Find out about damage, rarity, & magazine size of the Sniper Rifle weapon class in Fortnite!
This article has been updated to the changes made in Chapter 2 Season 1. 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.
Keep a Close Range Weapon at Hand
In case you get cornered, make sure you have a backup weapon. Sniper Rifles are ineffective at short range so always be prepared with another weapon if an enemy decides to rush you down.
Sniper Rifle List
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle - Weapon Traits
With its high damage per shot, and long range capabilities, the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle is a deadly weapon in both solos and teams. However, its steep learning curve can turn this powerful weapon into a heavy burden.