Fortnite may be getting a new sniper rifle that can shoot through walls...

Fortnite may be getting a new sniper rifle that can shoot through walls...

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Clever data miners have discovered a hint that a new weapon could become the bane of builders soon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. From the kind folks at DualShockers:

Though the datamined “Heavy Sniper Rifle” might not affect players who build effectively by placing a wall in front of their staircases. This would add a second layer of protection when engaging in a fight with this new weapon. Though it will be really good at sniping players who are reviving teammates behind cover or healing up if they only place a 1×1.

I'm all for it to be honest, as long as it's not easy for everyone to get. It would be a really nice find for folks like me, who suck at building and want to take down those with far better skills... of course, that also means I need to be able to aim. And could you use it from within a building? Because that would be crazy. We shall see!

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