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.
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v7.20 patch update Summary
New Weapon & The Return of Glider Redeployment
|Release Date||January 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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Tweet on V7.20 Content Update
Deploy your Gliders!— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 14, 2019
Patch v7.20 releases tomorrow, January 15. Downtime begins at 5 AM ET(1000 GMT).
New Weapon: Scoped Revolver
Shoot down enemies at across ranges! The Scoped Revolver's extended range will allow you to accurately shoot targets at a distance.Check Out Scoped Revolver Weapon Stats
New Item: Gliders
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
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
|Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle||36.3||110||1|
|Suppressed Sniper Rifle||34.7||105||1|
|Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle||78||79.2||10|
Overheating Mechanic for Miniguns
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%.Check Out the Minigun Weapon Stats
Weapon & Items Rarity Updates
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||Changed from Epic to Rare|
|Stink Bomb||Changed from Epic to Rare|
|Scoped Assault Rifle||Changed from Rare/Epic to Uncommon/Rare|
Wall Placement Update
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.