Fortnite
Guide & Tutorial > Battle Royale > Fortnite
World

Fortnite Heavy Sniper Rifle - How to get and stats

The Heavy Sniper Rifle is back in Chapter 3 Season 2 of Fortnite. Here's how you can get one as well as the stats, location, and more.
Fortnite Heavy Sniper Rifle - How to get and stats
Chapter 3 Season 2 of Fortnite is showing no signs of slowing down after Epic Games released the massive Patch Update v20.10. Amongst the game fixes and improvements, Epic decided to bring back a few fan-favourite items.

Jetpacks returned to the island and instantly provide a serious advantage over the competition. Though that might not have been the biggest development of the update, the Heavy Sniper Rifle is also back in action. Here's what you need to know about the stats and how to get the new re-worked Heavy Sniper Rifle.

Fortnite Heavy Sniper Rifle stats re-worked in Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite Heavy Sniper Rifle Chapter 3 Season 2
The Heavy Sniper Rifle has been unvaulted as part of the v20.10 Update. (Picture: Epic Games)

Arguably the most exciting piece of the v20.10 Patch Update, the Heavy Sniper Rifle has been unvaulted and slightly re-worked as well. Known for dealing serious amounts of damage, the Heavy Sniper Rifle's capabilities have been tweaked to fit the state of play in Chapter 3 Season 2.

In order to be suited to the recent rampage of vehicles, Heavy Sniper Rifle rounds will now deal bonus damage to vehicles in Chapter 3 Season 2. This makes the weapon much more useful to take out opponent machinery from long range and level the playing field.

There are three different versions of the Heavy Sniper Rifle, those are Rare, Epic, and Legendary. Here are the different stats for each tier of the Heavy Sniper after the v20.10 update:

Rarity Rare
Damage 120
Headshot Damage 180
Build Damage 600
Magazine Size 1
Reload Time 4s

Popular and trusted Fortnite source, HYPEX, has added that the Heavy Sniper Rifle now deals 640+ Damage to vehicles.

Rarity Epic
Damage 128
Headshot Damage 192
Build Damage 630
Magazine Size 1
Reload Time 3.8s

The Legendary version of the Heavy Sniper Rifle will be a premier weapon for Chapter 3 Season 2 gameplay.

Rarity Legendary
Damage 132
Headshot Damage 198
Build Damage 660
Magazine Size 1
Reload Time 3.5s

How to get a Heavy Sniper Rifle in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite Heavy Sniper Rifle v20.10 update
Grab a Heavy Sniper Rifle and take out the competition in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2. (Picture: Epic Games)

Players will be delighted to know that the Heavy Sniper Rifle is not a Special weapon dedicated to an NPC-occupied location. Rather, Heavy Sniper Rifles can be found in Chests, Rare Chests, and Supply Drops.

The better the source you're grabbing the weapon from, the more likely it is that you'll be able to grab a gold Legendary version. Heavy Sniper Rifles can also be upgraded at Upgrade Stations by spending Gold Bars.

You should be all set now to go grab a Heavy Sniper Rifle and start dealing out the damage in Chapter 3 Season 2. For more coverage on the ultra-popular battle royale, check out our dedicated Fortnite page.

 

Featured image courtesy of Epic Games.