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Epic Respond to Feedback that Scoped AR’s Don’t Belong in the Sniper Shootout LTM

Published: 15/Jun/2018 11:19 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 15:50

by Mike Kent


The decision to include Scoped Assault Rifles in the Sniper Shootout LTM (limited time mode) divided the Fortnite community.

Epic Games are one of the most responsive developers in the gaming industry when it comes to adjusting their game based on feedback.

One of the pillars of Fortnite’s success has been acting on the wishes of the community, with weekly updates adding and removing various parts of the title.

On Monday, June 11th the Epic Games team dropped Update V.4.4, and with the re-introduction of the Sniper Shootout LTM.

Just a matter of days later and there has been a notable change based on feedback, with the regular scoped assault rifle getting removed. The thermal version will remain with a reduced drop range.

One of the Epic Games development team posted on the Fortnite Battle Royale Reddit page to explain the situation.

“We’ve gotten a lot of feedback around the inclusion of the Scoped ARs in the Sniper Shootout LTM.

The LTM was designed with long range Sniper combat in mind and the standard Scoped ARs do not stay true to this design. However, we feel that the Thermal Scoped AR still fits the “Seek and Eliminate” style of the LTM and will remain for the time being, albeit with a reduced drop rate.”

Responses to the decision on Reddit were primarily positive, with users thanking Epic for listening.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 10 challenges

Published: 28/Oct/2020 3:02 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 4:39

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s Marvel-themed Season 4 takeover is almost winding down, but there’s still plenty of opportunities to grab some last-minute XP boosts with our guide on the Week 10 challenges.

Season 4 of Fortnite has seen tons of new content over the weeks. On top of the ample supply of cosmetic unlocks, Epic has deployed everything from new abilities to secret challenges.

With the ongoing storyline teasing major changes each passing update, time is of the essence to get everything done before we reached Season 5. Once the rare items are gone from the game, there’s no chance at claiming them anytime in the future.

So if you’re trying to make every minute count and get the most of your experience gains, weekly challenges are for you.

Things couldn’t be simpler this time around and we’ve got you covered with everything there is to know about the week 10 objectives.

Fortnite boat gameplay
Epic Games
You’ll need to prioritizing vehicles early on to tick the latest challenges off your list.

First up, all of the usual tasks are listed once again. You’ll need to search some chests, find some quick kills, and collect various resources. These can all be smashed out in the blink of an eye without any real difficulty.

Vehicles will be a big priority over the next few days as there are three unique challenges to tick off. One will have you racing from The Fortilla to The Authority in under four minutes. Meanwhile, the other simply asks you to stay in a vehicle for a long period of time and travel the map.

Arguably the most difficult of the vehicle-specific challenges, you’ll need to eliminate a few enemies with them. This means you may have to catch some opposing players by surprise. Be on the lookout for explosives that could end your run before it really begins.

You can blitz through a handful of these activities at the same time but others require a more focused effort. Below is the full list of challenges for the latest week in Fortnite.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 10 Challenges

  • Search Chests at Upstate New York
  • Eliminations at Lazy Lake
  • Collect Metal from Slurpy Swamp
  • Catch fish at Heart Lake
  • Eliminate opponents by hitting them with vehicles
  • Drive a boat from The Fortilla to The Authority in less than 4 minutes
  • Ride 20,000 meters in a vehicle
  • Deal damage to opponents at Sentinel Graveyard
Sentinel Graveyard location Fortnite
Epic Games
Expect the Sentinel Graveyard to be a hot drop for the next week.

You’ve still got a few weeks left to finish up the Season 4 Battle Pass. Though you may want to start rushing through not only these weekly tasks, but the secret challenges too. 

Every scrap of XP will help as you look to unlock the final rewards in the Marvel-centric update.