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The Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle is a Sniper Rifle in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in the Pre-Season with the launch of Battle Royale.

Functionality

The Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle is weapon which fires a single, fast moving, projectile bullet, which is affected by gravity. The weapon is fitted with a Scope and has only one bullet in its magazine, and thus has to be reloaded after every shot.

Stats

Bolt-Action Sniper Rifles range from dealing 95 damage per shot to 116 damage per shot (31.25 - 38.28 damage per second). All Bolt-Action Sniper Rifles use Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets. The Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle has a headshot multiplier of 2.5x.

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Common Uncommon Rare
DPS: 31.4 DPS: 33.0 DPS: 34.7
Damage: 95 Damage: 100 Damage: 105
Fire Rate: 0.33 Fire Rate: 0.33 Fire Rate: 0.33
Magazine Size: 1 Magazine Size: 1 Magazine Size: 1
Reload Time: 3.3s Reload Time: 3.15s Reload Time: 3s


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Epic Legendary
DPS: 36.3 DPS: 38.3
Damage: 110 Damage: 116
Fire Rate: 0.33 Fire Rate: 0.33
Magazine Size: 1 Magazine Size: 1
Reload Time: 2.5s Reload Time: 2.35s

The Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle uses a Fast Moving Projectile. As it uses a scope, the fired bullet will always shoot from the center of the crosshair. There is no damage falloff on the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle's projectiles.

Sounds

Sound Type Rarity Audio
Pullout Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Shooting Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Reload Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Pickup Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Drop Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary

Obtained

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Cosmic

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Crafting
Common (Vaulted since v11.00)
Uncommon (Vaulted since v12.00)
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Combining a Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle with:

Strategy Guide

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This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.


  • Players should aim above targets at long ranges to compensate for bullet drop. The further the target the higher the player should aim. They should also aim in the direction a target is moving at long ranges to compensate for the bullet travel time. The faster and further the target the further the player should aim.

History

Pre-Season

  • Update v1.6: Introduced the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle Comes in Rare, Epic and Legendary rarities.

Season 5

  • Update v5.40: Vaulted the Legendary Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle.

Season 7

  • Update v7.30: Vaulted the Rare and Epic Bolt-Action Sniper Rifles.

Season 9

  • Content Update 2 v9.30 (July 14th): Unvaulted the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle in Rare, Epic and Legendary rarities.
    • July 15th: Vaulted the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle in Rare, Epic and Legendary rarities.
  • Update v9.40: Unvaulted the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle in Rare, Epic and Legendary rarities.

Chapter 2: Season 1

  • Update v11.00: Updated the Model and icon of the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle to fit the new Chapter 2 visuals.
    • The Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle now has a different model for different rarities.
  • Update v11.00 Hotfix: Removed the Common Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle within hours of release.

Chapter 2: Season 2

Chapter 2: Season 3

  • Update v13.00: Unvaulted the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle in Rare, Epic and Legendary rarities.

Chapter 2: Season 6

Chapter 2: Season 7

  • Update v17.00: Unvaulted the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle in Rare, Epic and Legendary rarities.
  • Content Update v17.10: Rare to Legendary rarities of the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle can be crafted into a Rail Gun of the same rarity using Alien Nanites.
  • Update v17.40: Vaulted the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle for the Sneak Week.
  • Flying High Week: Unvaulted the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle.

Chapter 2: Season 8

  • Update v18.00: Vaulted the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle in all rarities.

Chapter 3: Season 1

  • Content Update v19.20: Changed the crosshair to that of the Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper. The weapon still remains vaulted.
  • Unknown: Fixed the Epic and Legendary reload times to be correct (2.5s for Epic and 2.3s for Legendary, instead of vice versa).

Gallery

Trivia

  • The player can manually delay a reload by remaining scoped in with this weapon. This is to allow for players to visualize where their bullet lands, which would be much more difficult if the player was forced out of the scope.
  • The Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle is technically not Bolt-Action when considering the mechanics of the weapon in game. If the weapon were bolt action, it would allow for a second shot to be chambered before reloading. However, the weapon appears to be single action and single shot in game. As such, the weapon is incorrectly named.
  • The Common Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle is the only Common variant of a Sniper Rifle outside of Limited Time Modes and Creative Mode.
  • Previously, the Epic Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle had a faster reload than the Legendary one, due to a balancing mistake to slow down the Legendary version's reload time, but not compensating for the Epic version. As such, this weapon technically had a faster DPS due to this weapon requiring it be reloaded after every shot.

Visuals

  • The Common, Uncommon and Rare variant of the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle are based off the British Accuracy International AWM. In reality, the AWM is a bolt-action sniper rifle which can fire multiple shots before reloading.
    • The AWM as standard has a magazine size of 5.
  • The Epic and Legendary variant are based off the Swiss Brügger & Thomet APR. In reality, the APR is a bolt-action sniper rifle which can fire multiple shots before reloading.
    • The APR as standard has a magazine size of 10.
  • The Chapter 1 Icon for the weapon was not a bolt action weapon at all, regardless of gameplay. The model for the Sniper Rifle did not have a bolt loader, rather it used automatic bolt like an automatic weapon. As such, the bolt was modelled for the Chapter 2 icon.
    • Prior to Chapter 2, both the low and high tier rarities of the weapon used the same model and icon.
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