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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Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun

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Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.