A new weapon will be coming soon to Fortnite called the ‘Storm Scout Sniper Rifle’ – here’s everything you need to know.

Originally leaked in the v9.40 game files on July 17, the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle was revealed as a new potential long-range option for Fortnite players.

However, unlike other sniper rifles, the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle will be able to assist players in tracking future Storm movements and could be a major game-changer for late-game rotations.

Although the weapon was originally just a leak, Epic Games officially announced that the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle will be ‘coming soon’ on Monday, July 22 via the in-game News menu.

The official announcement can be viewed below:

Fortnite Battle Royale in-game News screen: Monday, July 22

When is the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle coming to Fortnite?

While there is no official launch date for the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle at the time of writing, Epic Games typically releases items that debut in the ‘News’ menu later in the week.

It will most likely be added on Tuesday, July 23 or Wednesday, July 24, but that depends on when Epic Games decides to release the next patch.

We will continue to provide updates on the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle’s release date as the information is made available.

What are the stats for the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle

According to Storm Shield One, the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle will come in two rarities – Epic and Legendary.

The Epic variant will deal 81 damage, while the Legendary option will deal 85. Both weapons will have a magazine size of six.

Epic and Legendary variants of the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle | IMG: Storm Shield One

It should be noted that these stats could possibly change once the weapon is actually introduced to Fortnite and that the metrics shown above could just be placeholders.

The main mystery regarding the Storm Scout Sniper rifle is regarding how powerful the ‘Storm tracker’ is while scoped-in with the weapon.

With the Fortnite World Cup taking place between July 25 and July 27, some top players might be upset if the game’s ‘meta’ abruptly changes prior to one of the biggest events in esports history.

Are you excited for such a weapon to be added to Fortnite, or do you think a ‘Storm tracker’ could be too powerful during late-game situations? Let us know in the comment section below, or Tweet us at @FortniteINTEL!

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