Epic Games have made some adjustments to throwables in Arena and Tournament playlists.
The Fortnite Champion Series Solos qualifiers get underway on Saturday, and therefore the developers have implemented some heavily requested changes. These modifications will only affect competitive game modes.
Popular Fortnite caster and analyst Arten “Ballatw” Esa confirmed the news during a recent tweet. Balla referenced Matt “Loomin”, Competitive Producer at Epic, as his source.
Firstly, Grenades are being removed completely from competitive playlists. This actually happened last season too, but they came back at the start of Season 3.
In both Solos and team modes, correctly throwing a stack of nades on a boxed-up enemy may result in a simple free kill. With the proper set-up, the victim will have almost no warning of the approaching doom and be unable to flee to safety.
The other item impacted by these changes is that the stench bomb . After an extended spell within the Fortnite vault, stinks returned within the hands of this season’s controversial gimmick, the Marauders.
Whilst the Marauders will still potentially drop stinks when eliminated, there won’t be quite as many. This nerf are going to be especially welcomed within the Trio Cash Cups.
Previously, a team of three could easily line up of six stinks each. This meant that, regardless of what percentage times a player tried to re-box to avoid the toxic yellow gas, their opponents could just keep throwing them.
These adjustments are met with praise from the competitive Fortnite community. However, some people are concerned that with the leaked Atlantis POI set to emerge very soon, another overpowered mythic weapon could soon be introduced.