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These are the Best Weapons in Fortnite

With every looter shooter there is the question; what is the best weapon in the game? In this overview, we will go over the best weapons in Fortnite. Prepare for a tier list of weapons that get the job done. Select "Save the World" or "Battle Royale" for your preferred game mode.
Best Fortnite Weapons
Best Fortnite Weapons

Best Assault Rifles in Fortnite:

1 – Siegebreaker

This Legendary Auto Rifle is well rounded and has above average values in raw stats to begin with.  It’s a flexible assault rifle capable of handling all types of combat scenarios. High rate of fire with solid accuracy when aiming down sights and firing in controlled bursts.

2 – Hydra

This Legendary  Hydraulic Assault Rifle  is  similar to a shotgun but with more focused fire, longer range, and high impact. It comes with fixed perks which could be better or worse.  It’s a hybrid weapon that fires a tight cluster of pellets, with considerably more knockback than an assault rifle, but better range and more focused damage than a shotgun.

2- Buzzcut

This Legendary Scavenger Assault Rifle is similar to the Hunter-Killer but with much better stats. Similarly, DPS depends on how fast you pull the trigger.

3 – Deathstalker

This Legendary  Surgical Rifle doesn’t have amazing DPS but high damage per shot. Coupled with reliable triple-tap accuracy makes it great for picking targets off with headshots. It’s a burst-fire tactical assault rifle featuring a scope. Good damage and impact at long range, but consumes a lot of ammunition. Though comes in a single fire also.

3 – Razorblade

This Legendary Burst Rifle  deserves a spot solely based on how much raw stats this guy has. Ultimately, similar to a Siegebreaker. It’s an burst assault rifle that fires tight bursts that allow for precise targeting in mobile and mid-range engagements. Deals good damage, but consumes its magazine very quickly.

Best Pistols in Fortnite:

1 – Viper

This Legendary Auto Pistol  is Essentially the pistol version of a Siegebreaker, but with more stats. It is an absolute nightmare for ammo conservation though. The Viper sprays bullets at an extreme rate, dealing punishing damage. Quick to reload and good for running combat, but ammo hungry and ineffective beyond close range.

2 – Dragon’s Breath

This Legendary Dragon Pistol  is basically a Shotgun with the highest damage per shot on a pistol. This gun scales with Deadeye, it has small magazines that result in long down-times unfortunately. The Dragon’s Breach  is a part double-barrel shotgun, part pistol, and part DRAGON. Fires a wide blast of pellets at close range for extreme damage and knockback. Slow to reload.

2 – Judge

This Legendary Handcannon Pistol is like the Dragon’s Breath with less raw stats but a lot more consistent due to reasonable magazine size. It has great impact damage allowing for fairly high stagger rate. The Judge is a  slow-firing revolver that fires powerful rounds that deal heavy damage and knock back targets. Accurate out to mid range.

3 – Bolt Bolt

This Legendary Bolt Revolver Pistol has some Raw stats that are pretty low but the ability to pierce makes this pistol very decent.

Best Shotguns in Fortnite:

1 – Tigerjaw

This Legendary Auto Shotgun has  possibly highest burst DPS in the entire game. Downside is that it chews through ammo and has a short range.

1 – Room Sweeper

This Legendary Heavy Shotgun is like the  Tigerjaw with lesser damage per shot but instead you get a bigger magazine. This way you get more shots and less downtime from reloading.

2 – Pumeller

This Legendary Hydraulic Shotgun  is like the short range Shredder with slightly less damage but it carries much more impact.

3 – Thunderbolt

This Legendary Break Action Shotgun has terrible raw stats. However the ability to do spread damage makes this weapon very versatile for clearing trash mobs. But only if you aren’t willing to invest in rockets.


Best Snipers in Fortnite:

1 – Super Shredder

This Legendary Shredder Sniper  shoots like a long range shotgun with virtually zero bullet spread. It’s amazing at killing single targets.

2 – One-Shot

This Legendary Scoped Bolt Action Sniper has  a high damage per shot. Coupled with its ability to pierce targets makes this an absolute nightmare for husks going down a funnel.

2 – Sunsetter

This Legendary Scavenger Sniper is essentially the One-Shot but has less durability. However the Sunsetter has a reduced crafting cost compared to the One-Shot.

3 – Tsunami

This Legendary Hydraulic Sniper does slightly less damage as its counterparts but has a high impact at long range which gives it enough of a niche to make it to this list. The Tsunami is a n accurate semi-auto rifle that deals good damage and very high knockback.

Best Launcher in Fortnite:

1 – Bazooka

This Legendary Rocket Launcher  has a high single shot damage and that is really what you look for in these types of weapons and this weapon delivers that. The high impact makes it such that everything that doesn’t die gets knocked down. The Bazooka  has a moderate radius and does not consume ammo, but has very low durability.

2 – Thumper

This Legendary Grenade Launcher  is a bit hard to control but can do great impact on hordes of enemies. The Thumper lobs grenades that damage and knockback groups of enemies in a moderate radius. Does not consume ammo, but has low durability.

Best Melee Weapon in Fortnite:

 1 – Slice n’ Dice

Legendary Medium Sword

1 – Huskcleaver

This Legendary Heavy Sword  is one of the best heavy attacks in the game. Clears out big waves of mobs with easy. The Hushcleaver is a slower sword with high damage and moderate impact. Double Slash: Damages and knocks back enemies in a wide cone.

1 – Stormblade

Legendary Laser Sword

2 – Husk Stomper

This Legendary Rocket Sledge has an enormous critical base and amazing Constructor’s Kinetic hero abilities. AoE damage is worth it for pretty much any class. The Husk Stomper is  a rocket-powered hammer that delivers high knockback at a decent swing rate. Whirlwind Attack: Heavy attack that spins around several times damaging and knocking back nearby foes.

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Fortnite Battle Royale Weapon Tier List

  • Legendary Assault Rifle (SCAR)
  • Epic Assault Rifle (SCAR)
  • Legendary Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
  • Epic Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
  • Rare Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
  • Legendary Rocket Launcher
  • Epic Rocket Launcher
  • Rare Rocket Launcher
  • Rare Pump Shotgun
  • Uncommon Pump Shotgun
Strong Weapons
  • Legendary Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Epic Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Legendary Grenade Launcher
  • Epic Grenade Launcher
  • Legendary Dual Pistols
  • Rare Burst Assault Rifle
  • Epic Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Rare Tactical Shotgun
  • Epic Dual Pistols
  • Legendary Heavy Shotgun
  • Epic Tactical Submachine Gun
  • Legendary Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle
  • Epic Light Machine Gun
  • Rare Drum Gun
Good Weapons
  • Uncommon Drum Gun
  • Legendary Hand Cannon
  • Rare Assault Rifle (M4)
  • Rare Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Rare Hunting Rifle
  • Uncommon Tactical Shotgun
  • Epic Heavy Shotgun
  • Rare Tactical Submachine Gun
  • Epic Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle
  • Uncommon Hunting Rifle
  • Epic Hand Cannon
  • Legendary Suppressed Pistol
  • Rare Light Machine Gun
Average Weapons
  • Uncommon Assault Rifle (M4)
  • Common Assault Rifle (M4)
  • Common Tactical Shotgun
  • Uncommon Burst Assault Rifle
  • Common Burst Assault Rifle
  • Uncommon Tactical Submachine Gun
  • Epic Suppressed Pistol
  • Rare Pistol
  • Uncommon Pistol
  • Rare Revolver
  • Legendary Minigun
  • Epic Minigun
Weak Weapons
  • Uncommon Revolver
  • Common Revolver
  • Common Pistol
  • Rare Suppressed Submachine Gun
  • Uncommon Submachine Gun
  • Common Submachine Gun
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