09 Apr 2021 3:24 PM +00:00

Fortnite Patch nerfs the Primal Shotgun

A brand new Fortnite update has been released, bringing the new Recycler weapon along with nerfing the Primal Shotguns.

This along with new Weekly Challenges means there's plenty to dig into.

Here's what you need to know about the new Fortnite update, and how it will impact the Primal Shotgun and The Recycler.

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Latest - Primal Shotgun Nerfs

With the latest update came a buff to the new Recycler and a nerf to the Primal Shotguns.

After the nerf, HYPEX detailed what the damage output for each rarity is.

The new damage output is;

  • Common: 54 -> 45
  • Uncommon: 57 -> 47
  • Rare: 60 -> 50
  • Epic: 63 -> 52
  • Legendary: 66 -> 55
  • Mythic: 69 -> 57

Fortnite Update Patch Notes

While we don't have an official set of patch notes for the new Fortnite update, we do know its two major changes that are now live in-game.

These changes include the following:

The Recycler Buffs

  • The Recycler now harvests ammo faster, and does more damage to structures.

Primal Shotgun Nerfs

  • Primal Shotgun damage has been reduced, and pullout time has been increased.

Players often complain about the power of short range, high damage guns like the Primal Shotgun in Fortnite, so we expect these nerfs to be met with celebration in the community.

While players hop into their next Fortnite game to try out the new changes in the update's patch notes, there is something else to do this week too.

Weekly Challenges

Fortnite has a brand new set of Weekly Challenges for Season 6 Week 4!

These challenges help level up your Fortnite Battle Pass, and the XP is massive if you complete them all.

Read over our guide on this week's big challenges here, including the How to Set Structure on Fire challenge, and the Shockwave Wildlife Using a Shockwave Grenade or Bow challenge.

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