We had previously mentioned that there had been a new sniper that was added to the Fortnite Battle Royale files and now Epic Games have updated their in-game news feed in Fortnite to announce that a new Sniper Rifle will be coming to Fortnite Battle Royale:
Sniper Rifle: Heavy. Powerful and accurate rifle with a bolt-action mechanism with an extremely slow reload. Shots pierce through the first wall it hits.
According to @FNBRLeaks on twitter, these are the stats of the sniper rifle:
Fire Rate: 0.33
Magazine Size: 1
Reload Time: 4.1
You can see this weapon being used in-game in the article below:
Leaked Heavy Sniper Rifle in-game footage