Last Chance To Play Fortnite: Battle Royale's Sniper Event
Sniper Shootout ends on February 2.
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The latest limited-time event for Fortnite's Battle Royale mode is still going on, but it won't be around for much longer. The Sniper Shootout event concludes on February 2, making this your last opportunity to take part in it before the event rotates out of Epic's popular shooter.
As you can gather from its name, Sniper Shootout revolves entirely around sniper rifles. During this event, all weapons on the map are replaced by sniper rifles, although you'll also be able to find and pick up revolvers to make close-range standoffs more manageable. Consumable items spawn as they normally would during Sniper Shootout, but grenades have been removed, forcing you to rely on the aforementioned weapons (and melee attacks) to dispatch opponents.
Sniper Shootout kicked off earlier this week and marks the first time this particularly mode has been playable in Fortnite Battle Royale, so it remains to be seen if it'll become a regular part of the game's rotation. Epic has held several other limited-time events in Fortnite Battle Royale, including a 50 vs. 50 game mode back in December.
The latest update for Fortnite, patch 2.4.0, was slated to roll out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC today, February 1, but Epic delayed it in order to fix some bugs and stability issues. The studio didn't announce when the update will now be deployed, but it has been providing more details on its status on Reddit. Last week's Fortnite update was similarly beset by issues, as it caused extended server downtime across all platforms. To make up for that, Epic is offering players freebies in both Battle Royale and Save the World modes, though those won't be available until "sometime after" the 2.4.0 patch.
Battle Royale is Fortnite's PUBG-like game mode and is free to all players, while Save the World is a PvE mode that remains in early access. If you're unsure which battle royale game is right for you, we broke down the differences between PUBG and Fortnite: Battle Royale. We also put together a list of five games that could use a battle royale mode.
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