Fortnite Battle Royale: Best Weapons Guide

These are the best weapons to get during Fortnite Battle Royale.

Battle Royale is a free-to-play game mode in Fortnite that combines the game’s unique building mechanic with the action of a last man standing free-for-all. The battle royale genre is extremely popular right now, but these types of games can be a bit intimidating for those who haven’t played them before. This guide covers some of the best weapons in Fortnite Battle Royale that players should keep an eye out for in-game. Knowing which weapons to use will help you get one step closer to achieving that coveted ‘victory royale’. 

Best Weapons in Fortnite Battle Royale

Legendary SCAR Assault Rifle

One of the best assault rifles you can pick up in Fortnite is a Legendary SCAR. This gun deals 214.5 damage per second, which is the highest DPS of any assault rifle in Battle Royale. It’s got decent accuracy and range, with a quick reload time to allow you to keep moving on the battlefield. The SCAR can come in Epic rarity as well, but the Legendary version will give you the highest damage output.

Rare M16 Assault Rifle

If you don’t come across a SCAR, your next best option is to find a Rare M16 assault rifle. Though it does less damage than a SCAR, it has a decent fire rate that can keep opponents at bay. Keep in mind that the higher the rarity of a weapon, the better its damage stats tend to be. Rare (blue) is currently the highest rarity for the M16, so keep an eye out for these when searching for weapons and loot in Fortnite Battle Royale. 

Legendary Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle 

Although the Legendary Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle has a slightly lower DPS than its semi-automatic counterpart, the bolt-action deals more damage overall. The Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle is usually a one-hit kill from the torso up, unless you’re shooting at someone with body armor. The sniper scope makes this weapon even more effective, especially when a player is in a secure area, picking off opponents in the distance. If you get your hands on the Legendary Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle in Battle Royale, you should consider finding a good place to hide and hunker down. 

Legendary Rocket Launcher

Not only does the Rocket Launcher pack a punch, it’s just plain fun to use. There is a bit of debate amongst Fortnite Battle Royale players about whether the Rocket Launcher is better than the Grenade Launcher, but part of this comes down to personal play style and context. When you need to quickly blast through an opponent’s structure, or simply want to destroy them from on high, the Rocket Launcher is the way to go. You’ll want to find a Legendary Rocket Launcher to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. 

There you have it. Now that you know what the best weapons are in Battle Royale, you’ll know what to look for next time you’re looking for weapons in the best loot locations and landing zones in Fortnite Battle Royale.


Larryn is a full-time editor who has written guides and editorial features for various gaming websites. She is obsessed with Witcher 3 and is known to put hot sauce on everything.

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