Fortnite’s latest patch adds controller support for mobile and vaults the bolt-action rifle

Fortnite’s v7.30 patch is now live on all platforms and there are a number of changes, a couple of which are bound to cause some degree of controversy among players.

The first of those changes is the vaulting of the bolt-action Sniper Rifle, which has been in the game for as long as I can remember. I’m sure a lot of people won’t be happy with the rifle being added to the vault, but it does keep up the games regular weapon rotation to keep things fresh. The bolt-action Sniper Rifle isn’t the only weapon being vaulted this time around, as the Burst Rifle, Heavy Shotgun, and SMG will be keeping it company. The SMG isn’t gone completely though, as the Suppressed SMG is coming out of its vaulted state to replace the standard SMG on the battlefield.

There’s one new weapon, namely the Chiller Grenade that will knock players back and cause them to slide along the ground as if they were Bambi on ice for a 7 second duration. The Chiller Grenade is common loot that can be found from Floor Loot and Vending Machines, and it will drop in stacks of 3 with a max stack size of 6.

The update also sees the return of the Solid Gold limited time mode, where all weapon drops are Legendary and players receive an increased amount of materials from gathering. Possibly controversially, the patch will also add Bluetooth controller support for people playing on mobiles, which could quite easily make things a little unfair for those that are playing using a mobiles not-as-easy-to-use-as-a-controller touchscreen. We’ll have to wait and see how that one pans out.

There are also, as always, a whole host of bug fixes and quality of life improvements, and you can read all about them here.

Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who, when not playing an FPS or FIFA, can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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