The Shockwave Hammer Has Been Removed From Fortnite by Epic Games
The Shockwave Hammer, a weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale, has been the focus of much discussion in recent weeks. Many players have spoken out against the weapon, saying that it is unfair because it can attack hard and move anywhere. One player found a bug that let them keep bouncing with the weapon, which annoyed other players because Shockwave Hammer was too powerful and didn’t work right.
Epic Games, Fortnite’s developer, has chosen to remove the Shockwave Hammer from all playlists after much deliberation and, no doubt, a fair lot of community feedback. The company probably didn’t make this choice quickly, since they always have to think about the possible effects of any changes they make to the game. With such a vast and vocal fanbase, it would be impossible to make everyone happy in Fortnite. Even so, Epic Games is known for keeping an eye on community forums and trying to make changes based on what players want.
It’s important to note that Epic Games has been relatively silent on the matter for a while, which has led to speculation. Some players think that the developer didn’t want to get rid of the Shockwave Hammer because it was needed to finish Oathbound Quests that had a time limit. As a result, the firm may have had a hard time deciding to take it out, as they may not have wanted to mess up players’ quest chains.
Even though the Shockwave Hammer’s future in Fortnite is murky at the moment, it’s probably safe to assume that it will be brought back into the game at some point. Players will have to use alternate methods of weaponry at this time. Mobile, Personal Computer, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox One X/S can all play Fortnite. It’s to be expected that players will have strong feelings about any changes made to the game, especially those pertaining to weapons.
But it’s evident that Epic Games listens to player feedback and is prepared to make adjustments to the game to make it better. The Shockwave Hammer’s removal may not be well-received by all players, but it appears to be necessary in order to fix the problems it was causing and make the game more fair and fun for everyone.