taking highlights of the attack plane to new heights, as he completed an incredible double hijack – which Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo joked could be described as “bannable’.