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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 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. 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 a single well placed shot.

List of Weaponry (Rifles)

Name Image Rarities Ammo Type Description
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
Common Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo Single Shot, Scoped Sniper Rifle.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Dragon's Breath Sniper Rifle
Exotic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo Exotic version of the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle. Ignites structures.
Suppressed Sniper Rifle
Epic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo Suppressed version of the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle.
Legendary
Heavy Sniper Rifle
Epic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo Single Shot Scoped Sniper which deals high structure damage.
Legendary
Boom Sniper Rifle
Exotic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo Exotic version of the Heavy Sniper Rifle. Shoots Clingers.
Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle
Uncommon Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo Semi Automatic Scoped Sniper Rifle.
Rare
Automatic Sniper Rifle
Rare Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo Fully Automatic Scoped Sniper Rifle.
Epic
Legendary
Hunting Rifle
Uncommon Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo Un-scoped, Single Shot Sniper Rifle.
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Lever Action Rifle
Uncommon Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo Lever Action Sniper Rifle. Un-scoped.
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
Epic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo Scoped Sniper Rifle which tracks the next storm circle.
Legendary
Storm Scout
Exotic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo Exotic version of the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle.
Amban Sniper Rifle
Mythic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo Thermal Optic Sniper Rifle with Melee Attack used by the Mandalorian AI.
Zapotron
Legendary Energy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Energy Ammo Removed Hitscan Laser Rifle. Charges up before shooting.
Rail Gun
Rail Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo Hitscan Sniper Rifle which can pierce walls.
Epic
Legendary


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.


  • 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 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 remaining Sniper Rifles were vaulted in Update v16.00.
  • Killing 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.