New 'Heavy' Sniper Rifle That Can Pierce Through Walls May be Coming Soon to Fortnite - Dexerto

New ‘Heavy’ Sniper Rifle That Can Pierce Through Walls May be Coming Soon to Fortnite

Published: 25/Jul/2018 3:30 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:08

by Albert Petrosyan


A new type of Sniper Rifle may be coming soon to Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Data miners have found the statistics and description for a ‘Heavy’ Sniper Rifle in recently uncovered game files, which suggests that it could be the next weapon added into the game.

This new Sniper Rifle was first reported by  ‘Storm Shield One,’ a trusted Fortnite stat tracking website and item database.

Although the files for the weapon contain only a generic image, there is a description that sounds official enough to be the real deal.

Sniper Rifle: Heavy. Powerful and accurate rifle with a bolt-action mechanism with an extremely slow reload. Shots pierce through the first wall it hits.

Also uncovered is an extensive list of statistics for the new weapon, all of which can be seen below.

Should this ‘Heavy’ Sniper Rifle indeed be added to the game, it would be the third new weapon introduced during Season 5, joining the standard and Compact SMGs.

It will also be the first ever non-explosive weapon in Fortnite that will be able to pierce through walls, which may add an interesting new dynamic to the game.

Since Epic Games has not yet confirmed or announced this weapon, it is not clear when or if it will be released. 


When is Fortnite Season 5? Fortnitemares Midas’ Revenge, Season 4 end date, theme, more

Published: 26/Oct/2020 13:00 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 13:17

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite’s yearly Fortnitemares event has finally arrived, but when does Season 5 arrive?

Fortnite’s new season dropped on August 27,  introducinging tons of changes to the Fortnite World with the likes of new Marvel-themed points-of-interest, superhero characters, and abilities for fans of the battle royale to enjoy. Midas’ Revenge adds even more for fans to sink their teeth into.

Fortnitemares 2020 Midas Revenge Skin,
Epic Games
Midas’ Revenge has introduced new skins with their yearly event.

When does Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 start?

With only a few days to go of Fortnitemares’ Midas’ Revenge event, Chapter 2 Season 4 has over a month left, with an expected end date of November 30th, as reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX claims.

The Baba Yaga skin has just been released alongside the Ghostbusters bundle, with more soon to come. The skin is ‘Rare’ and part of the ‘Coven Fresh’ set, costing 1,200 V Bucks.


After the Fortnitemare event, the fifth season of Fortnite’s Chapter 2 should follow immediately, along with some more major changes and a new theme.

Will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 be available through Apple?

A portion of the mobile player base is currently unable to download Fortnite Season 4, due to the ongoing legal feud between Epic Games and Apple, with Apple blocking all future Fortnite updates on the App store.

While the feud is being resolved, there have been suggestions that Season 4 could potentially be extended for Apple users, although that remains to be seen.

Epic Games has already extended seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, but there has been no sign from the developers that they have any intention of doing so this time around.

What will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5’s theme be?

With Fortnite Season 4 being based completely around Marvel characters, there have been rumors that a DC-themed season could come next.

The Fortnite devs have already introduced members of the DC Comics universe as seen with Aquaman and Black Manta in Season 3’s recent Splash Down events. They may go a step further at the next opportunity, adding more familiar faces.

Epic also revealed plans for a Joker bundle that is expected to be released towards the end of Season 4, which could be used to build hype for the upcoming season.

With a new Batman movie also in the works, it would not be too surprising to see another partnership between DC and Epic but as for now, fans will have to wait until Season 5 draws nearer.