Fortnite 10.20.2 Hotfix Patch Notes: Combat & Drum Shotgun Vaulted!

Epic has just added a small hotfix to the 10.20.2 patch that adds the Combat Shotgun, Drum Shotgun, and Proximity Launcher to the vault. The Suppressed Assault Rifle (Epic/Legendary) has been unvaulted, and the Automatic Sniper has had its damage increased. The B.R.U.T.E has had its spawn rates reduced further, and Peppers have had their duration increased to 60 seconds. Retail Row has had its Obelisk spawn rate reduced to make it a bit more difficult to get high-tier loot.

Hey folks,
In addition to the v10.20 Content Update, we've made a few more changes in-game. Find out what you can expect below.



  • Combat Shotgun
  • Drum Shotgun
  • Proximity Launcher


  • Suppressed Assault Rifle (Epic/Legendary)

Automatic Sniper

  • The Automatic Sniper was underperforming relative to some of the other Sniper Rifles. This adjustment to damage should make it more desirable as an alternative long-range weapon.
    • Increased damage from 31/33/35 to 40/42/44


Lowered the spawn rate of the B.R.U.T.E in Storm phases 3-6 in core modes. Arena spawn rates will remain unchanged.

  • With this change, we’re hoping to reduce the impact of B.R.U.T.Es on late-game scenarios, while retaining their presence in the early game.
    • Storm phase 3
      • New spawn rates
        • 33.3% chance to spawn 0
        • 33.3% chance to spawn 1
        • 33.3% chance to spawn 2
      • Old spawn rates
        • 25% chance to spawn 0
        • 25% chance to spawn 1
        • 25% chance to spawn 2
        • 25% chance to spawn 3
    • Storm phase 4
      • New spawn rates
        • 50% chance to spawn 0
        • 50% chance to spawn 1
      • Old spawn rates
        • 33.3% chance to spawn 0
        • 33.3% chance to spawn 1
        • 33.3% chance to spawn 2
    • Storm phase 5
      • New spawn rates
        • 83.4% chance to spawn 0
        • 16.6% chance to spawn 1
      • Old spawn rates
        • 50% chance to spawn 0
        • 50% chance to spawn 1
    • Storm phase 6
      • New spawn rates
        • Will no longer spawn.
      • Old spawn rates
        • 90% chance to spawn 0
        • 10% chance to spawn 1


  • Increased the duration of spiciness from Peppers to a 60-second duration from a 20-second duration.

Retail Row

  • This POI is intended to be a high-risk, high-reward drop location, but we feel the reward has outweighed the risk. By reducing the availability of Obelisks, gathering rare loot will require a little more time investment.
    • Reduced the maximum number of Spawn Obelisks from 7 to 5.
    • Increased the time before Spawn Obelisks respawn to a max of 30 seconds (previously a max of 5 seconds).
      • The respawn timer for Spawn Obelisks is on a loop and time may vary between 1-30 seconds.
    • Decreased the chance to drop Rocket Launchers from destroyed Spawn Obelisks from 18.46% to 10%
    • Decreased the chance to drop Jump Pads from destroyed Spawn Obelisks from 50% to 40%

These adjustments are available now, so drop in and test them out!


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Fortnite 10.20.2 Hotfix Patch Notes: Combat & Drum Shotgun Vaulted!

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  1. What did the combat do to fortnite half of the fortnite people are dissiponted in epic games becuase of the combat PLEASE UNVALT

  2. the combat was fun while it lasted 🙁

  3. Epic is stupid vaulting the Combat. All they do is cater to noobs. Just vault the best guns and b4ing back the trash spray and pray ones.

    1. I thought people didn’t like the Combat Shotgun because it was a more noob friendly weapon?