Publish Date: 24/03/2022
Fact checked by: James Leeland
Season 3 Chapter 2 of Fortnite dropped on March 20th with some changes in store for the players. There are new features such as overshield and mantling as well as new weapons to get your hands on.
As yet, it’s unclear how much of an impact the new Fortnite updates will have on the betting scene but things will certainly be shaken up. The new weapons, such as a combat SMG, striker burst rifle and an all new repair torch for healing vehicles are likely to have the biggest impacts.
With 4 brand new gameplay features of the game, fans are going to have to find a variety of new techniques to be able to keep their wins. Let’s break them down:
Being able to move more quickly has been high on the list of priorities for players for a long time now. That’s why Epic Games have introduced both sprinting and shoulder bashing features. The former, quite simply, allows players to move at a “faster default speed”. However, this does come at the price of sheathing any weapons or equipment you’re carrying.
Likewise, shoulder bashing will allow fans to run at a door and bash it open quickly instead of always pausing to interact with the world. This may result in players being able to escape heavy enemy fire more easily too.
One of the biggest changes to the gameplay is the removal of building in the standard Battle Royale mode. That’s not to say building is removed completely, it’s still available in creative, arena and team tumble modes. Without building, players will likely need to make use of the overshield. This simply acts as an extra layer of protection on top of your shield and health.
While new weapons and action features will likely impact the betting scene quite a lot, the main part to take away is that all pro matches will still allow building. This is because pro tournaments take place in competitive mode.
However, it seems that everyone is talking about weapons! Let’s break down the new guns and repair items, which restore the health of vehicles after prolonged use, allowing fans to continue using them for far longer.
As is the case with all SMGs (sub-machine guns), this new weapon fires at a rapid pace, if only you’ll be able to control the recoil. Recoil is how much impact the weapon has when it fires. A high recoil can result in lowered accuracy. Players who can learn to control it will have a huge weapon added to their arsenal.
As the name implies, this gun is best fired in bursts. This means a number of bullets fired very quickly over a very short period of time. If bursts are held for longer, players risk losing control of the gun. However, the customized sight available should help with that!
Of course, these new weapons and gameplay features will likely have an impact on the odds that are provided by the top Fortnite betting sites. This is because teams will need to adapt their strategies to include the new features.
Fortnite betting, like many other eSports, is becoming more and more popular. Household names such as Bet365, Betway and more and adding it to their sportsbooks. It goes without saying that sites will offer odds based on a team’s prior performance.
It seems that however huge this Fortnite update will seem to casual players, the impact is not as large for the pros. They’re used to regular updates and molding their play styles to fit. The odds offered by a number of providers, including Betway, won’t be impacted too much, which is good news for regular fans of betting looking to keep cashing in.
So how much impact with the latest Fortnite updates have? Well, for players who prefer the traditional battle royale mode of playing, the lack of building will likely be huge. It has been the factor of the game that set Fortnite apart from other battle royale games. Players can only hope that the introduction of overshield will be enough to keep the game as unique as possible.
The betting experience will also change with this latest Fortnite patch. As teams adapt to the new changes, new strategies will emerge and potentially give some teams the edge they’ve been missing.