Our Fortnite Best Loadouts for Season X Guide features the most popular loadouts for you to bring to battle. A loadout is the specific type of weaponry you are attempting to obtain when playing the game. This is the ideal set of items you are looking for when it comes to weaponry and items. You will want to have a good idea of which specific items you want to have in your kit so you aren't fumbling around while picking up loot.
I'm adding a graphic to each one of these as a way to visually explain each loadout. Now, just because there's a gold SCAR in a spot doesn't mean you actually need one. Most guns are just representing the type of gun you want in the spot. So if you have a blue assault then that would fit in that spot. Long range guns are represented by the sniper rifle, but you can run a hunting rifle or a scoped assault rifle if you are more comfortable with them.
Best Overall Loadout for Season 10
Assault Rifle - Shotgun - Suppressed SMG - Heavy Sniper (Flexible) - Healing/Shields
This is likely the best overall loadout in the game. It doesn't mean it's the best for each situation, but in general this works for every scenario you are going to find yourself in. You've got all your ranges covered with the assault, shotgun, and SMG.
There's a lot of good options for the assault rifle slot. The SCAR is obviously still great, but you also have the option of running the Epic or Legendary Infantry Rifle in this spot if you prefer it. Pretty much all of the other Assault Rifles are decent options in this spot.
The Combat Shotgun is generally the best shotgun in the game. If you like any of the others better, then you can just as easily play with those. The Pump Shotgun is back in the game now, so you run that here if you prefer it.
While the Drum Gun was the most common inclusion in the third spot for a while, it has been nerfed enough where it isn't really the best option anymore. The Suppressed SMG is super accurate and great for shredding walls down. It's just overall a better weapon, however, the Drum Gun fits here just fine.
The fourth spot is pretty flexible, and largely just functions as whatever you can find that you don't want to drop. Heavy Sniper is really strong, because it can instantly knock down a wall or 1-shot an enemy at distance. With the B.R.U.T.E. vehicle being a common thing you have to deal with in the game now, Boogie Bombs are very strong in this spot as a counter to it. Shockwave Grenades are great for escaping or even making flashy plays where you blast yourself through an opponent's build unexpectedly. Stink Bombs are great for flushing people out of boxes.
The new Junk Rift item is really strong, particularly if you're joining a fight that is already in progress. You can lob it at a box with someone inside of it and it just destroys everything in its path. If you direct hit someone, it deals 200 damage which basically eliminates the person regardless of how many shields they have. The shockwave from the thing dropping does 100 damage, so even if you get them partially, you should be able to finish them off.
Good Fourth Options
- Any Sniper Rifle
- Rocket/Grenade/Proximity Grenade Launcher
- Boogie Bombs
- Shockwave Grenades
- Stink Bombs
- Junk Rifts
- Any Healing/Shields
Unless you are playing Arena, the 50/50 health or shield you got for getting an elimination is gone. So, now you will for sure need to be holding onto Small Shields, Slurp Juices, or full Shield Potions. The smalls are usually the best option because of how quickly you can drink them to restore your shields, but whatever you can find that will give you health or shields is good in this spot.
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Best Defensive Loadout for Season 10
Assault Rifle - Shotgun - Suppressed SMG - Healing/Shields - Shields
If you want to play it a bit on the safe side then this is one of the best loadouts for that. You have the weaponry you need to engage in any range of battles, but are going to be weaker to build battles and susceptible to having your builds broken. You can survive the storm or any type of damage trade due to the amount of healing and shields you have.
You mainly just cover your bases with this build, you've got your long, medium, and short ranged weaponry. You can spam down builds with the SMG and get big damage with your shotgun. You can again choose whichever shotgun you like the most, but the Combat Shotgun seems to be the most well-rounded. You can replace the Suppressed SMG with the Drum Gun if that's the option you prefer more. However, it's much weaker now after the many nerfs it has sustained.
I like this build particularly in squad games because you or your teammates will often take damage in encounters and being able to get yourself back to a reasonable health total is all the difference.