Epic Games Removes Fortnite Guided Missile, Addresses Weapon Swapping

Peeking, weapon swapping, and player feedback regarding Fortnite's guided missile have all been addressed in the latest developer update.


New features hit Epic Games' popular battle royale Fortnite all the time, and while some such as the Port-a-Fort might capture players' imaginations, others like the Guided Missile draw their ire. Fortunately, the development team is prepared to address player feedback concerning these and other features, and has recently posted a new update that directly addresses the Guided Missile as well as peeking and weapon swapping.

In a post made over on the Fortnite subreddit, Epic Games detailed some of the changes players can expect to see soon. In particular, the team addressed player feedback regarding the Guided Missile by essentially removing it from the game. It's not written out of the code, of course; the team says they've "put the Guided Missile into the vault while we figure out the next steps for its future."

Epic Games also looked into player habits regarding quick weapon swapping. As an unintended side effect of the quick switch mechanic, players were able to essentially able to negate the low rate of fire statistic for some weapons. The team recently added weapon equip times to combat the issue, and will soon be changing the equip times for snipers and crossbows to reduce the time benefit gained by using quick switching.

Lastly, the developers addressed an "unintended behavior" centered around the peeking mechanic unveiled in the recent v3.4 update. A bug fix introduced in the Fortnite v3.5 update caused problems with shooting structures while peeking, but promise that the problematic fix will be removed via rollback in the upcoming v3.4.2 update set to land later this week.

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