I’ve revised this best guns for Fortnite Battle Royale post to be the absolute best guns in the game. I previously had it as a list that was best guns for beginners and advanced players, but I feel like it’s better to just know which is the best no matter what. If you are starting out, some of the guns listed might not be your best option. You might want a Scoped AR rather than the Bolt-Action Sniper because it is far easier to use. The Pump Shotgun is also a more advanced weapon, where the Tactical Shotgun has more margin for error!
The Best Guns for Fortnite Battle Royale
This is a newer gun that has been added to the game in a recent patch. It can deal a lot of damage very quickly from a variety of ranges while making it difficult for your enemy to hear where the shots are coming from. Headshots with this pistol generally do more damage than just about every Assault Rifle. Another great thing about this gun is that there’s a ton of pistol ammo floating around making it great for spamming down a target or breaking walls of a fort.
The Suppressed Pistol comes in Epic and Legendary versions.
SCAR (Assault Rifle)
An accurate, mid-range, fast-firing assault rifle that does a good amount of damage. The only real negative about the SCAR is that it can be difficult to get your hands on if you aren’t opening supply drops or getting lucky with chests.
The SCAR comes in Epic and Legendary versions.
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
A one-shot wonder if you can master how to fire it correctly. It will take out just about any target no matter how much health or shield they have if you are able to land a head shot from just about any range. The semi-automatic version does much less damage and has a tendency to drain your ammo rather than kill your opponent.
The Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle comes in Rare, Epic, and Legendary versions.
One of the best guns to have access to against opponent’s that like to build themselves up a large fortress. The Rocket Launcher makes short work of any structures foolish enough to get in its way. It edges out the Grenade Launcher slightly because of the extreme range it has, giving it the ability to take down large forts from a distance. If you are feeling extra tactical and/or aggressive you can always setup behind your teammate and rocket them towards your enemy! This is also one of the best guns to have late in the game.
As a bit of a tip, try to shoot INTO a base rather than just shooting at the base. If you can land the rocket over the top of a wall you can destroy more of the fort and potentially kill your opponent. If you just shoot into a wall it can quickly be replaced and it doesn’t do any damage. Another thing you can do is shoot a rocket towards a wall and then immediately shoot it out with another gun so the rocket has a chance to land on the interior of the base.
The Rocket Launcher comes in Rare, Epic, and Legendary versions.
If you want to get to the top level of the game then learning how to use the Pump Shotgun is going to get you there. This gun does a TON of damage if you land a headshot with it and can pretty much one-shot enemies at any health + shield total. It can be a bit awkward at first to use because of the time between shots, but once you get used to it you will be destroying people in no time!
When you get used to the Pump Shotgun a more advanced tactic is to use two of them, and after each shot immediately switch to the other so you can launch another volley at your opponent.
The Pump Shotgun comes in Common and Uncommon versions.