Yesterday’s Fortnite patch, which brought the game up to version 8.20, has removed a recent and popular change. Another patch released during the game’s last season added a feature which meant that players got back a small amount of health or shields upon scoring a kill. However, Epic Games felt that the feature had an overall negative impact on the game.
New Changes in the Latest Fortnite Patch
The ability to regain health or shields when you score a kill first emerged in Fortnite’s competitive playlists as part of v7.40. However, last season it was extended across the rest of the game. Now, the feature is being rolled back. It will remain available in the Arena Game Mode, but will no longer feature elsewhere. According to the v8.20 Fortnite patch notes; “We feel it has resulted in an unhealthy level of aggressive play, diminishing other viable strategies.”
This revision of the v7.40 additions means that players will no longer gain 50 Health/Shield when they eliminate another player. Players will no longer drop 50/50/50 materials when eliminated. The harvest rate has been decreased from 40%, and the material cap has gone down from 500/500/500. With all these new changes, players who have come to adopt a more aggressive playstyle may need to re-evaluate their strategies. If you’re looking for a new way to hone your playstyle, try checking out the best Fortnite settings and keybinds.
In addition to these changes, Patch v8.20 also adds a whole lot more.The Floor is Lava is now available as a limited time mode, for example, while Epic Games has also added a new Poison Dart trap. This Uncommon trap is found in Floor Loot and be put on walls, floors, and ceilings. It fires poison darts at a short distance and anybody hit by these will take damage-over-time that bypasses shields. Bananas, Coconuts, and Peppers can now appear as Foraged Items too. Of course, the patch also includes a wide variety of bug fixes and performance improvements.