Our Fortnite Best Loadouts 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.
Update: We're all the way up to Season 8 now in Fortnite! The loadouts haven't changed up too much, but the Redeploy Glider has started to see a lot of play for many players.
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 8
Assault Rifle - Shotgun - SMG - Redeploy Glider - 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 a lot of people like the Heavy Assault that packs a punch and is good for tap shooting. The Suppressed SCAR is still good, but is less popular than those other two options.
Now that the Heavy Shotgun has been added to the vault, you really only have one option here. You go for either a lower rarity pump (green or blue) or you look for the higher grade version of the pump (purple or gold). The Tactical Shotgun should never be taken over a pump, and the only time you use the tactical is if there's no other shotgun option available to you.
We used to feature the Hand Cannon in the third slot, but it was removed due to the nerf to its environmental damage. It was mainly used for taking down structures, and now that it has been compromised by the nerf it's not worth prioritizing it. I would currently take either the Suppressed SMG or the Compact Gun in this spot. They are good for finishing up kills or spraying down new construction.
The fourth spot is a bit flexible, but if you are a heavy builder then you are going to want the redeploy glider. It is really good for saving you in situations where you might get third-partied and knocked down when in a build battle. It's also good if you want to drop down from a build quickly and then pop the glider right before you land. You can run a sniper in this spot if you aren't doing as much building, and any explode option is fine if you find one.
Now shields are always important, but now that you get 50 health/shield per elimination they are a bit less important. You can run whatever healing you want in this spot, but small shields are usually going to be the best. If you are a fragger though, you might actually want to run the full shields over the smalls. You'll likely be floating around 150 if you are getting a lot of eliminations, so the small shields are weaker if that's the case.
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Best Defensive Loadout for Season 8
Assault Rifle - Shotgun - 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.
The third spot is your most flexible, but you will mostly want an SMG for here. You can run a sniper or explodes but you'll have to fully rely on your shotgun in close ranged battles. The SMG is really nice for spraying down walls or finishing off an enemy that took a big shotgun hit.
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.
That's it for some of the most popular loadouts in Fortnite! Let me know in the comments what you really like to bring to battle and maybe we'll include it in this post.