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Fortnite Battle Royale • Mar 17, 2019

Tfue explains why sniping "takes no skill" and doesn’t belong in Fortnite

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Tfue explains why sniping "takes no skill" and doesn’t belong in Fortnite

FaZe Clan professional Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney isn’t a fan of one of Fortnite’s most popular weapons in competitive play.

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The Sniper Rifle is one of the most effective weapons currently in the game, allowing players to deal significant damage to enemies from long distances with a single shot.

The heavy variant of the weapon provides players with the ability to destroy any structure with one bullet, whilst also dealing a huge 150 damage to the body.

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Fortnite added the suppressed sniper in Season 7 which saw the regular bolt-action move to the vault

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In Season 7, Fortnite introduced a change to snipers removing most of the bullet drop from the suppressed variant and hunting rifle, making it slightly easier to hit those fatal shots.

As a result, Tfue is not a fan and stated on stream that he believes they should be vaulted from the game.

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“Sniping is all luck,” Tfue claimed. “That’s why I don’t snipe. It takes zero skill. That’s how I die the majority of the time, some lucky bot just hits a headshot.”

Nevertheless, the 22-year-old went on to explain his reasoning saying that the sniper should remain in the default playlists but a change should be considered in the competitive modes.

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Tfue said: “Snipers definitely belong in Fortnite for sure, but they don’t belong in competitive.”

Due to the extremely high damage dealt by the heavy sniper, there were calls for a nerf from various members of the community – however – Epic Games confirmed one was not forthcoming. Only time will tell whether they rethink their decision.

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