Review of the Nerf Fortnite Heavy SR Blaster

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Last updated: August 6, 2023

The Nerf Fortnite Heavy SR is a bolt-action sniper rifle-style blaster with a 6-dart clip, an integrated bipod, a scope, six darts, and a somewhat intimidating design.

In this review, I am going to explain what this blaster is all about, what its main features are, and whether I think it’s worth buying.

You can purchase the Nerf Fortnite Heavy SR blaster on Amazon.

What Is the Nerf Fortnite Heavy SR?

It’s no secret that I am a fan of Nerf sniper rifle blasters, not because they perform so incredibly well, but more so because I enjoy the whole sniper rifle experience and the great looks of these blasters.

Lucky for me, the year 2021 brought us a new Nerf sniper rifle, which is the impressive and intimidating Nerf Fortnite Heavy SR.

As you might already know, the purpose of the Nerf Fortnite Series of blasters is to promote the Fortnite video game. But by no means do you need to be a Fortnite fan to appreciate the Fortnite Heavy SR blaster.

The Nerf Fortnite Heavy SR is based on the Heavy Sniper Rifle weapon from the Fortnite game, and it does indeed look big and heavy. It has all the characteristics of a mean machine weapon, but is it a good Nerf blaster? Let’s find out.

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Nerf Fortnite Heavy SR
Year: 2021
Mechanism: Bolt action
Capacity: 6 darts
Darts: (Fortnite) Mega Darts

3 Reasons to Buy the Heavy SR

Here’s my take on the Nerf Fortnite Heavy SR blaster.

1. Fantastic Design

Let’s start with what I believe is the biggest drawcard of this blaster, and that is its pure sniper rifle design. The Fortnite Heavy SR does look like an absolute beast, and for many, including me, that alone is enough reason to go ahead and purchase this blaster.

The blaster is packaged in smaller components, and once the blaster itself, the barrel, and the scope are all assembled, you will have quite a large and mean-looking machine in your hands. And as the name suggests, it’s also a bit on the heavier side.

Note that once the barrel is attached, it cannot be removed. The same applies to the bipod, which is attached to the barrel and can also not be removed. The scope, on the other hand, is an attachment that can be removed as it is attached via a tactical rail on top.

Also worth mentioning is the red and orange color scheme of the Heavy SR, which, in my humble opinion, looks pretty cool.

2. Smooth Firing Mechanism

The Fortnite Heavy SR uses Fortnite Mega darts, but it can also shoot with regular N-Strike Mega darts. The blaster comes with a clip magazine that holds six darts.

Nerf Fortnite Heavy SR

Loading the darts into the magazine and sliding it in and out of the blaster is super easy. Priming and firing the blaster is also very easy and intuitive and, overall, feels like a solid process.

But as smooth and enjoyable as the priming and firing mechanism is with the Heavy SR, the performance is lacking. Firing velocity and firing range are noticeably worse than other Mega blasters and sniper rifle blasters.

3. Single Fire Only

This may come as a surprise, but I find the fact that the Heavy SR can only do single-fire mode (and not slam fire) an advantage.

Why? Because it’s a sniper rifle. Sniper rifles should not be able to slam fire because that’s not what they’re supposed to do. That said, though, the Nerf Fortnite BASR-L, also a sniper rifle, can do slam fire. Go figure.

And while slam-firing with the BASR-L is kinda fun, I would much rather have single-fire only with this type of blaster. It just doesn’t make a lot of sense.

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Final Thoughts

I am a bit conflicted about the Heavy SR. On the one hand, I think it looks absolutely fantastic and offers that genuine sniper rifle experience. On the other hand, the performance of this blaster is lacking.

As such, I would recommend buying the Heavy SR if you’re a fan of this type of blaster and don’t care too much about winning any battles. Or otherwise, if you’re a fan of the Fortnite game, this blaster will also not disappoint.

I liked the Nerf Fortnite BASR-L better than the Heavy SR because it offers slightly better performance and feels lighter in the hands. However, the Heavy SR looks much better, which is also important.

Review: Nerf Fortnite Heavy SR
Summary: The Nerf Fortnite Heavy SR is a sniper rifle style blaster with a fantastic design that offers a smooth priming and firing mechanism. Because the performance is somewhat lacking, the Heavy SR is perfect for those who appreciate this blaster type.
Author: Thomas Dunnett
Rating: 4.2 (out of 5)
 
 

Review of the Nerf Fortnite Heavy SR

 

Thomas Dunnett

I am a big fan of Nerf blasters, home laser tag, and other real-life action games that keep us active, social, and young at heart. With Blaster Central, I am hoping to share that passion with you.

2 Comments
  1. Hi, are there any better darts for this rifle?
    My son has this and the whistling darts that come with it aren’t that accurate. I’m not after pin point accuracy but I am after something a little better.

    Reply
    • Hi Chris, unfortunately there aren’t better-performing darts available for the Heavy SR.

      If you’re willing to invest in a new sniper rifle, the AccuStrike RaptorStrike, the AccuStrike AlphaHawk, and the Rival Edge Jupiter perform better than the Fortnite Heavy SR.

      Reply
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