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Sniper Rifles are long-range weapons that tend to pack a powerful punch. The four types can be selected based on trade-offs: Bolt-Action has higher damage, but lower fire rate and reload speed; Semi-Automatic has higher capacity, quicker fire and reload, but the lowest damage; Hunting Rifles have moderate stats, but have no scope; Heavy Snipers have extremely high damage, but take 4 seconds to reload; the Automatic Sniper Rifle has an automatic fire rate; and the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle has a storm detector that allows you to determine the next storm circle ahead of time. Sniper Rifles are the most damaging weapons by Headshot. However, most of these weapons have Bullet Drop because of their fire power, making it hard to hit shots from a long distance.

Weapon Tips

Sniper Rifles are best for long-range combat, because they are accurate from far away. They are perfect for the early game, but as the storm gets closer, it may not be ideal to have a Sniper Rifle.

Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Ranges from Common to Legendary. It is a go-to weapon for the early game.

Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle (Vaulted)

Available in Uncommon and Rare rarities. With a magazine size of 10, you don’t have to reload per shot. It was also available in Epic and Legendary for Spy Games.

Hunting Rifle (Vaulted)

Ranges from Uncommon to Legendary. It is a go-to weapon, despite having no scope.

Heavy Sniper Rifle (Vaulted)

Available in Epic and Legendary rarities. It is a good weapon and can do good damage. However, it has a much slower firerate compared to other sniper rifles. it also got nerfed from 150 epic and 157 legendary.

Automatic Sniper Rifle (Vaulted)

Ranges from Uncommon to Legendary. With an automatic fire rate, it is a go-to weapon. This weapon was more of a Scoped Assault Rifle than a Sniper Rifle, it was also inconvenient because of the long reload time and low damage.

Storm Scout Sniper Rifle (Vaulted)

Available in Epic and Legendary rarities. Not very powerful, but allows you to determine the next 2 storms ahead of time.

All Types of Sniper Rifles

Name Image Rarity Damage Ammo Type Type fire rate Reload Speed Headshot Damage
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
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Common 95 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.33 3.3 237
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
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Uncommon 100 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.33 3.2 250
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
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Rare 105 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.33 3.0 262
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
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Epic 110 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.33 2.3 275
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
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Legendary 116 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.33 2.5 290
Heavy Sniper Rifle
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Epic 126 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.3 4.3 315
Heavy Sniper Rifle
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Legendary 132 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.33 4.1 330
Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle
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Uncommon 75 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 1.2 2.5 187
Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle
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Rare 78 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 1.2 2.3 195
Hunting Rifle
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Uncommon 86 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.8 1.9 215
Hunting Rifle
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Rare 91 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.8 1.8 227
Hunting Rifle
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Epic 96 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.8 1.7 240
Hunting Rifle
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Legendary 100 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.8 1.6 250
Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
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Epic 81 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.9 2.8 202
Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
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Legendary 85 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.9 2.7 212
Automatic Sniper Rifle
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Rare 40 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 4.0 3.8 80
Automatic Sniper Rifle
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Epic 42 Medium Bullets Sniper Rifle 4.0 3.6 84
Automatic Sniper Rifle
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Legendary 44 Medium Bullets Sniper Rifle 4.0 3.4 88
Suppressed Sniper Rifle
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Epic 95 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.33 1.9 237
Suppressed Sniper Rifle
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Legendary 100 Heavy Bullets Sniper Rifle 0.33 1.8 250
Zapatron
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Legendary 150 Cell Ammo Sniper Rifle


Notes

  • Unlike other weapons, players need to account for bullet drop when using rifles. The greater the range of the shot, the more the bullet drops on the way to the target.
    • In general, the greater the distance to the target, the lower players should line up their shots with the hashmarks below the center of the crosshairs.

TRIVIA

  • The farthest sniper kill recorded in Fortnite was a 1,261m shot by Lazarbeam.[1]
  • Sniper rifles could be dropped by Henchmen in Chapter 2 Season 2.
  • Currently, the only unvaulted sniper rifle is the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
  • Scoped Assault Rifles are nearly similar to Sniper Rifles. The only major difference is the damage that they can deal.
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