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Otherworldy rifle that gains bonus damage while the weapon is hot!
— In-Game Description

The Sideways Rifle is an Assault Weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in Chapter 2: Season 8.

Functionality

The Sideways Rifle is a fully automatic, fast firing, medium to long ranged weapon. It has first shot accuracy enabling longer ranged engagements. The Sideways Rifle does not have a magazine size, and works on a cooldown system. Firing the weapon for too long will cause it overheat, and the player must wait a short time before using it again. When the weapon is close to overheating, the damage multiplies by 1.5. The player can fire 10 bullets continuously before it overheats.

Stats

Sideways Rifles range from dealing 29 damage per shot to 38 damage per shot (101.5 - 133 damage per second) before overheating. When overheated, Sideways Rifles deal from 43 to 57 damage per shot (150.5 - 199.5 damage per second).
All Sideways Rifles use Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo. The Sideways Rifle has a headshot multiplier of 1.5x.

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Common Uncommon Rare
DPS: 141.75 DPS: 150.5 DPS: 157.5
Damage: 40.5 Damage: 43.5 Damage: 45
Fire-Rate: 3.5 Fire-Rate: 3.5 Fire-Rate: 3.5
Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞
Cooldown: 3.08s Cooldown: 2.94s Cooldown: 2.8s
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Epic Legendary Mythic
DPS: 168 DPS: 171.5 DPS: 199.5
Damage: 48 Damage: 49.5 Damage: 57
Fire-Rate: 3.5 Fire-Rate: 3.5 Fire Rate: 3.5
Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞
Cooldown: 2.66s Cooldown: 2.52s Cooldown: 2.1s

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Common Uncommon Rare
DPS: 94.5 DPS: 101.5 DPS: 105
Damage: 27 Damage: 29 Damage: 30
Fire-Rate: 3.5 Fire-Rate: 3.5 Fire-Rate: 3.5
Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞
Cooldown: 3.08s Cooldown: 2.94s Cooldown: 2.8s
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Epic Legendary Mythic
DPS: 112 DPS: 115.5 DPS: 133
Damage: 32 Damage: 33 Damage: 38
Fire-Rate: 3.5 Fire-Rate: 3.5 Fire Rate: 3.5
Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞
Cooldown: 2.66s Cooldown: 2.52s Cooldown: 2.1s

The Sideways Rifle is a hitscan weapon, with First Shot Accuracy enabled.

Obtained

Rarity Chest Sideways

Chest

Sideways
Anomaly
Crafting Upgrading Rare

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Mythic

Sideways Rifles can be upgraded with:

  • 10 Cube Monster Parts - Common to Uncommon.
  • 15 Cube Monster Parts - Uncommon to Rare.
  • 20 Cube Monster Parts - Rare to Epic.
  • 25 Cube Monster Parts - Epic to Legendary.
  • 50 Cube Monster Parts - Legendary to Mythic

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.


  • Make sure to time your cooldown correctly, as even though you will be dealing more damage, it will be very dangerous to wait for the several second cooldown period between firing again.

History

Chapter 2: Season 8

Chapter 3: Season 1

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