A Fortnite fan has shown how the Thermal scoped Assault Rifle can be one of the most accurate weapons in the game if used correctly.
The gun, which was released on June 11th in the V.4.4 Patch, is not one of the more commonly used weapons in-game despite being released over six months ago.
Despite its rarity, plenty of fans will regularly ignore the weapon when it drops out of chests or spawns as floor loot because of its scope. The scope, which fills the majority of a player’s screen, can leave the holder vulnerable to flanking enemies and fast moving targets.
Now, however, Reddit user Kearshi has demonstrated just how the weapon can be extremely accurate if used the correct manner. Shockingly enough that manner isn’t, however, aiming down the thermal sight.
Instead, Kearshi shows that if players use a quick-scoping aim with the weapon then it is incredibly accurate. Quickly scoping on the target, without fully scoping in, and then shooting will deal major damage to enemies at long-distance.
Kearshi also shows that this method also works with airborne targets as he shoots down his flying friend with a quickscope.
However, the weapon still isn’t all that great to use in close quarters combat. With its use still likely confined to long and medium ranged battles, players may still opt to use the Hunting Rifle or Sniper rifles instead. Yet, the weapon could become a viable option should players follow Kearshi’s method.