Heavy Sniper Rifle

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Heavy Sniper Rifle
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 5.21
Last Adjustment Patch 12.5

Heavy Sniper Rifle is a Sniper Rifle in Battle Royale. It is available in Epic and Legendary variants and has a head shot multiplier of 2.5x. It delivers devastating damage at the cost of having a long reload time and being very loud. It deals massive damage to buildings, able to destroy anything except metal containers in one hit. It uses Heavy Bullets. It can only be found from eliminating SHADOW Henchmen or opening SHADOW Henchmen Chests.

The Heavy Sniper Rifle was vaulted in Patch 11.0 to free up space.

The Heavy Sniper Rifle was supposed to be the first weapon unvaulted on December 17, 2019 for Winterfest but was postponed due to the event being delayed a day onto December 18. However, the Heavy Sniper was eventually unvaulted on December 30, 2019 for 24 hours and was the 13th weapon to be unvaulted for the event.

The Heavy Sniper Rifle has been unvaulted on Patch 12.0, replacing the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle. On Patch 12.1, the Heavy Sniper Rifle now can be found from SHADOW henchman's itself and the SHADOW safe chests.

In Patch 12.50, the Heavy Sniper Rifle's damage was reduced from 150/157 to 126/132. The reason why it was nerfed because if the player had 100 HP and 50 shield, they'll get one shotted instantly by both the Epic and Legendary variants. It was also very overpowered. However it still one shots builds except metal containers.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Heavy Sniper Rifle
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Bullet Type Heavy bullets icon.png
DPS 41.58
Damage 126
Fire Rate 0.33
Magazine Size 1
Reload Time 4.275
Structure Damage 1050
Heavy Sniper Rifle
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Bullet Type Heavy bullets icon.png
DPS 43.56
Damage 132
Fire Rate 0.33
Magazine Size 1
Reload Time 4.05
Structure Damage 1100


Unused Variant

Heavy Sniper Rifle
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Bullet Type Heavy bullets icon.png
DPS 39.6
Damage 120
Fire Rate 0.33
Magazine Size 1
Reload Time 4.50
Structure Damage 1000

Former Stats[edit | edit source]

Patch 5.21 (added) - Patch 12.50

Heavy Sniper Rifle
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Bullet Type Heavy bullets icon.png
DPS 47.19
Damage 143
Fire Rate 0.33
Magazine Size 1
Reload Time 4.50
Structure Damage 1000
Heavy Sniper Rifle
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Details
Bullet Type Heavy bullets icon.png
DPS 49.5
Damage 150
Fire Rate 0.33
Magazine Size 1
Reload Time 4.275
Structure Damage 1050
Heavy Sniper Rifle
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Details
Bullet Type Heavy bullets icon.png
DPS 51.81
Damage 157
Fire Rate 0.33
Magazine Size 1
Reload Time 4.05
Structure Damage 1100

Availability[edit | edit source]

The Heavy Sniper Rifle has a chance to appear in chests in the following circumstances:[1]

Class Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Epic 6.7% 6.7% n/a n/a
Legendary 2.2% 2.2% 100% n/a

Heavy Sniper Rifle has a chance to appear among all weapons in the following circumstances:

Rarity Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Epic 0.52% 0.07% n/a n/a
Legendary 0.17% 0.02% 14.6% n/a


Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 12.50 (April 29, 2020) "Ghost Agents have tampered with Heavy Snipers to re-tune their effectiveness. Infiltrate a Shadow Hideout to find one!"

  • Player damage reduced from 150/157 to 126/132
6.02 Patch Notes (October 10, 2018 )
Weapons + Items
  • Loot drop rate adjustments
  • Increased Epic Heavy Sniper Rifle drop chance from 0.33% to 0.4%
  • Increased Legendary Heavy Sniper Rifle drop chance from 0.07% to 0.13%
  • Note: The overall number of Explosive Weapons and Snipers in a given game has not changed, however, there is a greater distribution of rarity and variants.

6.00 Patch Notes (September 27, 2018 )
Bug Fixes
  • Adjusted the timing of the Heavy Sniper reload animation to match more closely to when the bullet is reloaded.

Patch 5.21 (August 15, 2018)

Heavy Sniper added
  • Available in Epic and Legendary variants.
  • Can be found from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.
  • Each shot delivers devastating damage at the cost of a long reload.
  • Deals 150/157 damage to players.
    • These large rounds deal increased damage (1050/1100) to buildings.
    • Projectiles fired from the Heavy Sniper have less bullet drop in comparison to other Snipers.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Heavy Sniper Rifle is one of the only weapons in Fortnite that has a built-in muzzle brake. This Weapon and the Hand cannon are the only ones that have this feature.
  • The Heavy Sniper Rifle bears resemblance to the Barrett M82 and Hecate II Anti-Material Rifles that fire the .50 BMG cartridge.
  • The Heavy Sniper Rifle is the most powerful Sniper Rifle in the game, with its Legendary variant dealing 132 damage.
    • It is also the most powerful weapon in the game, with the Legendary variant dealing 330 damage on a headshot.
  • The Heavy Sniper is also the only weapon, as of the latest patch, capable of wrecking every structure type in one shot, be it low or full health, wood, or metal. However, the only thing the Heavy Sniper cannot destroy are containers and things that have over 1101 health.

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