Fortnite Guided Missile Launcher is back!
There is a new content update for Fortnite’s v5.10 patch, and we are terrified. Why? Well, because they are bringing the most controversial weapon ever back, the Guided Missile Launcher.
The weapon was vaulted back in Season 3 in the v3.5 patch; it caused complete mayhem. Players weren’t able to keep up with the missile speed, so there was little to be done to counter them. With the nerfs to building, we are absolutely terrified that Guided Missiles will be broken again.
GG with guided missile! 🚀🔥💥 pic.twitter.com/1WJZBZQDuy
— dakotaz (@dakotaz) July 31, 2018
Thankfully, they have made some significant nerfs to the weapon…
Guided Missile Returns!
- Available in Epic and Legendary variants.
- Fuse duration reduced from 18 to 15 seconds.
- Movement Speed decreased from 1100 to 1000.
- Reload time increased to 2.4/2.2.
- Reduced player damage from 105/110 down to 74/77 damage.
- Reduced structure damage down from 1100 to 400.
- Explosions now damage structures with no regard for Line of Sight.
- Guided Missile can also be controlled via keyboard using the default movement inputs.
The two big things to take from this is that they will now not be able to one-shot you without shields. The reduced damage to structures (to 400) is a nice change too.
While that is a significant drop, we should point out that currently, a metal wall has 500hp, and wood has just 200hp. This should mean that while they won’t shred through everything in sight, combined with enough fire from team-mates, they will continue to be annoying.
Due to the recent nerfs to the guided missile’s timer, it is extremely hard to self rocket ride without doing this trick. What you do is you use the jetpack and shoot the rocket at the same time and then catch your flying self. @TSM_Myth @TTfue pic.twitter.com/Lxy1yJK76A
— hi (@iVRiisk) July 31, 2018
In fact, the biggest problem for many (me included) was precisely that. The guided missile shoots down structures, and then people will just spray. With the building nerfs, it will be incredibly hard to keep up with a team doing this over and over.
We’ll be up with a full review of the weapon tomorrow, but I’ll be honest, I’m not looking forward to it.