The third and final update for v7.10 was released on January 8, and a new sniper dropped along with it.
Fortnite leaker Lucas7Yoshi was able to find in-game files of a new suppressed bolt-action sniper rifle on January 4.
Leading up to January 8, the in-game news feed updated to alert players that the new suppressed bolt-action sniper rifle would indeed be arriving in Fortnite.
Players already have begun to upload videos of them using the new sniper rifle, giving fans a first look at what to expect with the new weapon.
The new sniper is similar to the Save The World weapon, the Frostbite bolt-action sniper rifle.
Epic’s addition of the suppressor definitely makes firing the weapon much more silent than the regular bolt-action sniper rifle.
Fortnite players must note that the suppressed version of the bolt-action sniper rifle does approximately 5 hp damage less per shot.
Twitter user TheOGMagma2 uploaded a video of him using the sniper and comparing the differences between the normal and suppressed bolt-action sniper rifle.
Your first in-game look at the new Supressed Sniper
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Fortnite’s third update to v7.10 added a slew of changes, including the return of dual pistols and vaulting the six-shooter and variants of the burst assault rifle.
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Fans were excited to read that Epic also added changes to dynamite, the Boom Box, and the X-4 Stormwing plane as well.
What was your favorite addition to Fortnite with the third v7.10 update in Season 7?