Somehow it’s already been a week since fan-favorite POI, Tilted Towers, returned to Fortnite. I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun.
Sticking to the jam-packed Chapter 3 content schedule, Epic Games has deployed another hotfix. Though this is only a small update, it does still include a brand-new item and major competitive change.
Lucky, lucky, lucky me! No longer just an Emote, you can now enjoy the Pizza Party as a consumable in-game.
Tuck into a slice of Slurpshroom Pizza to gain health and shield simultaneously. Every piece restores 25 of each, taking you up to 100 HP and 50 Shield max.
Pizza Party boxes contain eight slices, and can be found as floor loot, as well as inside Chests, Supply Drops and Loot Llamas. You can eat directly from the box, or grab a couple slices for the road.
This new item is currently unavailable in tournament and Arena playlists, but could potentially be added following a short evaluation period.
On the topic of competitive, the developers have also confirmed that they will be nerfing Spider-Man’s Mythic Web-Shooters in next week’s v19.20 patch. This will only affect competitive playlists and they will remain unchanged in pubs.
The Web-Shooters will be reduced from 80 shots to 20. Epic says this “encourages players to make more strategic decisions about when to use the item, while retaining the item’s usefulness as a powerful mobility tool.
While some pros wanted the Web-Shooters removed altogether, this is at least a good start. However, they remain a very strong item when compared to other forms of mobility. Launch Pads, Bouncers, Peppers etc are normally good for one or two rotations, depending on how many you have, whereas 20 well-placed Spider-Man shots could easily carry you through an entire endgame.
It will also be worrying to the competitive community that Epic’s post made no mention of SMGs. Players, orgs and coaches recently spoke out over concerns regarding the current meta, with spray weapons being the biggest complaint.
This Web-Shooter nerf proves that it’s possible to have an item work differently in competitive and standard playlists, which suggests that reducing the Stinger SMG fire rate separately should be a possibility.