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It can still be found in core playlists and other game modes when available.

Disambig-icon.pngFor the article on the the Non Exotic weapon of the same name, 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.


The Storm Scout deals 90 Damage per shot (81.0 damage per second) and uses Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets. The Storm Scout has a headshot multiplier of 2.0x.

Storm Scout
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DPS: 81
Damage: 90
Fire Rate: 0.9
Magazine Size: 6
Reload Time: 2.7s

The Storm Scout is a projectile weapon, firing a fast moving projectile bullet.


From when the weapon was last obtainable in Chapter 3: Season 2

Purchasable from The Foundation for 500 Bars in Sanctuary.

Strategy Guide

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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.

  • 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

Chapter 3: Season 2

  • Update v20.00: Unvaulted the Storm Scout. The Storm Scout has been added to Creative.
    • Changed the damage from 85 to 90.
    • Reduced the headshot multiplier from x2.5 to x2.0.
    • Now has a new scope similar to the other sniper rifles.
    • Hotfix #1: The Storm Scout has been removed from Creative.
    • Hotfix #2: The Storm Scout has been re-added to Creative.

Chapter 3: Season 3


  • It was disabled in Competitive Game modes due to players having the upper hand in Endgames.
  • The Storm Scout is 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.