Epic Games have released a brand new Fortnite update today, a 19.01 hotfix. Here are the official Fortnite patch notes.
We’ve only had one new major Fortnite update since the release of chapter 3 season 1 back at the start of December. However, we have had several hotfix updates along with the Winterfest Christmas event last month.
On Tuesday, we had a hotfix Fortnite update that introduced tornadoes and lightning into the game. The feature was teased at the start of the season and finally makes it way into the game, and one of today’s challenges require players to fly around a tornado.
The Flare Gun was also added back into the game after being unvaulted, a weapon that hasn’t been in the game since chapter 2 season 6. We knew we were getting our second hotfix update of the week after the Fortnite Status account put out a tweet.
The tweet stated that Epic Games will be making changes to the Stinger SMG, MK-Seven Assault Rifle, and the Auto Shotgun. They also mentioned the hotfix update will be released today, January 13th, 2022.
The ended the tweet by stating that they will follow up on the post by stating the adjustments they’ve made to the three chapter 3 weapons when they are live in-game. The new Forntite update today on Jan 13th is now live and here are the official patch notes for the hotfix.
January 13th Fortnite Patch Notes
MK-Seven (MK7 AR) Assault Rifle Nerfed
One of the major concerns of players has been the power of the MK-Seven Assault Rifle. The MK7 is easily the most used weapon in the game and players were asking Epic Games to nerf the weapon.
The MK7 AR has now been nerfed with the MK-Seven damage being decreased slightly. Epic Games didn’t mention the new damage values, but thanks to data-miner Hypex, we know the new damage numbers of the popular AR.
- MK7 damage (up to Mythic) nerfed from 21/22/23/24/25/26 to 20/21/22/23/24/25
Fortnite Stringer SMG Damage Reduced
One of the other weapons in chapter 3 season 1 that needed a nerf through a damage reduction is the Stringer SMG. Here are the before and after damage values thanks to Hypex:
- Stinger SMG (up to Mythic) damage nerfed from 18/19/20/21/22/24 to 16/17/18/19/20/22
Auto Shotgun Buff – Reload Speed Increased
Players are still asking for Epic to add the pump back. It’s unlikely to happen. The auto shotgun hasn’t gone down well with the player base and it’s now been buffed. The reload speed has been increased. Here’s the previous and after reload speeds for the auto shotgun in Fortnite:
- Auto Shotgun reload time buffed from 8.8/8.4/8/7.6/7.2/6.8 to 6.2/6/5.7/5.4/5.1/4.8
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When Did Chapter 3 Season 1 Launch?
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What is the name of the additional Skin for Chapter 3, that is not yet released?
What is the name for Chapter 3?
Which of these POIs is NOT on the Chapter 3 map?
On what page of the Chapter 3 Battle Pass will you find the Lunar Charge Emote?
Which one of these is NOT a landmark in Chapter 3?
How many V- Bucks can you earn if you unlock all of the rewards from this seasons Battle Pass?
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When did the Chapter 2 finale event take place?
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Here’s what Epic Games stated on the Fortnite Status Twitter account: