New Fortnite Update Brings Weapon Balance Changes And Addresses Team Killing (VIDEO)
In the latest Fortnite update (number 4), the team discusses several changes coming to the game both minor and major. In the midst of it all is the introduction of silenced SMGs, general weapon balances, and the problem of team killing. Other tweaks include a decreased drop-rate of the legendary bush consumable, celebrating the creativity within the community like the holy rocket- and grenade-riding discoveries. Don’t worry, those loopholes won’t be taken away, instead the studio looks forward to seeing what else the fanbase can come up with! Check out the Fortnite update below:
A silenced SMG will be fantastic for the players looking for stealthy kills, ultimately making it the quietest weapon in-game. It can be found in three different rarity levels – common, uncommon, and rare. General weapon balances and hotfixes include the Assault Rifle, SMG damage output, and more.
Fortnite Update – Weapon Balance Changes and Hotfixes
- Enabled Silenced SMG
- Can be found as a Common, Uncommon or Rare variant.
- This new SMG is Suppressed, making it the quietest weapon in the game.
- Assault Rifle accuracy increased.
- ADS accuracy benefit increased by 33%.
- Accuracy penalty per shot decreased by 20%.
- Accuracy reset speed increased by 20%.
- Recoil reduced by 30%.
- SMG damage increased from 12/12/13 to 14/15/16 for all rarities.
- SMG magazine size increased from 25 to 35.
- Tactical SMG damage increased from 14/15/16 to 16/17/18 for all rarities.
- Adjusted SMG/Tactical SMG environmental damage to match base damage.
- Rocket Launcher reload time increased by 10%.
Most of the changes will be coming to Fortnite on Monday, November 20th. As for the problematic situation with malicious team killing players, Fortnite states that they are hard at work at finding a solution for them. In order to do so, the developers need help from the players by reporting team killers so they can take the best course of action.
“We recently began taking action against malicious team killers. It’s definitely something that we dropped the ball on,” said Lead System Designer Eric Williamson. “We’re working towards better methods at removing those players from your matches. If you’re getting team killed, please make sure and report those players, so that we can work on getting it right.”
Though the list of changes for this Fortnite update may be small, what do you hope that the team will change in the future? Have you had a problem with team killers? Let us know in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as they happen, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:
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