Fortnite Patch v5.21 Now Available, Adds New Weapon, Modes, and Bug Fixes

New patch for Fortnite now available

By Grayshadow, Posted 16 Aug 2018

It was revealed by Epic Games that the Heavy Sniper Rifle would be joining Fortnite soon and now that day has come. Patch v.5.21 is no here adding a load of new content for the popular battle royale mode.

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The Heavy Sniper Rifle is a cannon, capable of dealing 150 HP of damage; which makes it a one-hit kill basically. However, uncovering such a rare weapon won't be easy.

In addition, 2 modes have been added. The first is called Soaring 50s which is a 50 v 50 mode where players can reactivate their glides from a specific height and an increased number of jump-related items.

The second mode is called Sniper Shootout and is exactly what the name implies. Only snipers, last one standing wins.

Here are the complete patch notes.



This mode is a twist on the traditional 50 vs 50 mode, featuring an extra emphasis on mobility. Gliders can be re-deployed when falling from large heights. Additional Impulse Grenades, Bounce Pads, and Launch Pads will be spawned throughout the map. Jump in and soar to new heights!


Mode Details

50v50 loot, ammo and resource levels

When in mid-air and greater than 10m up, press Jump to deploy your glider

Added Impulse Grenades to chests at double the standard spawn rate

Added Impulse Grenades to floor loot

Decreased Spike Trap spawn chances

Increased Launch Pad & Bounce Pad spawn chances

Profile Stats (K/D & Wins) are not tracked in this mode.



In this limited time mode, players will do battle using sniper rifles. May the best aim win!


What's New?

Scoped Assault Rifles have been removed.

The Heavy Sniper Rifle has been added.


Mode Details

Only weapon drops are Sniper Rifles.

Floor Loot spawns reduced by 50%.

Profile Stats (K/D & Wins) are tracked in this mode.


Heavy Sniper added

Available in Epic and Legendary variants.

Can be found from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.

Each shot delivers devastating damage at the cost of a long reload.

Deals 150/157 damage to players.

These large rounds deal increased damage (1050/1100) to buildings.

Projectiles fired from the Heavy Sniper have less bullet drop in comparison to other Snipers.


Minigun headshot multiplier has been reduced from 2.5 to 1.5.

Bug Fixes

Grenades now properly grant progress for the Week 5 Challenge: “Deal damage to players with a Clinger, Stink Bomb, or Grenade.”


Cloth physics have been fixed and will now appear properly.





Weekly Horde Challenge - Bullet Proof Husks

Features bulletproof enemies that must be defeated with melee weapons, traps, or Hero abilities.

One time completion Quest Reward

1500 Gold

Repeatable quest reward

75 Tickets

Removed the Power Rating restrictions on Challenge the Horde missions.

These restrictions were blocking some players from accessing the Weekly Challenge Missions even though their Power Level was at the necessary level.

Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue where the modifier between Challenge the Horde missions wasn’t appearing between waves.

The Constructor Leadership quest will no longer fail to advance when purchasing the skill tree node. 

Atlas activation has been fixed in multi-gate Fight the Storm missions.

Track completion now advances the mission properly in Level 28 Deliver the Bomb.

Survivors and quest items no longer appear as orange boxes in the world.


New Constructor Machinist: Thora added to the Event Store.

Available Wednesday, August 15th at 8pm ET.


Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue that could cause Rocket Launchers to take up a large portion of the screen.

Fortnite is now available in early access for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android devices.

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