In the most recent patch V5.10 data mining showed a new heavy sniper rifle may be added to the Battle Royal side of Fortnite. The description of the Heavy Sniper Rifle: Heavy. Powerful and accurate rifle with a bolt-action mechanism with an extremely slow reload. Shots pierce through the first wall it hits.


In my opinion, with the nerf to building HP, the new P90 SMG, and this Heavy Sniper epic seems to be on the aim to make the game more about gun skill and not as much about how well you are able to build. This new sniper means you’ll have to hide somewhere else, because your towers won’t be enough.

Stats of the sniper:
Damage: 157
Fire Rate: 0.33
Magazine Size: 1
Reload time: 4.05