Find out about damage, rarity, and magazine size of the Sniper Rifle weapon gun class in Fortnite.
This article has been updated to the changes made in Chapter 2 Season 2. Read on to know what's been changed with this weapon type!
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Sniper Rifle Overview
Essential Long Range Weapon
Sniper Rifles are extremely deadly at long range capable of doing massive amounts of damage with a single shot. It has one of the highest accuracy in the game and can land successful headshots at distances.
Bullets Drop the Further it Flies
Sniper Rifles are among the hardest weapons to use in the game. Unlike other guns, Sniper Rifles shoot projectiles that take time to travel to targets and can drop off at certain ranges.
Ineffective in Short Range
At short range, Sniper Rifles are very ineffective due to their generally slow fire rate, reload speed, and magazine size. Without the scope, Sniper Rifles also become harder to aim.
Limits User Awareness
Since it takes a lot of focus to use the Sniper Rifles, players can find themselves with limited awareness of their surroundings. This can leave users vulnerable to ambush by enemies.
Move Around Between Shots
Don't let the enemy predict where you will be shooting. Keep changing your position to keep the element of surprise against enemies and to protect yourself from other snipers as well.
Always Have a Close Range Weapon in Loadout
Sniper Rifles are quite ineffective in short-range combat. Always have a short-range weapon in your loadout to switch to in case you suddenly need to fight someone in close range.
Sniper Rifle List
Heavy Sniper Rifle
Common Heavy Sniper Rifle Traits
Heavy Sniper Rifle - Weapon Traits
The Heavy Sniper Rifle is a weapon that deals massive damage to both enemies and buildings. However, this weapon has a long reload time, and is very loud. Make sure to carefully place your aim to avoid the risk of being spotted by your target or others!
Suppressed Sniper Rifle
Common Suppressed Sniper Rifle Traits
Suppressed Sniper Rifle - Weapon Traits
The Suppressed Sniper Rifle is your best friend when it comes to sniping undetected! Thanks to its silenced shots, enemies will have a hard time tracking you when you fire!