United States.- Epic Games announced that Fortnite will go through a brief downtime starting at 4AM ET. The downtime will last for an hour, implementing a patch that will fix some recently discovered issues with the Shockwave Hammer. Several fans on Reddit, including the user of reddit kaseius, they figured out a way to use the weapon to exploit the fishing mechanic and farm large amounts of healing items.
kaseius shared the exploit with a video on Reddit, showing them switching between their fishing rod and Shockwave Hammer. They cast their fishing lure several times into the water before summoning their shockwave hammer to break the ground. After hitting the hammer, various items will come out of the water.
Other players have reported that they can bounce using the shockwave hammer multiple times without the cooldown going on. The Shockwave Hammer he was promptly removed from the game due to the exploits. Epic Games did not confirm if the weapon will return after the next patch, however, the leaker of Fortnite Hypex He has said that he will return.
We will experience a brief downtime starting at 4 AM ET to implement a patch that addresses various issues, including the Shockwave Hammer bouncing more frequently than intended. Downtime is expected to last approximately one hour.
The Shockwave Hammer was introduced to Fortnite as part of Chapter 4: Season 1. The hammer was one of the best weapons in the chapter, allowing players to bounce off of it for hundreds of meters. This, plus the exploitation of the fishery, gave the hammerhead a mixed response online.
Some fans love how overpowering the hammer was, especially early on in a new chapter, while other players had issues with how strong the hammer was. Even Reddit user Knight-122 quipped:
Wouldn’t it be really cool if Epic forgot to enable it in the next update?
Fortnite often removes or cancels certain features due to bugs and other issues. Epic Games had to disable the Deku Smash weapon due to photosensitivity issues. Epic Games also canceled Fortnite Winterfest ahead of its promised completion date of January 3, getting rid of items like holiday gifts and the snowball launcher, and removing Sgt. NPC Winter. At least with him Shockwave Hammer, the company promises that the weapon will return, if not during this downtime, then in a later patch.
Source: Pure Show