Hunting Rifle (Battle Royale)

From Fortnite Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Hunting Rifle
Bolt-action rifle icon.png
Details
Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 3.1.0
Last Adjustment Patch 11.3

Hunting Rifle is a Sniper Rifle in Battle Royale. It is available in Uncommon and Rare variants and has a head shot multiplier of 2.5x. It uses 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. It was vaulted to reduce the amount of Sniper Rifles in the game. However on 10.00 Content Update, the Hunting Rifle was unvaulted but could only be found in Tilted Town. With the removal of Tilted Town in the Batman Update, the Hunting Rifle has been added back to the vault.

The Hunting Rifle's Rare variants has been unvaulted once again on Patch 11.3. It can only be found from Presents!. However the Hunting Rifle has been added to the vault on 11.31 Content Update #3 once again because of Winterfest ending and the Presents! being vaulted.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Hunting Rifle
Bolt-action rifle icon.png
Details
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]

Since the Hunting Rifle doesn't have a scope, it is hard to hit long shots (+150 Meters for example), but it is very efective in medium ranged combats. You can try to start a fight with a hit, so the opponent starts with a significant lower health.

The fall of the bullet of the Hunting Rifle is very low, starting to fall at approximately 150 meters, similar to the Heavy Sniper Rifle, consider this while trying to go for a long shot.

Because of it's bullet spread, reload time and decent damage, it is the go-to-weapon for for most of the players in snipers only modes and noscoping.

Changes[edit | edit source]

In 4.0.0 update, the reload animation was changed, instead of removing the magazine, a bullet is introduced in the chamber, most likely a Mauser Kar98k.