"Fortnite" Update Introduces Heavy Sniper Rifle, Soaring 50’s Game Mode, & More

16 August, 2018, 17:42 | Author: Patty Hardy
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The Sniper Shootout mode has also made its way back to the game, tasking players with grabbing that Victory Royale using only sniper rifles.

Can be found from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines. Extra Impulse Grenades, Bounce Pads and ATKs will be spawned throughout the map.

For those who prefer the Save the World part of Fortnite, there are a new set of weekly Horde challenges and a brand new hero called Thora joining the equation. You can also find recent news stories surrounding Fortnite below, if you need to get caught up on what's been happening with the game lately. Most Fortnite players probably already knew that the biggest addition in this week's patch is the Heavy Sniper, but today's patch notes tell us what it's all about. This new mode looks to try and offer a new twist of the 50 vs 50 mode and brings a huge emphasis on mobility. A simple tap of the jump button when in mid-air above 10m will redeploy the glider.

Scoped Assault Rifles have been removed.

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Profile Stats (K/D & Wins) are tracked in this mode. While the reload is incredibly long, the weapon deals over 150 damage to human enemies, and slightly over 1,000 damage to structures per shot.

These large rounds deal increased damage (1050/1100) to buildings. This comes bundled with a new weekly challenge mode named "bulletproof husks", presumably created to let players test out Thora's abilities.

The update applies to PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch and mobile versions of the game, our sister site GameSpot notes.

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