Epic Games have released a new patch for their flagship title Fortnite, the patch titled V9.41 brings a new weapon into the weapon pool, the announcement of Fortnite's Overtime and Birthday challenges, which will both give player's a chance to unlock some new cosmetics catered to these events. This is an interesting update consider the Fortnite World Cup begins on Friday, with little time for players to get used to the new patch. It will also likely be one of few remaining updates before Season 10.
So what's new with this patch? We'll break down the most important pieces to this patch but you can find the patch notes here.
Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
The main addition to patch V9.41 is the addition of a new sniper rifle for Fortnite Battle Royal, the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle is described as "Stay one step ahead of the Storm by scoping in to see it’s next location! ". This new weapon is a very interesting decision by Epic Games, let us not forgot there is a $30 million tournament in three days and players will not have a lot of time to adjust to this new weapon and how it will play into the overall meta.
The full details of the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle are listed down below but can also be found here:
- The scope on this sniper rifle contains an embedded weather map that displays upcoming storm circles before they are revealed on the minimap.
- Available at Epic and Legendary Rarities.
- Damage: 81/85 and Headshot Damage: 202/212
So, this new sniper can one-shot any enemy in the head and can also see where the storm will pop to allow player's more time to rotate as they will already know where to go. It is unknown just how powerful this weapon could be in competitive but one thing is for sure, professional players are not going to like this addition just days before the World Cup.
Happy Birthday Fortnite!
July 21st, 2017 is the day that Epic Games decided to release the battle royale aspect of their newest title Fortnite. Upon this release, no one in the world could have seen what was about to happen, Fortnite took over not only the gaming world but the entire world and to this day is still one of the most popular games in existence. Now, we are approaching Fortnite's second birthday since it's release and much like last year, Epic is implementing some unique challenges for players to unlock and celebrate together; this game has bonded the world and it most certainly deserves the celebration Epic gives us.
- Play Matches: 10
- Dance in front of Birthday Cakes: 10
- Outlast Opponents: 500
- Gain health or shield from Birthday Cakes: 50
As well as the addition of Birthday Cake and challenges, Epic Games has also added the Birthday Present consumables. Similar to the Christmas present consumable Epic Games added around Christmas time, players can drop these items to have a chance at some better loot!
- Available in Legendary Rarity.
- Presents have six possible packages of loot.