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Disambig-icon.pngFor the article on the Non Exotic Variants, please see Storm Scout Sniper Rifle

Sniper Rifle: Bolt-Action. Powerful and accurate rifle with a bolt-action mechanism that results in a reliable but slow rate of fire. The scope reveals the next storm circle.
— In-Game Description

The Storm Scout is an Exotic Sniper Rifle in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in Chapter 2: Season 5. It is an Exotic version of the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle.


The Storm Scout functions very similar to other Snipers, such as the Bolt-Action or Semi Automatic, with its key difference being its magazine size, and unique feature to locate, and track the next storm circle. When aiming down sights with this weapon, in the bottom left hand corner, there will be a small logo of the map, with the current circle, and the next circle present. This can be used to relocate into the storm circle before other players and make it far less likely for you to die to it. Aside from this, it functions as a regular sniper rifle, having a projectile bullet, as well as excelling at long ranges, and being weak at close ranges.


From when the weapon was last obtainable in Chapter 2: Season 7

The Storm Scout can be purchased from Riot at Yellow Steel Bridge for 500 Bars. It can also be obtained as a random drop from Malfunctioning Vending Machine.


The Storm Scout deals 85 Damage per shot (76.5 damage per second) and uses Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo. The Storm Scout has a headshot multiplier of 2.5x.

Storm Scout
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DPS: 76.5
Damage: 85
Fire Rate: 0.9
Magazine Size: 6
Reload Time: 2.7s

Strategy Guide

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This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.

  • As the Storm Scout has the unique feature of showing the next storm circle, this can effectively be used to stay inside the storm and move to a preferable position before enemy players do. This way you can catch enemies running from or out of the storm


Chapter 2: Season 5

Chapter 2: Season 6

Chapter 2: Season 7

Chapter 2: Season 8


  • The weapon is based off of the real world Shadowtrax8, an experimental firearm designed with advanced technology to increase accuracy. It also has a pink storm-inspired paint job.
  • Aside from its regular version, the Storm Scout is the only way in the game to track the next location of the storm, before the current storm has stopped moving.
  • It was disabled in Competitive Game modes due to players having the upper hand in Endgames.
  • The Storm Scout the only Exotic that retains its prior name, although edited to remove the 'Sniper Rifle' suffix. It is also the only one to be untouched from its original version in terms of functionality.