Leaks suggest that a sniper which can shoot through walls is about to be added to Fortnite: Battle Royale.
Fortnite data-mining site Storm Shield One has listed a Sniper Rifle: Heavy gun for the all-conquering game, with the description: “Powerful and accurate rifle with a bolt-action mechanism with an extremely slow reload. Shots pierce through the first wall it hits.” And DieBuddies have tweeted what they say is a render of the gun. Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks, meanwhile, chipped in with a tweet purporting to show the gun’s source code, and to reveal that it will be a Legendary item called the Barrett Heavy Sniper Rifle.
The new gun will mean that Fortnite players won’t necessarily be safe anymore, even if they are camped out behind cover. Meanwhile, the newest gun to be added to Fortnite: Battle Royale – the Compact SMG – along with the SMG, has had its balance tweaked to make it less effective, as detailed by Epic Games in this Reddit post.
As ever, you can keep up with the latest Fortnite news on the game’s website.