Fortnite v30.20 Update: Everything You Need to Know About the Heavy Impact Sniper Rifle

The Fortnite v30.20 update introduced a wealth of new content. While many players have been excited about Fortnite Reload and the return of Chapter 1 weapons, the standard Battle Royale mode has also seen significant additions, most notably the Heavy Impact Sniper Rifle. This weapon is designed to be the perfect counter to vehicles, which have become a major challenge this season.

This guide will cover everything players need to know about the Heavy Impact Sniper Rifle, including its stats and how to obtain it in Battle Royale.

How to Get the Heavy Impact Sniper Rifle

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Players can find the Heavy Impact Sniper Rifle in Fortnite as floor loot or inside chest containers in both Battle Royale and Zero Build modes. However, since this weapon is only available in the game's three highest rarities—Rare, Epic, and Legendary—it can be challenging to find. The randomness of its appearance adds to the difficulty. To increase their chances, players should search Weapon Bunkers, which often contain Rare Chests filled with high-rarity items.

For those who prefer a more direct approach, two NPCs on the Battle Royale map sell the Epic variant of the Heavy Impact Sniper Rifle for 300 gold bars:

Heavy Impact Sniper Rifle Stats

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The Heavy Impact Sniper Rifle cannot be modded like many other weapons in Fortnite, but its impressive stats make up for this limitation. The rifle deals between 125 and 138 base damage, and its damage output triples when hitting a vehicle, making it an incredibly effective tool for destroying enemy cars. Here are the detailed stats for the Heavy Impact Sniper Rifle:

Rarity
Damage
Fire Rate
Reload Time
Rare
125
0.64
3.0
Epic
131
0.64
2.85
Legendary
138
0.64
2.7

With its powerful damage and vehicle countering capabilities, the Heavy Impact Sniper Rifle is a valuable addition to any player's arsenal in Fortnite.