Fortnite Hunting Rifle Guide – Stats, Damage, Gameplay, Release Date

There's another new gun for Fortnite and it's the Hunting Rifle! Check out our full guide on the new weapon that includes stats, damage, where to find it, rarity versions, and more!

The Hunting Rifle is meant to bridge the gap between the Assault Rifle and the Sniper Rifle. It doesn't have a scope, so it isn't meant for the long distance of a sniper, but it also only holds one round in the chamber making it unreliable for closer range fights.

The ADS (aim down sites) is more zoomed in than the Assault Rifle so you can have an easier time hitting further away targets with it. However, you also have to deal with bullet drop the same way you do with the Sniper Rifle. This can make shots more difficult than they need to be, and risking exposing yourself to a long range target for a non-guaranteed kill is risky.

This is likely to be a pretty fringe gun as the Assault Rifle is usually going to be a better choice for most players, and the Hunting Rifle will quickly be replaced by a Sniper Rifle if you find one. However, this gun can be a good initial opener at an unaware opponent which can then follow into you switching to your AR.

Hunting Rifle Release Date: 3/1/2018 (Patch 3.1.0)

Hunting Rifle Ammo Type

The Hunting Rifle uses heavy ammo which can be a bit harder to find, however, with the addition of the Hand Cannon this ammunition is a bit more readily available.

Hunting Rifle Stats/Damage

The Uncommon (Green) does 86 to the body and 215 to the head (depending on the range). The Rare (Blue) HR does 90 to the body and 225 to the head (depending on the range).

Hunting Rifle Colors/Rarities & Where to Find it

The Hunting Rifle is found in Treasure Chests and Floor Loot, and comes in both Uncommon (Green) and Rare (Blue) rarities.

Hunting Rifle Gameplay

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  1. Its fucking over powered might as well take out all the other snipers and just leave the hunting rifle in

  2. I think 200+ damage is a little too much for a headshot. It should be around 165-180 damage

    1. No it’s a sniper and those should be stroong

  3. The Hunting rifle is my Favourite gun because it does so much damage and I get so much kills and you can zoom in like a scope

  4. I had full shield and health was one shot and DEAD. 200 damage, not downed completely eliminated with 1 shot. Your damage stats say 175+……..but 200? Really?

    1. Yeah, those numbers were a bit misleading unfortunately. If you are fairly close range, either version of the Hunting Rifle can do 200+ damage. I’ve updated the post to reflect this.

      1. My body shot did 36 fucking damage

        1. yea i know my headshot did frickin 154 and then i have 100 health and shield and someone oneshots me

          1. Some guy rifted in on me in the new tournaments mode and one shot me with a green hunting rifle when I was full health and full shield PLUS it wasn’t even a headshot (I even went into replay mode and saw it). This guy was either hacking or the game is just broken.

          2. It had to be a headshot, it might have just looked like one.

          3. happened to me to