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This item has been made unavailabe in standard playlists to balance the loot pool. It may return in the future.

Sniper Rifle: Bolt-Action. Powerful and accurate rifle with a bolt-action mechanism that results in a reliable but slow rate of fire.
— In-Game Description

The Hunting Rifle is a Sniper Rifle in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in Season 3.

Functionality

The Hunting Rifle is weapon which fires a single fast moving projectile bullet, which is affected by gravity (the bullet moves towards the floor over distance). The weapon is not fitted with a scope, but has more zoom than a regular weapon, and has only one bullet in its magazine. It can be effectively fired from the hip, as it has a relatively small hip-fire spread, however, it is more accurate to aim down sights with it. It excels at medium to long range combat and is capable of instantly knocking a full health player at any range, due to its 2.5x headshot multiplier and lack of damage drop off.

Stats

Hunting Rifles range from dealing 86 Damage per shot to 100 Damage per shot (68.8 - 80 damage per second). All Hunting Rifles use Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo. The Hunting Rifle has a headshot multiplier of 2.5x.

Hunting Rifle Hunting Rifle
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Uncommon Rare
DPS: 68.8 DPS: 72.8
Damage: 86 Damage: 91
Fire Rate: 0.8 Fire Rate: 0.8
Magazine Size: 1 Magazine Size: 1
Reload Time: 1.9s Reload Time: 1.8s
Hunting Rifle Hunting Rifle
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Hunting Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic Legendary
DPS: 76.8 DPS: 80
Damage: 96 Damage: 100
Fire Rate: 0.8 Fire Rate: 0.8
Magazine Size: 1 Magazine Size: 1
Reload Time: 1.7 Reload Time: 1.6

The Hunting Rifle is a projectile weapon. It is also First Shot Accurate, as it only fires a single shot. There is no damage falloff on the Hunting Rifle's projectiles.

Sounds

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

Obtained

From when the weapon was last available in Chapter 2: Season 3

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

GHOST

Chest

Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Also the Uncommon Hunting Rifle can be obtained by eliminating a GHOST Henchmen.

Strategy Guide

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The risk was calculated... but I'm bad at math.
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.
  • Players should 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.
  • If looking to choose between a Hunting Rifle and Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle, one should consider the faster reload speed of the Hunting Rifle, but lack of a scope on it.

History

Season 3

  • Update v3.10: Introduced into the game in Uncommon and Rare versions.

Season 9

Season X

Chapter 2: Season 1

Chapter 2: Season 3

  • Update v13.00: Un-vaulted the Hunting Rifle in Uncommon and Rare, introduced Epic and Legendary rarities which have a different Icon.

Chapter 2: Season 4

Chapter 2: Season 7

Trivia

  • The Hunting Rifle Appears to be based off the British De Lisle Carbine. However, the real world comparison was a suppressed carbine, with a magazine, and not an un-suppressed hunting rifle. Due to these differences, it is possible the resemblance is not intentional.
  • The High Level Variant Sniper Rifle resembles Remington 700 (Wooden).
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