Fortnite update adds heavy sniper rifle, Soaring 50s mode

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The heavy sniper rifle is the update's hardware addition.

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Fortnite's Wednesday update added a new weapon,along with gameplay modes and challenges, with a special focus on sniping.

The heavy sniper rifle leads the patch notes from developer Epic Games. It'll deal a lot of damage to players and even more to structures.

The patch also adds two limited-time mode in Battle Royale. Soaring 50s puts "an extra emphasis on mobility" by allowing players to redeploy gliders when falling from a height of more than 10 meters and adding impulse grenades, bounce pads and launch pads throughout the map.

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The returning Sniper Shootout pits players against each other at long range, since the only weapons it'll deliver are sniper rifles.

In Save the World, there's a new Weekly Horde Challenge and a new hero -- Thora the constructor machinist.

The update applies to PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch and mobile versions of the game, our sister site GameSpot notes.

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