Datamining Fortnite update 5.10 has revealed a potential new weapon coming to Battle Royale soon. While not confirmed by any means, Storm Shield One has discovered a file for a “Heavy Sniper Rifle,” which apparently will offer the ability to shoot through walls.
Though it currently has a placeholder image, there is a description and statistics for the weapon:
“Sniper Rifle: Heavy. Powerful and accurate rifle with a bolt-action mechanism with an extremely slow reload. Shots pierce through the first wall it hits.”
- Rarity: Legendary
- Damage: 157
- Fire Rate: 0.33
- Magazine Size: 1
- Reload Time: 4.05
Again, the Heavy Sniper Rifle hasn’t officially been teased by Epic Games, so there’s no telling when or if this weapon will even be added to the live game. But the fact that it’s in Fortnite‘s files means there is a possibility.
And while the ability to shoot through walls may sound overpowered, it definitely goes along with Epic’s aim to change the meta of Battle Royale to encourage more active gameplay and less building and turtling. If players are able to shoot through walls, it will discourage hiding in a 1×1 towards the end of the game. In other words, the Heavy Sniper Rifle will mean you are never safe… Ever.
Assuming this leak is true, what do you think of the potential for this new weapon? Will it drastically alter the meta of Fortnite Battle Royale?