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Fortnite Content Update 7.10 #3 – Adds New Suppressed Sniper Rifle & Massive Balance Changes

Epic Games have just released their third patch entailing the 7.10 tag. As detailed in yesterday’s report, Epic has finally delivered on the promises and teases. Now that we finally have some concrete details regarding the nerfs they had promised, we would be able to see some decent changes coming to Fortnite as we head further into Fortnite Season 7.

The Long-Awaited Suppressed Sniper Rifle Has Been Added

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One of the biggest additions making its way to Fortnite this week has to be the introduction of the suppressed sniper rifle. After teasing players for the week following a number of concrete data mined leaks, Epic Games has finally added the new Sniper Rifle to the game for some sneaky peaky silent sniping.

For those who want the metrics for the newly-introduced rifle, the Suppressed Sniper Rifle delivers either 100 or 105 damage with its Epic and Legendary variants, respectively, and could be found in treasure chests, floor loot, Vending Machines, and Supply Drops.

Stromwing X-4 Plane Gets Nerfed

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Following the nerfs Epic introduced with the first content update, Epic made a few nerfs to the Stormwing X-4 Plane, the plane that was introduced with Fortnite Season 7. According to the patch notes, the plane would be getting a number of nerfs to its damage reduction, its machine gun spray, as well as nerfs applied to its chance of appearing in-game from 100% to 80%.

Epic Finally Puts An End To The Boom Box Rage

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Epic has finally applied some nerfs to the boom box after it went ravaging across the battle island. With the introduction of the Boom Box in the second update, players rage across a number of forums and the Fortnite subreddit urging the folks over at Epic Games to have some mercy.

With this update, Epic has finally delivered on that and has made some significant nerfs to the Boom Box that includes the reduction of its drop rate, reducing its health from 600 to 400, and reducing its rampage music from 25 seconds to 18 seconds.

Regarding the damage it inflicts and the damage radius, Epic has kept those two details untouched, at least with this update.

Epic Vaults The Six Shooter & The Burst Rifle (sort of)… And Then Re-Introduces The Dual Pistols

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Epic has finally pulled back the Six Shooter as well as the Burst Rifle from the game. However the FAMAS variants of the rifle, that is, the Legendary and Epic variants still remain in the game as we head forward into the Season as a viable option.

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Following these vaults, Epic has finally added a decently balanced pistol to the game, the Dual Pistols. With the latest update in effect, you should now be able to experience the dualies yet again.

For those who want an even deeper dive into the update, here are the patch notes for Fortnite’s Content Update 7.10 #3 obtained from Epic Games blog.


Fortnite Content Update 7.10 – #2 – Patch Notes


BATTLE ROYALE

WHAT’S NEW?

Suppressed Sniper Rifle
Trade power for stealth with the Suppressed Sniper Rifle. Drop in now and sneak up on your enemies!

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The Block
Drop to The Block and explore the newest community creation! Bounce around in the DM Arena made by KojackNumber2.

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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
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SAVE THE WORLD

WHAT’S NEW?

Santa’s Little Helper
Help Santa deliver gifts, with a BANG! Find this weapon in the Weekly Store.

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The Popshot Shotgun
Blast through enemies with this rapid firing shotgun! Get your very own by completing Frostnite Challenges.

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WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Santa’s Little Helper will be available in the Weekly Store
    • Launches explosive presents that damage and knockback groups of enemies. Does not consume ammo, but has very low durability.
    • Available from January 9 at 7 PM ET until January 16 at 7 PM ET.
  • The Popshot Shotgun will be available as a Frostnite Weekly Challenge reward
    • A rapid firing low capacity semi-auto shotgun

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • Weekly Frostnite Challenge 2: Burn Bright
    • Time between enemy waves is drastically reduced. Use your time wisely!
    • Weekly Frostnite Challenge 1 Quest rewards include:
      • Challenge Banner 2
      • Popshot Shotgun
      • Snowflake Tickets
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