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CRAZY New Changes To Shotguns In Fortnite! (Fortnite Update 9.40 – New Tac Shotgun)


Hey what is going on guys, in this video today
we’re gonna be going over the newest update in Fortnite, update 9.40. The last 2-3 weeks of Fortnite updates before
this had been incredibly underwhelming, mainly due to the fact that a large number of Fortnite
employees were actually on their summer break. Because of that, we expected update 9.40 to
be a major one with a lot of really meaningful changes, and in that regard it definitely
did not disappoint. We got major changes to the shotgun meta in
Fortnite, including a brand new shotgun being added into the game, as well as major balance
changes to an existing shotgun, we also had various other weapons being vaulted/unvaulted,
and the announcement of the first ever console only fortnite tournament . So, without further
ado, let’s get right into it. Alright, so the first thing we need to discuss
from update 9.40 is the changes contained in the update which have made a major impact
on the shotgun meta. The first change that needs to be discussed
is the heavy nerf that the combat shotgun received. The first major change, is that the weapon’s
headshot multiplier was reduced from 1.7x to 1.5x. This may not seem like a super huge deal,
but to highlight the impact it will actually have, let me share the statics of how the
max headshot damage for each rarity of the combat shotgun has changed. The blue combat used to be able to do 124
damage with a headshot, now it’s max headshot damage is only 109. The purple combat used be able to hit a max
131 damage headshot, now that number is 115. And finally with the gold combat, it used
to be able to do a max of 136 damage in a single headshot, that’s now been reduced to
120 damage. So don’t get me wrong, this change on it’s
own isn’t an absolute killer for the combat shotgun, but at the same time, you can’t say
it isn’t a somewhat significant change. 15 or 16 damage per shot may not seem like
a huge deal, but at the end of the day, that’ll be the difference between getting a kill or
not getting a kill in a decent amount of situations. That also isn’t the only nerf to the combat
shotgun contained in this update. Much like the last nerf to the combat, the
other change to the weapon in update 9.40 is a nerf to the combat’s range. Now this change is a bit confusing since they
really don’t give enough info about the specifics, so I’ll just read what they directly from
the patch notes, and then breakdown the jist of what it means: So the patch notes say:
“To reduce long range effectiveness of the combat shotgun, we reduced the falloff curve
ranges of the weapon.” Then they list off the changes they made to
the distance where the weapon’s damage starts to fall off. So the first bullet point 2.44 tiles which
is the same as it was before, then at the next distance threshold, falloff damage now
begins at 4.39 tiles when it used to begin 4.88 tiles, then at the distance threshold
after that falloff damage now begins at 6.84 tiles when it used to begin at 9.77 tiles,
and at the final distance threshold, damage falloff begins at 11.72 tiles when it used
to begin at 19.53 tiles. So, I feel like that makes it way more confusing
than it needs to be. Basically what this means is that damage falloff
is going to begin a lot earlier especially at longer ranges, therefore meaning that unless
it’s a really close range fight, your combat shotgun is now going to do significantly less
damage than it used to.So even after the combat received it’s first slight nerf and the pump
was added into the game a few weeks ago, the combat shotgun was still pretty clearly the
most dominant shotgun in the game, and also the most dominant weapon in all of Fortnite. So therefore, I respect Epic for acknowledging
that their last change didn’t do enough, and trying another one. And that’s pretty much exactly the reasoning
they gave for the change stating: “After observing recent changes to damage falloff, we decided
to further reduce its long range effectiveness and alter the curve to fall a bit more in
line with other shotguns but still retain its unique flavor.” The nerfs to the combat weren’t the only changes
regarding shotguns in update 9.40. We also got two brand new versions of the
tac shotgun which are purple and gold rarity. The new purple tac shotgun does 83 base damage
and the new gold tac shotgun does 87 base damage. And just to give you something to compare
those numbers to, the blue tac shotgun does 79 base damage. Also much like all the other rarities of the
tac shotgun, the new purple and gold tacs hold 8 shells, shoot 1.5 shots per second,
and have a headshot multiplier of 2.25. Due to that crazy headshot multiplier the
new purple tac can hit for a maximum of 187 damage with a single headshot headshot, and
the new gold tac can hit for a maximum of 196 damage with a single headshot headshot. Although that seems really insane, I’m still
a bit skeptical about how relevant these new tacs will really be. It’ll be interesting to see if they can overcome
the problems that the other rarities of the tac seem to struggle with, which is mainly
the weapon’s lack of range and incredibly large crosshair size. Moving on, the next notable change from update
9.40 involves sniper rifles, and specifically, one sniper being vaulted and another one being
unvaulted. The vaulted one is the suppressed bolt action
sniper and the unvaulted one is the regular bolt action sniper. I’ve personally always thought that the regular
bolt action sniper is the most balanced and fun to use sniper in the entire game. Therefore, I never really understood why they
felt the need to vault it in the first place. And although I’m definitely happy it’s back,
the suppressed bolt action sniper was probably the 2nd most balanced/fun to use sniper, so
I would’ve much rather seen something like the semi auto sniper be sent to the vault
instead. The final really interesting part of update
9.40 is actually in the competitive section of the patch notes, and it’s heading is “New
Tournament: Xbox Cup (July 20th & 21st) [$1,000,000 in Cash Prizes!]” So just to read off the important bullet points
about the event from the patch notes: First off, it’s solos tournament, that is open to
all players on Xbox One and does not require reaching any division in Arena. The $1,000,000 prize pool will be distributed
across all server regions, with official rules and details released later this week. July 20th is the first round of the tournament,
which will cut the player pool down to the top 1,500 players. Then on July 21st, those top 1500 players
will compete against each other in the final round of the tournament. So this tournament was actually leaked by
the online xbox store a few days ago, so we kinda knew this was coming. However, that doesn’t change the fact that
this is absolutely awesome to see. Everybody knows it’s borderline impossible
for console players to truly compete in the major Fortnite tournaments, just due to the
sheer limitations of the system. So for Epic to do this, I think they’re finally
acknowledging that fact. Now, one thing I’m really interested in here,
is that it never states that this tournament is limited to controller players. It states that it’s limited to Xbox One players,
but will PC players be allowed to simply buy an xbox, plug in their mouse and keyboard
and compete? I personally feel like that would kinda defeat
the purpose of a console only tournament, so I’m really interested to see how that plays
out. Along the same lines even if it is controller
only, there’s plenty of concern going around that XIMs are going to be a problem here. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s
basically an adapter that tricks your console into thinking you’re playing with a controller,
when you’re really using a mouse and keyboard. I know in the past Epic has found a way to
put players using a XIM into mouse and keyboard lobbies, but I also recall that XIM players
quickly found a way around that. Finally, I’m also hoping this console only
tournament isn’t a one time thing. Because even as an xbox player myself, I can
definitely acknowledge that it would really be unfair for xbox to get their own tournament,
but PS4 to not get one. So, I hope you guys enjoyed this video and
if you watched the entire thing be sure to let me know with a comment down in the comment
section below. If you’re an xbox player, let me know if you
play on playing in the tournament, and if you aren’t, let me know what you think about
the changes to shotguns in update 9.40. Be sure to leave a like, leave a comment,
subscribe, turn on post notifications, do whatever the heck you want. And I, will catch you guys next time.

100 thoughts on “CRAZY New Changes To Shotguns In Fortnite! (Fortnite Update 9.40 – New Tac Shotgun)

  1. It shouldn’t matter if kbm players buy and Xbox and use kbm. They should be able to compete. Their level will drop significantly anyway due to input delay and decreased fps.

  2. Can we stop saying console tournament and players its xbox only im on PlayStation and we don’t get one rip

  3. Hey gronky, I usually play on my ps4 but I also have an xbox one I'll be playing on for this event. Maybe you can help me practice sometime? would be awesome dude

  4. As a kid I’m not going to lie it would be amazing to not just qual for finals but to get money from the tourney (I’m Xbox if you can’t tell)

  5. Gronky what’s your average FPS on Xbox? Is it different than PS4?

    PS4 is capped at 60 FPS and it’s honestly pushing me towards a PC at this point

  6. I literally just bought a pc after saving up for two years. It’s shipping in today but it’s two days before the Xbox only tournament 👁👄👁

  7. YO IM ABOUT TO POP OFF IN THE TOURNAMENT LOOK OUT FOR BUBBLESLAYEROFF EVERYBODY I PLACED TOP 60% IN WORLD CUP WEEK 10 AND TRIOS CASH CUP!!

  8. Aim sensitivity to improve our aiming in season 9.

    Cuz I recently switched to the thumbstick extender. And don't know that should I increase my sensitivities or not

  9. For me tac was already the best shotgun but now they buffed it 2 times and add a new one. Thanks epic.ps I already won 1000 dollars in total in the wolrd cup with the tac

  10. I disagree for the xbox tournaments as it is not fair. What people think is that everyone on pc has 300 fps when they do not. Xbox is just an underpowered pc which should not compete on its own. Its like playing a cup where everyone has to play under 60 fps

  11. Either you have ultra instinct or aim bot. You are instantly locating where people are and your crosshairs are flicking right to them

  12. Lol be epic regret removing the pump in the first place now. Since the combat is getting a higher percent of kills that the pump ever did. Just have one shotgun and solve the balance issue once and for all.

  13. So pretty much you now have to tap someone on the shoulder and say "Um, scuse me can you just stand really close to me while I shot you with my Combat shotgun?"

  14. I’m convinced this guy plays stages his game play. Every single guy he kills stays dead still and doesn’t build. Where do i find these guys he plays against??

  15. Hold up it's not fair that playstation player get skins for playstation plus but xbox dont that's un fair

  16. CONGRATS ON 400k subs !!!!!!!!!

    Edit: Love your vids!! It amazes me how good you are. and you inspired me to make my own Fortnite Xbox channel

  17. Although you didn’t ask I think we do need more console/switch/mobile events cuz it will be fun to see who is the best player and the shotgun change is great the new tac is a go to any time of game in my opinion

  18. Fortnite really starting to suck ass even more …tons of shotguns now..and now the pump is back to being dominate…they just can't get off enough from the pump…suck dick epic

  19. I think they should have buffed the headshot damage with the combat.. So what if it was over powered and did like 50 damage from 20 metres away epic games always ends up making overpowered weapons worse and worse and worse until its a trash weapon

  20. i think its fair that only xbox gets a tournament because play station always gets free skins ad xbox doesn't.

  21. The amount of loot you can get per house or in certina areas has gone down hill I have gone in to so many houses and there ain't been no loot what so ever epic sort it out

  22. I will be leaving for vacation this Saturday so ima miss the tourny 😤😪😥😑⚠️🚫🤮☠🤯😱😓

  23. Let the PC players plug their keyboards into an Xbox, elite controllers on the same console can still dominate rather than playing against them on a pc

  24. But why not a console tournament. I’m on PS4 and would love to play against other console players instead of pc players with 240 FPS.

  25. if you thurst for no reason your a bot no arguments its just a fact you are toxic and no one likes your play style

  26. Nerfing shotguns is a crime. They are suppose to be strong. If a shotgun can't 200 someone in the head it's worthless

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