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Fortnite's third 7.10 content update adds suppressed sniper rifle

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Fortnite: Battle Royale
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Fortnite: Battle Royale

Epic have rolled out the third batch of content from Fortnite's 7.10 update, with the most notable addition being the suppressed sniper rifle. They also unvaulted dual pistols, while vaulting the six-shooter and some burst assault rifles.

I know what you're thinking - life on Fortnite's island is about to become one miserable experience but Epic didn't just tack the suppressor onto a sniper and call it a day. The company explained that "the suppressor makes for a quieter shot, trading stealth for power". 

Suppressed sniper rifles come in epic and legendary flavours, dealing 100 and 105 base damage respectively. Fortnite's new "single shot, scoped sniper" rifles can be found in chests, floor loot, vending machines and supply drops.

It's time to say goodbye to Fortnite's six-shooters as well, with only the dynamite to keep up the game's Western spirit. Speaking of dynamite, its drop rates have been slashed by 40 per cent.

Epic also vaulted uncommon, common and rare variants of the Burst Assault Rifle, while unvaulting dual pistols, most likely to compensate for the six-shooter. 

One of Fortnite's most recent additions, the Boom Box, has received a few tweaks as well and for starters, its drop rate has been cut by 33 per cent. Its health has been reduced from 600 to 400 while its duration is down from 25 to 18 seconds. Obviously, Epic overdid it a bit at launch. 

Among the final changes are tweaks to Fortnite's flyer, the X-4 Stormwing, with Epic dialling down the knockback on hit players by as much as 70 per cent. Damage when colliding with structures is up by 50 per cent, while impact damage reduction while boosting through structures is down from 50 per cent to 25 per cent.

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Fortnite: Battle Royale

Stormwings will no longer be able to fly above the max build limit and their machine gun spread has been increased by 75 per cent. The last Fortnite: Battle Royale change in 7.10's #3 content drop refers to supply drop health, which is down to 250,500 and 750 for Solo, Duo and Squad play.

You can find Fortnite's 7.10 #3 patch notes here.