Fortnite Battle Royale update 3.4 is live - Here's what's new

Fortnite Battle Royale version 3.4 is here and it seems to add quite a bit to the game that is currently taking the world by storm. There are, of course, plenty of bug fixes and optimizations being made in this patch, but those are never the exciting parts of a new update. It probably goes without saying, but most players are likely looking forward to the new weapons and game modes coming along with this patch.

If you've been craving a new weapon with which to dispatch your enemies, then the 3.4 update isn't going to disappoint. Epic has added a new guided missile weapon to the game, and looking at the stats, it's definitely going to do some damage. We would expect explosives to rain destruction upon their targets, but there's a trade off when using this new system: When you take control of the missle to guide it to its target, your character becomes locked in place, making you very vulnerable to attack.

The good news is that if you come under attack and you react quick enough, you can disconnect from the missile to have it continue its current trajectory. It sounds like this is going to be a tricky weapon to master, but those who do will be able to blow up their enemies with scary precision. Along with the new guided missile, Epic has also replaced the grenade launcher with a new egg launcher to celebrate the Easter holiday, though this change is merely a cosmetic one.

Players will also be able to participate in a new limited-time game mode once update 3.4 has been applied. Sniper Shootout v2 is the name of the game, adding the hunting rifle and the crossbow and removing the revolver. Downed state has been disabled for this game mode, so if you're playing on a team and you take too much damage, you'll simply be eliminated. This game mode also restricts the frequency of legendary and epic items, limiting the former to supply drops and the latter to chests.

One interesting thing this update does is remove the 30 FPS mode from the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. In the patch notes, Epic writes that this update makes "some significant GPU optimizations which improved visual quality, including resolution in 60 FPS mode," and notes that if feels there's now "very little reason to play at 30 FPS."

In all, it sounds like this is a big update, and it's available now on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Be sure to read through Epic's long changelog to see everything that's new, and be sure to use guided missiles responsibly should you find one on the battlefield.