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Huge Fortnite Changes Just Came Out, Shockwave Hammer Has Been Nerfed

Fortnite Battle Royale has received its first balance update in Chapter 4 – Season 1. Epic Games has released several big changes that have affected the effectiveness of a few items in the game, including the Shockwave Hammer.

It will be interesting to see how these new changes affect players. There is no doubt that the hammer has been very popular in the first few days of the new season, which is why Epic decided to nerf it.

This article will reveal everything you need to know about the latest Fortnite balance changes. We will take a deeper look at every item that has been affected by them.

Shockwave Hammer and Ex-Caliber Rifle nerfed with the new update

Shockwave Hammer has been banned with the latest update

Epic Games has decided to reduce the effectiveness of the Shockwave Hammer by nerfing its recharge time. Before the update, it took 15 seconds to reload the hammer, but it’s been increased to 20 seconds with the new update.

Furthermore, the Ex-Caliber Rifle has also been nerfed. Its damage has been reduced by 5 hit points.

Epic Games has also buffed a couple of weapons with the latest Fortnite Battle Royale update. Maven Auto Shotgun now fires quicker and is more accurate. Additionally, the accuracy and recoil of the Tac Pistol have been improved.


Epic Games has also reduced the spawn rate of Knight Chests. They now spawn 70% of the time, instead of 100% before the patch. Rocks now give more resources as well.

Two more changes have come out with the update. The first one affects POI capture time, which is now 45 seconds, or 15 seconds faster than before. Finally, light ammo stacks now contain 20 bullets, instead of 18.



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