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Fortnite update adds guided missiles, Easter egg launchers and Sniper Shootout

Also, the Boogie Bomb’s back

a woman in a gray bunny suit aims a weapon at a brown zombie in Fortnite
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Epic Games released a new update for Fortnite today — version 3.4 of the game — that adds a new weapon, the guided missile launcher, and brings back the Boogie Bomb to Battle Royale. On the Save the World side of the game, expect some Easter-themed cosmetic items and quests.

Fortnite’s new guided missile weapon lets players fire a rocket-propelled explosive and take direct control of it. “Once you take on the missile’s point-of-view, you’re unable to move your character,” Epic said in Fortnite’s 3.4 patch notes. “Disconnect from the missile at any time, [and] the missile will continue its trajectory.”

Epic also added a new limited-time mode to Fortnite Battle Royale called Sniper Shootout v2. Players can use crossbows and hunting rifles, but unlike the original Sniper Shootout mode for Battle Royale, there won’t be any magnum revolvers available for close quarters combat.

Also, grenade launchers are now egg launchers. That’s merely a cosmetic change for the Easter holiday.

Fortnite’s Save the World mode gets a new questline, “The Three Husketeers,” that wraps up the Spring It On event with “an egg-streme Mini-Boss battle.” There’s also a pair of rabbit-themed looks for Save the World: Rabbit Raider Jonesy and Miss Bunny Penny.

Fortnite version 3.4 also has some technical improvements, including a host of bug fixes and performance tweaks. Epic has removed the 30 fps option on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, saying that “we made some significant GPU optimizations which improved visual quality, including resolution in 60 FPS mode, and we now feel there is very little reason to play at 30 FPS.”

In addition to “significant improvements to visual quality on consoles,” Epic said it also made “major netcode optimizations to reduce lag.”

There are also improvements for the mobile version of Fortnite, including antialiasing (4x MSAA) and a new system that should make downloads of future updates faster.

Epic has also rolled out changes to cross-play connectivity on consoles. Specifically:

You can now add, remove, and manage Epic Friends from the main menu.

You can now send, receive, and respond to crossplay Party Invites.

Party Finder now includes Epic Friends on other platforms.

For the full list of changes, check out Epic’s patch notes for Fortnite version 3.4.

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