Epic Games has announced that the explosive Guided Missile weapon will soon make a return to Fortnite Battle Royale.
Removed after it proved far more devastating than the developer had intended, it will return with reduced movement speed, turning radius, damage and damage radius – with 12 rockets as the maximum ammo cap.
“When the Guided Missile first made its way to [Fortnite] Battle Royale, we loved all the fun and crazy moments it provided,” Epic Games senior gameplay designer Andrew Bains explained in this week’s dev update.
“But, after its release, we shared the same concerns as the Fortnite community at large – it’s hard to compete against a near-endless barrage of highly effective explosives.
“We’ve made a number of changes to the Guided Missile that position it as more of a scouting tool than a high damage threat. This includes reduced movement speed, reduced turning radius, reduced damage and damage radius, and, of course, includes the ammo cap of 12 rockets in our default modes.
“We’ve also improved the movement controls for mouse and keyboard to bring them more in line with the controller experience. We’re looking forward to putting this exciting weapon back in your hands, and seeing what you do with it.”
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