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Fortnite Battle Royale • Feb 23, 2019

Was Fortnite's v7.40 patch the best of Season 7? | The Fortnite Podcast Ep 66

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Was Fortnite's v7.40 patch the best of Season 7? | The Fortnite Podcast Ep 66

Fortnite’s latest 7.40 patch did a lot of damage control that helped the battle royale stabilize the rougher portions of the game, resulting in one of the best quality of life improvements the game’s seen thus far.

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Fortnite Podcast hosts 2LoudTX, MonsterDFace and guest host Alex ‘GoldenBoy’ Mendez broke down how the 7.40 patch might be the best iteration of the game in Season 7.

It seems like Epic Games had taken many of the previous complaints from the community into consideration since improvements made to the X-4 Stormwing feel much better to head-to-head with, the translucent update to the Bush consumable made it a viable as well as fun item to use, and the Hand Cannon damage reduction to walls made it better to fight against.

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The hosts believe that a lot of features in the 7.40 patch simply made Fortnite feel more balanced. The patch undid a lot of the aches and pains that plagued the battle royale for much of the season.

As for Fortnite’s infamous plane, the changes made the vehicle less menacing and a lot of the pros felt that it was a giant step in the right direction for the battle royale.

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A lot of little changes in the 7.40 patch made the game much more enjoyable to play.

“There is a lot of players that don’t like the Stormwing,” GoldenBoy said. “But a lot of the players I talked to universally agreed that the changes to the Stormwing were overall positive and necessary changes.”

While MonsterDFace maintained that people will always find an imperfection within Fortnite to nitpick, the 7.40 update silenced a lot of the frustrations that were growing within the game’s community.

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“There’s always going to be that next thing down the list that you want to start drilling home… There’s always going to be something that someone feels is not perfect with the game but the quality of life with this last patch tremendously increased with the recent balances,” MonsterDface said.

Fortnite has undergone numerous criticisms throughout the entirety of Season 7, and the hosts think that the 7.40 patch got a lot of things right in terms of balancing the popular battle royale.

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Listen to 2LoudTX and MonsterDFace's in-depth discussion in the latest edition of the podcast and then tweet us @Dexerto to share your thoughts on the current state of Fortnite.