Drum Shotgun and Combat Vaulted, BRUTE Spawn Rate Decreased and Much More


Epic has launched a shock hotfix to Fortnite that features a mech spawn price nerf and a few high-profile vaultings. Take a have a look at the entire modifications right here.

Here I used to be, minding my very own enterprise and scrolling Twitter after I see a tweet concerning the Combat Shotgun leaving Fortnite. I used to be shocked.

To my shock, Epic launched a hotfix to Fortnite.

And we’re not speaking about adjusting loot values or something like that. Epic vaulted the most well-liked and least standard shotguns in Fortnite, nerfed the BRUTE spawn price, buffed the Auto Sniper and Peppers, vaulted the Proximity Launcher, and altered Retail Row.

Let’s get into it.


The Combat Shotgun, Drum Shotgun, and Proximity Launcher bought the boot with this hotfix.

This is an enormous change and a optimistic one for a lot of the Fortnite group. The Proximity Launcher and Combat had been extraordinarily overpowered, whereas the Drum Shotgun was one of many most-hated weapons within the recreation.

A variety of informal Fortnite gamers is likely to be sad with the vaulting of the Combat, nevertheless it was obligatory. I wrote a weblog protecting how overpowered the Combat was yesterday, so verify that out when you’re salty concerning the change.

Epic additionally introduced the Suppressed AR again to the sport with this replace. It will likely be good to have this previous buddy again, though it was by no means pretty much as good because the common Scar.

BRUTE Spawn Rates

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Epic considerably nerfed the BRUTE spawn charges in core modes, which was a lot wanted. I took the above screenshot in a Duo recreation. There had been seven mechs with 22 gamers left within the fourth storm circle.

Here are the spawn price changes:

  • Storm section 3
    • New spawn charges
      • 33.3% likelihood to spawn 0
      • 33.3% likelihood to spawn 1
      • 33.3% likelihood to spawn 2
    • Old spawn charges
      • 25% likelihood to spawn 0
      • 25% likelihood to spawn 1
      • 25% likelihood to spawn 2
      • 25% likelihood to spawn 3
  • Storm section 4
    • New spawn charges
      • 50% likelihood to spawn 0
      • 50% likelihood to spawn 1
    • Old spawn charges
      • 33.3% likelihood to spawn 0
      • 33.3% likelihood to spawn 1
      • 33.3% likelihood to spawn 2
  • Storm section 5
    • New spawn charges
      • 83.4% likelihood to spawn 0
      • 16.6% likelihood to spawn 1
    • Old spawn charges
      • 50% likelihood to spawn 0
      • 50% likelihood to spawn 1
  • Storm section 6
    • New spawn charges
    • Old spawn charges
      • 90% likelihood to spawn 0
      • 10% likelihood to spawn 1

Unfortunately, the BRUTE remains to be in Arena Mode. Mechs aren’t that frequent in Arena, although, in order that’s one thing.

Other Changes

The Automatic Sniper bought a buff. The injury was elevated from 31/33/35 to 40/42/44.

In my opinion, it is nonetheless going to be one of many extra ineffective weapons in Fortnite.

Epic adjusted Retail Row as properly and restricted the variety of Obelisks that spawn:

  • This POI is meant to be a high-risk, high-reward drop location, however we really feel the reward has outweighed the danger. By decreasing the supply of Obelisks, gathering uncommon loot would require just a little extra time funding.

  • Reduced the utmost variety of Spawn Obelisks from 7 to 5.

  • Increased the time earlier than Spawn Obelisks respawn to a max of 30 seconds (beforehand a max of 5 seconds).
    • The respawn timer for Spawn Obelisks is on a loop and time could differ between 1-30 seconds.
  • Decreased the possibility to drop Rocket Launchers from destroyed Spawn Obelisks from 18.46% to 10%
  • Decreased the possibility to drop Jump Pads from destroyed Spawn Obelisks from 50% to 40%

The final change is that Peppers now final 60 seconds as an alternative of 20.

Wow, what a surprising replace. It’s overwhelmingly optimistic, although, and doubtless the most effective factor Epic might do – wanting vaulting the mech.

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