If you are an avid player of "Fortnite Battle Royale," you will like this upcoming update. Fortnite content update 5.2 is set to be released this week. A heavy sniper rifle will be introduced into the game, which is said to usher in radical changes to its basic strategy and premise.

According to GameSpot, "A new type of sniper rifle that deals a lot of damage to structures is coming to Epic's popular battle royale game on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, and mobile." While other rifles are made with accuracy in mind, this more powerful sniper will quickly take down any cover and allow for a direct shot on the enemy.

Heavy sniper rifle for 'Fortnite Battle Royale'

The Heavy Sniper is reported to bring massive damage to structures, according to Polygon. While the weapon is one of the powerful in the game’s universe, it does have slow reload speed. This means that other players can still rebuild another structure or counterattack.

The arrival of the new weapon is teased on the opening screen of Fortnite. However, some players already knew about it for weeks due to data mining is done on the available version.

While the Heavy Sniper is expected to revolutionize how gamers are playing Fortnite, developers may have to wait if players will actually use it.

Previous equipment had as much pre-release excitement but failed to capture players’ hearts when it became integrated into the game. According to Fortnite, "the ‘new updates’ screen has been teasing that the heavy sniper weapon is “coming soon” and it’s rumored the Sniper Shootout LTM could also be returning."

Billion-dollar earnings

Whether the Heavy Sniper will catch on or not, no one can deny the success of the game.

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In fact, reports say that "Fortnite Battle Royale" has already generated revenue in the 10-digit range, according to Business Insider. Since it is a free game, all of the earnings come from in-game purchases, which do not exceed $20. Epic Games develops and maintains Fortnite.

This is the same studio behind games like the Unreal and Gears of War series. It is also behind Unreal Engine, considered as one of the most successful video game engines in the world.

Gamers can play Fortnite on PlayStation 4, PC and mobile iOS devices. Will the "Fortnite Battle Royale" community be using the upcoming sniper rifle update when it gets released? Will this lead to even more revenue for the developers? Comment below for your reactions. Stay tuned for more "Fortnite Battle Royale" news and updates.

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