Fortnite Update Adds Silenced SMG & Tweaks Weapon Balance

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A new Fortnite update is rolling out in the form of a hotfix, which adds a new suppressed SMG to the game, while also making balancing changes to weapons.

Here’s everything that’s being tweaked with the latest Fortnite update:

Enabled Silenced SMG

Can be found as a Common, Uncommon or Rare variant.

This new SMG is Suppressed, making it the quietest weapon in the game.

Assault Rifle accuracy increased.

ADS accuracy benefit increased by 33%.

Accuracy penalty per shot decreased by 20%.

Accuracy reset speed increased by 20%.

Recoil reduced by 30%.

SMG damage increased from 12/12/13 to 14/15/16 for all rarities.

SMG magazine size increased from 25 to 35.

Tactical SMG damage increased from 14/15/16to 16/17/18 for all rarities.

Adjusted SMG/Tactical SMG environmental damage to match base damage.

Rocket Launcher reload time increased by 10%.

I’m a sucker for a suppressed weapon, and can’t wait to try out the new suppressed SMG. What is your highlight from this hotfix? Let us know.

In other news, it seems that Call of Duty: WWII Supply Drops will soon contain weaponsRainbow Six Siege White Noise Operators have been revealed, and Borderlands developer Gearbox was sent a vicious death threat.

Source: Epic Games