The Fortnite Scoped AR has been removed from the Sniper Shootout limited time mode. What’s more, the Thermal Scoped AR drop rate has been reduced, making it less common. Epic Games wants the mode to be all about sniper combat, and has made these changes following feedback from the community.
We’ve gotten a lot of feedback around the inclusion of the Scoped ARs in the Sniper Shootout LTM.
The LTM was designed with long range Sniper combat in mind and the standard Scoped ARs do not stay true to this design. However, we feel that the Thermal Scoped AR still fits the “Seek and Eliminate” style of the LTM and will remain for the time being, albeit with a reduced drop rate.
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