If you are looking for the best guns in Fortnite then our list features the best weapons for you to run on your way to victory!
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 Best Guns and Weapons for Fortnite Battle Royale
This list isn’t ranked in any particular way, each of these guns is really good at what it does. No gun is great in every situation, explosive weapons are better in fort battles, sniper rifles are better in a long distance fight, assault rifles are better in mid-range fights and in general situations, and shotguns are the best for close range battles.
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 or floor loot.
The SCAR comes in Epic (purple) and Legendary (gold) versions.
Learn more about Assault Rifles with our Assault Rilfe Tips Guide!
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 (blue), Epic (purple), and Legendary (gold) versions.
Learn more about Snipers with our Sniper Tips Guide!
One of the best options of taking out players in a fortified position. The grenade launcher allows you to drop grenades into an opponent’s base giving you less of a disadvantage if they have the high ground on you. You can often drop in a grenade before your opponent even realizes what has hit them.
The Grenade Launcher comes in Rare (blue), Epic (purple), and Legendary (gold) versions.
The rocket launcher is one of your best options if you can get close to an opponent for a quick kill without too much struggle.
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 (blue), Epic (purple), and Legendary (gold) versions.
Learn more about explosive weaponry with our Grenade & Rocket Launcher Tips Guide!
The big nerfs to the base damage and headshot multiplier of the pump shotgun have brought a new top dog to the Shotgun type. The Heavy Shotgun is now the best shotgun in the game, and this does makes sense based on the higher rarity. Running two of these is a very strong load out if you can find them. Alternatively you can run a heavy + pump or tactical depending on which you like better.
Shotguns are one of the important guns to master, so be sure to check out our Shotgun Tips Guide!
The Heavy Shotgun comes in Epic (Purple) and Legendary (Gold) versions.