Fortnite hotfix v10.20.2 released on September 5 that brought several more BRUTE nerfs, but also surprisingly vaulted three weapons, including the beloved Combat Shotgun.
A new patch has arrived in Fortnite that has vaulted the Combat Shotgun, Drum Shotgun, and Proximity Launcher, which is a major surprise to players.
With these vaults, the shotguns in Fortnite are back to just the pump and tactical, like it was at launch. Epic wanted to introduce weapons that would cut down on the dominance of the pump shotgun but it looks like those efforts have failed.
To go along with these weapon vaults, Epic brought two weapons out and back into the game. The Automatic Sniper Rifle is the big one and it received a buff to its damage since it was considered to be underperforming compared to the other snipers.
Also back is the Suppressed Assault Rifle, but no changes were made to the weapon.
Another major change with this hotfix is even more BRUTE nerfs as the developers work on getting them into a good spot.
Almost immediately at the start of Season 10, players complained about the mechs and after several attempts at retooling them, they never really felt at home in Fortnite.
These changes focus on spawn rates and are designed to lower the impact the mechs have on the late-game scenarios.
Despite having spawns changed in the past, many games still came down to what player had a mech which wasn't always an enjoyable experience.
Starting with storm phase three, the BRUTE now has a 33.3% chance to spawn and will get significantly slower as the storm closes, eventually blocking a spawn altogether.
This won't necessarily make them any less powerful but it does promise that you'll be seeing fewer games being decided by them which is a step in the right direction.
You can read the complete list of patch notes below.
Lowered the spawn rate of the B.R.U.T.E in Storm phases 3-6 in core modes. Arena spawn rates will remain unchanged.
These adjustments are available now, so drop in and test them out!
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