Fortnite’s Guided Missile is gone and other Epic changes to the game

Fortnite’s Guided Missile is gone and other Epic changes to the game

We recently asked you to vote on a number of bugs and issues that have been slowing down Fortnite: Battle Royale gameplay. In a post on Reddit, Epic  announced that it’ll be addressing a couple of the issues you voted on and will be making another significant change, which you’ll either love or hate.

The imaginatively titled “Dick Bullets” will be receiving some attention, although Epic is referring to the problem as Peeking. This is due to the damage you cause to your own structure when shooting while peeking over the top. Epic unintentionally added the bug when it rolled out the v3.5 patch, so it’ll roll back that change with the v3.5.2 change this week. Epic will then take more time to evaluate the problem properly.

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The other issue you voted on that Epic is addressing is the “Weapon Swap Delay.” On this Epic said:

“Weapon Swapping 

We recently introduced weapon equip times. This change was geared towards balancing quick switching between different weapons with low rate of fire (effectively bypassing the drawbacks that make these weapons fair). 

After reviewing your feedback, we’ll be making a number of changes in a hotfix later today: 

  • Snipers and Crossbows do not benefit as much from quick switching, so we’ll be reverting the equip time changes for those weapons.
  • We will be keeping the delay for the remaining weapons with the new behavior – Shotguns, Revolver, Hand Cannon, and Rocket Launcher. Note: All other weapons do not have equip times.
  • Weapon equip animations will be improved in a future update. These are unfortunately somewhat misleading – it’s possible to fire sooner than the gun appears ready, so they feel more sluggish than they really are. You may notice this on a few weapons.”

Again, Epic says that this is still a process, however, and it is going to continue trying to improve this in the long run. They’re open to feedback so feel free to post your thoughts on r/FortNiteBR.

The final big change announced in Epic’s Reddit post is the removal of the Guided Missile. Although it is lots of fun, many Fortnite players have been complaining about how overpowered it was. To address this, Epic will put the weapon back in the vault while it figures out what to do next.

There you have it. Fortnite: Battle Royale is still in the middle of a long development process. It is good to see that the developers are listening to the feedback the community is giving. Are you happy with these changes or is there anything else bugging you? Let us know in the comments below.

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