A Complete Guide To Sniping in Fortnite Battle Royale - How To Hit a Headshot Every Time - Dexerto

A Complete Guide To Sniping in Fortnite Battle Royale – How To Hit a Headshot Every Time

Published: 23/May/2018 16:00 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:57

by Calum Patterson


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.

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:

Credit: u/MistedLol

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.

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.


Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett


A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 


This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

flare gun in fortnite
Epic Games
The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”


While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.