Fortnite 5.10 update returns Guided Missile

BY LEAH WILLIAMS
Posted on AUG 06, 2019

Fortnite Content Update 5.1 has arrived as version 1.69 on PS4, bringing back the Guided Missile to Battle Royale alongside the new Fly Explosives limited-time mode.

Epic Games has released a new update for Fortnite on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and iOS. Following the recent update 5.10, content update 5.10 marks the commencement of a new limited-time mode called Fly Explosives, which involves using jetpacks to cause destruction.

The update also pulls the Guided Missile weapon out of the Vault and puts it into play.
"The Guided Missile is back from the Vault and dropping into Battle Royale this update," the patch notes read. "In its time away, the Guided Missile has been tweaked and tuned down as it was too strong upon its initial release." The weapon now deals less damage, moves slower, and has a shorter fuse, among other tweaks. However, there are reports that might sometimes be invisible, which is a real problem.

For gamers playing Save the World mode, a new Spyglass Sniper Rifle is available, which will be accessible in the store on August 1st at 8 PM ET.

"The biggest change for Content Update 5.1 is undoubtedly the return of the Guided Missile, a controversial addition first introduced at the end of March in update 3.4," note Game Spot.

"Since then the weapon has been significantly nerfed, which means players won't be able to wreck shop with it like they could before. Pretty much all facets of the gun have been made weaker, allowing it to be more balanced compared to other heavy weapons. Especially in the Fly Explosives mode, players will have plenty of chances to make use of it."

While Fortnite Content Update 5.1 is indeed a Content Update by name, the patch does require a download of varying sizes on all platforms. No server downtime was necessary.

Fortnite is in early access across PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and iOS. The 5.1 Content Update is available now as version 1.69 on PS4