Pro players are not happy with the new explosive damage in Fortnite - ft Myth, Chap, CouRage, and more - Dexerto

Pro players are not happy with the new explosive damage in Fortnite – ft Myth, Chap, CouRage, and more

Published: 2/Nov/2018 2:09 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 8:56

by Albert Petrosyan


Once again, a major change made to Fortnite Battle Royale has drawn the ire of many of the game’s top competitive players and content creators.

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The new explosive damage system, introduced in the v6.21 patch on November 1, allows for 25% of all explosive damage to penetrate through structures and the environment.

This means that players who are behind structures are susceptible to taking health damage when fired upon by an explosive item or weapon, regardless of whether the structure was built by the player or spawned naturally. 

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The change has received largely negative feedback from many in the community, including some of the biggest and well-known competitive players, streamers, and YouTubers.


These big Fortnite influencers have since taken to social media to express their dismay at this recent update, with many calling it non-competitive and unbalanced.

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The feedback has been so wholly negative, that Epic Games were compelled to further clarify their intentions in a post they put up on Reddit hours after the update went live.

Ironically, they revealed in the post that the whole motivational factor for the implementation of this change was because the developers felt that there was an unbalance between aggressive and passive play-styles.

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Here are some of the best tweets from popular players and content creators in reaction to this new explosive damage, including a massive thread from Team SoloMid Fortnite captain Myth, in which he breaks down why he doesn’t think the change is acceptable. 


Myth – TSM Fortnite team captain

High Distortion – Fortnite player and streamer for TSM

Chap – Fortnite player for Team Liquid

CouRage – Fortnite content creator for OpTic Gaming

MoNsTcR – Competitive Fortnite player

Thiefs – Fortnite player and content creator for FaZe Clan

MrMuselk – Fortnite YouTuber

King Richard – Competitive Fortnite player and streamer

Avxry – Fortnite content creator for FaZe Clan

Svennoss – Fortnite player for NRG Esports

WizKay – Competitive Fortnite player

FaZe Tennp0 – Fortnite player for FaZe Clan

Dakotaz – Fortnite content creator for TSM

SpaceLyon – Fortnite player for FaZe Clan

I_AM_WILDCAT – Fortnite YouTuber