Epic Games has updated the in-game news feed today to confirm a new weapon is coming to Fortnite!
First leaked via in-game files, Epic has now officially confirmed in the game’s news feed that the Suppressed Sniper Rifle is coming soon to Fortnite Battle Royale.
This marks the first suppressed sniper weapon for Fortnite, but is one of the many sniper rifle weapons that has been in Fortnite since launch. The current available Sniper Rifles in Fortnite includes the Bolt Action Sniper, Hunting Rifle, and the Heavy Sniper. Previously, Epic released a semi-auto sniper, but that has since been vaulted.
The in-game message reads: “Strike at your opponents quietly with this suppressed bolt-action Sniper!”
The new Suppressed Sniper Rifle will most likely become available with the Fortnite v7.10 Content Update #3, which is set to go live in-game on January 8.
The third content update is the final content update as part of version 7.10 and was planned to release this week. The first two content updates as part of v7.10 was the new Presents and Boom Box items in Battle Royale.