It sounds like the PVP mode is a separate thing, so I would imagine (hope?) that as new weapons are added, if the other team wants to throw them into Battle Royale they’ll have to figure out how to balance them.
They say it’s a separate group of people at Epic that wanted to add this mode and so they did. If that’s the case, I don’t really mind. I don’t have any interest at all in it, but I don’t mind. I don’t feel like the issues Fortnite needs help with would be addressed by the skillsets needed to put together a Battle Royale mode using the existing game assets.
Primarily, my main issues with Fortnite revolve around design and balance. That’s something that the existing designers need to sit down and hash out. I guess more “story” in Canny Valley is needed as well, but I don’t personally care about that sort of thing.
I don’t mean to sound like an apologist. For my personal tastes, this battle royale thing has literally ZERO fucking appeal to me. It’s why I’m playing a PVE coop shooter, not PUBG. But until it starts pulling people off of the main team to work on it (which I guess might happen, if BR became a smashing success) it’s not really a bother to me.