Daniel Mills / May 25
Sniping in Fortnite is no easy task. It’s a skill few are truly good at. As any player knows, it’s a mix of calculating distances, watching your own back, and making sure you’ve got the time to get a shot off. In Battle Royale, sniping isn’t a necessity. But it helps. Several guns help you out across great distances. But nothing is as effective as the good ole Sniper Rifle.
Any player loves dealing out a headshot from 100 meters or more. So to ensure you’re shot hits its next target, here are the best tips and tricks to Sniping in Fortnite: Battle Royale.
Anyone’s played any multiplayer game and happened upon someone sniping. It’s hilarious just how vulnerable that player is before your shotgun makes quick work of them. In Fortnite, you can do something about that. Set up a few walls and a ramp. It’s not hard, and will save you from 95% of other player shots before said Wall gives out. This is the most important detail to making sure a player gets enough time to shoot.
Don’t hesitate. You’re going to wait for that player to get in perfect position. But you shouldn’t You need to move the scope into perfect position. It takes precision and practice, but it’s necessary. There’s no other way to making sure your bullet hits home than to simply take the shot. Hesitating will only grant the other player the time to jump out of the way or wander off, unaware of your failed attempt at shooting them.
Not every Sniper Rifle is the no-scope hunting rifle. You can have more than a few bullets in chamber. But make sure to reload. Every non-Automatic Sniper Rifle takes a second to prepare the next shot, so make sure there’s a next shot! You’ll never hate yourself more than watching that target jump right out of the way as you reload at the worst possible moment.
Launchpad Gaming can’t take the credit for this one. That goes to Reddit User Faffek, who created this incredible guide to the Bullet Drop from Sniper Rifles.
Bullet Drop is by far the most frustrating part of Sniping in Fortnite. Having to account for drag as the bullet falls much shorter than the expected target. A difficult sight to master. But this guide makes it easy, explaining just how to line up pesky players in your crosshairs before taking them out!
Most matches end with two players Sniping each other from different forts. Use these tips and tricks, and you might just end up winning.