Fortnite Battle Royale’s Sniper Shootout event is live, loud, and lurking in the bushes

Fans of winning by being the most hated person in the game will be doubtless thrilled about Fortnite Battle Royale’s new limited-time Sniper Shootout event, which promotes winning by being the most hated person in the game by other people just like you.

Available from now until this Friday, 2 February, Sniper Shootout is more or less exactly what it says on the box – lots of guys creeping between geometry and shooting at each other in the heads from ungentlemanly distances. Players will also be issued a revolver in case of more up close and personal engagements, but that would mean actually getting up close and personal, and what sort of sniper does such a stupid thing, anyway. No grenades allowed, obviously, but other in-game consumables – including, most conveniently, the portable bush – will be accessible.

Fortnite Battle Royale is a totally free, standalone game on PC, PS4, and Xbox One whose somewhat unexpected reception prompted the shutdown of Epic Games MOBA Paragon.

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