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v7.20 Patch Update Summary - January 15, 2019
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v7.20 Patch Update Summary - January 15, 2019

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Learn all about Fortnite Battle Royale's v7.20 patch update in this guide! This includes the release of the Scoped Revolver and the Gliders Item, as well as Sniper Rifle buffs!!

v7.20 patch update Summary - January 15, 2019

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v7.20 patch update Summary

v7.20 Patch Update Summary - January 15, 2019

New Weapon & The Return of Glider Redeployment

Release DateJanuary 15, 2019, 10AM UTC

The v7.20 patch will include the release of a new weapon, the Scoped Revolver, and the return of Glider redeployment through a new item! Some building and weapon rarity changes will also be applied in the patch.

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New Weapon: Scoped Revolver

v7.20 Patch Update Summary - January 15, 2019

Shoot down enemies at across ranges! The Scoped Revolver's extended range will allow you to accurately shoot targets at a distance.

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New Item: Gliders

v7.20 patch update Summary - January 15, 2019

Providing mobility and utility, the Gliders item lets player redeploy their gliders after jumping/falling from a certain height. The item can be found in most loot sources and will take up an inventory space.

Check Out Gliders Item Guide Here

Limited Number of Gliders

The Gliders item has 10 charges that will be consumed every time a player uses their Glider. Once all charges are consumed, it will be gone from your inventory.

Skydiving Mode Does Not Count for Gliders

Deploying your Glider after using Launch Pads, Rift-to-Go, and LTM respawns will not consume a Gliders charge since it puts you in Skydiving mode, similar to when you jump off the Battle Bus.

Weapon & Item Changes

Sniper Rifle Trajectory Buff

v7.20 Patch Update Summary - January 15, 2019

A few of the Sniper Rifles received a buff in which they will have the same projectile trajectory as the Heavy Sniper Rifle. This means less bullet drop with every shot!

Sniper Rifles Included in this Update

Check Out the Sniper Rifle Weapon List

Overheating Mechanic for Miniguns

v7.20 Patch Update Summary - January 15, 2019

An overheating mechanic has been added for Miniguns to limit continuous fire. The Minigun will overheat after every 6 seconds of continuous use.This is counteracted by its wind-up time being reduced by 37%.

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Weapon & Items Rarity Updates

v7.20 Patch Update Summary - January 15, 2019

A number of weapons and items have also received an update to their rarities as part of the v7.20 patch.

Affected Weapons and Items

Balloons IconBalloonsChanged from Epic to Rare
Stink Bomb IconStink BombChanged from Epic to Rare
Scoped Assault Rifle IconScoped Assault RifleChanged from Rare/Epic to Uncommon/Rare

Miscellaneous Updates

Wall Placement Update

v7.20 patch update Summary - January 15, 2019

Starting in the next update, building walls that are 70% underground/water will automatically create a connecting piece above it with no additional material use! The joining piece will also adopt the building material of the original one.

Check Out Building Basics Here

Trap Spawn Chance Raised

Some trap items will appear more frequently as they have received an increase in their spawn chance in this update. This includes the Cozy Campfire, Lauch Pad, and Mounted Turret.

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