Three Weapons Will Supposedly Return From the Fortnite Vault

Will the Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle return to Battle Royale?
Will the Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle return to Battle Royale? / Photo by Epic Games

Dataminers have reportedly discovered three new weapons in Fortnite Battle Royale. The Minigun and Heavy Sniper come in lower rarities and the Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle returns as Legendary.

Three Weapons Return From the Fortnite Vault

FortOfFans has discovered the return of these weapons, but it is unclear which mode they're meant to appear in. The Minigun and Heavy Sniper are both Rare, which FortOfFans thinks are meant for Henchmen to carry. Miniguns and Heavy Snipers are available in Epic and Legendary forms in Battle Royale, and you can acquire a Rare Minigun in the Limited-Time Mode Spy Games. The Rare Heavy Sniper is entirely brand new.

If Henchmen are meant to wield these, they might be for the more common Safe Houses. It would be easier to loot these small places rather than taking on someplace like The Agency.

The most interesting weapon in the leak is the Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle. Vaulted in Season X, the weapon was only playable in Spy Games. The Legendary Rarity seems to suggest that this will be available soon in normal Battle Royale. It does significantly less damage than the Heavy Sniper, but makes up for it in rate-of-fire. A Legendary Semi-Auto Sniper would be an enormously powerful addition.