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The Baller gets major change ahead of Fortnite World Cup

Published: 11/Apr/2019 16:36 Updated: 11/Apr/2019 16:51

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their first major change to vehicles, with The Baller receiving a significant nerf ahead of the Fortnite World Cup. 

Many Fortnite players would have been expecting the first change to be included in the latest v8.30 content update, but the only mention of anything vehicle related was Reboot Vans being scattered around the map to give players a second chance after being eliminated.

However, the developer has now revealed that they had implemented a hotfix for the game’s hamster ball vehicle, following complaints from members of the game’s competitive community. 

Epic GamesThe Baller can be found near many Expedition Outposts in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Baller finally gets a nerf in Fortnite

“We deployed a hotfix reducing the health of The Baller from 300 to 200,” Epic posted to the Fortnite BR subreddit. 

“In the 8.20 patch notes, we said we would add the ability to shoot through the glass of Ballers in a future update. We’ve played with shooting through glass and it didn’t feel like the right solution,” they added. 

Baller Health Adjustments from r/FortNiteBR

The vehicle, which has had its problems in the past and was once temporarily removed from the game, now has less health. This means that those driving the vehicle will now be more vulnerable than they would have been in the past. 

Members of the game’s online community have since given their feedback on the change, and it’s generally more positive than negative. 

Epic GamesThe Baller’s HP has decreased by a third. Which vehicle will change in Fortnite next?

One Reddit user described the change as a “step in the right direction,” while others suggested that simply removing The Baller from competitive would level things out. 

After the developer confirmed that changes to vehicles were indeed on the way, in response to previous rumors, it’s now expected that further tweaks will be made by Epic Games ahead of the Fortnite World Cup tournament. 

The competition is set to take place between July 26-28. 


What’s in the Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass? All tiers, leaks, & rewards

Published: 2/Dec/2020 5:49 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 5:50

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 5 is finally upon us, meaning there’s a fresh Battle Pass to progress through. From exclusive skins to weapon wraps, emotes, and everything in between, here’s a rundown on what’s up for grabs.

Hot off the heels of a Marvel-centric season, we’re now jumping into something entirely new with Season 5. After a record-breaking in-game battle with Galactus, there’s a lot to digest with the new state of Fortnite.

Star Wars is front and center this time around as The Mandalorian headlines the Battle Pass. Not only that, bug figures from all sorts of unique backgrounds have joined the mix.

From what you can unlock to how much it’ll run you, and plenty more, here’s our full overview of Fortnite’s Season 5 Battle Pass.

How much is the Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass?

Fortnite Season 5 gameplay
Epic Games
Drop into Season 5 with Mando thanks to the new Battle Pass.

No different from previous seasons, the Battle Pass has remained the same this time around. That means you’ve got two choices on how to progress through it. First of all, you can simply play the game for free and earn experience over the next few months. If this is the play for you, keep an eye out for guides on weekly challenges to boost your gains.

As another option, if you want to blitz right through the new Battle Pass, you can buy your way there instead. The base price will run you 950 V-Bucks, the equivalent of $10. However, you can also buy the first 25 tiers right out of the gate with a special 2,800 V-Buck bundle, roughly the equivalent of $25.

What’s included in the Season 5 Battle Pass?

Having leaked well ahead of time, we got an early idea of what’s on offer this time around. Front and center in the promotional material for this season is none other than Din Djarin and ‘The Child’ from The Mandalorian.

No different from how Aquaman headlined Season 3 and Marvel heroes and villains took over Season 4,  these Star Wars icons can be unlocked right at the beginning of the Season 5 Battle Pass.

You’ll be able to travel the map as the bounty hunter himself, while The Child accompanies close behind. Moreover, we already have an early look at six additional skins set to feature in the Battle Pass.

These are all completely unique designs. Some are simpler in their appearance, giving figures suits of armor. While others are completely wild, with powerful looking weapons and even anime-style visuals, a first for Fortnite.

Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass tiers

There’s currently no telling what rewards will be featured in each and every tier. However, each of the new characters appear to have their own sets that fill out the Battle Pass. For instance, Mando has his own skin but also has a few other themed goodies to claim as well. All of the other characters follow suit.

As expected, Mando is the very first unlock in the Season 5 Battle Pass. With subsequent tiers providing Star Wars-themed extras including icons, loading screens, and more.

The Season 5 downtime is almost complete. We’ll be sure to update you with a look at every single Battle Pass reward as soon as we’re able to.