Fortnite Patch Makes Tornadoes And Lightning Storms More Common

Epic Games drops a hotfix for Fortnite that makes the game’s newly added weather effects, Tornadoes and Lightning, more frequent and chaotic.

Less than a week ago Epic Games added some exciting new content to Fortnite. Both tornadoes and lightning were introduced to Fortnite, with tornadoes picking up and launching players into the air, and lighting lightly shocking players before granting them a temporary speed boost. While tornadoes and lighting do add some fun gameplay to Fortnite, they’re also simply very cool to see on the map. Epic likes them so much that it even dropped a hotfix that increases the rate of tornadoes and lightning.


The recently released hotfix for Fortnite makes four different changes. The first three deal with tornadoes and the last deals with lightning storms. The tornado changes first raise the spawn chance for tornadoes from 80% all the way up to 100%. Each storm should get a tornado going forward. Further, tornadoes can now spawn in the first six storms per map, rather than the first five. This should keep tornadoes part of the action through an entire match. Lastly, a tornado can spawn in the first storm per match after two minutes now, rather than after three minutes.

The change to lighting is similar to one of the tornado changes. Lighting storms can now spawn after two minutes rather than three. It isn’t clear if this is after each storm’s spawn or just the first storm, like with the tornado patch note. Regardless, lighting storms should potentially arrive earlier and could even last longer as a result.

What ultimately matters after this hotfix is that Fortnite players should see tornadoes arriving earlier and lasting longer into the match. While not permanently up, tornadoes and lighting should be frequent, to the point that they’re clearly intended to be game-altering. That’s not to say that tornadoes and lightning weren’t game-altering before, but this hotfix will make them all the more influential in every match.

It’s also possible that Epic Games felt like the weather wasn’t having the desired impact on matches that it wanted, which would makes sense since Epic likely put in a lot of effort to add the new systems to the battle royale game. With a hotfix coming so quickly, the developer clearly saw something that needed to be improved as soon as possible.

Regardless, since it’s a hotfix, the changes should already be live in Fortnite. It might be worth getting some practice in with the frequent storms, as Epic Games could adjust and expand the weather system as the season progresses.

Fortnite is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and mobile devices.

Source: Gamerant

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