According to Epic Games, "Fortnite Battle Royale" developer, the popular video game currently has over 125 million players, making it one of the most popular games of all time. A big reason why "Fortnite" has attracted so many players is the fact that the game developer keeps making necessary changes to keep the game balanced and fun for everyone. On June 21, the developer announced some upcoming changes to the game, and these changes will drastically change play styles.

Even though some players don't like all these changes, Epic Games is trying to make the game balanced and versatile.

The developer has changed the shotgun meta by nerfing these weapons, and the recent building nerf was supposed to make the building meta less effective. However, it appears that building in "Fortnite Battle Royale" is still too effective, which is why the game developer will nerf it even more.

'Fortnite's' Upcoming nerfs

According to the blog post that Epic Games posted Thursday night, some big changes are coming to the game. The game developer is not satisfied with the domination of building and the superiority of certain weapons, so is exploring options to make "Fortnite Battle Royale" more balanced.

"Currently, the superiority of shotguns, rockets, and uncapped building are such a dominant play style in the final circle that most other strategies are being drowned out," the game developer wrote in the post.

Tactical and pump shotguns were recently nerfed, and players can no longer carry an unlimited amount of rockets. However, it seems that Epic Games may change material caps as well.

At the moment, "Fortnite Battle Royale" players can hold up to 999 of each material, which is enough for 297 structures. However, reducing this cap to 499 of each material could seem like a good compromise and would force players to harvest different types of resources.


These upcoming changes will help players counter their opponents, especially late in the game. While shotguns should be strong, players should explore other options in terms of weapons and not every end-game fight should end with a build-off.

Giving players multiple options is certainly a good idea, but there is no doubt that some players will be unhappy with these changes. Building has been a huge part of "Fortnite Battle Royale" ever since its release in September 2017, and making drastic changes to it will most certainly have some negative consequences.