Two new limited time modes – Soaring 50’s and Sniper Shoutout – are also available.
A new patch is now live for Epic Games’ Fortnite as of August 15th, 1 AM PT, with no server downtime. Along with a new weapon for Battle Royale, there’s two new limited time modes added as well – Soaring 50’s and Sniper Shootout.
Soaring 50’s adds a lot of opportunity for verticality. When falling from great heights, the glider can be re-deployed, and there are more Impulse Grenades, Bounce Pads and Launch Pads to find for even more jumping. As for Sniper Shootout, it’s fairly simple – only sniper rifles are allowed.
To assist in this, Epic has added the Heavy Sniper, which is available in Epic and Legendary rarities. Its damage is pretty huge – 150/157 to other players and a whopping 1050/1100 to buildings, making it ideal for taking down structures. The bullet drop is also less compared to other sniper rifles, but a longer reload time is the tradeoff. Scoped Assault Rifles have been removed to accommodate the new Heavy Sniper, so keep that in mind.
Check out the full patch notes below, as provided by Epic, which include additions to Save the World as well.
Limited Time Mode: Soaring 50’s: Summary This mode is a twist on the traditional 50 vs 50 mode, featuring an extra emphasis on mobility. Gliders can be re-deployed when falling from large heights. Additional Impulse Grenades, Bounce Pads, and Launch Pads will be spawned throughout the map. Jump in and soar to new heights!
Limited Time Mode: Sniper Shootout: In this limited time mode, players will do battle using sniper rifles. May the best aim win!
Weapons + Items
Heavy Sniper added
Grenades now properly grant progress for the Week 5 Challenge: “Deal damage to players with a Clinger, Stink Bomb, or Grenade.”
Art + Animation
Cloth physics have been fixed and will now appear properly.
Save The World
Missions + Systems
• Fixed an issue that could cause Rocket Launchers to take up a large portion of the screen.