The hunting rifle has made a comeback to Fortnite as part of the game's May 10 update. It was previously removed from the game to reduce the number of sniper rifles players could wield in a game. Players can get it like any other weapon in chests, supply drops, ground loot, supply flames, and the loot of eliminated players. Compared to the other sniper rifles, the hunting rifle is more accurate over shorter distances and also faster.
The hunting rifle appears in four variants: Rare, Rare, Epic and Legendary, and has a headshot multiplier of 2.5 times. It can be found in Leaning Town and is likely to stay out of the vault until the end of the season. The lowest damage a hunting rifle will have is in the rare version, and each shot will have a base of 76 body damage. A mythical heavy sniper rifle has been found in the game files, which will make it easier to find a hunting rifle.
If you want to wipe out all the enemy players around you, you must combine the hunting rifle with an assault rifle or a submachine gun. After firing a quick shot with the hunting rifle, switch to your secondary weapon to close the deal. Chests are found all over the map, and the more players they open, the more likely a hunting rifle will come out of one. With the removal of Leaning Town in the Batman update, the hunting rifle has been added back to the vault.