About a month ago, the video game developer Epic Games decided to provide Fortnite Battle Royale players with a new way to get around the game’s map in Season 8 by introducing the spherical vehicle known as The Baller. Now, it looks as if the studio has been tinkering with the round vehicle’s attributes, and has concluded that The Baller’s overall health needs to be nerfed in the game.
According to an announcement recently made by Fortnite developer Epic Games, the studio deployed a hot-fix not too long ago that wound up reducing the health of The Baller from 300 to 200. What’s more is that the company commented on the fact that it had once mentioned in Update 8.20’s patch notes that it would possibly add the ability to shoot through the glass of Ballers in a future patch, but ultimately, Epic has decided “it didn’t feel like the right solution”.
Shortly after the globe-shaped vehicle was introduced into Fortnite Battle Royale, The Baller was disabled due to Epic Games’ discovery that it was causing a stability issue within the free-to-play title. The vehicle was only briefly on hiatus before it was then brought back. Nevertheless, this recent nerf indicates that Epic has been keeping a close eye on how the fan base has been reacting to The Baller ever since its return.
For those uninitiated, The Baller is one of several vehicles that has made an appearance in Fortnite Battle Royale throughout the game’s various seasons. Fortnite has hosted the Quadcrasher, the Driftboard, the Shopping Cart, and even an aerial vehicle in the X-4 Stormwing plane just to name a few.
Taking everything here into consideration, it will be interesting to see if Epic Games decides to make any further tweaks to The Baller’s attributes, and if the vehicle will stick around for Season 9 of Fortnite Battle Royale. Should The Baller get Vaulted next season, it wouldn’t be the first vehicle to be retired, as Epic put the aforementioned X-4 Stormwing in the Vault when Season 8 arrived.
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