Fortnite Best & Most Popular Loadouts (Season 10)

Which set of guns is best for you to take out your enemies in Fortnite? Well this guide to the best and most popular loadouts seeks to answer that question!

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.

Loadout Explanations

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
  • Grenades
  • 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.

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.

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  1. My loadout for C2, S2
    Gold Surpressed AR
    Gold Tactical Shotgun
    Gold RPG
    Gold Heavy Sniper
    6 Small Shield Potions

  2. my best loadout :
    – heavy sniper
    – pump shotgun or combat shotgun
    – smg or drum gun or tactical AR
    – minis or meds
    – AR or burst AR

  3. I have a good loadout for season 11.

    Best loadout:
    -Gold Assault Rifle
    -Gold Pump Shotgun
    -Gold SMG
    -Gold Bolt-Action Sniper
    -Shields/Small Shields

    Second Options:
    -Rocket Launcher
    -Burst Assault Rifle
    -Tactical Shotgun
    -Bandage Bazooka

  4. scar
    pump rare
    heavy sniper
    chug splash

  5. Update it:
    [Supressed?] Assault Rifle
    Pump Shotgun
    Tactical SM
    Heavy Sniper (Flexible)

  6. you don’t need an smg if you have a combat shotgun

    1. You don’t NEED it, but it’s still nice to have.

  7. This is my dream load out (vaulted or unvaulted)
    DB Shotgun, Combat Shotgun, Assault Rifle, Hunting Rifle, Minis’.

    1. Two shotguns is a bold move

  8. Update for Season X?

    1. Updated now!

      1. shotgun smg sniper meds ar

        1. ar shotgun smg small shields and medkits

  9. This is a different one that Im starting to try:
    1. Tactical Assult Rifle
    2. Pump (or tactical) shotgun
    3. Epic or Legendary infantry Rifle
    4. Stink bombs, proximity launcher or shockwaves
    5. slurp juice or chug splash (or any quick to use meds like minis)

    1. please give feedback

  10. 1. Any combat shotgun
    2.drum gun
    3.flint knock
    5.minis/small shields

  11. I think that every load out should have a Re-deploy.
    Also experience people (including Evident) help me with this one:
    Rare Combat shotgun or Rare Drum shotgun?
    Epic/Legendary Combat shotgun or Epic/Legendary Tactical shotgun?
    Now with the Storm track Sniper, which of the 3 sniper should I keep in my loadout?
    I have a Kill rating of 1.7 per match and a win of 6.1% in more than 1000 matches played (solo)
    My best advice, for rookie and casual players is simple: If you have a TURRET, stay low most of the match, kill only if is strictly necessary and in the very ending of the game (3-4 players remaining) put your turret WITHOUT a stair. Put it in the ground. Is my best bet to win. Almost every time work for me.

    1. I like the Combat Shotgun over the other shotguns, but it’s personal preference really. Heavy Sniper seems like the best to me, being able to instant shot walls is pretty useful.

  12. Scar
    Combat shotgun
    Heavy sniper
    2 slurp
    6 minis

    1. Good build!

  13. – Scar or any AR
    – Combat Shotty / If you can’t find combat than use Pump
    – Gliders
    – Healing
    – Healing

  14. 1 blue bump/copact pump
    2 blue SMG
    3 blue AK/heavy AK
    4 shields (6)/ 15 bandage
    5 gliders

  15. scar, combat shotgun, drum gun, air strikes, minis

  16. •revolver
    •infantry rifle
    Best load out🙌

  17. Infantry Rifle
    Combat Shotgun
    Mini Shields
    Heavy Sniper

    1. pistol
      scoped ear

  18. Mine
    Tac AR
    Combat shotgun
    Tommy gun
    Hunting rifle
    6 minis

    1. RIP Hunting Rifle

      1. Its come back from the dead

        1. Season 3, Chapter 2!

  19. 1. Drum gun
    2. Combat shotty
    3. Flint knock
    4. Boom bow
    5. 2 slurps

  20. My fav load out is Gold P90, Gold Pump, Blue Drum Gun, Stinkies, And Proximity Grenade Launcher.

  21. 1) AR
    2) Tac Shotty
    3) Tac AR
    4) Mini Shield
    5) Stink Bombs/Storm Flip

  22. Mine:
    Legendary Scar
    Legendary Combat Shotgun
    Glider Redeploy
    Mini Shields
    Legendary Heavy Sniper

  23. Mine would be combat shotgun,Scar,tactical ar, sniper, sheilds

    1. mine is similar but has no sniper so i use substitute an infantry rifle for a scar and add mobility.

    2. That’s my favorite it’s so op

  24. Mine:
    1. Tactical AR
    2. Combat Shotty
    3. Boom Bow
    4. Minis
    5. Heavy Sniper

  25. Mine:
    Drum gun
    Boogie bomb

    1. And sometimes
      Infantry rifle other than
      Drum gun

  26. My favorite lodout is ar flint knock drum gun then two heals

    1. Same lol flint knock is my shotgun

  27. My loadout during this season wouldn’t even exist in season 7:
    Infantry Rifle
    Combat Shotgun
    Tactical Assault Rifle
    Boom Bow
    Minis / Shadow Bombs

    Trust me, most people don’t even think of carrying these weapons, but it’s what works for me. Due to the hitscan of the Infantry Rifle, I hit headshots better than I would with any weapon. Even though the Tactical Shotgun deals more damage than the Combat, it can be useful even from a long range (up to 19 walls away), and fires much quicker than the Tac, making it the better option when you have a ton of ammo. The Tactical AR may not even be similar to an AR and it’s still very new, it’s a more balanced and useful version of the Drum Gun in my opinion. It uses small ammo and is useful in both close and medium range. It also has almost no bloom, making it a beam in close combat. The only downside is it’s damage, the Drum Gun still deals more damage than it even after the nerf. The Boom Bow speaks for itself, it has a decent reload speed, bullets are explosive, so you don’t even need to aim directly at your target, has no bullet drop unlike any other sniper, it uses shotgun shells, and is very easy to use. It is rare to find and the explosion may damage you if you are too close, but that’s about it. It’s a great weapon. Minis are for healing purposes, and shadow bombs are for mobility, depends on which is more needed during the match.

    1. wow you put a lot of effort into this comment

  28. When talking about somebody’s play style the shotgun slot can change the tac does a ton up close when the combat doesn’t but the combat hits 70 damage shots from 15 feet away. People who use he combat normally end up switching to their drum gun when up close and people with a tac normally just spray with the drum gun for builds and then use their tac for easy shots. Definitely matters what play style you have.

  29. Mine:
    1. Drum Gun
    2. Mini Gun
    3. Shield Potion
    4. Bandages
    5. Glider Redeploy

    1. u bot dat is bat loadout the best one is minis smg hsniper and gold pump

  30. Honestly the blue tac is better than a gold pump

    1. You’re right, I’ve switched it out now.