The latest patch for Fortnite, v5.21, is now live. Adding new modes, bug fixes, and a powerful sniper rifle that can kill in one hit.

The Heavy Sniper Rifle has been confirmed by Epic Games for a few weeks now. It can do 150 points of damage, which is a one-hit kill and can prove formidable. The issue is that the rifle is extremely rare and getting it is a matter of luck.

2 modes have also been added, the first being Soaring 50s. In this mode, 50 players in teams of 2 can reactivate their gliders at specific heights and there are more jump-related items available. The second mode is called Sniper Shootout where players are given sniper rifles, last one standing wins.

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!

 

Mode Details

50v50 loot, ammo and resource levels

When in mid-air and greater than 10m up, press Jump to deploy your glider

Added Impulse Grenades to chests at double the standard spawn rate

Added Impulse Grenades to floor loot

Decreased Spike Trap spawn chances

Increased Launch Pad & Bounce Pad spawn chances

Profile Stats (K/D & Wins) are not tracked in this mode.

LIMITED TIME MODE: SNIPER SHOOTOUT

Summary

In this limited time mode, players will do battle using sniper rifles. May the best aim win!

 

What’s New?

Scoped Assault Rifles have been removed.

The Heavy Sniper Rifle has been added.

 

Mode Details

Only weapon drops are Sniper Rifles.

Floor Loot spawns reduced by 50%.

Profile Stats (K/D & Wins) are tracked in this mode.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

Heavy Sniper added

Available in Epic and Legendary variants.

Can be found from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.

Each shot delivers devastating damage at the cost of a long reload.

Deals 150/157 damage to players.

These large rounds deal increased damage (1050/1100) to buildings.

Projectiles fired from the Heavy Sniper have less bullet drop in comparison to other Snipers.

Minigun

Minigun headshot multiplier has been reduced from 2.5 to 1.5.

Bug Fixes

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

Weekly Horde Challenge – Bullet Proof Husks

Features bulletproof enemies that must be defeated with melee weapons, traps, or Hero abilities.

One time completion Quest Reward

1500 Gold

Repeatable quest reward

75 Tickets

Removed the Power Rating restrictions on Challenge the Horde missions.

These restrictions were blocking some players from accessing the Weekly Challenge Missions even though their Power Level was at the necessary level.

Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue where the modifier between Challenge the Horde missions wasn’t appearing between waves.

The Constructor Leadership quest will no longer fail to advance when purchasing the skill tree node.

Atlas activation has been fixed in multi-gate Fight the Storm missions.

Track completion now advances the mission properly in Level 28 Deliver the Bomb.

Survivors and quest items no longer appear as orange boxes in the world.

HEROES

New Constructor Machinist: Thora added to the Event Store.

Available Wednesday, August 15th at 8pm ET.

GAMEPLAY

Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue that could cause Rocket Launchers to take up a large portion of the screen.

Fortnite is now available in early access for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android devices.