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Content Update v3.4 – Vending Machines, High Explosives v2 and more

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Starting this week, Fortnite is handling updates a little differently. New content will be released every other week without the need for an update as ‘Content Updates’. Here’s everything you need to know about the update this week:

Vending Machine
Sweets you want, without the sugar rush. Materials go in, loot comes out.

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Got materials to spare? Spend them at Vending Machines, now found in many locations across the island. Each Vending Machine offers 3 different deals, rarity and items chosen at random.

High Explosives v2
Things are really BOOM-ing in v2 of this explosive mode! Remote Explosives and Guided Missiles added for even more ‘splosions.

Weapons + Items

  • Vending Machines have been added.
    • These are found in various locations around the map.
    • Each Vending Machine will randomly select a rarity. All items sold will match that rarity.
      • Items found in a Common (white) version will cost 100 materials.
      • Items found in a Uncommon (green) version will cost 200 materials.
      • Items found in a Rare (blue) version will cost 300 materials.
      • Items found in a Epic (purple) version will cost 400 materials.
      • Items found in a Legendary (gold) version will cost 500 materials.
    • Each Vending Machine will sell three items, one for each material type (Wood, Stone, Metal).
      • It will cycle through each of the three items on a short timer. To switch items faster, hit the Vending Machine with your Pickaxe.
    • There is no purchase limit to the items available.
  • Many weapons now have First Shot Accuracy.
    • Included weapons:
      • Suppressed Submachine Gun
      • Tactical Submachine Gun
      • Pistol
      • Suppressed Pistol
      • Revolver
      • Hand Cannon
      • Assault Rifle
      • Burst Assault Rifle
    • When aiming, standing still, and the weapon has not fired recently, the first shot will be 100% accurate.
      • When this is active, the aim reticle will be completely closed in to indicate this state.
    • Damage fall-off has been adjusted for weapons with First Shot Accuracy.
      • Suppressed Submachine Gun and Tactical Submachine Gun
        • Fall-off begins at 24 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 80% at 35 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 65% at 50 meters.
      • Pistol and Suppressed Pistol
        • Fall-off begins at 28 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 85% at 47.5 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 75% at 70 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 65% at 250 meters.
      • Revolver and Hand Cannon
        • Fall-off begins at 35 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 70% at 60 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 40% at 85 meters.
      • Assault Rifle and Burst Assault Rifle
        • Fall-off begins at 50 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 80% at 75 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 65% at 100 meters.
    • Headshot damage multiplier reduced to 2x for weapons with First Shot Accuracy (was 2.5x).

Gameplay

  • Limited Time Mode: High Explosives v2
    • General
      • Non-explosive weapons removed.
      • Friendly Fire off.
      • 1:50 shaved off wait times for first four storms (20s / 30s / 30s / 30s).
    • Supply Drops
      • Spawn +50% more consumables.
      • Spawn +100% more materials.
      • Have a 50% chance of dropping a Legendary Guided Missile.
    • Floor Loot adjustments
      • Materials spawn 60 / 90 / 120 per pickup for wood/stone/metal.
      • Materials drop rate increased 50%.
      • Ammo drop rate increased 50%.
      • Impulse grenade added to floor loot.
      • Trap drop rate lowered 50%.
    • Other loot adjustments:
      • Number of rockets found per drop increased (Floor: 4-6 | Chests: 8 | Supply: 12 | Box: 16 | Llama: 20).
      • Grenade, Impulse Grenade & Remote Explosive drop rate +100%.
      • Bandages drop rate -50%, Med Kit & Slurp drop rate +50%.
      • Spike Trap disabled; Launch Pads & Campfires spawn at 1:1 ratio.
      • Rocket Launcher drop rate +100%.
      • Guided Missile drop rate +100%.
  • Resource gathering rates adjusted.
    • Increased most Wood resource values by about 10%.
    • Reduced variance of resources from objects. Was +/- 30%, now +/- 15%.
      • This meant that an object with a base 100 resource value could have been anywhere between 70 and 130 resources. Now it would give between 85 and 115.
    • This does not affect Limited Time Modes.

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Fortnite Spider-Man Web-Shooters to get huge nerf in competitive

Fortnite Chapter 3 is off to a hot start thanks to Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters, but the mobility item is getting a huge nerf in competitive.

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Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters have been a game-changer in Fortnite Chapter 3, but Epic Games is about to give them a massive nerf next update.

Fortnite Chapter 3 started off hot with Epic Games adding Spider-Man’s Web-shooters shortly after the start of Season 1. The gloved would give players the power to zip across the map insanely fast.

A fresh pair of Web-Shooters comes with 80 shots which is more than enough for most players. As well, if you eliminate a player with Web-Shooter, they will drop fully charged.

A traversal item this powerful is a must-have for competitive players, but it’s getting a serious nerf. Starting when Fortnite v19.20 drops, the Web-Shooters won’t be so powerful.

Web-Shooters get huge competitive nerf

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According to Hypex, the Fortnite Web-Shooter nerf is planned for the v19.20 update. The update is currently planned to go live on Tuesday, February 1.

The nerf lowers the number of times a Web-Shooter can be used from 80 to 20. This is a massive nerf as players can only use Web-Shooters for 25% of the time they normally could.

However, this nerf only affects competitive players. Web-Shooters in casual lobbies will remain at 80 shots.

Epic Games states the nerf is intended to “encourage players to make more strategic decisions.” While it is still a useful mobility item, players won’t be able to zip across the map as freely as they once could.

The replies to Hypex’s tweet are a mix of those in favor and against the nerf. Some players praise the nerf as it will stop players from constantly running from fights.

Those who oppose the change claim competitive is too sweaty without Web-Shooters. Regardless, here’s where you can find web-shooters in Chapter 3.

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Fortnite leak teases return of Star Wars Lightsabers

The Star Wars Lightsabers could make a return to Fortnite in the near future according to a notable data miner.

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A Fortnite data miner has reported that Epic Games readded the Star Wars Lightsabers into Fortnite’s files after the v19.10 update.

Fortnite has held quite a few Star Wars crossovers, but none as ambitious as the live event in Chapter 2 Season 1. This introduced Lightsaber’s into the loot pool for a short period of time.

They were also available for an even shorter period of time from May 2nd – 5th during Chapter 2 Season 2. Since then, players have eagerly awaited their return.

Now, a Fortnite data miner thinks Lightsabers could return to Fortnite sometime soon due to a change in the game’s files.

Lightsabers may return to Fortnite

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Epic Games removes weapon and item data from the files when that item isn’t in use. And when the data is readded to the files, it’s a good indicator players will see their return soon.

Fortnite data miner FN_Assist recently discovered that the data for Lightsabers was added after the most recent update. In a tweet, FN_Assist outlines all of the data that was readded.

They claim that this could mean one of two things. Either Star Wars Lightsabers will return to Fortnite in the near future. Or Epic is working on a weapon based on the lightsaber’s pre-existing mechanics.

If Lightsabers are added to Fortnite, we can expect it to accompany a return of skins and maybe some other Star Wars announcement.

Epic Games usually adds crossover content to promote whoever they are collaborating with. Whether it be a new movie or TV series, the Lightsabers could be used as a promotional tool for new Star Wars content.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find Klombos and Klomberries in Chapter 3.

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Fortnite: Where to find Pizza Party item and what it does

Fortnite Chapter 3 is adding a new Pizza Party item that allows players to restore their shields through the power of pizza.

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If you’re wanting to switch up your diet in Fortnite, you can use the Pizza Party item to gain shield and fill your stomach.

One of Fortnite’s mascots is Tomatohead who is also the mascot for the fictional restaurant Pizza Pit. This is a POI that has appeared in Fortnite for several seasons.

It’s one of the many fictional restaurants that have appeared in-game along with Durrr Burger, Sitcks, and Butter Barn.

However, players haven’t been able to enjoy any of the food from these restaurants until now. Pizza Pit’s ovens are on and players can finally enjoy eight slices of cheesy goodness.

How to get Pizza Party item in Fortnite

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The Pizza Party is a pizza box containing eight slices of pizza. In addition to cheese and sauce, each slice is topped with a Shield Mushroom that restores 50 shield.

Each box has 8 slices, but each slice can only get players up to 50 shield similar to minis. Players can find Pizza Party boxes in the normal loot pool.

As well, players can purchase a Pizza Box for 50 gold from the Tomatohead NPC. He is located in Tilted Tower, and he only has 4 Pizza Boxes in stock.

According to Hypex, the Pizza Party box will be added to Fortnite on Tuesday, January 25.

For a measly 200 gold, players can pick up 1,600 shield. However, we don’t know how long it takes to eat a slice. And this would also require players to give up two item slots.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find Spider-Man’s web shooters in Chapter 3.

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