Fortnite Patch V5.21 is Out Now, Adds New Heavy Sniper

Fortnite Patch V5.21 is Out Now, Adds New Heavy Sniper

And there's a brand new 50v50 mode.

We knew earlier this week that Epic would be adding a new Heavy Sniper into Fortnite Battle Royale, but we didn't know when. Patch update v5.21 has now launched worldwide for Fortnite, bringing in the aforementioned heavy weapon.

In a post over on, the developer delves into detail on the brand new patch for Fortnite. Firstly there's the Heavy Sniper, which we reported earlier this week would have a base damage of 157-enough to take out a player in a single hit, even with half a shield.

But there's also a new mode for Battle Royale: Soaring 50's. In this mode there are two teams of 50 players, but this time there's an emphasis on mobility. You can redeploy your glider whenever you're higher than 10 meters in the air, and the loot rates have been increased accordingly for the 50v50 mode.

Elsewhere, here's the most notable changes implemented in patch v5.21 for Fortnite:

  • Sniper Shootout LTM returns.
  • Minigun headshot multiplier reduced from 2.5 to 1.5.
  • Cloth physics have now been fixed.

And that's it. Not a huge patch by Fortnite's standards, but the new Soaring 50's and the Heavy Sniper should prove to be entertaining.

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Hirun Cryer

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Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

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