Epic have recently added a Compact SMG to Fortnite Battle Royale in order to change the close-range combat, but the majority opinion on the weapon and SMGs as a whole, is that they are too overpowered. Epic agree and have now pushed a live hotfix to adjust the SMG’s to make them more in line with how Epic had wanted them to be.
Here are the changes that have been made to the SMG’s:
- SMG and Compact SMG accuracy bonus reduced from 35% to 15%.
- SMG damage reduced from 19/20/21 to 17/18/19.
- Compact SMG damage reduced from 23/24 to 21/22.
- SMG fire rate reduced from 13 to 12.
- Compact SMG fire rate reduced from 11 to 10.
- SMG, Compact SMG, and Silenced SMG damage falloff.
- Range reduced from 2400/3500/5000 to 2000/3000/4000.
- Percentage reduced from 100/80/65% to 100/70/40%.
- Rare SMG and Compact SMGs drop rates slightly reduced.
The changes made should balance the SMGs to be more in line with what they should be, but Epic will be monitoring how the SMGs perform and will be making adjustments if necessary.
It just goes to show that Epic are truly listening to the community and are making changes as and when it is needed, based on what the Fortnite community think. It hasn’t been too long since the Combat SMG was introduced to Fortnite Battle Royale, so Epic have actually acted upon this fairly quickly.
We will keep you updated with any new information when it becomes available.