Our Fortnite: Battle Royale weapons page lists all weapons in the game, with comprehensive stats and a tier list for each category.
Gaining a deep understanding of the weapons available in Fortnite: Battle Royale will allow you to make upgrade decisions much more quickly, and increase your chances of survival. The less time you spend fiddling around with the menus and mulling over gun options after all, the more time you have to pay attention to the bigger picture of battle.
Given that all characters possess the same innate qualities, it's these weapons that make the real difference to your performance in Battle Royale. That's from a pure stat perpsective, of course, and if you want to improve your general performance in the game, your first port of call should be our core Fortnite: Battle Royale guide.
Back to the weapons though. All things being equal, whoever has the better gun in any given encounter in the game is going to win the fight, and so we've put together this comprehensive weapons list, explaining how much pain each gun can dish out.
Before we do that, we've put together a couple of initial sections that'll take you through some important background issues when it comes to weapons. We've got the weapon rarity system, followed by the damage calculation system. You'll find both of these sections just below.
It's worth mentioning that at the very bottom of the page is a list of some of our favourite weapons in the game. This'll give you an even better idea of how some of the weapons perform in game!
Editor's UPDATE #10: We've combed through all the stats on this page to ensure that they're completely up to date and that all weapons and grenades are included. At the bottom of this page you'll also find an updated list of our favourites too!
There are five different rarities with regards to weapons in Fortnite: Battle Royale. As you collect items from the map and from the loot chests that are sprinkled around the place, it's possible to get the same weapon, but with a different rarity. The better the rarity of that gun, the better its stats will be.
Starting with the weakest and ending with the strongest, here's what you need to know about weapon tiers in the game:
- Gray - Common
- Green - Uncommon
- Blue - Rare
- Purple - Epic
- Orange - Legendary
What items should you be keeping a particular eye out for? Our Best Fortnite Battle Royale Weapons page highlights the top five guns you need in your armoury.
What's in a number? It's important to look at each weapon value as part of a whole when deciding on the best weapon to pack at any given time. Some weapons pack a bigger punch, sure, but they might also have a slower rate of fire.
Then you have to consider things like magazine size and so on. If you're a super-shot who never misses their mark, then you're not going to be too fussed about these things. If you need a little more wiggle room for your aim, however, then generally speaking you're going to favour something a bit more forgiving.
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In this section you'll find a breakdown of the Fortnite: Battle Royale weapon list with the most important stats for each one.
Note that we've also attempted to provide a ranking of the best weapons within each category. Some of these are simple to parse, and are based purely on the relative DPS output. In other case you need to look to the broader stat spread and weigh up the pluses and minuses in each case.
All stats are subject to change as the game is patched.
|Light Machine Gun||Rare||200||25||8||100||5|
|Light Machine Gun||Epic||208||26||8||100||4.7|
Assault Rifle Tier List
- 1. Legendary SCAR | Epic Scoped
- 2. Epic SCAR | Rare M16 | Rare Burst | Rare Scoped | Rare Bolt-Action | Epic Bolt-Action
- 3. Highest DPS
Grenade Launcher Tier List
- 1. Legendary Grenade Launcher
- 2. Highest DPS
Pistol Tier List
- 1. Legendary Suppressed Pistol
- 2. Highest DPS
Rocket Launcher Tier List
- 1. Legendary Rocket Launcher
- 2. Highest DPS
Shotgun Tier List
- 1. Epic Tactical Shotgun
- 2. Rare Tactical Shotgun
- 3. Highest DPS
Sniper Rifle Tier List
- 1. Legendary Bolt-Action (AWP)
- 2. Epic Bolt-Action (AWP)
- 3. Rare Bolt-Action (AWP)
- 4. Highest DPS
Submachine Gun Tier List
- 1. Legendary Minigun
- 2. Epic Minigun
- 2. Highest DPS
|Name||Rarity||DPS||Damage||Crit Chance||Crit Damage||Structure Damage|
|Stink Bomb||Epic||10||5 (per half-second, duration of 9 seconds)||-||-||-|
Here's a list of the weapons we deem to be the most effective in game right now.
- Pump Shotgun
- Tactical Shotgun
- Drum Gun
- Burst Assault Rifle
- Remote Explosive
- Bolt Action Sniper Rifle
- Rocket Launcher
We're huge fans of having a pump shotgun in our inventory. If you're aim is on point, then you can two-shot, or even one-shot enemies! It's also brilliant in the early game where most enemies you encounter aren't armoured up, meaning you can take them down in one or two swift shots.
Once upon a time we rated the Tactical SMG one of the best short range shredders, but it was subsequently toned down once Epic realised it was a little too powerful for its own good. We're happy to say that after quite some time, we've got a replacement. The Drum Gun is quite frankly a little ridiculous when you're holding the trigger down. A fast fire rate and huge magazine make this a formidable Shotgun alternative.
While we'll never turn down the all-round power of the SCAR, we reckon the Burst Assault Rifle is one of the best mid to long range killers in the game. For one, it's unbelievably accurate if you let the reticule sit for a second or two and it'll drop opponents in only a matter of seconds if you land a few choice shots to the body or head.
Out of all the grenades in Fortnite, we've found the trusty Remote Explosive to be the most useful of the lot. They've got immense structural damage so are fantastic for levelling enemy forts or hiding spots with a few quick placements.
The Bolt Action Sniper Rifle is easily the best long range weapon in the game. If you can master its bullet drop, landing headshots can prove fatal. We also prefer it over the semi-auto as you're not prone to spamming bullets and making yourself vulnerable. You need to make every shot count with the bolt action and this promotes better play - at least in our own opinion.
Finally, Rocket Launchers are vital to a rounded arsenal as they allow you to destroy structures with ease and force enemies into vulnerable positions in the process.
That concludes the sixth edition of our Fortnite: Battle Royale weapons list page. We've also got a Grenades guide page up if you'd like to learn a little more about these explosive items!