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Fortnite v22.0 Paradise Patch Notes – Weapon Balance Changes

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 sees balance changes for various Sniper weapons. Here are the Fortnite v22.0 patch notes.
Fortnite v22.0 Paradise Patch Notes – Weapon Balance Changes

The maintenance period of the rollout of Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 has finally concluded, and despite early technical issues, there’s plenty of new content to look forward to. This includes a refreshed Battle Pass, recent map changes, and a new storyline to engage with until the season concludes on 3rd December 2022.

The v22.0 patch update saw quality-of-life improvements, bug fixes, and balance changes to several game features and weapons players should look out for. Let’s look at all the latest weapon balance changes in the Fortnite v22.0 patch update.

All Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 Weapon Balance Changes

Alongside the introduction of the Chrome substance, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 also saw new weapons added and several vaulted and unvaulted. Similarly, Epic Games has implemented notable balance changes to select weapons during the recent maintenance period.

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New weapon balance changes have been implemented for the new competitive season of Fortnite. (Picture: Epic Games)

According to the developer blog post, these balance changes mainly affected their Sniper weapons group, including those currently vaulted. All the Sniper weapons received various buffs to either their damage, explosive damage, or headshot multiplier.

Below, we’ve detailed all the balance changes made to several Sniper weapons for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 v22.0 patch update:

  • Automatic Sniper Rifle: increase in damage and headshot multiplier
  • Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle: increase damage
  • Boom Sniper Rifle: increase explosive damage
  • Heavy Sniper Rifle: increase headshot multiplier (vaulted)
  • Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper: increase in damage and headshot multiplier (unvaulted)
  • Hunting Rifle: increase in damage and headshot multiplier
  • Lever Action Rifle: increase damage and headshot multiplier
  • Rail Gun: increase in damage
  • Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle: increase in damage
  • Storm Scout Sniper Rifle: increase headshot multiplier
  • Suppressed Sniper Rifle: increase in damage
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The recently unvaulted Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper is one of the many weapons that received a buff. (Picture: Epic Games)

These recent balance changes will now see the return of one-shot eliminations, which should see some allow adulation from “expert marksmen.” Whether in Solos, Trios, or now Zero Build mode, they should be able to take down enemies with a single shot if they remain calm and on target.

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