After the news that the Fortnite 8.01 update reduced the chances of finding an Infantry Rifle by a small amount, it seems brand new Epic and Legendary variants of the semi-automatic rifle are on the way. Read on for all the information you could ever need about the Fortnite Legendary Infantry Rifle. This includes the Fortnite Legendary Infantry Rifle stats.
Fortnite Legendary Infantry Rifle Stats | How good is the gun?
The standard Infantry Rifle is already a strong gun in Fortnite. It’s a semi-automatic weapon, good for mid-range and long-range gunfights. Naturally, the Legendary Infantry Rifle will follow similar specifications to its standard forebear, but with increased power at least.
Thanks to Fortnite Intel, we know of the supposedly leaked Fortnite Legendary Infantry Rifle stats. Spoiler alert: It looks to be rather powerful.
The full leaked Fortnite Legendary Infantry Rifle stats are as follows:
- Ammunition: Medium Bullets
- Critical chance & damage: 0%
- Damage: 47-53
- Fire Rate: 4
- Magazine size: 8
- Range: 1-27,500
- Reload time: 2.185
That’s a powerful piece of kit in anyone’s hands. Line up a headshot and you’ll be laughing.
Fortnite Legendary Infantry Rifle Stats | Is it OP?
While the Legendary Infantry Rifle in Fortnite has powerful stats, we’d like to think that it won’t be too OP for its own good. Remember, it is a semi-automatic rifle. You will likely struggle with it in close range combat, especially when up against those with shotguns and pistols. It’ll likely be loud, too, letting enemies know where you are from distance.
Any sniper rifle will likely outperform the Legendary Infantry Rifle at long range, too, thanks to the lack of a scope. You likely won’t find anything better than this at mid-range, however. Dealing up to 53 impact damage, your enemies without a shield could very well be downed in two or three shots. Like the Infantry Rifle, the Legendary Infantry Rifle will likely prove difficult to master, but once you do, you might not find much better out there.