Fortnite Adds Heavy Sniper And Brings Back Sniper Shootout in Latest Update

Gerardo Harmon
August 20, 2018

Fortnite's v5.21 patch arrived today, bringing with it a couple new versions of existing limited-time modes, a new weapon, and a new skin, Epic Games has announced.

While these haven't been confirmed by Epic Games, we should say that Fortnite Tracker has been very good at getting these challenge leaks correct. This lethal weapon not only takes down enemies, but buildings too, a 150/157 damage to players and 1050/1100 to buildings.

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Fortnite for Android is finally here with a beta that is open to many players, but the decision to release it outside of Google Play is a security nightmare according to NordVPN. With the added punching power though comes one downside; reload speed.

As part of the update, Epic Games has also made some changes to the 50v50 mode with the focus of the mode now being on "additional mobility". This sniper will also have much less bullet drop than others. The limited time modes have been added to Fortnite's Battle Royale, and to Save the World. Our all time favorite- Scoped Assault Rifles have been removed from this addition! Whenever you're falling from large heights, you'll be able to redeploy your glider. Floor loot spawns are cut in half in this mode, and profile stats are tracked. Then, once you've completed all of this week's Fortnite challenges, you can find the secret Fortnite Road Trip challenges week 6 Battle Star.

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Also spawns mingled in Floor Looting have been reduced to a 50%! They tweaked the Minigun headshot multiplier as well, which now sits at 1.5 instead of 2.5.

Grenades now properly grant progress for the Week 5 Challenge: "Deal damage to players with a Clinger, Stink Bomb, or Grenade". As always, do not forget to finish out the match you're in once you've completed one or more challenges in order to be sure you get credit for them.

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The cooperative Save the World mode added a new weekly Horde Challenge in the 5.21 update, rewarding 1500 Gold for completing the first time and 75 Tickets after that.

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