Epic Games is already kicking off 2018 right when it comes to their free to play battle royale game in Fortnite, and they released the first update of the year today, bringing a new game-mode as well as a new weapon to the game for a limited time.

The new weapon is the Silenced Pistol which will encourage players to showcase their “stealth skills” once they pick it up. The gun can be found in treasure chests, from Supply Drops, and even on the floor as regular loot. Players will be able to pick it up as an Epic or a Legendary drop, giving it quite a bit of stopping power.

The new Silenced Pistol in Fortnite Battle Royale

On top of the new weapon, players will also be able to dive into a new game-mode called “Sneaky Silencers” where all the weapons in the game have been replaced with suppressed pistols and SMGs. Traps are also disabled, and the bush drop rate is greatly increased. This limited time venture will only be available for three days and is set to run between January 5 to January 8.

For many, stealth may be a new concept when it comes to battle royale, as many find their enjoyment in the genre from the chaos that comes during the final moments of a match. But, if you’re willing to give it a go, then the Sneaky Silencers event is a great time to give it a try, as everyone in the match will have access to the same weapons and items, making it easier to get used to the range and reduced damage of suppressed weapons. Make sure to check out our guide on how to be a bush in Fortnite for more info on the bush disguise and how you can use it to sneak up on your enemies and take them down.