Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Weapons Buffs and Nerfs

Fortnite has just released its Chapter 2 Season 5 update! The update includes exciting new additions to the game in terms of Cosmetics, such as the Mandalorian. Moreover, the game has also added many new features as well. But, like any other Major update, there have been a lot of major buffs and nerfs to weapons as well.

Fortnite’s developers try to listen to community feedback over the course of a Season and then implement all the changes to gunplay and other items in the next. Therefore, there is always a large list of gameplay updates and changes.

Chapter 2 Season 5 Weapons Buffs and Nerfs

Almost all of the weapons currently in the game have been affected in one way or the other. Here are all the buffs and nerfs for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5:

Gun Changes

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Buffed or Nerfed? Nerfed

  • Shotguns will now indicate how many pellets hit, visible within the reticle.
  • Adjusted shotgun spread patterns to be consistent with no random variation.
  • Heavy Shotgun now fires 10 pellets rather than 5.
  • Maximum damage for the Heavy Shotgun remains unchanged.
  • After firing a shotgun, another shotgun cannot be fired for a very short time.

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Hunting Rifle:

Buffed Or Nerfed? Nerfed

  • Reduced Hunting Rifle aim assist when targeting to match that of other Sniper Rifles with projectile bullets.
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Buffed Or Nerfed? Nerfed

  • Lowered the vehicle knockback strength on Grenade, Sticky Grenade, Grenade Launcher, and Rocket Launcher.
  • Remote Explosives must now first attach to an object before they can be detonated.
  • Increased Proximity Mine Damage from 225 to 330 (Buff)
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Buffed Or Nerfed? Buffed

  • Tac and Silenced SMG environmental damage now correctly matches player damage.
  • Changed the damage drop-off profile for the Suppressed SMG to be the same as other SMGs.


  • Fall off starts at 24 meters from 28 meters.
  • Damage reduced to 80% at 35 meters from 85% at 47.5 meters.
  • Damage reduced to 65% at 50+ meters from 75% at 70+ meters.

This concludes everything you needed to know about Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Buffs and Nerfs. Stay tuned for more news!

Saad Muzaffar
Saad Muzaffar

Saad is a Computer Sciences enthusiast who has been playing games since his childhood. A huge fan of MOBAs like Dota 2, he's a tech geek with a love for gaming at heart!

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