Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 v30.00 hotfix boosts Nitro Splash and weapon damage

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 v30.00 hotfix boosts Nitro Splash and weapon damage
Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 v30.00 hotfix boosts Nitro Splash and weapon damage (Image via Epic Games)

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 v30.00 hotfix has been issued, boosting Nitro Splash and weapon damage and making the latest season of Wrecked a fun and exciting challenge. Players are already loving the host of new challenges and items along with the new named locations introduced in the wasteland.

The latest series of hotfixes were issued after the gaming community complained regarding some weapons and mythic Nitro vehicles being all too powerful. Here's the complete Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 v30.00 hotfix.


There are some major changes to Nitro and weapons in the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 v30.00 hotfix

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Fortnite's v30.00 hotfix provides some major changes to how Nitro behaves alongside the damage and power statistics of a few weapons. This comes after the majority of players complained that the vehicle-mounted mods were far too accurate.

This hotfix also quashes some bugs during gameplay to make the experience smoother for players. These are the changes in mechanics as part of the V30.00 hotfix:

  • Increased Nitro Splash stack (players can keep more Nitro Splash in their inventory.
  • Nitro effect gives infinite stamina.
  • Tactical Assault rifle damage has been increased.
  • Harbinger SMG reloads faster and has an increased fire rate.
  • Damage offered by Nitro Fists' punch, air punch damage to players, and Uppercut damage to structures is reduced.
  • Slight reduction in Grenade Launcher turret damage to players.
  • Slight reduction in Machine Gun turret damage to players.
  • Fixed a bug causing higher Boom Bolt damage to player-built structures.

These are the changes the new hotfix brings to the Fortnite experience for players. There are quite a few changes to how weapons and features interact this season.


What will be the impact of the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 v30.00 hotfix?

The Hotfixes bring some majorly requested changes to Fortnite (Image via Epic Games)
The Hotfixes bring some majorly requested changes to Fortnite (Image via Epic Games)

This hotfix impacts the way players interact with vehicle mods and weapons in the season. Nerfing damage from the turrets makes it difficult for players to eliminate opponents using vehicles easily.

The change in damage rates to the Tactical Assault rifle and Harbinger SMG make it a prime choice for players to use it to take down opponents with ease and claim their way to a Victory Royale and level up their Battle Pass. Increased Nitro stacks and infinite stamina make it seamless for players to sprint away from a sticky situation. This essentially makes evasion easier and eliminates opponents by chasing them harder.


Players have mixed responses to the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 v30.00 hotfix as some preferred the car-centric season to have powerful vehicles, while others are relieved that Fortnite has nerfed vehicle damage and leveled the playing ground.

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