Weapon Stats & Strategy for Hunting Rifle in Fortnite. Read here to find information about the damage(DPS), rarity, and reviews for Hunting Rifle!
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Hunting Rifle - Stats & Strats
Hunting Rifle: Weapon Overview
The Hunting Rifle has been vaulted as of the v9.20 patch. This article will be updated when it returns to the game.
|Weapon Type||Sniper Rifle|
|Where to Find||On Floor, Chests,|
Supply Drops, Vending Machine
Hunting Rifle: Stats & Damage(DPS)
Hunting Rifle: Weapon Review
Weapon Rating per Game Mode
*Weapons are rated from Rank "D" - Rank "S".
Hunting rifles are best suited for Duos and Squads due to the long reload time so it's good to have someone watching your back.
*Effective range is rated by ◎ (Excellent), ◯(Good), △(Mediocre), ×(Bad).
|Close Range||Middle Range||Long Range|
Hunting Rifles are best at mid-long range due to its bullet drop off.
Hunting Rifle: Traits & Tips
Hunting Rifle: Weapon Traits
Hunting rifles have no scope
It can still be accurate despite not having a scope, keeping in mind the effective range of the weapon. Aiming tends to be a challenge especially if you are not used to the hunting rifle.
Reload takes place after every shot and you will need to have good cover when using it.
High damage per shot
It is possible to one-shot-kill enemy players especially via headshots.
Noticeable Bullet Drop & Shot Sound
Hunting Rifle's bullet drop makes aiming challenging. It also fires bullets loudly which will alert enemies.
Hunting Rifle: Weapon Tips
Use in early engagements
The high damage makes it ideal as first weapon in engagements when enemies have not yet managed to get too close.
Always have a back-up
Hunting rifles are not ideal for close-range fights so always have a back-up weapon to use.
Always have cover
With almost 2 seconds reload time, having cover to put in between yourself and enemy players is essential.
Stop and aim
Right-click to narrow down sights. This will help improve your chances of hitting your target. It is also recommended that you fire at enemies while they are reloading.