Wed April 18 2018

Fortnite’s guided missile raises questions “over fairness and strength”

Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode has been hugely popular over the last couple of months, but that doesn’t mean that developer Epic Games has stopped tweaking the title.

In a Reddit post the developer said that it will be removing the recently-added guided missile from the game, as some serious concerns have been raised about it among players.

“We’ve gotten a lot of feedback around the Guided Missile, in particular concerns over fairness and strength of the weapon. We share your concerns, so we’ve put the Guided Missile into the vault while we figure out the next steps for its future,” it said in the update.

So for now, the guided missile will gone but that doesn’t mean that it might not come back at a later stage.

In the same post, Epic Games detailed an update to the peeking system – or rather a rollback to a previous state.

“In v3.4, we identified an unintended behavior with shooting that affected a small number of players. However, when implementing a fix in v3.5, we unintentionally introduced a bug around peeking over structures and edges. The result of this issue is that you would accidentally end up shooting your own structures. We will be rolling back this change in v3.5.2 this week, and we’ll be taking a little more time to evaluate how we fix the original issue,” it said.

Also in the update, the time it takes to swap between weapons have been tweaked, most notably Snipers and Crossbows do not benefit as much from quick switching.