There are a lot of weapons and items in Fortnite, and some of them don't belong. Take a look at our list of seven that we think need to go.
Yesterday, we published our list of the seven weapons and items we want Epic to bring back to Fortnite. Along the same lines, we created one about the things we think should see the inside of the vault.
While I think you'll agree with most of these entries, a couple might be a bit controversial. Try to keep an open mind and see what you think. Hit us up on Twitter if you agree or disagree!
I mean, come on now. The bush was added to the game when bush-camping was still very much a thing. This was about a year ago now, and you'll hardly ever see anyone camping in a bush these days.
Pretty much everyone went through a bush camping phase in Fortnite. I was fortunate enough to play the game when it first came out and nobody knew what they were doing. I could learn along with everyone else, and hiding in a bush was a viable strategy back then.
Now, though, even new players don't hide in bushes very much. What's more, the bush item is an even worse strategy than old-fashioned bush camping. The bush moves as you do - making it easy to spot - and takes up a massive portion of your screen.
The bush item is nothing more than a meme at this point, and it's time they got rid of it. Sure, you can throw it on for a laugh with your friends, but as soon as you do you almost want to take damage to get rid of it. Say what you will about planes and turrets, but they're useful at least. Vault the bush!
Pretty much everyone has been screaming "Vault the turret!" since the item was first added to the game. Initially, it was extremely overpowered and nearly impossible to counter if you're facing it head-on.
Epic responded by boosting the head hitbox of the turret-user, making it much easier to snipe them. This alteration was a positive one, but that doesn't change the fact that it's far too common and still incredibly difficult to face when you don't have the numbers on your side.
In my opinion, the turret should be an item that you find in LTMs with jetpacks and other niche items. It shouldn't be in the main game, and I think most players agree with that take.
The X-4 Stormwing is another item that has sparked a lot of outrage since its release. It allows for a lot of mobility, but also wrecks builds, pushes players to their death, and creates chaos for everyone on the ground.
At this point, nearly everyone has felt the wrath of a third-party plane coming in and destroying their build battle. One of the biggest knocks of Fortnite is that they are seemingly trying to negate the role building plays in their game. Building is the true skill gap here, and Epic is catering to casuals much more than hardcore players.
Like the turret, the planes should be placed in LTMs to allow for a bit of variety. They were a decent experiment, but they are far too powerful - even with the recent nerf.
The Six Shooter might be the worst gun in the game. I don't know anyone who likes playing with it. The gun seemed interesting when it first hit Fortnite, but since then everyone has realized how bad it actually is.
Unlike the turret and the plane - which I don't really expect to be vaulted - I think Epic is going to get rid of the six shooter. There's no chance enough people are using it, making it pointless to almost all players.
Sure, there will always a "worst gun" in the game, but that doesn't mean the worst gun has to be next to worthless. Not everything works, and the Six Shooter is a prime example of this.
The burst has always been an "okay at best" kind of weapon. Nobody ever picks it up over a standard AR, and everyone complains about it if they have one in their inventory late-game.
I, for one, think it's time that the burst sees the inside of the vault. They can keep the purple and gold variations of the weapons if they want to keep the variety, but grey, green, and blue bursts are virtually useless in the current meta.
There are just too many better options in the category to keep these guns around. We now have scars, silenced scars, and heavy ARs that nearly every player will choose over a burst rifle.
Not everyone will agree with this, but I think it's time to vault the heavy shotgun as well. The purple and gold variations of the pump make the gun redundant, even if some prefer it for certain situations.
I'll acknowledge that the heavy shotguns can shoot a bit faster and further than the pump shotguns can, but that's the only difference between the two weapons. This might be a hot take, but I think they should vault heavy shotguns and bring back the double barrel. This adds some variety to the game with a wholly different shotgun option.
This will be a hugely controversial pick and I understand why. The hand cannon is fun to use, it's powerful from all ranges, and makes a perfect compliment to the shotgun.
Unfortunately, the hand cannon is one of those guns that Epic can't seem to get right. It was underpowered for a while, and a recent buff made it seem a bit too powerful.
The gun hits 100 headshot damage from max range, breaks wood with one shot, and hits 75 to the body when you're up close. It's also a hitscan weapon, meaning there's no travel time for the bullet when you shoot. On top of that, the gun benefits from first-shot accuracy.
While I wouldn't celebrate the vaulting of the hand cannon, I think it needs to go the way of the drum gun and dual pistols. These are all fun weapons to use, but they are too powerful to keep in the game.
So, that completes our list of the items and weapons that Epic should consider taking out of the game. What do you think? Is there anything we missed? Let us know on Twitter and stay tuned for more news, updates, and articles like this one.