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Epic Games has made more changes to building and SMGs in Fortnite Battle Royale in response to player feedback.

“We’ve seen various discussions about SMGs, building material changes, and general weapon vs structure interaction,” the developer wrote. “We agree that weapons should have a unique purpose and that building should feel great as well as show off your tactical skills in the heat of battle.

“Your feedback in combination with internal testing has shown that previous changes in these areas were not achieving the goals we had set out for. The new changes are aimed at allowing for strengths and weaknesses between the SMGs, shotguns and structures during close range combat.”

The changes that have been pushed live by the developer increase the initial health of wood, stone, and metal walls, and reduce the damage and magazine size of the compact SMG.

Alongside the above changes, the drum gun has been given a nerf by increasing its damage falloff, decreasing its jumping accuracy, decreasing its targeting accuracy, and reducing its spawn rate. Take a look at all the changes below:

Building Changes

  • Wood wall initial HP increased from 80 to 90
  • Stone wall initial HP increased from 80 to 100
  • Metal wall initial HP increased from 80 to 110

SMG Changes

Compact SMG

  • Reduced damage from 22/21 to 21/20
  • Reduced magazine size from 50 to 40

Drum Gun

  • Reduced falloff range damage from 80% to 70% at 3500 units
  • Reduced falloff range damage from 65% to 55% at 5000+ units
  • Added environmental damage fall off matching player damage fall off
  • Decreased jumping accuracy by 5%
  • Decreased targeting accuracy by 10%
  • Reduced spawn rate from chests and floor loot by 40%

Fortnite Battle Royale is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, and iOS.

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Fortnite Battle Royale gets building buffs, drum gun nerf

Epic Games has made some balance adjustments to Fortnite Battle Royale.

By Matthew Bennett | 08/9/2018 09:23 AM PT

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Epic Games has made more changes to building and SMGs in Fortnite Battle Royale in response to player feedback.

“We’ve seen various discussions about SMGs, building material changes, and general weapon vs structure interaction,” the developer wrote. “We agree that weapons should have a unique purpose and that building should feel great as well as show off your tactical skills in the heat of battle.

“Your feedback in combination with internal testing has shown that previous changes in these areas were not achieving the goals we had set out for. The new changes are aimed at allowing for strengths and weaknesses between the SMGs, shotguns and structures during close range combat.”

The changes that have been pushed live by the developer increase the initial health of wood, stone, and metal walls, and reduce the damage and magazine size of the compact SMG.

Alongside the above changes, the drum gun has been given a nerf by increasing its damage falloff, decreasing its jumping accuracy, decreasing its targeting accuracy, and reducing its spawn rate. Take a look at all the changes below:

Building Changes

  • Wood wall initial HP increased from 80 to 90
  • Stone wall initial HP increased from 80 to 100
  • Metal wall initial HP increased from 80 to 110

SMG Changes

Compact SMG

  • Reduced damage from 22/21 to 21/20
  • Reduced magazine size from 50 to 40

Drum Gun

  • Reduced falloff range damage from 80% to 70% at 3500 units
  • Reduced falloff range damage from 65% to 55% at 5000+ units
  • Added environmental damage fall off matching player damage fall off
  • Decreased jumping accuracy by 5%
  • Decreased targeting accuracy by 10%
  • Reduced spawn rate from chests and floor loot by 40%

Fortnite Battle Royale is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, and iOS.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89