Sean Hamilton (MrPopoTFS), Community Coordinator at Epic Games, has announced that the X-4 Stormwing Plane will be receiving a significant nerf in Fortnite patch v7.10.
Sean responded to a feedback Tweet on Twitter asking for more damage to be applied to the pilot upon the plane being destroyed. To the player’s relief, that’s exactly what the team at Epic Games had in mind.
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While initially saying that pilot damage would be increased from 25 to 35, he then corrected himself stating that it will be raised to 50.
Update: Turns out it just got changed to 50 in v7.10. 😇
— Sean Hamilton (@MrPopoTFS) December 13, 2018
Upon the plane being destroyed, whether that is crashing or being shot down, the pilot will take 50 damage after patch v7.10. This should significantly impact a pilot’s aggressive playstyle and give those on the ground more of a chance.
Many players have given their feedback on the X-4 Stormwing’s effectiveness, it seems that the loud majority feel the plane is too powerful in its current state. It will be interesting to see if this change fixes that issue.
An official release for Fortnite patch v7.10 has yet to be announced. It is expected to drop Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 – but that is purely speculation at the time of writing.
Stay tuned to FortniteINTEL for the full v7.10 patch notes as well as any other changes that may be announced before official release. New cosmetics are also expected to be added in the v7.10 patch.