An upgraded version of the Scoped Assault Rifle, the new Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle in Fortnite Battle Royale will make it easier to find hidden enemies.
Campers beware. A new Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle is coming soon to Fortnite Battle Royale and as the name suggests, there will be no hiding from it.
According to the brief description of the Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle from the in-game news feed:
“New high power Assault Rifle makes it easier to find enemies!”
Coming to the game soon, probably with this week’s update, the Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle will likely allow you to see the heat signature given off by enemy players, giving you sight even when they are hiding behind a wall or in bushes. Granted, you won’t be able to actually shoot through the wall, but at least you’ll know when they are hiding there.
With complaints that Battle Royale has become a bit of a camp fest, the new Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle should give more aggressive players a little bit of help. Alternatively, perhaps the addition of this new weapon will perhaps discourage players from simply hiding until the end of the game.
Exact weapon specifics, such as damage and rarity are still unknown, but I’m going to assume it’ll be of Legendary or Epic rarity. As far as zoom, it’ll likely be the same as the standard Scoped Assault Rifle.
What do you think of the addition of the new Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle?