Epic Games has responded to community feedback surrounding the SMG, Compact SMG and Silenced SMG in Fortnite, immediately rebalancing the weapons as they are proving to be “stronger” than intended.
“We’ve heard your feedback regarding SMGs and that they’re stronger than we would like at the moment,” Epic Games explained in a Reddit post.
“We agree and have just pushed a hotfix live adjusting these values – bringing them more in line with where we want them.”
The balance changes to the SMG, Compact SMG and Silenced SMG are:
- SMG and Compact SMG accuracy bonus reduced from 35% to 15%.
- SMG damage reduced from 19/20/21 to 17/18/19.
- Compact SMG damage reduced from 23/24 to 21/22.
- SMG fire rate reduced from 13 to 12.
- Compact SMG fire rate reduced from 11 to 10.
- SMG, Compact SMG, and Silenced SMG damage falloff.
- Range reduced from 2400/3500/5000 to 2000/3000/4000.
- Percentage reduced from 100/80/65% to 100/70/40%.
- Rare SMG and Compact SMGs drop rates slightly reduced.