Ultimate Fortnite Weapons Guide

Ultimate Fortnite Weapons Stats (Battle Royale Guide)

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An important part of getting those W's is understanding what all of the weapons in Fortnite do, as well as how and when to best use them. If you're wondering what the damage output of your favorite weapon is, or if you ever asked just how much better is the Purple Tac from the Green one, you've come to the right place.

Experiment with every weapon type, even if you favor some over the others. You never know when you'll be in a tight situation early game, and you don't want to be stuck with a weapon you've never used before. What's more, there really aren't "superior" weapons in this game. Due to the way in which the weapon stats and mechanics work, just about every weapon class in the game has the potential to carry you through a match, as long as you can hit your shots.

Shotguns

  • Optimal for close range.
  • Tighten spread by aiming down sights when possible.
  • Pump has longer range than Tactical.
  • Heavy has longest range and least damage fall-off.
Fortnite Pump Shotgun Uncommon
Pump Shotgun (Uncommon)
Damage: 90
Crit: 225
Reload: 4.8
Fire Rate: 0.7
DPS: 63
Mag: 5
Fortnite Pump Shotgun Rare
Pump Shotgun (Rare)
Damage: 95
Crit: 237.5
Reload: 4.6
Fire Rate: 0.7
DPS: 66.5
Mag: 5
fortnite-tactical-shotgun-common
Tactical Shotgun (Common)
Damage: 67
Crit: 167.5
Reload: 6.3
Fire Rate: 1.5
DPS: 100.5
Mag: 8
fortnite-tactical-shotgun-uncommon
Tactical Shotgun (Uncommon)
Damage: 70
Crit: 175
Reload: 6
Fire Rate: 1.5
DPS: 105
Mag: 8
Fortnite Tactical Shotgun Rare
Tactical Shotgun (Rare)
Damage: 74
Crit: 185
Reload: 5.7
Fire Rate: 1.5
DPS: 111
Mag: 8
Fortnite Heavy Shotgun Epic
Heavy Shotgun (Epic)
Damage: 73.5
Crit: 183
Reload: 5.9
Fire Rate: 1.0
DPS: 73.5
Mag: 7
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Heavy Shotgun (Legendary)
Damage: 77
Crit: 192
Reload: 5.6
Fire Rate: 1.0
DPS: 77
Mag: 7

Pistols

  • Close to Medium Range.
  • Extremely high DPS if you can land headshots.
  • Silenced pistols strong enough to substitute for an AR, but have slightly less range.
fortnite-pistol-common
Pistol (Common)
Damage: 23
Crit: 46
Reload: 1.5
Fire Rate: 6.75
DPS: 155.2
Mag: 16
Fortnite Pistol Uncommon
Pistol (Uncommon)
Damage: 24
Crit: 48
Reload: 1.5
Fire Rate: 6.75
DPS: 162
Mag: 16
fortnite-pistol-rare
Pistol (Rare)
Damage: 25
Crit: 50
Reload: 1.4
Fire Rate: 6.75
DPS: 168.7
Mag: 16
Fortnite Suppressed Pistol Epic
Suppressed Pistol (Epic)
Damage: 26
Crit: 65
Reload: 1.3
Fire Rate: 6.75
DPS: 175.5
Mag: 16
fortnite-suppressed-pistol-legendary
Suppressed Pistol (Legendary)
Damage: 28
Crit: 70
Reload: 1.3
Fire Rate: 6.75
DPS: 189
Mag: 16

Magnums

  • Close to Medium Range.
  • Not accurate at longer ranges.
  • Good for threatening targets at medium range before bringing out AR.
Fortnite Revolver Common
Revolver (Common)
Damage: 54
Crit: 135
Reload: 2.4
Fire Rate: 0.9
DPS: 48.6
Mag: 6
Fortnite Revolver Uncommon
Revolver (Uncommon)
Damage: 57
Crit: 142
Reload: 2.3
Fire Rate: 0.9
DPS: 51.3
Mag: 6
fortnite-revolver-rare
Revolver (Rare)
Damage: 60
Crit: 150
Reload: 2.2
Fire Rate: 0.9
DPS: 54
Mag: 6
Fortnite Hand Cannon Epic
Hand Cannon (Epic)
Damage: 75
Crit: ?
Reload: 2.1
Fire Rate: 0.8
DPS: 60
Mag: 7
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Hand Cannon (Legendary)
Damage: 78
Crit: ?
Reload: 2.0
Fire Rate: 0.8
DPS: 62.4
Mag: 7

Sub-Machine Guns (SMGs)

  • Optimal at Close Range.
  • Eats ammo, have to monitor your clip.
  • Good clean-up weapon for Pump Shotguns.
Fortnite Tactical SMG Uncommon
Tactical SMG (Uncommon)
Damage: 16
Crit: 40
Reload: 2.4
Fire Rate: 13
DPS: 208
Mag: 35
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Tactical SMG (Rare)
Damage: 17
Crit: 42
Reload: 2.3
Fire Rate: 13
DPS: 221
Mag: 35
Fortnite Tactical SMG Epic
Tactical SMG (Epic)
Damage: 18
Crit: 45
Reload: 2.2
Fire Rate: 13
DPS: 234
Mag: 35
Fortnite Suppressed SMG Common
Suppressed SMG (Common)
Damage: 20
Crit: 42.5
Reload: 2.2
Fire Rate: 9
DPS: 153
Mag: 30
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Suppressed SMG (Uncommon)
Damage: 21
Crit: 45
Reload: 2.1
Fire Rate: 9
DPS: 162
Mag: 30
Fortnite Suppressed SMG Rare
Suppressed SMG (Rare)
Damage: 22
Crit: 47.5
Reload: 2.0
Fire Rate: 9
DPS: 171
Mag: 30

Miniguns

  • Optimal for destroying structures, pressuring bases.
  • No reload. Fires as long as you have Light Ammo.
  • Long initial wind-up time. Ready the gun behind cover before firing.
  • Not accurate, especially at long ranges. No ADS.
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Minigun (Epic)
Damage: 16
Crit: 40
Reload: 4.7
Fire Rate: 12
DPS: 192
Mag: N/A
Fortnite Minigun Legendary
Minigun (Legendary)
Damage: 17
Crit: 42
Reload: 4.5
Fire Rate: 12
DPS: 204
Mag: N/A

Assault Rifles

  • Effective at most ranges, optimal at Medium Range.
  • Burst less effective at longer ranges and for assaulting bases. Great Close to medium range, higher crit.
  • Most "All-purpose" weapon in the game.
  • Best to "tap fire" rather than use full auto for increased accuracy.
fortnite-assault-rifle-common
Assault Rifle (Common)
Damage: 30
Crit: 60
Reload: 2.3
Fire Rate: 5.5
DPS: 165
Mag: 30
fortnite-assault-rifle-uncommon
Assault Rifle (Uncommon)
Damage: 31
Crit: 62
Reload: 2.2
Fire Rate: 5.5
DPS: 181.5
Mag: 30
fortnite-assault-rifle-rare
Assault Rifle (Rare)
Damage: 33
Crit: 66
Reload: 2.2
Fire Rate: 5.5
DPS: 192.5
Mag: 30
Fortnite Purple Scar
Assault Rifle - SCAR (Epic)
Damage: 35
Crit: 70
Reload: 2.2
Fire Rate: 5.5
DPS: 218.5
Mag: 30
Fortnite Gold SCAR
Assault Rifle - SCAR (Legendary)
Damage: 36
Crit: 72
Reload: 2.1
Fire Rate: 5.5
DPS: 234.5
Mag: 30
Fortnite Burst Assault Rifle Common
Burst Assault Rifle (Common)
Damage: 27
Crit: 54
Reload: 2.9
Fire Rate: 4.06
DPS: 109.7
Mag: 30
Fortnite Burst Assault Rifle Uncommon
Burst Assault Rifle (Uncommon)
Damage: 29
Crit: 58
Reload: 2.7
Fire Rate: 4.06
DPS: 117.9
Mag: 30
Fortnite Burst Assault Rifle Rare
Burst Assault Rifle (Rare)
Damage: 30
Crit: 60
Reload: 2.6
Fire Rate: 4.06
DPS: 121.9
Mag: 30
Fortnite Burst Assault Rifle Epic
Burst Assault Rifle - FAMAS (Epic)
Damage: 32
Crit: 64
Reload: 2.5
Fire Rate: 4.06
DPS: 129.9
Mag: 30
Fortnite Burst Assault Rifle Legendary
Burst Assault Rifle - FAMAS (Legendary)
Damage: 33
Crit: 66
Reload: 2.3
Fire Rate: 4.06
DPS: 133.9
Mag: 30
Fortnite Light Machine Gun Rare
Light Machine Gun - M249 (Rare)
Damage: 25
Crit: 50
Reload: 5
Fire Rate: 8
DPS: 200
Mag: 100
Fortnite Light Machine Gun Epic
Light Machine Gun - M249 (Epic)
Damage: 26
Crit: 52
Reload: 4.7
Fire Rate: 8
DPS: 208
Mag: 100
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Scoped Assault Rifle (Rare)
Damage: 23
Crit: 46
Reload: 2.3
Fire Rate: 3.5
DPS: 80.5
Mag: 20
Fortnite Scoped AR Epic
Scoped Assault Rifle (Epic)
Damage: 24
Crit: 48
Reload: 2.2
Fire Rate: 3.5
DPS: 84
Mag: 20

Sniper Rifles

  • Effective at long range.
  • Has bullet drop at longer ranges. Also is an actual projectile, so target movement speed needs to be taken into account.
  • Bolt-action kills no matter what with a headshot.
  • Best to snipe from a position of cover. Don't let yourself become too exposed while aiming with scopes.
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Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (Rare)
Damage: 105
Crit: 210
Reload: 3.0
Fire Rate: .33
DPS: 34
Mag: 1
fortnite-bolt-action-sniper-rifle-epic
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (Epic)
Damage: 110
Crit: 220
Reload: 2.8
Fire Rate: .33
DPS: 36.3
Mag: 1
fortnite-bolt-action-sniper-rifle-legendary
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (Legendary)
Damage: 116
Crit: 232
Reload: 2.7
Fire Rate: .33
DPS: 38.3
Mag: 1
Fortnite Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle Epic
Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle (Epic)
Damage: 63
Crit: 126
Reload: 2.5
Fire Rate: 1.2
DPS: ?
Mag: 10
fortnite-semi-auto-sniper-rifle-legendary
Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle (Legendary)
Damage: 66
Crit: 132
Reload: 2.3
Fire Rate: 1.2
DPS: ?
Mag: 10

Hunting Rifles

  • Effective at medium range.
  • Has extreme bullet drop at longer ranges.
  • Does not replace a sniper rifle. Acts more like an accurate, medium range magnum.
Fortnite Hunting Rifle Uncommon
Hunting Rifle (Uncommon)
Damage: 86
Crit: 215
Reload: 1.9
Fire Rate: 0.8
DPS: 68.8
Mag: 1
Fortnite Hunting Rifle Rare
Hunting Rifle (Rare)
Damage: 90
Crit: 225
Reload: 1.8
Fire Rate: 0.8
DPS: 72
Mag: 1

Crossbows

  • Effective at medium to long range.
  • Has bullet drop. Projectile travels much slower than sniper rounds.
  • Has infinite ammo.
  • Cannot destroy structures.
  • Almost completely silent when firing, but if target is listening, the thwok of missed arrows is noticeable.
fortnite-crossbow-rare
Crossbow (Rare)
Damage: 75
Crit: 150
Reload: 2.6
Fire Rate: 0.6
DPS: 45
Mag: 5
fortnite-crossbow-epic
Crossbow (Epic)
Damage: 79
Crit: 158
Reload: 2.5
Fire Rate: 0.6
DPS: 47.4
Mag: 5

Grenade Launchers

  • Fires grenades in an arc up to medium range.
  • Effective at quickly destroying bases.
  • Not ideal for one on one combat.
Fortnite Grenade Launcher Rare
Grenade Launcher (Rare)
Damage: 100
Crit: N/A
Reload: 2.9
Fire Rate: 1.0
DPS: 100
Mag: 6
Fortnite Grenade Launcher Epic
Grenade Launcher (Epic)
Damage: 105
Crit: N/A
Reload: 2.8
Fire Rate: 1.0
DPS: 105
Mag: 6
Fortnite Grenade Launcher Legendary
Grenade Launcher (Legendary)
Damage: 110
Crit: N/A
Reload: 2.7
Fire Rate: 1.0
DPS: 110
Mag: 6

Rocket Launchers

  • Effective at close to medium range.
  • Great for assaulting structures in tandem with an AR.
  • Can be used in close quarter combat, but be wary of splash damage to yourself.
  • Due to slow rocket travel time, aim for where target is going, not where they are currently.
Fortnite Rocket Launcher Rare
Rocket Launcher (Rare)
Damage: 110
Crit: N/A
Reload: 1.8
Fire Rate: .75
DPS: 82.5
Mag: 1
Fortnite Rocket Launcher Epic
Rocket Launcher (Epic)
Damage: 116
Crit: N/A
Reload: 1.7
Fire Rate: .75
DPS: 87
Mag: 1
fortnite-rocket-launcher-legendary
Rocket Launcher (Legendary)
Damage: 121
Crit: N/A
Reload: 1.6
Fire Rate: .75
DPS: 90.7
Mag: 1
fortnite-guided-missile-epic
Guided Missile (Epic) VAULTED
Damage: 105
Crit: N/A
Reload: 1.7
Fire Rate: 3.03
Lifetime: 18 Seconds
Mag: 1
fortnite-guided-missile-legendary
Guided Missile (Legendary) VAULTED
Damage: 110
Crit: N/A
Reload: 1.6
Fire Rate: 3.03
Lifetime: 18 Seconds
Mag: 1

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