Fortnite Best Weapons and Guns List + The Worst Guns List

Our Fortnite best guns guide lists the top guns in the game for taking on your opponent and securing victory!

Fortnite Best Weapons and Guns List 

Our Fortnite Best Weapons list features the best guns for you to use on your way to victory! These weapons are the top choice for when you have multiple options at your disposal. This list has been updated for Season 9 of the battle pass!

Chapter 2 Season 5 – Update

In the latest update, some truly amazing guns have appeared, and have easily sailed their way to be the best weapons currently in the game. This ranges from Shotguns to Snipers, to AR and even the RPG!

The Best Weapons in Fortnite

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 combat.

The Dub (Shotgun)

This beauty is an exotic weapon called The Dub. It’s a Double Barrel Shotgun, without the switching cooldown, so you can Double Pump, making it easily the best Shotgun in the game! This beast of a weapon can be acquired from an NPC called Dummy at Compact Cars or North of Pleasant Park for 1225 Gold Bars.

Dragon’s Breath Sniper

This weapon may look like an ordinary sniper rifle; however, it’s much, much more than that. The exotic Dragon’s Breath Sniper has the ability to set structure on fire the long-distance. Just imagine two players having a fort battle, and some bystander whips out this sniper and sets fire to both structures. Sit back and watch the mayhem ensue!

The drawback is that its bolt-action, so it has a very slow firing rate and can only fire one round before reloading. Though, this weapon is for setting fire to things!

Shadow Tracker

Though this exotic weapon may only be a pistol, it can deal as much damage as an Assault Rifle! We might say due to the overall better accuracy and the ability to mark your opponents. This weapon trumps most ARs in the game!


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.

Rocket Launcher

The Epic Rocket Launcher was unvaulted in the update 15.00. However, it can only be obtained from defeating Ruckus at Hydro 16 or for 1225 Gold Bars with NPCs to obtain either the Epic or Legendary variants of the Rocket Launcher.

One of the best things to do with the Rocket Launcher is not to show that you have it until you think you can get a clean shot with it. The rockets are pretty easy to block, but if they don’t expect that you have it, you can get away a sneaky shot with it that they won’t avoid. Just make sure you don’t accidentally blow yourself up!

Fortnite’s Worst Guns in the Game List – The Weakest Guns You Can Grab!

Wondering what guns you should be avoiding in Fortnite: Battle Royale? Check out our list of the guns I think you should pass on if you have the option!

It’s time to get a bit negative and look at the currently worst guns in Fortnite: Battle Royale. Now because a gun is the worst doesn’t make it useless, and I’m not saying all of these guns have no place in the game. I’m just looking at which guns are immediately getting dropped in your arsenal as soon as you see another weapon!

The Worst Guns in Fortnite: Battle Royale

Again I must stress that these guns aren’t useless, but are easily replaced by better weapons. I will sometimes be referencing the rarity of a gun, that doesn’t mean the overall gun is bad.

Common Pistol

Very weak gun with poor accuracy that is dumped at the first sign of just about any other gun. Would be okay as a close range weapon if shotguns didn’t exist, but unfortunately shotguns are just far better.


Hard to use gun that requires pin point accuracy to make viable. It also seems like it has bloom on the first shot unless you are absolutely still and/or crouching with it. The gun also has an extremely slow fire rate that will require you to either land a headshot or hope your opponent is constantly missing you while you line up your shots.

In most cases, you are just outclassed by shotguns or faster weapons that can eat away your health like a smg or assault rifle.

Hand Cannon

It’s a shame that the Hand Cannon is so bad at the moment, but due to a ton of damage fall off the gun is just not worth using unless you have no other option. It’s better than the Revolver, but unless you have insane aim you’d most likely rather have the normal pistol in close range situations. The Hand Cannon is still decent in situations where you have enough time to pop off shots from cover, but unless you are hitting headshots, it’s hardly going to be worth using.

Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle

While the Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle is not terrible, it’s also not good unless you are a die hard sniper fan without a Bolt-Action or Hunting Rifle option. It’s clunky to use, and it doesn’t deal much damage even when you are able to land a shot. While head shots are strong, the body shots only do 63 – 66 damage. This means you would almost always rather be firing an assault rifle and landing a couple of shots to do the same amount of damage. Most enemies, once you fire this at them, are going to be really hard to hit. If you want to stay outside of cover and take advantage of the multi-shot nature of this gun, it leaves you vulnerable to being hit by anyone paying attention.

Gray (Common) Burst Assault Rifle

I’m singling out the rarity on this one, because the green and blue ones are decent options. However, the common version of this gun is painfully bad. Not only does it do pretty weak damage per hit, but trying to actually land more than one burst shot on an enemy is a tall task. It fires all over the place, and is mostly reliant on luck and your opponent just not moving to actually land shots. This doesn’t mean all of the burst options are bad, but the gray version stands out from the pack.

What are the 7 weapons in Fortnite?

Weapons can range from Assault Weapons, Shotguns, SMGs, Pistols, Sniper Rifles, Crossbows, Melees and Explosive Weapons. Each weapon can have up to seven possible rarities: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary, Mythic and Exotic.

Where are the best weapons in Fortnite?

So, how do you find Fortnite weapons? They tend to be concentrated in built-up areas, but they are not the only places they can be found. Smaller buildings and areas will have loot. The best Fortnite weapons tend to be those with a long range – snipers and scoped assault rifles, mostly.

What is the rarest gun in Fortnite?

The Dragon’s Breath Sniper Rifle is the Exotic version of the original Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle. It is the only sniper rifle available in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8, making it the rarest weapon on this list.

What is the strongest gun?

The . 50-caliber rifle created by Ronnie Barrett and sold by his company, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc., is the most powerful firearm civilians can buy. It weighs about 30 pounds and can hit targets up to 2,000 yards away with armor-piercing bullets.

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