Most Overpowered Way to Use the New Heavy Sniper Rifle in Fortnite - Dexerto

Most Overpowered Way to Use the New Heavy Sniper Rifle in Fortnite

Published: 15/Aug/2018 22:16 Updated: 15/Aug/2018 22:17

by Albert Petrosyan


The new Heavy Sniper Rifle was released in Fortnite on August 15 as part of the v5.21 Update and is available in both Epic and Legendary variants.

Players have already begun experimenting with the weapon, looking for the best ways and situations it can be used to achieve its maximum potential.


One of the early popular trends with this new sniper rifle is to carry two of them at the same time, allowing the player to switch between them when firing.

Reddit user ‘D96T’ has posted a video demonstrating how powerful this method can prove to be.


Best way to use the new sniper rifle from r/FortNiteBR

The damage statistics for the Heavy Sniper are quite strong, as it delivers considerable damage to both players (150/157) and structures (1050/1100).

The only true limit to the weapon is that it has a significantly longer reload time than other sniper rifles, which is basically overcome with the “double Heavy Sniper” technique that is displayed in the clip above.

Another Reddit user, named ‘cawhep’ also caught on to this method, using it to quickly double sniper an opponent and capture Victory Royale.


Heavy Sniper – 1, Tree – 0 from r/FortNiteBR

Once more players begin catching on to this method, it has the potential to develop into an overpowered and vastly used meta.

However, the weapon is still brand new in Fortnite, and Epic Games can certainly implement changes to it that can limit this sort of thing, such as an increased weapon pullout time and even a shot delay like the one that exists when switching between shotguns.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Epic Games
Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.