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Epic Games has released a new update for Fortnite on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.

The main highlight of this week’s update for Battle Royale players is the new Tactical Assault Rifle. This new addition is available in rare, epic, and legendary variants, and deals 22/23/24 damage with a 1.75x headshot multiplier.

Today’s update also reduces the health of The Baller to 150, removes the Compact SMG from the game, and reduces the base damage of the Drum Gun to reduce its effectiveness.

“Since its unvaulting, the Drum Gun effectiveness has been slightly higher than we wanted,” the developer explains. “This change should reduce its combat effectiveness while still retaining its flavor.”

Other changes include the ability to build into slipstreams, the removal of slipstreams after the fifth circle, and a couple of performance improvements.

While on the Save the World side, players get a new Wargames simulation that features Mist Pods and a new hero called Prehistoric Izza. This new hero is available from the Event Store for Gold and has the Saurian Hide perk, which increases armor when shields are depleted.

Read the full patch notes here.

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Fortnite update adds Tactical Assault Rifle, nerfs Drum Gun

Fortnite’s latest weekly update is now live on all platforms.

By Matthew Bennett | 05/15/2019 05:49 AM PT | Updated 05/15/2019 12:05 PM PT

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Epic Games has released a new update for Fortnite on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.

The main highlight of this week’s update for Battle Royale players is the new Tactical Assault Rifle. This new addition is available in rare, epic, and legendary variants, and deals 22/23/24 damage with a 1.75x headshot multiplier.

Today’s update also reduces the health of The Baller to 150, removes the Compact SMG from the game, and reduces the base damage of the Drum Gun to reduce its effectiveness.

“Since its unvaulting, the Drum Gun effectiveness has been slightly higher than we wanted,” the developer explains. “This change should reduce its combat effectiveness while still retaining its flavor.”

Other changes include the ability to build into slipstreams, the removal of slipstreams after the fifth circle, and a couple of performance improvements.

While on the Save the World side, players get a new Wargames simulation that features Mist Pods and a new hero called Prehistoric Izza. This new hero is available from the Event Store for Gold and has the Saurian Hide perk, which increases armor when shields are depleted.

Read the full patch notes here.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

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