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Sniper Rifles are a type of weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. The purpose of these weapons is for long range combat. Most Sniper Rifles use Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets, whilst some use Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets.

Functionality

Sniper Rifles fill the role of a long range weapon and are often used to attack opponents at ranges where un-scoped weapons cannot easily see them. Most Sniper Rifles have a projectile bullet, meaning that the bullet does not instantly hit where the player aims. The projectile is affected by gravity, and different sniper rifles fire different speed projectiles. Exceptions include the Rail Gun and Zapotron. Sniper Rifles do not have fall-off damage, meaning they deal the same damage up close as they do at any range, allowing for most of them knock a player at any range with two well placed shots.

List of Weaponry (Rifles)

Name Image Rarities Ammo Type Description
Standard Playlists
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Single Shot, Scoped Sniper Rifle.
Uncommon
Rare
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic
Legendary
Dragon's Breath Sniper
Dragon's Breath Sniper - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Exotic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Exotic version of the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle. Ignites structures.
Suppressed Sniper Rifle
Suppressed Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Suppressed version of the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle.
Epic
Legendary
Heavy Sniper Rifle
Heavy Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Single Shot Scoped Sniper which deals high structure damage.
Epic
Legendary
Boom Sniper Rifle
Boom Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Exotic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Exotic version of the Heavy Sniper Rifle. Shoots Clingers.
Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle
Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Semi Automatic Scoped Sniper Rifle.
Rare
Automatic Sniper Rifle
Automatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Fully Automatic Scoped Sniper Rifle.
Epic
Legendary
Hunting Rifle
Hunting Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Un-scoped, Single Shot Sniper Rifle.
Rare
Hunting Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic
Legendary
Lever Action Rifle
Lever Action Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Lever Action Sniper Rifle. Un-scoped.
Rare
Epic
Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
Storm Scout Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Scoped Sniper Rifle which tracks the next storm circle.
Legendary
Storm Scout
Storm Scout - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Exotic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Exotic version of the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle.
Amban Sniper Rifle
Amban Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Thermal Optic Sniper Rifle with Melee Attack used by the Mandalorian AI.
Rail Gun
Rail Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Hitscan Sniper Rifle which can pierce walls.
Epic
Legendary
Zapotron
Zapotron - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Legendary Energy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Energy Ammo Removed Hitscan Laser Rifle. Charges up before shooting.
Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper
Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Scoped Sniper Rifle with 3 shots in its magazine.
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Other Modes
Automatic Sniper Rifle
Automatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Fully Automatic Scoped Sniper Rifle.
Exclusive to the Unvaulted LTM.
Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle
Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Semi Automatic Scoped Sniper Rifle.
Exclusive to the Spy Games' LTMs.
Legendary
Heavy Sniper Rifle
Heavy Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Single Shot Scoped Sniper which deals high structure damage.
Exclusive to Fortnite: Creative
Lever Action Rifle
Lever Action Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Lever Action Sniper Rifle. Un-scoped.
Exclusive to the Comeback LTM.
Legendary Lever Action Sniper Rifle. Un-scoped.
Exclusive to Fortnite: Creative
Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper
Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets Scoped Sniper Rifle with 3 shots in its magazine.
Exclusive to Fortnite: Creative

Strategy Guide

Calculated - Emote - Fortnite.png
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.


  • Unlike other weapons, players need to account for bullet drop when using most Sniper Rifles. The greater the range of the shot, the more the bullet drops on the way to the target. You should also account for the speed a player is moving alongside range. If a player is far away and moving left for example, the player should aim above the target and further left, to compensate for the bullet speed and drop.

Trivia

  • The Zapotron was a weapon included on the launch of Battle Royale. It was a hitscan laser type weapon and there is only one clip of its existence.. It was removed shortly after. It is also the only weapon in Battle Royale outside of an LTM to use Energy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Energy Ammo.
  • Eliminating a player without aiming down sights with any of these weapons shows a 'NO SCOPED' message in the kill feed. This is in reference to the concept of 'no-scoping' popularized by the Call of Duty franchise.
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