Fortnite Update Buffs Two Underpowered Guns, Removes New Gameplay Feature

Epic Games has updated Fortnite on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and mobile devices, giving two underpowered guns much-needed buffs and removing a new gameplay feature Season 5 added. More specifically, if the Dragon's Breath and Charge Shotgun all of sudden feel better, it's because today Epic Games made some "adjustments" to each weapon.

For the Dragon's Breath, the range and damage have been increased. Meanwhile, the Charge Shotgun's ammo capacity, damage, and reload speed have been increased as well. Unfortunately, this is the limit of how specific Epic Games gets with the makeshift patch notes, leaving players in the dark about how extensive these tweaks are and whether or not they will make a difference in the current meta.

In addition to the two buffs, Epic Games also temporarily disabled sand tunneling on the Island while it investigates an issue. Again, this is how specific Epic Games gets, so it's unclear what the issue is, but bugs have been reported involving the feature, so it's not very surprising to see it yanked. That said, right now, there's no information on when it will return.


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