Fortnite: Battle Royale is currently in Week 6 of Season 4 of their Battle Pass and we’ve seen a lot of changes through the many patches that Epic Games has released for the game. The most important and interesting addition is the Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle.
This modified version of the Standard Sight Assault Rifle has, as its name suggests, a thermal sight, which makes it easier to locate enemies when you aim with it.
The peculiarity of the Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle is that it not only reveals enemies that are hiding but it also highlights the chests that have not yet been opened and are scattered across the vast stage of Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode.
Fortnite: Battle Royale receives the new Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle
Here are the main properties for the Thermal Scoped Assault Riffle:
- Scanning for enemies – Because the thermal sights highlight the players, it’s great for scanning long distances, especially if you’re near the edge of the safe play area. It also serves, as I’ve said, to detect possible unopened chests, which in turn indicates that there has been no enemy presence in that area;
- Powerful enough weapon – The Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle does not have a high rate of fire or damage but a headshot can do 72 damage points on enemy players, so with three shots we’ll end up with a good position and finish off every enemy;
- Great to be used with other weapons – We can perfectly use the Thermal Scoped Assault rifle as a complementary weapon for side weapons. For example, you can spot enemies with the Thermal Sight Assault Rifle and then switch to a more damaging rifle.
Fortnite: Battle Royale is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, and Android, while Fortnite for Nintendo Switch, even though is confirmed to some extent, it is not yet live but will be rolled out soon.