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Fortnite's new skins and a new sniper rifle have been data mined

Epic Games
Picture of the upcoming new weapon the heavy sniper rifle in Fortnite
Fortnite - Heavy sniper rifle

Epic Games have added a pile of new outfit assets to Fortnite Battle Royale with the 5.1 patch, which meant data miners were about to strike a vein. And strike they did, with reports of six new outfits, three backpacks & a sniper rifle.

It's obvious at first glance that the Heavy Sniper Rifle visually resembles one of .50 caliber anti materiel rifles produced by Barrett, sharing the most similarities with M82/M107. On the other hand, the data that was mined suggests it will operate more along the lines of M99 as it will be a single shot sniper rifle that takes 4 seconds to reload, compared to 2.7 seconds on regular Sniper Rifle.

The massive reload time is off-set by equally massive damage, boasting a literally mind blowing 157 damage. I said literally, because it will one shot a target will full HP and shield on every headshot, through a wall. Oh yes, its rounds apparently go through the first wall and will most likely tear it down, as the currently listed environmental damage is 1100. I wonder if it could be used for extreme construction or deconstruction.

As far as the data mined skins go, they seem to be seaside themed for the most part as Sun Tan Specialist one looks like it jumped off a beach into Fortnite, rather than out of the Battle Bus. There are two scuba diving skins to compliment the sun tan enthusiast, named Wreck Raider and Reef Ranger, along with Diving Tank and Air tank back items.

One glider skin continues the seaside theme, called Laser Chomp, which is basically a shark with a laser mounted on it. I'm not buying it if it doesn't have a tornado special effect.

There are also three skins that don't fit this theme though. Archetype, seen above, is the over the top special ops kind of guy, while Shade and Maverick look like ordinarily, maybe a little punk-ish people. You can see all of the new skins in 3D on Skin Tracker's Fortnite database.