Fortnite Update Adds Heavy Sniper Rifle, New Hero, Two Limited-Time Modes


Epic Games launched Fortnite, for Android devices, last week.

Can be found from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.

A few days ago it was revealed that the Heavy Sniper Rifle would be making its way into the game in just a couple of days.

In terms of Battle Royale Mode, V5.21 adds one new weapon, as well as one new limited-time game mode. - Sniper Shootout. The mode is pretty self-explanatory, but it's worth noting that the Scoped Assault Rifle has been removed from the LTM to make room for the Heavy Sniper.

If you would like to know what Android phones are supposed to be supported, here is the full list of non-Samsung devices from Epic's website.

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The new Battle Royale mode is called Soaring 50's, and it's basically 50V50 mode, but with a focus on increased mobility. Gliders can be re-deployed when falling from large heights, and additional Impulse Grenades, Bounce Pads, and Launch Pads will be spawned throughout the map.

Deals 150/157 damage to players. The weapon comes in epic and legendary variants, dealing around 150 damage to players, or 1050 to buildings.

Minigun headshot multiplier has been reduced from 2.5 to 1.5.

These restrictions were blocking some players from accessing the Weekly Challenge Missions even though their Power Level was at the necessary level.

From a bug fix and improvement perspective, version 5.21 across all platforms offers fixes for modifier issues on certain Horde missions as well as a visual fix put in place to resolve an issue that would cause a Rocket Launcher to take up most of the screen.