'Fortnite' Update: What to Know About the Guided Missile Launching Tuesday

Now rebalanced for scouting. 

Tuesday is the next patch for Fortnite: Battle Royale. As is the case with these updates, Epic Games announced via an in-game message that one item will make its return to the game after months of being out of service.

The Guided Missile will return to Fortnite: Battle Royale in Tuesday’s update. Epic teased the return of the weapon in a tweet Tuesday with the message: “Blast off into the v5.10 Content Update!” It was then confirmed in the “New Updates” screen that players see when logging into Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Guided Missile Return In-Game Message


With the announcement of the weapon was a message stating: “Return of the Guided Missile! Rebalanced for scouting utility.” The big question some players have right now is how “rebalanced” is this weapon.

When Epic removed the Guided Missile back in April, it said there was a lot of feedback from players regarding the weapon’s “fairness and strength.” Players who fired the guided missile could use the weapon as it was intended, which was to deploy an explosive weapon that can be maneuvered by the player to eliminate opponents or destroy a base. However, some players used the weapon as a “taxi” since the missile, once launched, can be ridden until it explodes. A few individuals became so skilled with it that they could fly across the island in a fraction of the time it takes to run. Will Epic remove the option to ride the missile or will it reduce the damage of the weapon, hence making it more of a “scouting utility” tool?

It’s unclear was Epic will do with the weapon, but players will find out on Tuesday. The update starts at 4 a.m. Eastern, and the developer confirmed there will be no downtime.

Adding a new weapon like the Guided Missile will make the fourth week of Epic’s Summer Skirmish Series even more interesting. Last Friday, it used a new format for the tournament that ended up being a big hit with viewers of the event.

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