Fortnite: infrared assault rifle with telescopic sight – all about the new weapon in patch 4.4

Patch 4.4 has it on the Fortnite server and brings a new interesting weapon into the repertoire: that Infrared assault rifle with telescopic sight (what a tongue twister). The technically most advanced assault rifle to date is a larger and better version of the previous assault rifle with telescopic sight, which highlights opponents when looking through the telescopic sight.

The infrared assault rifle with telescopic sight uses medium cartridges and is only available as an epic or legendary version. You can find it at ground spawn points, in chests, or in supply drops. It’s basically like the “telescopic assault rifle” but has a few extra tricks up its sleeve that make it a dangerous force on the battlefield.

We took a closer look at the new breath and summarized all the important information on this page. As soon as we have had the opportunity to extensively test the new weapon, we will expand the guide with further tips and tricks.

Fortnite infrared assault rifle with telescopic sight: the values ​​and details

Let us first come to the values ​​of the infrared assault rifle with telescopic sight. So far, only a little data is known, we will update the table as soon as there is more detailed information about the new weapon.

weapon Quality / rarity DPS damage fire rate magazine Reload time
Infrared assault rifle with telescopic sight Epic TBC 36 TBC TBC TBC
Infrared assault rifle with telescopic sight Legendary TBC 37 TBC TBC TBC
  • The infrared assault rifle with telescopic sight uses only medium ammunition.
  • It is only available in Epic or Legendary quality.
  • You can find it at ground loot spots, in chests, and in supply deliveries.
  • Enemies are highlighted through the telescopic sight. In addition, with the high zoom you can easily see chests, supply deliveries and so on from greater distances.
  • It is most likely semi-automatic and fires similarly to the normal telescopic sight assault rifle.

Fortnite infrared assault rifle with telescopic sight: tips and tricks

As soon as we have had the opportunity to extensively test the new breath, we will present you with tips and tricks to get the most out of the infrared assault rifle with telescopic sight. To start with, there are the basics for assault rifles so that you can at least familiarize yourself with how they work.

  • Treats the infrared assault rifle with telescopic sight like the assault rifle with telescopic sight. Avoid using it to fight your opponents at close range. It’s clear that this cannot always be avoided, but the actual fighting area intended for this is the medium to long distance. Here you have more time to better coordinate your firing volleys with the enemy’s movements.
  • Remember that this is not a fully automatic weapon. Therefore, you have to get the shots out by quickly pressing the trigger. Avoid shooting around wildly in the area. Better to only fire shots when you are sure that they will hit.
  • The infrared assault rifle with telescopic sight is only suitable for combat. It’s also great for exploring new areas when you set foot on them. So you already know from a great distance where there is loot to loot or where enemies are sneaking around.