Fortnite gamers both love and hate guided missiles that were available in the game's weapons arsenal; actually it's a mostly hate relationship, if we are being honest. Players can do interesting things with those missiles, like ride them. The big issue gamers had is that the guided missiles were nigh impossible to survive. Guided missiles were incredibly maneuverable and had devastating power, meaning if someone fired one at you, odds are you were dead meat.
Gamers and Epic Games devs eventually decided that the guided missiles were just too much, and pulled them from the game. Epic says that lots of work behind the scenes
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"When the guided missile first made its way to Battle Royale," senior designer Andrew Bains said, "we loved all the fun and crazy moments it provided. But after its release we shared the same concerns as the Fortnite community at large: it's hard to compete against a near-endless barrage of highly effective explosives."
As for changes, the missiles are now positioned as a scouting tool. Movement speed has been reduced, turning radius is changed, and damaged is also reduced along with the damage radius. The default ammo cap is now set to 12. Those changes will make guided missiles less lethal and more survivable. Fortnite did get a patch recently that added some new features to the game, bringing it to v5.10. The update brought a compact SMG, among other things, including new game challenges. Fortnite has been wildly successful for Epic Games,