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Epic takes guided missiles out of Fortnite for foreseeable future

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One of Fortnite Battle Royale’s most divisive and exciting weapons, the guided missile, is being put in the vault indefinitely, according to developer Epic Games.

A critical bug with the guided missile was introduced in patch v3.5, which contained a few nerfs to the weapon. The changes were intended to make it a little less powerful, but instead, broke the guided missile’s animation, forcing it to be temporarily disabled. After temporarily disabling the weapon, and plenty of player outcry, Epic Games announced that the guided missile will be taken out of the game.

“We’ve gotten a lot of feedback around the Guided Missile, in particular concerns over fairness and strength of the weapon. We share your concerns, so we’ve put the Guided Missile into the vault while we figure out the next steps for its future,” Epic Games said in a post on Reddit.

On the Fortnite Battle Royale subreddit, the developer addressed several controversial changes that came with last week’s patch (v3.5). Epic also addressed concerns over “dick bullets,” a bug that caused bullets to hit walls that players were hiding behind instead of shooting over the walls. According to Epic, this bug was a side effect of fixing a separate issue. Fortunately, this is a change that Epic plans to roll back in the next few days.

The final controversy Epic addressed in this post revolves around weapon swapping, one of the hottest topics in Fortnite Battle Royale right now. While Epic said that it is still listening to feedback in regard to the changes, it’s planning to keep the new equip times that were added to shotguns — at least for the next patch — while it looks for a fix to the strength of those weapons as a whole.