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How to improve your sniping in Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 9/Nov/2018 11:59 Updated: 9/Nov/2018 12:19

by Matt Porter


One of the most dangerous weapons in Fortnite is the Sniper Rifle, which allows you to deal an incredible amount of damage at long ranges, provided you can hit your target.

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Unfortunately, some people struggle to hit their shots with the sniper rifle, especially against moving opponents. Trying to keep your crosshairs on an enemy player who is running can be extremely difficult, and is made even harder as players try to compensate for bullet drop.

For those of you having a hard time hitting your target, Reddit user ‘ImSpeedyGonzalez’ has a handy tip that might help you become a top marksman on Fortnite.


Sniper rifles are deadly, but it can be hard to hit your target.
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ImSpeedyGonzalez suggests going into Fortnite’s Playground mode, and find the vending machines that give players the Port-A-Shooting-Range that lets you practice your aim. Pick the Epic rarity version of the item, and place it down, initiating the long range sniper mini-game.

Using the semi-automatic sniper, try to hit the dummy that runs back and forth across the platform. If you find yourself missing more shots than you hit, simply open your Settings and lower your scope sensitivity.

This will cause the cross-hairs on your scope to move slower, allowing you more precision control over your aim. Simply keep adjusting it until you find a sensitivity that you feel comfortable with, and once you have found it, you are ready to hop back into the Battle Bus.


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While ImSpeedyGonzalez suggested using the semi-automatic sniper in Playground mode, Fortnite fans will have to make use of the Bolt Action Sniper in real matches, as the semi-automatic was vaulted in the V6.21 update for the game.

While the Heavy Sniper has different stats, the bolt action and semi-automatic snipers both have the same travel speed and bullet drop, so players who practise using this technique in Playground shouldn’t notice any difference when switching back to normal Fortnite modes.