With Fortnite announcing another new update today, the new Fortnite update will make several weapons balance changes to some of the weapons new to Chapter 3. With several weapons getting nerfed and boosted the new balance is going to create a huge shift amongst players.
We are now in the second month of the Fortnite Chapter 3 season of the popular free-to-play battle royale title. Earlier in the Flipped season, we witnessed the introduction of all-new maps with the return of a few fan-favorite POIs. While the Fortnite Chapter 3 first season saw the introduction of a myriad of new items and weapons, some of these weapons are not being changed in the latest update.
According to the official tweet by Fortnite, the balance update will affect all rarities of three weapons in particular i.e. the Stinger SMG, MK-Seven Assault Rifle, and the Auto Shotgun.
- Stinger SMG, damage rate has been reduced from (in order of rarity) 18/19/20/21/22/24 to 16/17/18/19/20/22.
- MK-Seven Assault Rifle will get nerfed from 21-26 to 20-25.
- The Auto Shotgun is the only weapon to get a buff, with its reload time reduced to a whopping two seconds, from 8.8-6.8 to 6.2-4.8.
Fortnite further mentioned it will be continuously evaluating the weapon balance changes as the season progresses. This means we can expect more balancing as the season goes on. This update comes just ahead of another update, which went live a day ago. Fortnite 19.0.1 hotfix has added a massive storm on the island in the form of tornadoes and lightning. The twister is massive and it sucks up almost any object that crosses its paths, this includes players – which they can use as a means of escape. The lightning strikes can cause damage and set the area ablaze but give the players a temporary speed boost.
Looks like we can expect more updates being rolled out by Fortnite, looking at the way the platform is rolling out content updates on an almost regular basis of late. According to the prominent leaker, HYPEX several Spider-Man NPCs will soon appear at the Daily Bugle, this includes Mary Jane Watson and Green Goblin. Mary Jane will sell a Web Shooter with infinite web fluid, while HYPEX is not clear about Green Goblin’s details. Further revelations suggest a third Spider-Man-related character will also appear, it is still a mystery who it will be.
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