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Tfue discovers Fortnite’s The Baller was secretly buffed in v8.20 update

Published: 29/Mar/2019 10:46 Updated: 29/Mar/2019 11:00

by Matt Porter


Fortnite pro player Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has discovered that the controversial Baller vehicle received a secret buff in the v8.20 update for the game.

Fortnite’s v8.20 update introduced the new Poison Dart Trap alongside a number of balancing changes, including the reversal of elimination rewards which has proved to be unpopular with pro players and streamers.

While buffs to The Baller weren’t mentioned in the patch notes, it appears that Epic Games did in fact give the vehicle a boost, as discovered by Tfue during his March 27 stream.

It appears The Baller recieved some major improvements in the v8.20 update.

While testing out the v8.20 update with FaZe teammate Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore in Creative Mode, the pair quickly realized that traps were no longer dealing damage to the vehicle, which has dominated Fortnite since its introduction.

Tfue threw Boogie Bombs at Lepore who was sitting inside the vehicle, with the item having no effect on his FaZe Clan teammate, who was able to continue driving around in the vehicle with no issues.

Tenney then built himself and Cloak into a box, and placed down Spike Traps and Poison Dart Traps, with neither activating despite Lepore sitting inside the structure as part of the enemy team.

“This is stupid,” Tenney stated. “Balls got buffed.”

The Baller has been an unpopular addition to Fortnite among pro players and a large number of fans. Some believe that the inclusion of the vehicles has ruined the end-game portion of Fortnite matches, as players use the vehicles as protection instead of pushing opponents in an attempt to win the match.

It’s currently unclear if these changes were intended by Epic Games, or if they were accidentally improved in the v8.20 update. If these changes were unintended, it’s likely that they will be reverted in the next Fortnite patch.


How to get Rocket Launcher & Mythic AR in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 10:33 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 10:38

by David Purcell


Rocket Launchers are in short supply in Fortnite Season 5, Chapter 2, and there’s one location on the map where you can get not just the explosive weapon, but also a Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle as well. 

Epic Games‘ battle royale game that used to be full of challenges and Battle Pass rewards has seen its system shaken up in Season 5. The arrival of The Mandalorian puts great emphasis on collecting bounties, with NPC characters spread right across the island.

In their hands, as you might expect, is a variety of loot. Some are holding better things than others as well, ranging from Mythic to Epic weapons – and more.

There’s one location where players can actually grab themselves a weapon found nowhere else on the map, though.

Fortnite Rocket Launcher and Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle location

One of the first things you need to know is that this cannot be found at a specific POI, but it is close to Slurpy Swamp. Let’s run through how you can get these insane guns in Fortnite Season 5.

Fortnite Ruckus
Epic Games
Ruckus is holding both of the weapons in Fortnite Season 5.

Where to find Ruckus in Fortnite

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Drop from the Battle Bus near Slurpy Swamp.
  3. Head over to the small compound east of the location, which is right on the waterfront.
  4. Hunt down an NPC called Ruckus.
  5. Take him out and collect the loot, consisting of a Rocket Launcher and Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle.
Fortnite rocket launcher location
Epic Games
Here’s where you need to go.

One of the easiest ways to take him down is to build a few structures nearby, and pop your head out to take shots.

Do have in mind that not only will the NPC have more health and a rocket launcher in-hand, but other enemies will also be racing to get the guaranteed loot.