New Fortnite update has big changes for Thanos

Fortnite's Infinity Gauntlet mode has been live for a few days now, and pretty much the entire time, Epic Games has been fine tuning it behind the scenes. Just a few hours after launch, Epic delivered its first round of tweaks for Thanos, and now the company has launched a new update that includes even more changes. Essentially, these new changes make Thanos stronger, but they also give him less health, meaning that you should have an easier time taking him out if you can get the jump on him.

In a post to the Fortnite Battle Royale subreddit, Epic says that with these changes, its "goal is to allow more folks to truly experience the power of Thanos, while also making you feel powerful when wielding the gauntlet." In other words, Epic wants you to feel overpowered when you're playing as Thanos, but they don't want him so beefy that only one or two players get to wield the Infinity Gauntlet during the course of a match. With that in mind, here are the changes that have been made to Thanos's stats:

Increased Beam from 12 to 20 damage on players.

Increased Punch damage from 80 to 100.

Decreased health from 800 to 500.

So, Thanos is going to hit a lot harder after this update, but his health has been reduced significantly. Remember: it's impossible to restore life when you're playing as Thanos. You can restore his shields by killing other players, but any damage you sustain to actual health is permanent and can't be healed.

There have also been a few general changes made to Infinity Gauntlet mode. The Battle Bus will now spawn closer to the ground, and the first safe zone – which is visible on the map before players even drop – is larger. Early storms do less damage now, so getting caught outside of the safe zone in the early game isn't the automatic death sentence it once was. The Gauntlet will also spawn later, giving players more time to loot up before anyone has the chance to become Thanos.

We're still not sure when Infinity Gauntlet mode will wrap-up, but its designation as a limited-time game mode suggests that it won't be around for much longer. These changes are live in Fortnite now, so go and check them out for yourself.