Fortnite Season 7 is one of the best seasons in recent memory, but it isn’t perfect.

There are some balance issues to work through, but most of the new and returning items and weapons are a blast to use.

There’s one exception, here: Parasites. Parasites can range from useful to game-ruining, depending on where you are in the match.


Epic Games

Now that parasites have clung themselves to all of the animals on the island, it’s nearly impossible to escape infection in certain areas – especially in solos.

Thankfully, Epic took aim at the issue in the v17.21 patch.

Not only did Epic nerf the amount of health they take from you, but they made them fly slower so you can kill them more easily if you don’t want to be infected.

These changes do tow things: they make infection more of a decision on the player’s part and they lower the downside of choosing to wear a little bug on your head.

So, it’s both a buff and a nerf to the Parasites. The bugs, themselves, got nerfed, but their effect on the player has been buffed.

Jimmy Russo is a writer and editor for covering a variety of games and topics. He specializes in first-person shooters including Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Valorant, while also covering livestreaming news on Twitch and other aspects of the gaming industry.