Leak: Heavy Sniper Rifle to be Unvaulted Soon

Fortnite has quietly adjusted the Heavy Sniper Rifle in preparation for its return later this Season.

The new stats for the Legendary Heavy Sniper Rifle are as follows:

  • Damage: 132 (no change)
  • Headshot damage: 198 (reduced by 2)
  • Structure damage: 660 (reduced by 440)
  • Reload time: 3.6 seconds (reduced by 0.5)

Interestingly, the updated version of the weapon removes its ability to "one shot" players who have full health and shield. The damage values for shots to the body, head and structures have all been significantly reduced, with the reload time being the only stat to see an improvement for both rarities.

The new stats for the Epic Heavy Sniper Rifle are as follows:

  • Damage: 128 (no change)
  • Headshot damage: 192 (reduced by 8)
  • Structure damage: 630 (reduced by 420)
  • Reload time: 3.8 seconds (reduced by 0.4)

It's currently unknown when the Heavy Sniper Rifle will be unvaulted, but with the changes already live for the weapon in Creative mode, it's likely to be soon.

We'll keep you updated once the sniper is re-introduced to Battle Royale.

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