Epic Games has announced via the in-game news feed that the Infantry Rifle weapon in Fortnite will be receiving Epic and Legendary variants!

With the Wednesday, April 17th Item Shop update, the message of the day was updated showing the Infantry Rifle with the golden, Legendary background.

The announcement says that the Infantry Rifle will be receiving two upgraded variants, along with the tagline “Precision is rewarded”.

Infantry Rifle

Precision is rewarded with the new Epic and Legendary VARIANTS of the Infantry Rifle!

Thanks to previously leaked assets from early March 2019, we have an idea of what to expect in terms of statistics for the weapons.

Statistics

  • Damage: 47
  • Crit Chance: 0%
  • Crit Damage: 0%
  • Fire Rate: 4
  • Magazine Size: 8
  • Range: 1
  • Durability: 99999
  • Durability per use: 0.0
  • Reload Time: 2.185
  • Ammo Type: Medium Bullets
  • Ammo Cost: 1
  • Impact Damage: 53
  • Point Blank Damage: 47
  • Max Range Damage: 47
  • Mid Range Damage: 47
  • Long Range Damage: 47
  • Point Blank Range: 1
  • Max Range: 27,500
  • Mid Range: 1
  • Long Range: 1
  • Aim Down Sights Spread: 0.1x
  • Standing Still Spread: 0.9x
  • Crouching Spread: 0.75x
  • Point Blank Impact Damage: 53
  • Mid Range Impact Damage: 53
  • Long Range Impact Damage: 53
  • Max Range Impact Damage: 53
  • Point Blank Environmental Damage: 47
  • Max Range Environmental Damage: 47
  • Mid Range Environmental Damage: 47
  • Long Range Environmental Damage: 47

It is important to note that these are not final and may not be reflective of what goes live in the game following the v8.40 update.

What are your thoughts and expectations for the Epic and Legendary variants of the Infantry Rifle? How do you expect it to perform? How do you expect it to impact the game’s overall meta?

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