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The top five most overpowered weapons and items added to Fortnite



FaZe Tfue recently talked on his stream about the worst things added to Fortnite over the seasons and he inspired us to make a list of the most questionable things ever added to the game. 

Sometimes it’s an overpowered weapon and sometimes it’s a broken mechanic, but Epic has absolutely made some missteps along the way with the things it adds to the game.

Usually, they are vaulted pretty quickly after the community speaks up but there is usually something in the game that most people agree shouldn’t be there.

Of course, this is all my opinion and I welcome your suggestions in the comments below, but I don’t think the first weapon on this list will be very controversial: 

  1. Turret

The Turret is what caused Tfue to start thinking about the worst things added to the game over the years. “The turret is actually one of the dumbest things they’ve added in the game, no joke,” the FaZe star said. “What do you guys think? I think the turret is the worst thing they’ve added to this game. Easily.”

To Epic’s credit, they were quick to nerf, but changes to the turret’s health and availability weren’t enough. As I wrote this, Epic Design Lead Eric Williamson took to Twitter to announce further nerfs coming in v6.31. Ultimately, no nerfs may be enough and the turret will head to the great vault in the sky.

  1. Jetpack

Speaking of the great vault in the sky, the Jetpack is an item most people are happy is no longer in the game. The Jetpack was designed as a limited time item, apparently Epic knew just how strong it would end up being.

During its relatively short time in the game, the Jetpack was hotly contested and some people even wanted it to become permanent. No doubt it was fun to use but it was equally unfun to play against. While sniping gliding opponents is hard, hitting jetpacking players was even harder.

  1. Drum Gun

When the double pump was nerfed in Season Four, the Drum Gun took its place as the most casually OP weapon in the game. For months through the end of Season Four and throughout Season Five, the Drum Gun gave players headaches with its ability to tear through structures and health alike.

With a clip of 50 and a DPS over 200 for both the uncommon and rare variants, the Drum Gun was truly OP. Many people still clamor for the gun to come back but with its high drop rate and versatility, the game is better balanced with it gone.

  1. Original Boogie Bomb

For number two, we are heading all the way back to Season Two. The Boogie Bomb is still available in the game but has been nerfed so far it is practically useless. Players who began in 2018 won’t remember the feeling of helplessness when being hit by a Boogie Bomb in its original form.

A hit player was forced to dance for ten seconds and the effects weren’t broken by damage. So a typical hit by a boogie bomb went like this:

  • Start dancing
  • run frantically
  • get caught because you can’t build or defend yourself
  • get emoted on twice and blasted by a pump shotgun for 250 damage

The Boogie Bomb was supposed to be a fun and wacky inclusion in the game but was unbelievably OP. Epic quickly nerfed the time to five seconds but even that was way too long to go without being able to build or shoot and they put the break upon damage modification in. That made the item totally unusable. This is a great example of the fine line Epic has to walk between OP and unusable, between fun and competitive.

  1. Guided Missile

Number one on this list is a weapon Epic tried to make work twice and both times had to vault it. It was first introduced on March 14th, 2018 and was vaulted just over a month later on April 18th. That first version of the weapon took the already incredibly strong RPG and just allowed the player to control the rocket.

While it did move a bit slower, the ability to move the rocket made it so that drop in speed may have actually been a benefit as players could adjust it even more on the fly.

Nothing quite like building a structure and healing up before a rocket literally comes around the mountain from a player who was impossible to see and explodes everything. 

When the Guided Missile returned on July 31st it was nerfed a considerable amount but still was too strong. Guided Missile 2.0 saw the structure damage reduced from 1,100 (yup) to 400 and the player damage was reduced from slightly over 100 to the 70s for both versions of the gun.

These changes saw it last another couple months but it was vaulted – possibly for good – on November 1st. Like most things on this list, it was good for Reddit clips and streamer highlights but not for competitive balance.

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How to get the Dish Destroyer pickaxe in Fortnite Season 3

Another exclusive pickaxe arrives to Fortnite in Season 3 and it sure looks quite different. Here’s how you can get it.



Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite

The Dish Destroyer pickaxe is another free cosmetic you can get in Chapter 3 Season 3 if you haven’t already. Here’s how to get the pickaxe right into your locker.

Fortnite players sure love freebies that the developers give them away each season. From a free Refer-A-Friend skin to a slurpy back bling that you can get upon completing quests, players have faithfully completed every task that Epic has asked them to claim the free reward.

However, over the course of several seasons now, getting these freebies is starting to feel too much work to some players. Epic continues to add away free content, but players are asked to put in the work in order to claim these rewards.

This time around, there’s a new item on the block, The Dish Destroyer Pickaxe, which you can get in Fortnite now by doing a few simple steps. Here’s how you can get it in Season 3.

Get the Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite now

Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform GeForce Now was launched earlier this year when players were able to stream Fortnite on any device if they were a member of the service. This also allowed iOS users to stream the game on their phones despite the Apple vs. Epic lawsuit.

In a recent tweet, Nvidia announced that Fortnite players will be able to redeem a free Dish Destroyer Pickaxe if they stream Fortnite on their GeForce Now enabled devices until August 4, 2022. Players who are members of the exclusive service will only be able to redeem this for free in-game.

However, in another announcement, Epic told its player base that the pickaxe is not exclusive to GeForce Now but will also be available in the Item Shop at a later date. This means that those who aren’t able to redeem the free pickaxe using their GeForce Now memberships will have a chance to buy it using V-Bucks in the Item Shop.

The cost of the pickaxe has not been revealed as of yet as players believe that it will be released once the limited window of August 4 for GeForce Now members have expired. As soon as we get any news on its Item Shop release, we’ll be sure to update this article.

GeForce Now players have had the perks of free rewards ever since the service allowed players to experience the thrill of Fortnite anywhere on their devices. Falling in line is XCloud’s gaming service which has become extremely popular amongst Xbox players.

For more, check out our guide on How to use Ice Cream cones in Fortnite Season 3.

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Fortnite players call on Epic Games to fix Loot Chests bug in Season 3

As the latest Fortnite Season 3 update brought players a No Sweat Summer, it left a weird bug in the game where players are getting empty loot chests. Here’s the latest on that.



Loot Chests in Fortnite

Fortnite players have finally given up on the game due to its never-ending glitches and bugs that affect their overall gameplay experience. The latest glitch in the game is teleporting chest loot to a different location, and it’s getting pretty annoying for players.

Player feedback is one of the many things Epic takes very seriously that it aims to fix in every major weekly update or minor hotfixes from time to time. Often there are times when these bugs can get pretty annoying as they affect the overall gameplay experience for the player.

Fortnite players have seen bugs ranging from being stuck under the map or taking fall damage after jumping off a launch pad. From pros to content creators, each one of them took to social media to call on the developers to “fix the game”.

However, a recent update, v21.30, left a bug that has tested the patience of every Fortnite player active this season – potentially the most annoying Fortnite bug of all time. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Fortnite bug teleports chests loots to other locations

A strange Fortnite bug that is going viral right now on social media is the Loot Chests bug. It all began when Epic added the update v21.30 and introduced players to this year’s summer event, No Sweat Summer.

The update also saw the addition of Prime Shotgun which is considered to be the best shotgun in Chapter 3. While all the additions are fascinating and exciting to the players, the bug the update left in the game is still haunting players who are failing to win a game like they used to.

The bug, as shown in the clip above, teleports the chest loot to a nearby location outside if a player opens a chest box inside a building. This is pretty annoying as it doesn’t let the player farm loot fast as they usually would while landing on a hot drop.

Players have already started uploading their clips of the loot chest bug and are calling out the game to come out and fix this issue. This bug also creates double the work for those players who like to play a fast-paced Battle Royale match.

Joining in the conversation are a few FNCS players who feel that this bug might cost them several games where they would end up losing on a major competitive level. The entire community has joined hands together to ask the developers to fix the game at the earliest.

While Fortnite has not addressed this issue on their social media handles or on the Trello board could also mean that players in higher ping regions might be the only ones experiencing the bug. However, the player base is still keeping their hopes high to get these issues fixed as soon as possible.

As bugs and glitches continue to add to several issues Fortnite is filled with, events like No Sweat Summer keep the community excited for more in-game content and freebies that they can get. The challenges for No Sweat Summer are live in-game now and players can redeem their share of rewards upon completing them.

For more, check out our article on Fortnite introducing the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30.

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Fortnite introduces the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30

Prime Shotgun is the latest game breaking weapon that has been added to Fortnite in v21.30. Here’s all about the new shotgun.



Prime Shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun is another addition to Fortnite this season in terms of weaponry that has been added to the game. Here is all about the latest shotgun that was introduced in v21.30 and what players think of it.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has been a joyride for both OG and new players alike. The new mechanics, the reality bloom spreading everywhere, and the addition of new weapons to the game have kept the community satisfied so far.

However, during the beginning of Chapter 3, the shotgun meta was deemed to be the worst shotguns the game had added to the game. The Striker Pump, Ranger, and Auto Shotguns were weapons that players had deemed incompetent to other shotguns in Fortnite.

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Much so, even the newly released Two Shot Shotgun couldn’t impress the players with its faster fire rate and damage. So, Epic decided to throw a new shotgun into the mix to seek player reactions and improve the messed-up shotguns in-game.

Prime Shotgun is the new community favorite shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun was added in the latest update v21.30 to the unvaulted weapons arsenal in Fortnite. The shotguns were the second one introduced to the player base apart from the Two-Shot shotgun.

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It holds 4 bullets in a clip and promises heavy damage on the first shot fired from a fully loaded clip. The 3 shots that follow inflict lower damage than that of the first one.

When a player reloads the shotgun, 3 blue dots appear on the gun with the red dot being the first shot being loaded. This brings back the memories of the infamous “One Shot Meta” from the OG days when the community used to perform using a Pump Shotgun.

Pros like NickEh30 sang high praise of the Prime Shotgun as the weapon contains elements of the OG pump in terms of range, accuracy, and firepower. Other pros like SypherPK & Ninja also commented their thoughts on the gun which were highly positive.

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With the recent Fortnite update, leaks have also been floating around about the No Sweat Summer and Ice Cream cone consumables that the player base can see in-game in the coming days. However, an official announcement has been made about the same on the official blog website of Fortnite.

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