Riot Control Baton is one of the harvesting tool in Fortnite: Battle Royale. But now, you may see that there is something wrong with this. What happen with the Riot Control Baton? We are going to figure out about it.
Riot Control Baton is a harvesting tool which is a Star Wars Series. This harvesting tool is able to be obtained from the Item Shop for 1,200 V-Bucks. Or, you are also able to get this by buying the Order and Peace Bundle for 2,000 V-Bucks. It was released on December 12th, 2019 and it is the first harvesting tool to be wielded one-handed. Also, Riot Control Baton has a unique attack, beside being able to be held by the handle, it is also swung around which is the same as the Traitor! emote.
According to Fortnite Tracker site, here is the sale history of Riot Control Baton.
- December 13th, 2019
- December 21st, 2019
- May 3rd, 2020
- May 4th, 2020
- May 5th, 2020
Recently, have you heard that if you equip this pickaxe, other players will not hear the footsteps of your avatar? Yes, it is true. If you use Riot Control Baton, it will cause you to no longer have audible footsteps. So, other players cannot hear the footsteps of a player with Riot Control Baton approaches. It makes players think that this situation give a competitive advantage over the opponents in the game. Even some players have given critics it as being ‘pay to win’. However, this thing happens not unintentionally which means that it happens as a result of a bug.
Because of this bug, Epic then was quick to get on this issue and then they announced that it was making the Riot Control Baton show up as a default pickaxe in all game modes. It seems that they are trying to fix this bug and maybe players will be able to get to use the pickaxe again but of course once the footsteps sound issue is fixed.
You are able to see the announcement of it on Twitter account of Fortnite @FortniteStatus. Here is the announcement that they made on May 12th, 2020.
While we work on resolving an issue, the Riot Control Baton will appear as a default Pickaxe in all playlist. We’ll update you here when the issue is resolved!
For your information, it is not the first time players have complained about item which gives certain players an advantage in the game. In some cases, it happened because of the nature of the item rather than a bug.
If you want to see Riot Control Baton gameplay in Fortnite, you are able to watch videos on Youtube such as:
- A video of VALtheVAL entitled New Finn Skin + Riot Control Baton Pickaxe Gameplay in Fortnite.
- A video of Royale Skin Vidz entitled Fortnite – Riot Control Baton In Game – Star Wars Series.
- A Video of Allian3 entitled Fortnite *Riot Control Baton* Gameplay.
- A video of ElectroFrntic entitled Riot Control Baton Gameplay | Fortnite Battle Royale.