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Sniper rifle with rounds that explode shortly after impact.
— In-Game Description

The Boom Sniper Rifle is an Exotic Sniper Rifle in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in Chapter 2: Season 5. It is an Exotic version of the Heavy Sniper Rifle.

Functionality

The Boom Sniper Rifle fires a fast Clinger projectile. This clinger deals contact damage to players, and then explodes after a short time. The contact damage is affected by head-shots, whereas the explosion is not. As it is a sniper rifle fitted with a scope, it is most effective at mid to long ranges. The gun also has 5 shots in its magazine, unlike the Heavy Sniper Rifle which only has 1.

Stats

The Boom Sniper Rifle deals up to 70 damage. It deals 10 contact damage, and the clinger's explosion delivers another 60 damage. The Boom Sniper Rifles uses Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets. The Boom Sniper Rifle has a headshot multiplier of 2.5x. However, the multiplier is only applied to the contact damage.

Boom Sniper Rifle
Boom Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Exotic
DPS: 70
Damage: 70 (10 Impact, 60 Explosion)
Fire Rate: 1
Magazine Size: 5
Reload Time: 4.1s

The Boom Sniper Rifle uses a Fast Moving Projectile. These projectiles are affected by gravity.

Sounds

Sound Type Sound
Pullout
Scope In-Out
Shooting
Reload
Pickup
Drop

Obtained

The Boom Sniper Rifle can be bought from Lt. John Llama for 500 Bars. It can also be obtained from a Malfunctioning Vending Machine.

Strategy Guide

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The risk was calculated... but man am I bad at math.
This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.


  • The Boom Sniper Rifle can be used to deal splash damage to enemies around corners, as it shoots clingers.
  • The Boom Sniper Rifle is known as a 'fire and forget' weapon, as shooting it at an enemy allows the player to shift their attention to something else, as they are certain it will later deal significant damage.
  • If you are playing with teammates, make your teammate approach the enemy, then shoot your teammate so they have a clinger on their body. The teammate should approach to the enemy so that when the clinger explodes, the enemy will take damage and your teammate can finish the kill.
  • You don't have to worry about reloading after every shot with the Boom Sniper Rifle, as the magazine size is 5 as opposed to the normal Heavy Sniper Rifle with its magazine size of 1.

History

Chapter 2: Season 5

Chapter 2: Season 6

Chapter 3: Season 1

Chapter 3: Season 2

  • Update v20.00: The Boom Sniper Rifle has been added to Creative.
    • Hotfix #1: The Boom Sniper Rifle has been removed from Creative.
    • Hotfix #2: The Boom Sniper Rifle has been re-added to Creative.

Trivia

  • The decals on the weapon use the same iconography as TNTina, hinting at a possible connection. Coincidentally, it was sold by Splode who is also part of TNTina‘s set.
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