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Fortnite Tactical Shotgun and Infantry Rifle Unvaulted - May 3 Balance Changes Explained

The Tactical Shotgun and Infantry Rifle are available in-game once more!

Players can rejoice as the fan-favorite Fortnite weapons, the Tactical Shotgun and Infantry Rifle, have officially been unvaulted. You can jump into Fortnite right now to find the classic weapons available once more.

The unvaulting of the two legendary weapons wasn’t the only change made in Fortnite from May 3, 2021. We’ve got everything you need to know about the balance and loot changes that were made today.

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Fortnite May 3 Changes

As of May 3, 2021, Fortnite implemented the following changes to their popular Battle Royale title.

  • Unvaulted the Tactical Shotgun and Infantry Rifle
  • Doubled the chances of crafting parts appearing in floor loot
  • Mech parts not have a 50% higher chance of dropping from cars
  • Improved loot chances for fish spots, supply drops, and bunker chests

So, what do these changes mean for players and Fortnite?

To start with the big change, players will now be able to find the Tactical Shotgun and the Infantry Rifle in chests and floor loot. These were two classic weapons that were previously ‘vaulted’ due to unknown reasons. But now they’re back and players can use them right now.

The rest are fairly straight forward, the probability of crafting parts being found amongst floor loot has been doubled. This means that players have got a much higher chance of finding crafting parts around the Fortnite island.

Mech parts have also had the probability of appearing increased. Now players will have a further 50% chance of receiving mech parts when destroying a car.

And finally, Fortnite has improved the chances of loot for fish spots, supply drops, and bunker chests. All of these favor classic weapons.

Make sure you jump into Fortnite right now to find the classic Tactical Shotgun and Infantry Rifle once more!

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6

Season 6 of Fortnite Chapter 2 is now well underway, with the latest season kicking off on March 16.

Players were treated to a plethora of new content, not only are there new points of interest on the Battle Royale map, but there are also brand new skins, a new crafting system, and even animals.

Season 6 of Fortnite is set to come to an end on June 7, so make sure you jump in now and discover everything new in the hit Battle Royale.

Fortnite is available for free on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Switch, Google Stadia, and Android.

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Kyle Knight

Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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