​Fortnite Llamas Are Having Their Loot Nerfed

The rare occurrence of bumping into the famed piñata guaranteed players with tons of valuable gear but in the latest update they've been made a little less explosive, so to say.

Credit: Epic Games
Credit: Epic Games

Epic Games has decided that the overpowered nature of explosive weapons in their Battle Royale mode is causing the free to play game to lean towards the lucky few who find rocket launchers or grenade launchers.

This means that from now on, ammo for these particular death machines will be much harder to find anywhere in game, with the spawn rate being cut in half, but more importantly they're being removed from Llamas all together.

The powers that be have also deemed that there are too many materials in the colourful loot animal, so expect to see a great reduction in wood, stone and metal. Players used to be gifted 500 of each substance but now it is said to be only 200. It's still enough to have some sort of advantage over other players as you spend less time chopping down trees, but it's not as beneficial as it once was. At least we get more than when Fortnite first came out, however!

The rest of the contents will stay the same, however, so players will still receive ten stacks of light, medium, and heavy bullets, and three stacks of consumables and traps - more than enough to cause some serious damage or save yourself from a sticky situation.

This is all comes in the wake of Fortnite heading into the world of competitive gaming more than it ever has before, so all round fairness is paramount if it is to succeed. It will be interesting to see how this affects game play and how crucial finding a Llama will now be, which still will be almost impossible for me.

Words by: Matthew McGladdery

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