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Fortnite update adds The Baller vehicle, nerfs Heavy AR

Published: 09:57, 12 March 2019
Updated: 10:01, 12 March 2019
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Fortnite - The Baller

Epic Games have released the full patch notes for Fortnite's latest update which is now live on all platforms. The update introduces a ball-like vehicle named The Baller, changes to Vending Machines and nerf to Heavy Assault Rifle.

Epic's latest update for Fortnite has finally arrived today - 12 March 2019, and the full patch notes detail major additions and minor tweaks to various items like weapons and vehicles. 

The biggest addition in the new patch is certainly a new hamster ball-like vehicle named The Baller. As you can see in the picture above, it's a unique looking vehicle with a grappler installed in the front. It has one seat and it can be found at Expedition Outposts and around pirate camp loot stashes.

According to Epic, players can use vehicle's Grappler and Boost functionality to pull themselves up cliffs or swing through the trees. It's safe to say that The Baller has the potential to become one of the most popular vehicles in the game with it's grappling feature.

The Baller has 300 health and when inside the vehicle, players are protected from the enemy fire entirely.

The update also brings changes to Vending Machines. These will now offer things free of charge but only provide one item or weapon before disappearing. Epic also removed Common and Uncommon machines and Mounted Turrets from Legendary Vending Machines.

Fortnite's update traditionally brings changes to weapons and the 8.10 patch is no exception. One of the most noticeable weapon tweaks is the Heavy Assault Rifle nerf.

Epic adjusted the rarity of AK from Rare/Epic/Legendary to Common/Uncommon/Rare and the base damage scaling for Common, Uncommon and Rare is now 36, 38 and 40 respectively.

Furthermore, the patch brings changes to battle royale matchmaking. PS4 and Xbox One pools are now combined while Switch players will now matchmake with mobile users to offer a better experience to both sets of players.

Epic Games Fortnite, Season 8
Fortnite, Season 8

Custom animations for Bandages, Medkits, Small Shield Potion, Shield Potion, Slurp Juice and Chug Jug have been added and players will now automatically enter the driver seat when entering an empty vehicle. 

You can check the for more details on v8.10 update.

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