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 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.
The suppressed pistol 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.
Keep in mind that the suppressed pistol is a good third slot option, but ultimately loses out to assault rifles, shotguns, sniper rifles, and explosives. It’s on the low end when it comes to the best weapons.
The Suppressed Pistol comes in Epic (purple) and Legendary (gold) version
Learn more about Pistols with our Pistols Tips Guide!
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.
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!
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 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!
Shotguns are one of the important guns to master, so be sure to check out our Shotgun Tips Guide!
The Pump Shotgun comes in Uncommon (green) and Rare (blue) versions.