If you're wondering what the best gun composition or loadout is in Fortnite: Battle Royale than our guide will walk you through some of the most popular options. This can be largely subjective however, and not all loadouts will work for you. Try to mix and match styles and see which is best suited for your playstyle!
I'm adding a graphic to each one of these as a way to visually explain each loadout. Now, just because there's an orange 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 or burst rifle then that would fit in that spot. For Shotguns, this is largely up to your personal preference and what's available to you. 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.
Check out our Best Fortnite Guns List to figure out what's best for each slot!
Best Overall Loadout
Assault Rifle - Shotgun - SMG - FLEX - 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. The flex spot here is very much a flex spot. You can run sniper or explosives, and this includes Boogie Bombs or throw-able explosives or the Grappler.
Your shotgun can be heavy, pump, double barrel, or tactical which is up to your personal preference. The Heavy Shotgun is better in all situations, but I would only take the pump over a gray tactical. I will usually take a green tactical over a blue pump. However, if I have a good SMG then the pump isn't as bad, because I will be immediately switching to it anyway. Double Barrel is quite a bit less popular now after the damage nerf, so only take this if you feel comfortable with it.
The SMG is very strong, but has been nerfed back down to a tolerable level. It can beat up buildings and has a concentrated bloom radius, making it pretty accurate. The P90 and the Blue SMG are the best in the slot.
As I mentioned the flex spot now is extremely flexible. You can run any Sniper Rifle here, but you can also run Grenades, Clingers, Remote Explosives, Grenade Launcher, Grappler, or the Rocket Launcher. Having an explosive is extremely powerful right now due to how much damage they do to structures. You can immediately recover high ground or from just about any other type of build battle with explosives. Remote Explosives might be your best option in terms of explosives, but both the Grenade and Rocket Launcher are quality in the slot. A lot of people are opting for the Hunting Rifle, because of the speed in which it can fire shots and be reloaded.
The Grappler is extremely good at closing distance quickly and taking high ground. You can recover from bad builds very easily if you just suction cup your way above your opponent and build on top of them. This is a more aggressive style of play, so only run it if you feel comfortable with it.
Your healing slot can be whatever you have available. Generally a small shield potion is best due to how fast you can drink it in the midst of a fight, but a big shield or a chug jug are also preferable. Slurp Juice is also very good after the buff, it can be worth taking if you've got a couple of them, but they aren't as good in the midst of a fight.
Defensive Rounded Loadout
Assault Rifle - Shotgun - Flex Spot (Sniper Rifle/Explodes) - Healing - 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 enemies in large structures. You can survive the storm or any type of damage trade due to the amount of healing and shields you have.
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.