The Heavy Sniper has recently become a controversial weapon in Fortnite due its powerful shots. The weapon can deal deadly damage even with simple body shots.
Epic Games pays close attention to the community’s requests and grievances. The biggest current issue rotating around the community’s fansites and Reddit pages is the Heavy Sniper’s unusually high body shot damage.
Many fans argue that the Heavy Sniper does too much damage with body shots. A single bullet can do 157 damage even if you just hit the enemy in the foot.
While the damage is not lethal, it’s essentially a kill shot without the need for accurate aiming. The general argument is that the Heavy Sniper’s high body shot damage reduces the skill gap immensely due to the ease with which you can take a player out of a fight.
Epic Games saw this argument boiling up within the community and decided to issue a short statement on the issue. EpicEricSW commented on Reddit about the Heavy Sniper.
So, at least for now, it seems the Heavy Sniper will not be getting nerfed. This will come as a surprise to many players as Epic Games has removed/nerfed a lot of “over-powered” weapons in the past. The Heavy Sniper exceeds the damage and ease of many of those weapons.
The weapon currently is severely effecting the balance of the game. Due it’s high damage, Assault Rifles have become a difficult bet to use even in casual matches. In competitive matches, a single peak will result in essential death.
We have a suggestion for the community and Epic Games.
Perhaps the damage of the heavy sniper doesn’t need to be nerfed, but rather add a mechanic which will force a little more skill out of the Heavy Sniper user.
The Halo franchise of games uses a mechanic known as “de-scoping” to force players to shoot quickly. The mechanic takes players out of being scoped-in when they are hit by enemy fire.
This could be a nice way to keep the power of the Heavy Sniper at bay while also allowing for massive damage if the player has good reaction times. It would allow for a little bit of counterplay against the Heavy Sniper.
In its current state, many players feel the Heavy Sniper to be unfair for how easy it can be to use. For now, Epic Game has decided to take no action.
What are your thoughts on the Heavy Sniper? Do you think it should be nerfed or are content with its current state? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter at @FortniteINTEL.
Fortnite v15.20 patch notes: Hop Rock Dualies, New & Unvaulted weapons
Epic Games have rolled out Fortnite patch v15.20, with a whole host of changes.
Epic Games have rolled out Fortnite patch v15.20, with a whole host of changes. While official patch notes are hard to come by these days, we’ve rounded up all of the new content.
The last few weeks in Fortnite have went by without many big tweaks to the gameplay experience, and certainly a lack of new skins and cosmetics compared to times gone by.
However, a whole host of new outfits have been leaked and that’s just the tip of the iceberg for this weekly update. A new Predator crossover has also been uncovered by dataminers, meaning Predator could soon arrive in-game – with a new ship, banner, and spray leaked.
Those are, of course, unconfirmed changes though, so let’s take a look at everything we’re certain of.
Fortnite v15.20 patch notes
Hop Rock Dualies
A new set of dual pistols have arrived in Fortnite, as seen below in a tweet from VastBlast.
New & Unvaulted weapons/items
There’s four new weapons and items coming into the loot pool (well, unvaulted as well) – seen below. This was also confirmed by VastBlast.
- Legendary Tactical Assault Rifle
- Rare Tactical Assault Rifle (All Rarities)
- Lever Action Shotgun
- Uncommon Snowy Flopper
At first, the leaker thought this Sawed Shotgun was going to be headed solely for Save the World, but it’s since been confirmed to be part of the update.
Some adjustments have been made to the Pre-Edits Option. Now, with ‘Disable Pre-Edits On,’ all player-built structures can’t be edited until they’re placed.
Fortnite v15.20 bug fixes and changes
According to the official Fortnite Trello board, here’s all of the bug fixes and changes to be implemented in the latest patch.
- Sound effect audio delay.
- Flip Rest Lobby Track inadvertently removed from players’ Lockers.
- Multipoint Edge Glider deforming midair.
- Michonne Outfit visual issues with cape Back Blings.
- Game freezing when going to the Complete tab on PlayStation and Xbox.
- Sand Tunnelling temporarily disabled.
- Total Bars appearing as “0” in a match.
- Hypernova Outfit appearing as a different Outfit in the Lobby and in-match.
- Rebooted players may see an already completed Bounty.
Save the World
- Quest progress not instantly updating in the HUD and Quest Log.
- Broken Pickaxe animations.
Mobile Top Issues
- Voice chat issues on Android.
- The player loses all movement after jumping through Zero Point.
Fortnite x Predator crossover leaked: First look at ship, spray & banner
Fortnite has been adding a number of hunters since The Mandalorian first landed on the island, and it looks like Predator might be next – if leaks are accurate.
The game has seen some insane crossovers in the last year or two, including those from the DC Comics, Marvel and Star Wars universes.
Well, next on that list might be one of the deadliest extraterrestrial attackers.
On January 13, following the v15.20 update, dataminer Lucas7Yoshi revealed a new ‘Nightmare Ship’ leak for Fortnite.
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As you can see, this is the ship of Predator, from the movie series that started in 1987.
Fortnite Predator ship, spray & banner leaked
Not only that, but VastBlast has doubled down on that with a new spray leak, which clearly shows Predator is on the way in some shape or form.
Based on the arrival of Mando in his Star Wars ship, we can likely expect to see Predator join the action soon as a boss on the map – just like other NPCs that have been added during the season.
Once we have more information, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
Fortnite v15.20 leaked skins & cosmetics: Ruby Shadows, Orin, Bundles
Epic Games are adding a whole new set of Fortnite skins and cosmetics to the game with the v15.20 update.
A number of brand new Fortnite skins and cosmetics have leaked following the v15.20 update in Epic Games’ battle royale title.
The game has undergone some huge changes during the course of Season 5, with The Mandalorian crossover seeing more outfits from the world of Star Wars arrive in the Fortnite Item Shop and Battle Pass rewards.
Now, however, even more are set to be added to the game after the January 13 content refresh.
The weekly update has shaken things up once again, so let’s take a look at all of the exciting skins and cosmetics to have leaked so far.
Fortnite v15.20 leaked skins
Confirmed by leaker Lucas7Yoshi, there’s three skins included in the patch. When they will be released, however, is unconfirmed at the time of writing.
Fortnite v15.20 leaked cosmetics
Aside from those three skins – named Ruby Shadows, Orin, and Tess – a plethora of cosmetics we’ve never seen before have been leaked as well.
Lucas7Yoshi revealed the following graphic just moments after the patch went live…
The dataminer also revealed, as seen in the tweet below, that two other gliders are heading into the game as well.
Two Bundles leaked
Last, but certainly not least, two skin bundles have also been uncovered by the dataminer – seen below.
These will be called the Tess bundle and MACHINIST MINA pack.
- Read More: Fortnite v15.20: Early patch notes
So, which skin will you be grabbing from this new set – or even cosmetic? Let us know!
If more are released by other leakers, we’ll be the first to let you know.
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