Best Snipers Rifle Fortnite

Find out the best Sniper Rifle in Fortnite Battle Royale to drop elims on your foes in epic sniper shootouts.

best snipers fortnite
best snipers fortnite

There’s no more satisfying moment in gaming than getting that cross map snipe to snag a Victory Royale! How will you know what sniper rifle is best for achieving this moment? We have you covered. We’re going to take an in depth look at all the sniper rifles in Fortnite Battle Royale, and crown one champion amongst them all. That way you can be assured you’re carrying the right weapon to achieve a Fortnite Victory Crown.

Suppressed Sniper Rifle

The crown for best sniper rifle in Fortnite Battle Royale is going to be given to the Suppressed Sniper Rifle. When it comes to the sniper rifle class you’re really looking for those satisfying cross map headshots. The Suppressed Sniper Rifle is the fastest sniper rifle that will guarantee a one shot kill with a headshot.

The Suppressed Sniper Rifle trades off base damage for a fast reload and a 2.5x headshot multiplier. Just check out the stats for yourself!

  • Damage Per Second - 33
  • Damage - 100
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2.5x
  • Fire Rate - 0.33
  • Magazine Size - 1
  • Reload Time - 1.8s


These stats combined makes the Suppressed Sniper Rifle the most viable option for getting those cross map headshots that every Fortnite player craves.

Heavy Sniper Rifle

The Heavy Sniper Rifle was among the first snipers added to Fortnite Battle Royale. Epic Games added the Heavy Sniper to Battle Royale in Fortnite Season 5 during Fortnite Chapter 1. With a base damage of 132 for the Legendary Heavy Sniper Rifle the Heavy Sniper takes the cake for highest damage in the Sniper Rifle Class of weapons.

Heavy Sniper Fortnite Weapon

Epic Games balanced this sniper's high damage with a long reload. 

  • Damage Per Second - 44
  • Damage - 132
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2.5x
  • Fire Rate - 0.33
  • Magazine Size - 1
  • Reload Time - 4.1s

The Heavy Sniper Rifles high reload time makes missed shots with the Heavy Sniper punishing. 

Bolt Action Sniper Rifle

The base damage of 116 on the Bolt Action Rifle means you’ll be one shotting enemy players without shield. This will grant you a one shot kill on a full shield player.

Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Fortnite Weapon

As much as I love the Heavy Sniper, I must admit I think the Bolt Action Sniper Rifle is better. In Fortnite Battle Royale players usually have 100, 150, or 200 health. 

  • Damage Per Second - 38.3
  • Damage - 116
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2.5x
  • Fire Rate - 0.33
  • Magazine Size - 1
  • Reload Time - 2.35s

At these three health levels the Legendary variations of the Bolt Action and Heavy Sniper will take the same amount of shots to kill. Therefore, the shorter reload time of 2.35s on the Bolt Action makes it a superior Fortnite weapon.

Hunter Bolt Action Sniper Rifle

The Hunter Bolt Action Sniper Rifle is the newest sniper in Fortnite Battle Royale, being released in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1. Epic Games added a unique factor to this sniper with a 3 shot clip.Epic Games balanced the high rate of fire on this sniper by lowering the damage.

Hunters Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Fortnite Weapon

The Legendary Hunters Bolt Action Rifle deals 99 base damage. Plus, there is only a 2x headshot multiplier. This means players will not be able to one shot a full health and shield player with this sniper. 

  • Damage Per Second - 63.36
  • Damage - 99
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2x
  • Fire Rate - 0.64
  • Magazine Size - 3
  • Reload Time - 3s

That being said, this is still a strong weapon to include in your inventory. Grab a Hunters Bolt Action from Covert Cavern and dominate some sniper shootouts!

Automatic Sniper Rifle

The Automatic Sniper Rifle is the fastest firing sniper in its league with a fire rate of 4. A fire rate of 4 is equal to the new Ranger Assault Rifle. With a fire rate rivaling assault rifles in Fortnite Battle Royale the Automatic Sniper Rifle is exceptionally powerful.

Automatic Sniper Rifle Fortnite Weapon

To add to this sniper rivaling assault rifles the Automatic Sniper uses Medium Bullets, which are typically used for Assault Rifles. 

  • Damage Per Second - 164
  • Damage - 41
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2x
  • Fire Rate - 4
  • Magazine Size - 16
  • Reload Time - 3.4s

Unfortunately, a headshot with the Legendary Automatic Sniper doesn't give you a one shot kill like competing snipers. If you’re looking for a sniper to replace the Ranger Assault Rifle this is the weapon for you!

Boom Sniper Rifle

Ever wanted a sniper rifle that’s more like the Fortnite Rocket Launcher? The Boom Sniper Rifle is an Exotic weapon that shoots Klingers at a fast rate and from a long distance with accuracy.

Boom Sniper Rifle Fortnite Weapon

The Boom Sniper can be found in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 for purchase by Lt John Llama. Damage Per Second - 10 + 60 for Klinger Damage

  • Damage - 10 + 60 for Klinger Damage
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2.5x
  • Fire Rate - 1
  • Magazine Size - 5
  • Reload Time - 4.1s

Equip your Lt John Llama skin and grab yourself a Boom Sniper in Fortnite Chapter 3.

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Dragon's Breath Sniper Rifle

Keeping with the Exotic weapons we’re going to look at the Dragon’s Breath Sniper Rifle. Epic Games included the Dragon’s Breath in Fortnite Season 5 of Chapter 2. This exotic weapon has similar stats to the Bolt Action Sniper with one important bonus.

Dragon's Breath Sniper Rifle Fortnite Weapon

The Dragon’s Breath Sniper will set opposing players' builds on fire if your shot makes an impact. 

  • Damage Per Second - 38.3
  • Damage - 116
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2.5x
  • Fire Rate - 0.33
  • Magazine Size - 1
  • Reload Time - 2.5s

Drop in at Mighty Monument or a Seven Outpost to ignite the game on fire in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Storm Scout Sniper Rifle

The added bonus of the Storm Scout is being able to see the next storm circle early. While this is a useful trait, it doesn’t compete with the Rocket Launcher type bonus of the Boom Sniper Rifle.

Storm Scout Sniper Rifle Fortnite Weapon

With that being said, the Storm Scout’s magazine of 6 shots allows for shorter time between shots, making misses less punishing. 

  • Damage Per Second - 76.5
  • Damage - 85
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2.5x
  • Fire Rate - 0.9
  • Magazine Size - 6
  • Reload Time - 2.7s

The Storm Scout Sniper Rifle can compete with the Ranger Assault Rifle at long range, but will struggle against something like the Heavy Shotgun or Pump Shotgun at close range.

Hunting Rifle

A tighter hip fire spread makes the Hunting Rifle valid in close ranges even against a Heavy Shotgun. The Hunting Rifle’s lack of a scope makes it viable at medium ranges against assault rifles.

Hunting Rifle Fortnite Weapon

Unfortunately, the lack of scope comes with a drawback. The Hunting Rifle will be outmatched by other sniper rifles that Epic Games has included in Fortnite Battle Royale. 

  • Damage Per Second - 80
  • Damage - 100
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2.5x
  • Fire Rate - 0.8
  • Magazine Size - 1
  • Reload Time - 1.6s

Unfortunately, dealing with bullet drop can make it tough to use against assault rifles at longer ranges without a scope. Therefore, the Hunting Rifle was not able to take the spot of best sniper rifle in Fortnite.

Hopefully this comprehensive breakdown will give you the knowledge needed to pick out the best sniper rifle this Fortnite Season. If you’re looking for an awesome skin to rock this Fortnite Season check out The Best 50 Skins For You To Stand Out In Fortnite.