New Fortnite update brings the battle to Tilted Towers and balances shotguns

fortnite Developer Epic Games has released a new update for the popular free-to-play Battle Royale video game that brings several notable changes to the title. The Battle Royale-specific patch v20.30 continues the fights between IO and the Resistance by bringing it to one of the most iconic locations on the map, Titled Towers. That’s not all, however. There’s also the Star Wars festivities, a major shotgun balance update, and the return of Choppas.

While all of these are certainly cool on their own, it’s the shotgun rebalancing that seems to be the most enduring. In summary, shotgun damage has increased for the majority of shots – but there’s also now a maximum damage cap determining exactly what that looks like: the maximum damage a single shot from a shotgun can actually inflict. You can check out all the changes to shotguns in fortnite, straight from the sourcebelow:

  • Minimum pellet shots increased from 3 to 4 for Striker Shotgun, Auto Shotgun, and Drum Shotgun.
  • Striker Shotgun and Auto Shotgun pellet damage and headshot damage increased.
  • Ranger Shotgun and Drum Shotgun headshot damage increased significantly, but no change to base pellet damage.
  • Adjusted Drum Shotgun damage falloff, shortening effective range.

As for the Battle of the Tilted Towers, there are funding stations for an armored battle bus as well as turrets. The fact that Huntmaster Saber is once again in the fray adds a little more intrigue to this latest battle, although an IO airship has been introduced to make things more difficult. Lightsabers are returning to celebrate Star Wars Day, and there are funding stations for Choppas in the various seven outposts. Once fully funded, the Choppa will no longer be vaulted.

As stated above, fortniteBattle Royale update v20.30 is now available. fortnite itself is more widely currently in the middle of Chapter 3 Season 2: Resistance, and is available on most major platforms in its latest form, with the exception of the iOS version. You can check out all of our previous coverage from fortnite here.

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