Fortnite’s first content update of 2019 has landed and brings a new weapon and significant balance changes. The v7.10 content update adds the Suppressed Sniper Rifle, and tweaks a bunch of weapons and vehicles.
Suppressed Sniper Rifle
The newest addition to the Fortnite arsenal is a suppressed variant of the bolt-action sniper rifle. It is available in Epic and Legendary variants, which deal 100 and 105 damage respectively. Although this weapon is slightly weaker compared to its louder sibling, the suppressor allows users to take stealthy, quiet shots.
The Six Shooter, common, uncommon, and rare variants of the burst assault rifle have been vaulted. The Dual Pistols, which were vaulted in patch v6.21 have now been added back into the game.
On the balancing front, the Boom Box and the X-4 Stormwing have been nerfed. After it was added a few weeks ago, the Boom Box quickly became one of the most powerful items in the game. The drop rate, health, and duration of the Boom Box have been lowered. It now only has 400 health and lasts for 18 seconds. The structure damage and player knockback values of the X-4 Stormwing have been significantly decreased. It’s machine gun now has a wider spread, too.
The Block has been updated with a new community creation. A death match arena filled with bounce pads has replaced the Mysterious Market.