Weapons Updated in new Balance Hotfix

Following the launch of Chapter 4 last week, Epic Games has deployed a Fortnite hotfix to adjust the Shockwave Hammer, Maven Auto Shotgun, Thunder Pump Shotgun, Tactical Pistol and Ex-Caliber Rifle.

The changes made in yesterday's balance hotfix are as follows:

  • Capture Point time reduced.
  • Tactical Pistol accuracy and recoil improved.
  • Maven Auto Shotgun now matches the Tactical Shotgun in fire rate and accuracy.
  • Thunder Pump Shotgun now matches the Pump Shotgun in equip time.
  • Ex-Caliber Rifle hipfire accuracy, player damage and structure damage greatly reduced.
  • Shockwave Hammer recharge time increased.
  • Light Ammo now drops in stacks of 20, up from 18.

The following changes will go live in Fortnite's v23.10 update:

  • Materials harvested from various rocks across the Island have been significantly increased.
  • Issue causing Shockwave Hammers to deal damage to players through structures and builds fixed.

In other news, Fortnite has recieved a major graphics update in Chapter 4. Click here to read more.

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