Fortnite v7.10 Content Update #3 - Suppressed Sniper, Dual Pistols, vaulted weapons and full January 8 patch notes - Dexerto
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Fortnite v7.10 Content Update #3 – Suppressed Sniper, Dual Pistols, vaulted weapons and full January 8 patch notes

Published: 8/Jan/2019 10:44 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 17:38

by Ross Deason

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The third and final v7.10 Content Update for Fortnite Battle Royale went live on January 8, introducing a number of cool changes and new items like the Suppressed Sniper Rifle!

A significant amount of information relating to the Content Update had already been revealed ahead of time, giving us a good idea of what to expect. Now that the patch notes have been released, we know even more!

Below, you can find everything that you need to know, including the patch notes.

Suppressed Sniper Rifle

The game’s first silent sniper was originally announced in the in-game news section on January 7.

The description for the Suppressed Sniper Rifle is as follows: “Trade power for stealth with the Suppressed Sniper Rifle. Drop in now and sneak up on your enemies!”

The Suppressed Sniper Rifle was announced on January 7

Now that the notes are live, we can share all of the relevant statistics and information about the new weapon:

Suppressed Sniper Rifle added.

  • Available in Epic and Legendary variants.
  • Can be found from chests, floor loot, Vending Machines, and Supply Drops.
  • A single shot, scoped sniper rifle.
  • The suppressor makes for a quieter shot, trading stealth for power.
    • Deals 100/105 base damage

Dual Pistols

Calling the Dual Pistols ‘new’ might be a stretch, as they were first introduced way back in Season 4 and were only removed during Season 6.

However, the fact that Eric Williamson, the Design Lead for Fortnite, confirmed they were making a return made us think that they would have undergone some major adjustments.

However, the patch notes simply refer to them being ‘unvaulted’. The Dual Pistols, while fun to use at times, never really found their niche and were rarely used. It will interesting to see if anything has changed that wasn’t included in the notes.

Dual Pistols were vaulted in Season 6.

Skins and cosmetics

New skins and cosmetic items are a given with just about every Fortnite update, so don’t expect this one to be any different. We’ll keep you updated once we’ve had a chance to check everything out.

X-4 Stormwing, Dynamite and Boom Box changes

It’s usually hard to know exactly what to expect when it comes to balancing changes, but Eric Williamson gave us a pretty good idea on Twitter.

“Balance adjustments coming with 7.10 content update: tweaks to Boom Box, X-4 Stormwing, and Dynamite,” he said.

Now, we can confirm that Dynamite’s drop rate has been adjusted, as has the Boom Box’s. The Boom Box has also undergone some over minor changes, while the Stormwing has seen a number of balancing improvements.

Check the full patch notes below for more information about the balancing adjustments.

The X-4 Stormwing has been adjusted once again.

Vaulted Items

Eric Williamson confirmed on Reddit that the Six Shooter would be vaulted soon, and the Fortnite team has delivered on that promise.

Surprisingly, the Uncommon, Common and Rare variants of the Burst Assault Rifle have also been sent to the vault.

With the Burst Assault Rifles being one some of the most utilised weapons in the game, it will be interesting to see how the community reacts to the loss of the three variants.

Fans will be surprised by the Burst Assault Rifle news.

v7.10 Content Update patch notes

The full v7.10 Content Update patch notes can be found below:

LIMITED TIME MODES

14 Days of Fortnite has been extended for a limited time! For the next week, drop in and complete any Challenges you may have missed out on to earn in-game rewards.

We’ll also be featuring some of the most popular Limited Time Modes that have been available over the past two weeks. Log in each day to find out which modes are available to explore.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Suppressed Sniper Rifle added.
    • Available in Epic and Legendary variants.
    • Can be found from chests, floor loot, Vending Machines, and Supply Drops.
    • A single shot, scoped sniper rifle.
    • The suppressor makes for a quieter shot, trading stealth for power.
      • Deals 100/105 base damage
  • Six Shooter has been vaulted.
  • The following variants of the Burst Assault Rifle have been vaulted:
    • Uncommon, Common, Rare
  • Dual Pistols have been unvaulted.
  • Dynamite drop rate reduced by 40%.
  • Boom Box adjustments:
    • Drop rate reduced by 33%.
    • Health reduced from 600 to 400.
    • Duration reduced from 25 seconds to 18 seconds.

GAMEPLAY

  • X-4 Stormwing adjustments:
    • The knockback a player receives after being hit by a Stormwing has been decreased by 70%.
    • Damage done to the Stormwing from colliding with structures has been increased by 50%.
      • Impact damage reduction while boosting through structures reduced from 50% to 25%
    • Increased the spread of the Stormwing machine gun by 75%.
    • Stormwing spawn chance has been decreased to 80% from 100%.
  • Supply Drop health has been reduced to 250/500/750 (Solo/Duo/Squad).

Bug Fixes

  • The X-4 Stormwing is no longer able to fly above the max build limit.

CREATIVE

This is an early release so you may experience client crashes, loss of progress, or other unexpected errors.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Suppressed Sniper Rifle added to Creative Inventory Weapons
    • Available in Epic and Legendary variants.
    • A single shot, scoped sniper rifle.
    • The suppressor makes for a quieter shot, trading stealth for power.
      • Deals 100/105 base damage

As always, you can follow @Dexerto on Twitter for everything Fortnite related.

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How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 10 challenges

Published: 29/Oct/2020 14:26 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 14:29

by Matt Porter

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The tenth week of Fortnite’s Season 4 has arrived, and with a new set of weekly challenges comes one task that asks players to open chests in Upstate New York. While this may sound confusing, here’s everything you need to make this challenge simple. 

Fortnitemares has officially arrived, with Midas reappearing for the first time since his Device experiment backfired badly, flooding the entire island at the end of Season Two. Midas has regained control of The Agency, and his army of Shadow Henchmen are ready to cause chaos.

Of course, the overarching Season 4 storyline is all about superheroes, with Marvel characters invading the island. The evil Galactus is on his way, and heroes like Tony Stark, Dr. Doom, and Wolverine have made Fortnite their home as they prepare for battle.

With these characters, new POIs and locations have appeared, and to complete this specific challenge you’ll need to head to Upstate New York. While this may sound like a strange request, it actually exists as a landmark inside the game. If you aren’t sure where to find it though, we’ve got everything you need to complete this task.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
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Stark Industries arrived as a POI in Season 4, included inside Upstate New York.

Where to find Upstate New York in Fortnite Season 4

When Stark Industries arrived in Fortnite Season 4, you may have noticed that the POI is located inside what appears to be a massive bubble, which covers a large portion of the north-east corner of the island. It’s easy to spot, as the area is marked on the map for you, and the trees inside it are lovely shades of yellow and orange, compared to the normal green trees elsewhere.

Fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe will know that Stark calls New York his home, with the Stark Industries tower planted in the middle of New York City. Even the Avengers base in later films is located in Upstate New York. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise then that his location in Fortnite was originally planted in the state of New York, which has now been transported to the island.

Thankfully, once you know where Upstate New York is, it’s easy to complete this Week 10 challenge, as all you need to do is open seven chests inside this landmark. They don’t even have to be opened in the same match, so just pick them up as you see them and you’ll finish this task eventually. If you’re still not sure where to go, we’ve included an image below.

Map showing location of Upstate New York landmark.
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Map showing the Upstate New York landmark in Fortnite.

It may take a couple of visits to Upstate New York to finish off this task, as there will be plenty of other people attempting it too. While Stark Industries has the most chests, it may be easier to head to some of the smaller buildings located in the zone, as they will be quieter and make you less likely to face enemies.

It’s well worth completing this task if you’re ranking up your Season 4 Battle Pass, as this offers a massive 25,000 XP reward, which will help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.