New Sniper Rifle to be Added to Fortnite

Another Shot at Sniping Out the Meta

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Being one of the most popular games on the market demands constant updates, and to this end, Epic is adding yet another gun to Fortnite’s ever-growing lineup- but this time also throwing in a bit of shooter nostalgia for fans to enjoy.

Currently only boasting three distinct sniper rifles, Epic games decided to announce something fresh alongside today’s news updates: a Barrett M82 50 cal sniper-lookalike. While the gun’s details are yet to be announced, judging by the gun’s presence in the Call of Duty franchise, players can except a sniper with distinctively high recoil, but damage to match.

With this addition, Season 5 has added its fourth gun, and if trends are anything to judge, this is bound to be yet another strong addition to Fortnite’s ever-shifting meta. Fortnite’s Barrett M82 50 cal will be available for all players as a free update “soon”.

Fortnite is third person Battle Royale style experience currently available on all platforms including IOS, Android (Samsung only as of now), Mac OS, Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.


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