Fortnite dataminers have discovered the ‘heavy sniper rifle’ weapon, due to be added in the hugely popular battle royale game’s next update, which looks like it will be able to shoot through walls.
The information was first posted by StormshieldOne, which stated the gun would be able to “pierce through the first wall it hits”. The rifle’s bullets seem able to deliver a huge amount of damage, 157 points worth in fact, but this comes at the cost of a slower reload time.
If the dataminers are correct and the gun can indeed pierce through walls, this could really shake up the game. Using wooden defences could become significantly more risky, and some players on Reddit have labelled the move as “anti-building”. It will be interesting to see the gun’s impact when the weapon is added next week.
Read more: eurogamer.net
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