Fortnite: Epic Confirms Changes Coming To Stinger SMG, MK-Seven Rifle & More

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Fortnite: Epic Confirms Changes Coming To Stinger SMG, MK-Seven Rifle & More

Changes to the MK-Seven Assault Rifle, Stinger SMG and Auto Shotgun are en route.


Epic Games has started the new year off on the right foot. Following the community's feedback, the developers have decided to adjust the MK-Seven Assault Rifle, Stinger SMG and Auto Shotgun. It's a decision that players worldwide were hoping to see with Fortnite tournaments officially underway in Chapter 3 Season 1. Changes are due to occur in an unexpected hotfix tomorrow, January 13.

Incoming Changes to Three Weapons

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All three weapons have drawn different criticisms since the season began. Firstly, the MK-Seven Assault Rifle already received a nerf of sorts; Epic Games decreased the hip-fire accuracy and the weapon's environmental damage in a recent patch. However, the MK-Seven remained an issue to most players.

The Auto Shotgun more than likely won't receive a nerf of any kind. Quite frankly, the weapon needs significant help to make it viable. It reloads slowly, has a less-than-desirable fire rate and does not deliver from a damage perspective. Expect to see a buff in one of those statistical categories.

Last but not least is the Stinger SMG—perhaps the most polarizing weapon in recent memory. The competitive scene aired on the side of this SMG being far too powerful from the start of Chapter 3 Season 1. It shredded through structures without resistance and created quite a stir. With this weapon, a lot could change, but we won't know the particulars until the hotfix.

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Epic Games' Senior Esports Operations Manager — Loomin — took to Twitter regarding tomorrow's hotfix. He requested that Fortnite players continue to provide feedback and added that "2022 is the year."

The hotfix is due to go live at some point tomorrow morning. Be sure to check back with ESTNN for more updates!