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Epic nerf Thanos from Fortnite's Infinity Gauntlet mode

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Thanos' arrival in Fortnite's Infinity Gauntlet limited time mode wasn't without controversy of sorts, as the "man" was simply too powerful for faithful hordes of Fortniters. Epic have already nerfed him, so as to level the playing field.

The company's latest hotfix introduced several downwards changes to Thanos. Namely, Epic nerfed his Shield cap from 300 to 200 and his Laser does 12 damage to players, instead of previous 15.

Thanos' maximum health in Fortnite is up from 700 to 800, so as to compensate for the nerfs elsewhere. This should make him a bit more tanky and from what we've gathered, he could use some help with his results on the scoreboard.

Interestingly enough, it seems like many players actually expected Thanos to be buffed instead of nerfed. Apparently, he gets killed too easily for a character of Thanos' calibre, which is most certainly not in line with the actual character. They do have a point too - I mean, he does beat up the Hulk, doesn't he?

A few users suggested that the Fortnite edition of Thanos should be actually over the top powerful, so as to ensure that players must work together to take the threat down before moving on with their loot-collecting, fort-building lives. I must admit I expected the same, although that's not how it went down in the field.

Nevertheless, Epic say they'll be monitoring the situation further, making any additional tweaks they see fit, so as to ensure the Infinity Gauntlet mode is every bit as fun as they intended it to be. Indeed, the mode most certainly isn't lacking in excitement and trying to master Thanos has proven to be quite a handful, even with the old stats.

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In case you didn't catch it, Fortnite's weekly challenges have been data mined, again, revealing Week 2 set of challenges which starts soon. If you still haven't finished the Week 1 challenges, you can find instructions to do so in our Week 1 challenges piece.

Now, how about some Thanos hunting, eh?