The most recent patch released for Fortnite, v5.21, was introduced this week on Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, PS4 and mobile. This update adds new features to the game: time-limited modes named Sniper Shootout and Soaring 50s, as well as a weapon called Heavy Sniper. In this article we will take a closer look at these additions to see if they are improving Fortnite in any way.
Sniper Shootout LTM
This new LTM features only sniper rifles, such as scoped guns (including newly added Heavy Sniper) and non-scoped long-range guns. A very important part of the shooter genre, snipers-only mode provides players with an exciting experience, creating a stressful and tense atmosphere. While it is better to avoid getting shot, the map offers many health packs and shield buffs, so there is always a chance to improve the health levels. Overall, Sniper Shootout is definitely up there with other great Fortnite LTMs.
Soaring 50s LTM
Getting its name from added mobility options, Soaring 50s is a standard 50v50 mode. This extra mobility was achieved mostly thanks to the glider, which can be used in the air at least 10 meters above the ground. The additional launch pads, bounce pads and impulse grenades provide more ways of starting the flight. The mobility in this LTM allows to escape the danger in many situations, but it can also isolate a player from his teammates. This mode is fast-paced, but also chaotic, so there will be those who will not enjoy it fully.
This new weapon is available in Epic-level and Legendary-level versions. It can be found in vending machines, chests, supply drops and regular loot. The Heavy Sniper causes a lot of destruction, as its damage is 150+ per shot and 1050+ against structures. Thanks to a minimal bullet drop, this weapon is very effective at long-range distances. The only real downside is rather the long reload time and just one bullet in the chamber, so every shot matters while using Heavy Sniper.
Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.