Fortnite Update 7.10 Early Patch Notes: Suppressed Sniper Rifle, Driftboard, Leaked Skins? (Pic: EPIC GAMES)
Fortnite Battle Royale and Save the World players are likely waiting on the games next major update, but it's probably not coming this week, with the game still yet to get it's long-awaited third 7.10 content update.
That being said, the new content update should contain some interesting new changes for fans to amuse themselves with until anything meatier arrives.
So it's that time again for us to briefly speculate over the games next weekly update which should be dropping tomorrow morning.
New updates usually drop at around 8am GMT in the morning with any new patch notes also going live at the same time.
Given that this is a smaller content update, we doubt it will coincide with any server downtime as well. But then again, with this being the first update of 2019, Epic Games might very well take it offline if they start changing quite a few parts of the games many modes.
Stay tuned for more info on that later today, as we'll likely hear something via Epic Games Fortnite Twitter account this evening.
Keep reading for a look at some of the upcoming changes we're expecting to see in the latest 7.10 Update.
Although this already leaked last week via some in-game files, it's now official that a new Suppressed Sniper Rifle weapon is coming to Fortnite Battle Royale.
This was revealed officially during the games latest in-game news feed earlier today.
The in-game message reads: “Strike at your opponents quietly with this suppressed bolt-action Sniper!”
According to Fortnite Intel, who we'll defer to given their extensive knowledge of all the games weapons, this is the first suppressed sniper weapon for Fortnite.
It'll certainly be interesting to see how it stacks up compared to the many other sniper rifles available in the game.
You can take a closer look at the weapon, just below.
The long-awaited driftboard was first revealed way back in mid December, but for technical reasons Epic Games held off releasing the new vehicle.
Taking the Twitter the team told fans:
"Unfortunately, weve decided to hold the release of this new vehicle to make some final quality of life changes and other polish improvements.
"We want to get you out there carving up the slopes as soon as possible. However, our goal is to make sure that your experiences on the Driftboard are up to our expectations."
Although the team haven't probably had as much time as they like to work on the new item – what with it being Christmas and all – it's conceivable that the reasons they held of releasing the driftboard have been solved.
So fingers crossed we see it soon!
Since the start of Season 7, dataminers and Fortnite leakers have had a harder time of it.
You only have to look at the number of new Season 7 skins released over the second half of December, which hadn't been leaked previously, to see that the game had perhaps turned a corner and stopped their coveted skins leaking ahead of time.
So whilst it seems unlikely we'll see any new skins leaked tomorrow, it's not to say that the new Fortnite 7.10 Content Update won't contain new skins.
Equally, it's just as possible that whilst we won't get any early looks at these skins, they could very well start appearing in the item shop from tomorrow evening.
And if anyone needs reminding, the shop changes over at midnight UK time.
That being said, stay alert for any leaks when the update does drop. You never know, those dataminers might have more luck in digging through those files.
Infinity Blade Return?
As players will well know, the Infinity Blade was vaulted in December with Epic bowing to fan pressure and telling the fanbase:
"Heya folks, We messed up and rolled out the Infinity Blade overpowered / without good counters, especially in the end game.
"The Infinity Blade has been Vaulted and we are re-evaluating our approach to Mythic items. Thanks for calling us out on this!"
However, prior to the final step of vaulting the weapon, Epic had stated, quite categorically, that mythic weapons were to be a big part of the game and that the team was working on a way to nerf the Infinity Blade to make it seem more fair in the overall meta.
“When designing the Infinity Blade the goal was to provide a weapon with inherent risk to balance out the great capability it provides—the ability to harvest/build removes a great deal of that risk,” Epic said.
“By taking away the ability to harvest/build we hope to tune the Infinity Blade to where it feels risky to have, but still satisfying to wield.”
We doubt Epic will go to such lengths as to add such a big feature to drop it like a stone in just 4 days, so we're expecting to see the Sword return, perhaps with some major tweaking to ensure it's not quite so OP.
Fortnite 7.10 Update – Anything Else?
On top of everything mentioned previously, we should see the usual array of bug fixes for both Fortnite Battle Royale, Fortnite Save the World, Fortnite Creative Mode and on mobile.
Below you can take a look at some of the main bugs which the Trello board has marked as 'fixed in the next release'.
This isn't to say they'll definitely be included in the next patch. But there's a pretty decent chance.
Battle Royale 'fixed' Issues:
- Lots of issues on Trello – None marked as 'fixed in the next release'.
Creative Mode 'fixed' Issues:
Save the World 'fixed' Issues:
Mobile 'fixed' Issues:
- Letterboxing occurs on iPad
- Vibration setting on low-end iPhone
- Bluetooth Audio
- Controller Setting Visible
Controller Setting Visible