The limited time mode Sniper Shootout has made a come back to Fortnite Battle Royale! In the V.3.4.0 Patch Notes Epic Games confirmed that the new mode will be live in Fornite and that this time they have made some changes to help balance the weaponry.
Lets quickly go back to the first time we saw this mode. The weapons available to use were the Bolt Action Sniper, the Semi Auto Sniper, the Revolver and medical supplys/ shields. Most players who found sniping difficult used the Revolver, especially in close quater fights. This meant most of the time it was revolver shootout rather than focusing purely on the snipers.
However, this has now changed! Due to new long range weapons being added to the game, Epic Games have decided to remove the revolver completely and instead replace it with the Hunting Rifle and Crossbow! In addition to this they have also disabled the down state meaning players will be immediatly eliminated. This could work out well because there was nothing worse than sniping a player and then their team building around them, making it impossible to finish the kill.
The Epic and Legendary weapons will also be seen alot less this time round, as Legendary weapons can only be found in Supply Drops and Epic weapons can only be found in Treasure Chests.
Time mode may only be in the game for a week so be sure to jump on and try it out ASAP!