One of the most difficult yet rewarding weapons to use in Fortnite Battle Royale is the sniper rifle, and becoming proficient with it is key for any top Fortnite player.
With the recent announcement of Epic Games’ pledge of $100,000,000 (yes, $100 Million) to fund battle royale esports prize pools, you may be considering putting a little more time into improving your game.
And if you are not already, it is time to become an expert with a sniper rifle in hand, as if you can master the art of the long distance elimination, you will immediately become a much improved and more versatile player.
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Of course, the short range engagements are of equal importance, so be sure to check out our tips and guide to always winning your shotgun battles.
Today’s lesson comes courtesy of reddit user u/MistedLol, who has gone to great lengths to provide a detailed breakdown of how to always hit a headshot with your sniper in Fortnite Battle Royale – no matter the distance.
Guide To Sniping in Fortnite Battle Royale
Scoped weapons in Fortnite have 8 lines (4 big and small ones) in the sight, but you only need to use 3 lines because of how the bullet drop works.
>How to hit headshot no matter what distance:
0-50 meters = Crosshair straight to the head
75 meters = Aim first line on the neck
100-300 meters and up= Aim third line on the hips
>How to handle enemies behind a cover?:
100m: aim first line on the eyes/upper head
150m: aim second line on the chest or 1,5 lines on the head
200m: aim second line on the neck
250m: aim second line on the eyes
If you don’t know how to tell distance, you can do it with the scope. Start by aiming the middle of the crosshair just on top of your target’s head and see how many lines fit inside the player model:
0-50 meters = 8 lines
75 meters = 6,5 lines
100 meters = 4,5 lines
150 meters = 3 lines
200 meters = 2,5 lines
250 meters = 2 lines
Obviously when dealing with a moving target this all becomes a lot more complex, and you will need to practice continually hitting moving targets to get used to the speed, distance and time equation.
Example on target aiming:
How to tell distance from walls:
All of this will require lots of practice and familiarising yourself with the how the sniper performs, and adjusting when using the semi-automatic sniper compared to the bolt action.
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There is also the Hunting Rifle, which is unscoped, but performs similarly to the snipers, meaning if you aren’t fortunate enough to find a sniper to practice with, you can always settle for the Hunting Rifle.