Epic have just released a hotfix where three weapons have been vaulted and two weapons unvaulted in Fortnite Battle Royale.

The v10.20 Content Update was released on Tuesday and in this update the Zapper Trap was added but now Epic have released a hotfix where the Combat Shotgun, Drum Shotgun and the Proximity Launcher have been vaulted.

Not only have Epic vaulted these weapons but they have also brought back the Suppressed AR and the Automatic Sniper. Changes have also been made to the B.R.U.T.E., Peppers and Retail Row.

You can read the full patch notes below:

Hey folks,
In addition to the v10.20 Content Update, we’ve made a few more changes in-game. Find out what you can expect below.

WEAPONS & ITEMS

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Vaulted

  • Combat Shotgun
  • Drum Shotgun
  • Proximity Launcher

Unvaulted

  • Suppressed Assault Rifle (Epic/Legendary)
  • Automatic Sniper
    • The Automatic Sniper was underperforming relative to some of the other Sniper Rifles. This adjustment to damage should make it more desirable as an alternative long-range weapon.
      • Increased damage from 31/33/35 to 40/42/44

GAMEPLAY

B.R.U.T.E
Lowered the spawn rate of the B.R.U.T.E in Storm phases 3-6 in core modes. Arena spawn rates will remain unchanged.

  • With this change, we’re hoping to reduce the impact of B.R.U.T.Es on late-game scenarios, while retaining their presence in the early game.
    • Storm phase 3
      • New spawn rates
        • 33.3% chance to spawn 0
        • 33.3% chance to spawn 1
        • 33.3% chance to spawn 2
      • Old spawn rates
        • 25% chance to spawn 0
        • 25% chance to spawn 1
        • 25% chance to spawn 2
        • 25% chance to spawn 3
    • Storm phase 4
      • New spawn rates
        • 50% chance to spawn 0
        • 50% chance to spawn 1
      • Old spawn rates
        • 33.3% chance to spawn 0
        • 33.3% chance to spawn 1
        • 33.3% chance to spawn 2
    • Storm phase 5
      • New spawn rates
        • 83.4% chance to spawn 0
        • 16.6% chance to spawn 1
      • Old spawn rates
        • 50% chance to spawn 0
        • 50% chance to spawn 1
    • Storm phase 6
      • New spawn rates
        • Will no longer spawn.
      • Old spawn rates
        • 90% chance to spawn 0
        • 10% chance to spawn 1

Peppers

  • Increased the duration of spiciness from Peppers to a 60-second duration from a 20-second duration.

Retail Row

  • This POI is intended to be a high-risk, high-reward drop location, but we feel the reward has outweighed the risk. By reducing the availability of Obelisks, gathering rare loot will require a little more time investment.
    • Reduced the maximum number of Spawn Obelisks from 7 to 5.
    • Increased the time before Spawn Obelisks respawn to a max of 30 seconds (previously a max of 5 seconds).
      • The respawn timer for Spawn Obelisks is on a loop and time may vary between 1-30 seconds.
    • Decreased the chance to drop Rocket Launchers from destroyed Spawn Obelisks from 18.46% to 10%
    • Decreased the chance to drop Jump Pads from destroyed Spawn Obelisks from 50% to 40%

These adjustments are available now, so drop in and test them out!

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FortniteIsKillingItself
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FortniteIsKillingItself

ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW WHY DID YOU VAULT THE COMBAT SHOTTY

GhostFZ 62
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GhostFZ 62

it’s a good gun maybe it comes back later
lol i can see already half the community be like (thank you for vaulting it) cuz they can’t aim with it and love a gun like pump shotgun where you can kill someone with one shot which seems fair
don’t get me wrong Pump is fun to use like that but also not fair

THANK YOU
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THANK YOU

holy shit….
THANK YOU EPIC THAT TAC IS SO MUCH BETTER, they should of unvaulted the gold/purple pumps or the double barrel but still THANK YOU EPIC, THANK YOU FOR VAULTING THE COMBAT

fortnitesucky
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fortnitesucky

imagine liking the tac, mobile bot

Malice
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Malice

imagine sucking so bad you cant properly use the tac

GhostFZ 62
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GhostFZ 62

well I guess you suck at using Combat which is a good gun soo fk you I guess

Bad
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Bad

What does vaulting combat have to do with TAC?! Its already in the game!!?

Zed
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Zed

OMG combat was my favorit. Time to pick, a new favorit.

Yeet
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Yeet

Time to pick a new game.

(Minecraft)

GhostFZ 62
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GhostFZ 62

like none of us plays Minecraft and other games

GhostFZ 62
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GhostFZ 62

oh wait you don’t play Minecraft?
BRUH

Thomas
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Thomas

Add back legedery pump

Thomas
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Thomas

Add pumps back

Patricia Arvin
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Patricia Arvin

Fortnite is being ruined in my opinion.. they are taking good weapons and replacing them with trash .. 5 ppl in my family has went to minecraft.. omg.. stop messing with the game.. take out the updated places that ur trying to make realistic ans bring back things like in season 2 or 3.. when the game was fun..

Matthew H
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Matthew H

So Taking Drum Shotgun and replacing it with suppressed are is not a good idea? More of a chance to find a gun that’s no reliable. No chance to find a damn gun that overly saturated the loot pole and was generally useless.

GhostFZ 62
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GhostFZ 62

true

Harrhian
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Harrhian

I’m confused. Literally just been playing and the Combat was in game!

Ammar zein
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Ammar zein

My friend told me I should start being familiar with the combat shotgun bc I was entirely good on it . Thank God I didn’t became familiar with it

Fortnites fun now
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Fortnites fun now

Good now bring pumps back the combat should never have been a thing

Tudwor
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Tudwor

LOVE IT! Thanks Epic for finally doing something good for the game!

Hotdog
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Hotdog

Honestly, I like that the combat was been vaulted. Cause combats were the dominate shotgun. But now there is more variety late game, with the Blue Pump and Gold Tactical being pretty even, cause it’s obvious what’s gonna happen if the Purple and Gold Pump comes back, no one will use the Gold Tactical.