Fortnite Battle Royale mode screenshot of a sniper tower

Epic recently introduced weapon equip times into Fortnite in order to prevent players from launching an entire hailstorm of bullets at each other. While the change itself was a solid and much needed one, the actual implementation left a lot to be desired since many weapons started feeling incredibly clunky to use. As such, I am glad to say that the upcoming Fortnite update will be correcting at least a part of this issue.

"Snipers and Crossbows do not benefit as much from quick switching, so we’ll be reverting the equip time changes for those weapons. We will be keeping the delay for the remaining weapons with the new behavior - Shotguns, Revolver, Hand Cannon, and Rocket Launcher," reads the developer update. "Weapon equip animations will be improved in a future update. These are unfortunately somewhat misleading - it’s possible to fire sooner than the gun appears ready, so they feel more sluggish than they really are. You may notice this on a few weapons."

Besides making snipers much more fun to use, the update will also bring with it a fix to the fairly annoying peeking bug that would occasionally make you shoot your own buildings rather than the enemy's face. Sadly, this also means that one of the previous bugs fixed in v3.4 will be making a return, but worry not as Epic is currently working on fixing the underlying issue behind all these problems.

The final thing worth mentioning is that the Guided Missile, a weapon you either love or love to hate, will remain in the vault until Epic figures out what to do with it. While I don't particularly care for it as far as intended gameplay is concerned, I do hope Epic keeps the whole 'rocket riding' bug alive as it is as entertaining as it is impractical!

You can expect to see this update later today, though no exact release window has been given just yet.

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