The Crazy Powerful Heavy Sniper Is Coming to Fortnite Very Soon

Epic Games has been consistently updating the massive Battle Royale title and they’re doing it again. If you’re a fan of Fortnite, you’ve been waiting for this news. The all new Heavy Sniper is just about to drop, likely with the latest update in just a few days.

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Though the Heavy Sniper has been rumored for quite some time now, it has been officially revealed. In the in-game “New Updates” pop up alert, the new Heavy Sniper has made its first appearance. There will be two different versions of the gun, epic and legendary, and it is set to deal “high damage to structures”. You can check it out straight from the Fortnite Battle Royale News tweet below.

And if you’re wondering exactly how well it will perform, there’s even some new gameplay footage that leaked today, showing off just how insanely powerful it will be. According to the gameplay, it really doesn’t matter what wall type you’re shooting at, whether its wood, steel, or brick, they all crumble with one hit. Interestingly, big trees take two hits to take out. Stats for the new Heavy Sniper Rifle, legendary version, were shown at the end of the video as well. You can check the stats and the video out below.

  • Rarity: Legendary
    • Damage: 157
    • Fire Rate: 0.33
    • Magazine Size: 1
    • Reload Time: 4.1

So far one thing remains to be seen: whether this new weapon will be able to penetrate walls and deal damage to anyone behind them. The initial leak suggested this would be the case, but as there was no one behind any of the walls in the video above, it has yet to be confirmed. Regardless, come Tuesday, you might want to double up on the walls when building a fort, and be a little bit more cautious of this.

Are you excited about the new Heavy Sniper Rifle? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to keep it locked for updates!