Why Fortnite removed the Zapper Trapper

Today the brand new Zapper Trapper item was added to Fortnite Battle Royale with the release of version 10.10. The new item was a throwable trap that damaged enemies with electric rays. However, just hours after the initial release of the Zapper Trapper, the item has been temporarily removed from the game. Why? Let us explain.

If you haven’t seen or used the Zapper Trap yet, it was basically an electric trap that could be thrown onto any structure. Once it had landed on a structure, it clicked into place and shocks enemy players nearby.

Many players were complaining about how powerful this new item is and was not happy with the addition of this new trap at all.

However, just hours after it was released into the game, Epic Games were forced to remove it due to players being kicked from games.

In a statement on the official Fortnite Twitter account, Epic Games told their players that the Zapper Trapper has been temporarily removed while they investigate issues with players being kicked. They also informed us that they will provide an update once the issue has been resolved.

Fortnite tweet about the Zapper Trapper

Whether or not Epic will re-enable the Zapper Trapper anytime soon, is unknown. However, we assume that Epic Games will fix this issue as soon as possible and re-enable it. Of course, there is a slight chance that this issue may require a downloaded patch. If that is the case, it could be next week before we see a fix for this issue unless Epic issue an emergency patch.


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