How to fix Fortnite’s overpowered Hand Cannon - Dexerto

How to fix Fortnite’s overpowered Hand Cannon

Published: 24/Jan/2019 15:20 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 15:34

by Matt Porter


It may come as a surprise, but many Fortnite fans agree that the most powerful weapon in the popular battle royale today isn’t an assault rifle or a sniper rifle, but rather a pistol – specifically the Hand Cannon, affectionately referred to as the Deagle.

The popular weapon has become a mainstay amongst players of Fortnite due to its good accuracy and its high damage, as the weapon can deal 100 damage points to an opponent with a single shot.

As time has gone on and more players have begun to use the weapon, fans have become increasingly frustrated by the power of the weapon, with even pro players like Team Liquid’s Ryan ‘Chap’ Chaplo and TSM’s Anthony ‘ZexRow’ Colandro calling on Epic Games to remove the item.

Some fans believe that removing the Hand Cannon would be a mistake, and think that the weapon just needs to be adjusted to make it more balanced compared to other guns.

One suggestion is to lower the accuracy of the Hand Cannon at long range, meaning that the weapon could only be utilized in close quarters combat instead of being used to pick off opponents from great distances. This would also create more need for the Scoped Revolver, which was added to the game on January 15.

Another way the weapon could be balanced is to lower the damage it does to enemy players, but allow it to continue dealing 100 damage to structures. This would mean that the Hand Cannon could be used more as a way of breaking into enemy bases, but would still be useful when faced with opponents.

Some fans would like to see changes made to the Hand Cannon.

If Epic Games do decide to nerf the Hand Cannon, it will likely be met with criticism from portions of the fanbase who have become adept at using it to their advantage.

However, the majority of the competitive community, alongside a large chunk of casual players, would feel a lot safer in-game if they knew that they couldn’t be eliminated by a single Hand Cannon shot.


When is Fortnite Season 5? Fortnitemares Midas’ Revenge, Season 4 end date, theme, more

Published: 26/Oct/2020 13:00 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 13:17

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite’s yearly Fortnitemares event has finally arrived, but when does Season 5 arrive?

Fortnite’s new season dropped on August 27,  introducinging tons of changes to the Fortnite World with the likes of new Marvel-themed points-of-interest, superhero characters, and abilities for fans of the battle royale to enjoy. Midas’ Revenge adds even more for fans to sink their teeth into.

Fortnitemares 2020 Midas Revenge Skin,
Epic Games
Midas’ Revenge has introduced new skins with their yearly event.

When does Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 start?

With only a few days to go of Fortnitemares’ Midas’ Revenge event, Chapter 2 Season 4 has over a month left, with an expected end date of November 30th, as reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX claims.

The Baba Yaga skin has just been released alongside the Ghostbusters bundle, with more soon to come. The skin is ‘Rare’ and part of the ‘Coven Fresh’ set, costing 1,200 V Bucks.


After the Fortnitemare event, the fifth season of Fortnite’s Chapter 2 should follow immediately, along with some more major changes and a new theme.

Will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 be available through Apple?

A portion of the mobile player base is currently unable to download Fortnite Season 4, due to the ongoing legal feud between Epic Games and Apple, with Apple blocking all future Fortnite updates on the App store.

While the feud is being resolved, there have been suggestions that Season 4 could potentially be extended for Apple users, although that remains to be seen.

Epic Games has already extended seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, but there has been no sign from the developers that they have any intention of doing so this time around.

What will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5’s theme be?

With Fortnite Season 4 being based completely around Marvel characters, there have been rumors that a DC-themed season could come next.

The Fortnite devs have already introduced members of the DC Comics universe as seen with Aquaman and Black Manta in Season 3’s recent Splash Down events. They may go a step further at the next opportunity, adding more familiar faces.

Epic also revealed plans for a Joker bundle that is expected to be released towards the end of Season 4, which could be used to build hype for the upcoming season.

With a new Batman movie also in the works, it would not be too surprising to see another partnership between DC and Epic but as for now, fans will have to wait until Season 5 draws nearer.