Fortnite Nerfs Grenades After Five Years

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Most of the weapons in Fortnite have been nerfed and buffed many times over the years, but not the grenade. Five years later, Fortnite grenades deal the same amount of damage to players and buildings as ever. That was until now, when Epic released its first nerf in half a decade.


Over five years, grenades did 100 damage if you landed directly. It’s actually a minor miracle, this is the first time Epic has done this since 2018. Now even the most accurate grenade hit will only do 40 damage, so you won’t rely on them as much as you used to.

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Using them to knock down buildings won’t be easy anymore either. The risk of damage to the building is even greater. Previously, grenades would deal 375 damage to a building on impact. That impressive number has now dropped to a measly 75. Good news for those of you who like to hide in tall buildings that you can scale in seconds.

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Grenade-throwing players aren’t the only ones who have been hit hard by the latest round of nerfs. The damage the Heavy Sniper can do to buildings has also been significantly reduced, though from what I can tell from Fortnite dataminers Hypex and iFireMonkeythe power gun will still have the same amount of impact when you use it on an opponent.

Previously the Heavy Sniper dealt 690, 660, 630 and 600 damage to buildings depending on the level of the weapon – from Mythic to Rare – the Heavy Sniper will now only deal 173, 165, 158 and 150 damage when a bullet hits a building. . Again, the descending numbers correspond to the sniper level you are using.

If you rely heavily on grenades and snipers, all of the above is probably pissing you off right now. If you don’t, you might rest a little easier when you’re locked up somewhere on Fortnite Island. With two weapons now having less impact on buildings, even when it’s a direct hit, it’s likely that even those who love them will use them a lot less.

Fortnite’s grenades and snipers aren’t the first weapons to get a reportable drop in 2023 so far. Not too long ago, the Mythic Shotgun was so powerful that it could take out a player with one well-placed shot. A nerf shortly after it was added fixed this, though it’s still pretty damn powerful.

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