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 6.02

Heavy Sniper Rifle is a Sniper Rifle in Battle Royale. It is available in Common and Uncommon variants. It delivers devastating damage at the cost of having a very short reload time. It deals 1000 damage to buildings, able to destroy anything in one hit. Bullets fired from the Heavy Sniper have more bullet drop in comparison to other Sniper Rifles. It uses Heavy Bullets.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Heavy Sniper Rifle
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Rarity Epic
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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Rarity Legendary
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]

Heavy Sniper Rifle has a chance to appear among same weapon class 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]

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.
  • Players were arguing saying which legendary sniper is the best, the now removed Legendary Bolt Action Sniper Rifle, Or the Legendary Heavy Sniper Rifle.

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