'​Fortnite' Will Be Getting A Heavy Sniper In Next Update, Leaked Footage Reveals

Epic Games has revealed that Fortnite's new Heavy Sniper will be coming into Battle Royale pretty soon, and leaked footage shows that it's an absolute beast.

Not only will this weapon blow your opponents in half, it's powerful bullets will easily penetrate buildings, nature (big trees two shots), and structures, too.

Credit: Epic Games
Credit: Epic Games

Fortnite's description says: "New Epic and Legendary sniper rifle capable of dealing high damage to structures," and when they say high damage, they mean high damage.

Thanks to a Twitter video from FortniteBR, we can see how easy the Sniper takes out any material wall, but whether the bullet will follow through and hit the person behind is currently unknown.

This feature would be pretty cool also quite realistic, but at the end of the day this is Fortnite we're talking about - you can literally build into thin air and float onto an island in a balloon powered bus.

Stats for the Legendary variant are as follows:

Damage - 157

Fire Rate - 0.33

Magazine Size - 1

Reload Time - 4.1

It was obviously going to be super slow to reload and fire but this doesn't overshadow how useful it could be. Not all weapons are in the game just to kill people - some are far better off being used tactically.

For example, it might not be good during a one on one scrap, but players will now have to constantly think about reinforcing their fort foundations; after a couple of shots from this, your enemies will be hitting the ground quicker than they can say 'sniper'.

What do you think about this weapon? Will you be on the hunt for it? Or is it too slow for you? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Epic Games

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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