Hunting Rifle (Battle Royale)

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Hunting Rifle
Bolt-action rifle icon.png
Details
Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 3.1.0
Vaulted Patch 9.20

Hunting Rifle was a Sniper Rifle in Battle Royale. It was available in Uncommon and Rare variants. It used Heavy Bullets.

The Hunting Rifle has been added to the Vault on Patch 9.20, making it exclusively available in Creative, Playground, One Shot, and Sniper Shootout.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Hunting Rifle
Bolt-action rifle icon.png
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Bullet Type Heavy bullets icon.png
DPS 68.8
Damage 86
Fire Rate 0.8
Magazine Size 1
Reload Time 1.9
Structure Damage 86
Hunting Rifle
Bolt-action rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Heavy bullets icon.png
DPS 72
Damage 90
Fire Rate 0.8
Magazine Size 1
Reload Time 1.8
Structure Damage 90

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Hunting Rifle was good used in medium to long ranges against targets, capable of dealing great damage. However, it requires more skill to account for the bullet drop at longer ranges.
  • The non-scoped nature also gives ample vision on the environment, making it easier to look around when aiming, while providing greater zoom than most basic firearms, but not as much as scoped weapons.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 9.20 (June 6, 2019)
Weapon + Items
  • Vaulted
    • Hunting Rifle

Patch 5.20 (August 7, 2018)

Weapon + Items
  • Added a higher accuracy penalty to jumping and sprinting for Dual Pistols, Submachine Guns, and Hunting Rifles.

Patch 5.0 (July 7, 2018)

  • Reduced Hunting Rifle aim assist when targeting to match that of other Sniper Rifles with projectile bullets.

Patch 4.0 (May 1, 2018)

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Hunting Rifles from auto reloading if it was fired immediately after a reload.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Hunting Rifle uses the same model as the Save the World Bolt-Action Rifle, Bullseye and Deadeye.
  • The Hunting Rifle is inspired by the German Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle The Karabiner 98 Kurz.
  • Originally, the Hunting Rifle featured a magazine with a charging handle. However, at some point, it was changed to feature a proper bolt handle.
  • The Hunting Rifle was the only Sniper Rifle without a scope.
  • The Hunting Rifle was vaulted on Patch 9.20 because although Epic values the long range variety, the weapon became somewhat outclassed by the Infantry Rifle when the weapon was converted to hitscan fire. There are many other snipers that are still available in the game and Epic feels like it doesn't fit too well in the item lineup.