New Fortnite Season 3 brings massive weapon buffs

New Fortnite Season 3 brings massive weapon buffs
David Coulson Updated on by

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Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 is here and it has kicked off with a bang with a Fallout collaboration that has brought the T-60 Power Armor skin to the game, along with numerous additions including vehicle mods to further enhance the customization options in the game. Along with numerous map changes, and the new Battle Pass, the game’s loot pool has seen a change, with some weapons receiving major buffs.

A group of eight diverse characters, each in colorful and detailed outfits, stands in a desert setting with a large shipwreck in the background, perfectly capturing the adventurous spirit of Fortnite's Chapter 5 Season 3 Battle Pass.
Image via Epic Games

This season, Epic Games hasn’t just switched up the loot pool but also taken the opportunity to rebalance some of the weapons. The Tactical Assault Rifle, Enforcer Assault Rifle, and Hand Cannon have all seen a buff. Here are all of the changes that have been made to the weapons.

Tactical Assault Rifle:

  • Balance changes:
  • Increased damage at long distances.
  • Reduced recoil.
  • Reduced bullet spread.

Enforcer AR

  • Balance changes:
  • Increased damage.
  • Increased fire rate.
  • Increased critical hit multiplier.

Hand Cannon

  • Balance changes:
  • Increased damage at long distances.
  • Increased projectile speed.

Here are the rest of the weapons that are in the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 loot pool, including the unvaulted Combat Shotgun and Oscar’s Frenzy Auto Shotgun, yes he’s back.

  • Cerberus’ Gatekeeper Shotgun (Carried Over)
  • Combat Shotgun (Unvaulted)
  • Gatekeeper Shotgun (Carried Over)
  • Hammer Pump Shotgun (Carried Over)
  • Oscar’s Frenzy Auto Shotgun (Unvaulted)
  • Warforged Assault Rifle (Carried Over)
  • Thunder Burst SMG (Carried Over)
  • Harbinger SMG (Carried Over)
  • Huntress DMR (Carried Over)
  • Ranger Pistol (Carried Over)
  • Shockwave Grenade (Carried Over)

One of the biggest surprises of Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 is that X-Men’s Magneto is set to be the bonus skin this season that will be released in week 7. Another major change is that Pro Lead and Bass are now available on all input devices in Fortnite Festival including controller and keyboard. And speaking of Festival, the new Battle Pass may have leaked that an iconic metal band will be the featured artist next season.