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 Ammo, whilst some use Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo.

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. All 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. 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 a single well placed shot.

List of Weaponry (Rifles)

This list does not include Collaboration or LTM exclusive weaponry.

Name Image Ammo Type
Amban Sniper Rifle
Amban Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Automatic Sniper Rifle
Automatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Automatic Sniper Rifle
Automatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Automatic Sniper Rifle
Automatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Dragon's Breath Sniper Rifle
Dragon's Breath Sniper - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Heavy Sniper Rifle
Icon Heavy Sniper - Battle Royale.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Heavy Sniper Rifle
Icon Heavy Sniper - Battle Royale.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Boom Sniper Rifle
Boom Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Hunting Rifle
Hunting Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Hunting Rifle
Hunting Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Hunting Rifle
EpicHuntingRifle.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Hunting Rifle
EpicHuntingRifle.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Lever Action Rifle
Lever Action Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Lever Action Rifle
Lever Action Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Lever Action Rifle
Lever Action Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Lever Action Rifle
Lever Action Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle
Icon Semi Auto Sniper - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle
Icon Semi Auto Sniper - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
Storm Scout Sniper Rifle - Weapon- Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
Storm Scout Sniper Rifle - Weapon- Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Storm Scout
Storm Scout - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Suppressed Sniper Rifle
Suppressed Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Suppressed Sniper Rifle
Suppressed Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo
Zapatron
Zapotron Schematic - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Energy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Energy Ammo


Strategy Guide

Calculated - Emote - Fortnite.png
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.


  • Unlike other weapons, players need to account for bullet drop when using 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 Zapatron 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.
  • All snipers were vaulted in patch v16.00
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