The highly anticipated Fortnite Heavy Sniper rifle is expected to release this Tuesday along with the updates. This news was revealed through an in-game alert in the “New Updates” section. This alert was even posted on a popular Twitter news account also.
Fortnite Battle Royale News tweeted the in-game alert.
Coming soon: Heavy Sniper! #Fortnite
“New Epic and Legendary sniper rifle capable of dealing high damage to structures.”
The capability of “high damage structures” of the Epic (Purple) and Legendary (Orange/Yellow) rifle points towards the reports of an upcoming sniper shooting through walls. The Fortnite Heavy Sniper was found to be extremely powerful in a recent leak of the Fortnite Heavy Sniper.
The power of this Fortnite Sniper cannot be limited by the material of the wall. Wood, brick or steel the new Fortnite Heavy Sniper shoot through anything in one single shot. However, to take down big trees you’d have to shoot twice.
The character damage of the Fortnite Heavy Sniper isn’t certain as of now. The new Fortnite Heavy Sniper resembles the Bolt-Action rifle having a round of merely one hit. Regarding loading time the heavy rifle takes a while longer than the Bolt-Action.
The new rifle is going a pretty loud weapon, on the contrary, it will be a very helpful weapon to demolish structures from a long range.
The heavy sniper would be a supportive weapon for the duos and the squads. The players taking cover or healing teammates behind a wall would have to watch out for penetrating bullets from now on. However, the new Fortnite heavy sniper rifle would not be the best choice for single players due to the potential of other guns against this one for one player on his own.
Two New Snipers and a Shotgun have been reported to come out also.