The Fortnite update v5.21 finally brings the long rumored heavy sniper, and two new limited time modes, Soaring 50’s and Sniper Shootout.
Epic had been teasing the heavy sniper for quite a while now. There were rumors circulating, and datamining by StormShield.one showed the weapon entry. Now it is finally here with the update v5.21. The rifle deals 157 damage per shot, and as we saw in a leaked video, it can one shot almost all the structures.
Update v5.21 also brings two new Limited Time Modes, Soaring 50’s and Sniper Shootout. Soaring 50’s will be all about mobility with extra spawns of Impulse Grenades, Bounce Pads, and Launch Pads. Sniper Shootout, as the name indicates, is a Sniper only Game mode.
LIMITED TIME MODE:
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.
Scoped Assault Rifles have been removed.
The Heavy Sniper Rifle has been added.
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 headshot multiplier has been reduced from 2.5 to 1.5.
Elsewhere, in save the world, a new Weekly Horde challenge has been added, called bulletproof husk, where bulletproof enemies will have to be defeated by melee weapons. A new hero has also been added, Constructor Machinist: Thora.
There have also been a few bug fixes. For the full patch notes, visit here.