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Fortnite: surprise update picks up tactical shotgun, infantry rifle and increases the number of crafting material drops

Epic has thrown two fan favorites off balance and made important adjustments to the crafting part drops.

It's not often that Epic Games rolls out a noon update to Fortnite Battle Royale, let alone one during the ongoing battle against Apple. However, the casual scene will embrace this with open arms given its impact. The developers brought two largely popular weapons back into the game, and one that hasn't shown up since Season X. Let's take a look at what this surprise patch has to offer as Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 6 draws nearer possibly ending in just over a month.

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Infantry Rifle & Tactical Shotgun Uncambered

✅ Two favorites return! The tactical shotgun and infantry rifle have been removed
✅ Doubling the chance of crafting parts in ground loot (again!)
✅ Mech parts dropped from cars increased by 50%
✅ Improved loot chances for fish spots, supply drops and bunker boxes - in favor of classic weapons pic.twitter.com/O2gnsHj4Yh

- Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) May 3, 2021

Epic Games made an unexpected decision to put the Tactical Shotgun and Infantry Rifle back into Fortnite's Battle Royale mode. The infantry rifle left Fortnite at the end of Season X and has remained in the vault until now. The low rate of fire and high damage output have given players accuracy and some will be up to the challenge.

The Tactical Shotgun, on the other hand, has flown in and out of Fortnite's loot pool since the beginning of Chapter 2 - Season 1. It last appeared in Chapter 2 - Season 5 alongside the Lever Action and Charge Shotgun. The tactical version returns at a special time in the season that may not fit well with the competitive scene. Even so, these two weapons will actually turn the current meta on its head.

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More handicraft parts from cars and loot

Perhaps the most useful addition to this update revolves around more crafting materials. As season six players know, Epic introduced the crafting mechanic but made it difficult to deploy early on. Mechanical parts appear much more frequently and are generally easier to locate. This recent update doubled the chance of finding mechanical parts and animal bones. Also, more mechanical parts fall off when cars are grown. Players should no longer have problems crafting the weapons they want.

Improved Classic Weapon "Loot Chance"

While makeshift and primeval weapons remain the game, Epic has improved the chances of drawing classic weapons. That means pump shotguns, assault rifles, and submachine guns are more common in different chests and fishing spots.


All in all, this update has a bit of everything to cater to the wide range of Fortnite players. We'll have to see how the infantry rifle and tactical shotgun make their way into competitive play as Season 6 enters the third month of action. ESTNN will keep you informed of any further changes!

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