Although the v24.20 update to Fortnite brought with it the highly anticipated ODM Gear and Thunder Spears, it appears that the latter weapon is somewhat underwhelming in actual combat situations. This disappointment may have been compounded for some players who were excited to earn Attack on Titan cosmetic items in later stages of Chapter 4 Season 2.
As part of themed Battle Pass quests, fans were promised the chance to unlock Eren Jaeger in Fortnite, but this may have been overshadowed by the lackluster performance of the Thunder Spears. The highly anticipated Fortnite x Attack on Titan crossover arrived on April 11th with a major game update that delivered on Epic Games‘ promises of exciting new content from the popular manga and anime series.
In addition to the previously announced option to unlock Eren Jaeger, players were thrilled to discover that they could also purchase skins featuring Levi and Mikasa Ackerman in the Fortnite Item Shop, adding to the celebration of this much-anticipated collaboration.
With the addition of the ODM Gear and Thunder Spears from Attack on Titan in the v24.20 update, Epic Games expanded Fortnite’s arsenal with two new Mythic weapons.
However, fans quickly expressed their discontent with the Thunder Spears after testing them out in-game. It seems that the spears are challenging to aim accurately and do not deal enough damage to justify taking up valuable inventory space. As a result, players may be hesitant to add the Thunder Spears to their arsenal, despite their Mythic status.
One of the primary issues with the Thunder Spears in the battle royale mode is their small hitbox, which means that players must be exceedingly accurate to hit even a stationary target. Additionally, the spears only deal 70 explosive damage when a target is within proximity range, and a mere 10 damage if the spear hits an opponent. These limitations have left fans frustrated and questioning the effectiveness of the new Mythic weapon.
In Fortnite, it’s not unusual for items to be temporarily removed if they are not functioning correctly and then reintroduced later after fixes have been implemented. We’ve seen this happen many times before with a bunch of items, one that springs to mind is the Shockwave Hammer during the previous season.
As for the Thunder Spears, it’s uncertain whether Epic Games will take this approach to address the dissatisfaction of players with this new Mythic weapon.
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While the Thunder Spears have received criticism from the player base, the ODM Gear, which is also a new Mythic item added in the update, appears to be functioning as intended. This item bears resemblance to the Grapple Gun and Spider-Man Web-Slingers tool which have since been vaulted.
Fortnite is free-to-play and out now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mobile.
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