Epic Games has promised to make big tweaks to hails in its next Fortnite update. Players can look forward to increased injury in close combat while gun shotgun will be balanced to "improve efficiency."
The general consensus among Fortnite society right now is that hails are broken – and have been a while. The pump shotgun gets particularly much criticism; It should be one of the strongest in its class, but in so many cases it's completely useless.
The problem stems from shotgun changes that were made in season five.
Epic introduced a series of tweaks, including large shotguns and disabling "dual pump", in an attempt to balance weapons in close quarters. Since then, other weapons like the SMGs have become buffet, while shotguns have remained unchanged.
Epic will finally do something about it.
Fortnite 6.31 will bring delayed shotgun improvements
In Fortnite Version 6.31 – The Next Game Release – A number of shotguns will be made, Epic Games Leading Designer Eric Williams Confirmed on Twitter. This will include a pump shotgun balance, which will increase the damage covered during the quarter.
The upcoming 6.31 update will include a Pump Shotgun rebalance to improve efficiency: The damage will increase close and the range will be slightly reduced. In addition, all shotguns will have at least 3 pellets damage (even if it's only 1 or 2 hits).
– Eric Williamson (@ erwil9) November 20, 2018
In addition, all hails will have a minimal damage to three pellets – even if only one or two actually hit your goal. This is immensely important in a game of erratic and unpredictable flower, which can sometimes lead to the failure of any of your photos, even if your goal is correct.
So with the blue pump shotgun that deals with 10 damage per pellet, you will arrange at least 30 damage up. The injury case still applies, so if you hit an opponent with a shotgun at your reach, it is possible to deal less than that. But you should expect at least 30 up-close.
Williams does not mention "double pump", which allowed players to carry two pump shotgun and quickly switch between them for a faster fire rate, back to the game. Still, this is still amazing news for those who like to use hails in Fortnite.