As part of Fortnite v7.40 update, big changes are coming to a variety of weapons, including the RPG.

Epic Games laid out the groundwork for a huge patch coming to Fortnite.

These include changes to the Hand Cannon, Planes, Ziplines and RPGs.

The official Fortnite Twitter account tweeted about these changes and linked to this Reddit thread detailing the changes.

It mentions the RPG reload time will be raised from 2.52 seconds to 3.24, making it a powerful, but less effective weapon.

One thing not laid out in those changes, but in a comment instead is the fact RPGs will not be found in chests any longer once the update hits.

“Also worth mentioning we’re making a change to move Rocket Launchers out of chests – though they’ll still be in Supply Drops (and a little more available there than they are now) and Vending Machines,” wrote EpicEricSW in a Reddit comment.

This means RPGs will now be seen a whole lot less than they are now and they will take longer to shoot.

It’s arguable that this is the biggest change coming in this next update as this has a chance to become meta-shifting.

What do you think of all of these changes? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. this really isnt a nerf, its just annoying for everyone, if you wanna nerf rpgs eieither make AoE splash effect as it used to be in season 1,2,3, how it should be, or reduce the ammo cap to like 5,4,3


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