There is a new weapon coming to Fortnite and if rumors are true then this weapon will be changing the way this game is played. The hint of the new weapon being launched was found in the game itself when players were greeted by a loading screen that teased a new weapon.
But details of the weapon have only been discovered in leaks and from what we see, it is going to be a powerhouse weapon. The new heavy sniper rifle according to the ingame text will be an, “Epic and Legendary sniper rifle capable of dealing high damage to structures.” This weapon is currently marked as coming soon and according to our insight, the weapon will be landing with the update today and.
The stats of the weapon have been leaked by data miners and Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks has published the whole list. And from what we have seen this gun will do some devastating damage. The community has known about the game for a while now courtesy the active data miners of the game.
Epic Heavy Sniper:
150 Body Damage
342 Headshot Damage
Legendary Heavy Sniper
157 Body Damage
About 355 Headshot Damage
— Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks (@FNBRLeaks) August 12, 2018
The twitter handle called Fortnite Battle Royale News shared a video of the rifle in action and from what we can see, it decimates any kind of wall in a single hit. The downside of the weapon is that the magazine holds only one bullet. Hence every shot needs a long reload after it.
— Fortnite Battle Royale News (@FortniteBR) August 12, 2018
The slow reloading speed also means that whoever is hiding behind the wall will have a chance to rebuild the structure quickly and be safe again. The massive damage also means that this weapon will have the potential to one shot players. But the long reload time is a definite hindrance and only those that are sure of their shot will be able to make the best of it.