The way fall damage works with Balloons in Fortnite will be undergoing another change.
After a new formula for Fall Damage was added to Fortnite on November 1 with the introduction of ‘Balloons,’ the developer released hours later that a hotfix will be released regarding the change in the future.
Velocity is now used to determine fall damage instead of height, however, Epic Games stated that they may have made the new formula a ‘bit too aggressive.’
They are now working on a fix to make similar scenarios non-lethal by reducing the damage amount.
At the time of writing, it is unknown when the hotfix will go live in Fortnite: Battle Royale. We will continue to provide updates to this story as they are made available.
The original Reddit post can be viewed below.
Balloon Fall Damage – Reddit
“With the introduction of Balloons, we added a different formula for how fall damage is calculated. The new formula uses velocity (as opposed to fall height), and we probably made it a bit too aggressive.
We’re currently working on a hotfix to reduce the damage amount in similar scenarios so it’s non-lethal. This will be live shortly and we’re curious to hear your feedback.
Moving forward, we’ll be looking at other ways to make it obvious that fall velocity will result in fall damage.”
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