Fortnite V7.10 Content Update 3 Adds Suppressed Sniper Rifle, DM Arena in Block Creative Mode Showcase

Another week has brought in another Fortnite content update. It has been dubbed as the Fortnite v7.10 content update 3. Because of this update, Epic Games’ battle royale shooter for Android, iOS, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC will get new weapons such as a suppressed sniper rifle. A new community has been created and known as DM Arena in the Fortnite’s Creative Mode showcase called “The Block”. In addition to this, Epic Games also confirmed the confirmation date of the 14 Days of Fortnite event which has been extended for a limited time. Fortnite’s Save the World mode will also get new weapons such as Santa’s Little Helper, which will launch explosives that would damage and knock back enemies. It doesn’t consume ammo but come with very less durability and would be available from January 9 to January 16 in-game.

Other changes include the following- 

  • Suppressed Sniper Rifle has been added and it will be made available in Epic and Legendary variants. It can be found from chests, floor loot, Vending Machines, and Supply Drops. A single shot, scoped sniper rifle. The suppressor makes for a quieter shot and will trade stealth for power and deals with 100/105 base damage.
  • Six Shooter has been vaulted.
  • The following variants of the Burst Assault Rifle have been vaulted: Uncommon, Common, Rare.
  • Dual Pistols have been unvaulted.
  • Dynamite drop rate has been reduced by 40 percent.
  • Boom Box adjustments- drop rate has been reduced by 33%. Health has also been reduced from 600 to 400. Duration has been reduced from 25 seconds to 18 seconds.
  • Santa’s Little Helper will now be available in the Weekly Store and this will launch explosive presents which will damage and knockback groups of enemies. It doesn’t consume ammo but has very low durability.
  • The Popshot Shotgun will be available as a Frostnite Weekly Challenge reward.

Epic Games released an incorrect end date for its 14 Days of Fortnite event, and after this, the first response it gave was that those who would complete any of the 14 Days of Fortnite challenges will win an Equalizer Glider so that it will compensate for providing an incorrect end date for the event. Later on, Epic Games also announced that it would bring it back until January 15.

Epic Games post, dated January 4 reads– “We communicated an incorrect end date for the 14 Days of Fortnite event and did not feel the Equalizer Glider compensation was the right approach. After discussing it further, we have decided to bring back this event early next week through January 15 at 3 AM ET. We will also enable some of our most popular Limited Time Modes which were available during the event. Players who were unable to complete in those challenges will be able to earn all the rewards that they might have initially missed out on. All challenges will be available to complete for the entire duration of the event. Unfortunately, progress on partially completed challenges will have to be reset.

Alicia du Plessis

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