Epic Games updates and changes Fortnite every week, adding new skins, weapons, celebrations and fixing bugs, but usually we can get a sneak peek of what’s to come thanks to the hardwork and dedication of data miners.
Data miners trawl through the game files after every patch to see what might be coming to the game in the future.
According to reports from data miners, it looks like a new weapon has been found hidden away in the data – and it’s a Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle!
The description for the supposed new weapon reads: “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.”
Being a sniper rifle, the gun will take Heavy Bullets, and it’s apparently a Legendary variant.
Fans are pretty excited about the leaked information, as there’s yet to be an in-game gun that’s able to penetrate a wall with just a single hit.
Storm Shield One reports the following stats for the item:
- Rarity: Legendary
- Damage: 157
- Fire Rate: 0.33
- Magazine Size: 1
- Reload Time: 4.05.
Fortnite’s next content update isn’t due until next week and there’s yet to be any official confirmation on the sniper rifle from Epic Games itself.
If the weapon is coming, it’s likely we’ll be seeing it next week at the very earliest.
Fornite recently saw the addition of Playground Mode, which fans have been enjoying despite a number of bugs that the mode has introduced.
Players have reported encountering other gamers when playing in Single Player, and there’s been a number of glitches ranging from walls disappearing to issues in the game’s lobby.
Playground Mode gives players the freedom to do what they want, without the fear of getting killed.
Exploration, crafting and practising your battle skills is encouraged in the new mode, and players are also being encouraged by Epic to enjoy their time in the Playground and to use their content creatively, making videos and memes.
Have you tried out Fortnite’s Playground Mode yet, and have you found any game-breaking bugs in your matches?