Fortnite is making some much-needed changes for update v7.40.

After much pleading by members of the community, Fortnite is making numerous balance changes with its upcoming patch.

Hand Cannons, Ziplines, RPGs and Planes are all receiving changes which will surely be cause for celebration with members of the community.

These changes won’t go into effect until the new update drops but Epic Games has let players know what will be changed with the upcoming update.

The information was shared in a Reddit post, which you can read in its entirety below.

The RPG changes were mentioned in a separate comment, confirming it will no longer spawn in chests.

Hey Fortnite community!

Wanted to give a sneak peek at some of the changes coming in this week’s v7.40 update.

  • Planes will no longer be able to smash through structures
  • Zipline interact prompt added, and using a Zipline will grant fall damage immunity
  • Hand Cannon structure damage reduced from 150 to 100
  • Turbo Build delay decreased from 0.15s to 0.05s
  • Rocket Launcher reload time increased from 2.52s to 3.24s
  • Added the ability to crouch while in Edit Mode

Stay tuned for the full patch notes when the update releases.

Don’t forget to also check out the Share the Love Event – including overtime Challenges – dropping in v7.40!

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42 COMMENTS

    • Same the deagle is balanced, just pros whine about anything in the game, they should’ve just buffed building instead of nerfing the deagle, it would’ve nerfed the deagle in a way but also building would have been buffed

    • Yeah, it’s an easy counter. If the biggest issue is having your wall replaced when you’re turtling in a one by one, then just place a ramp, then edit out of your roof and shotgun them in the head, or do something else. Either way, it’s not as game-breaking as the whiny pros are acting it is.

  1. Why you guys bitching about the hand cannon nerf. Thats good its only weakened on SHOOTING BUILDS. So i cant fucking deagle thru ur wall n blast my pump. Deagles op on breaking n replaxing someones wall. Thank god for all these fixes to rpg and the retarded plane lol

  2. Recap: RPG not usefull anymore and you can’t find them, deagle ruined( epic I thought you didn’t like turtling, remember boombox?), planes useluss after you jump uit and kill a guy because it got stuck between buildings, zipline buff but interact( just the same in my opinion). And to finish, PROS CAN STOP CRYING ABOUT GOOD WEAPONS BEING USED WELL TO KILL THEM.

    • ok but lets be real here for a sec homie, some man can just shoot me from a plane and ram into me if Im in a build fight or something, deagle was tbf kinda of annoying, some guy could spam your builds and most of the time their was not much we could do. Not wanting to start an argument, just sharing my point of view

  3. Apex>Fortnite now anyway. Fortnite caterers to their elite streamers and/or pros. Hard for a common “noob” to compete. It takes a while to learn the build mechanics, and a new player simply will just opt to a game with a smaller learning curve and opportunities to compete at an equal level from the start. Good game, the glory days are over however….

  4. Hand cannon didn’t deserve a nerf but at least they weren’t as harsh with it, also does epic not realize that they need to remove turrets from planes so people can’t attack at all. And thank the lords for this interact button

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