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We Rank the Best Weapons of Fortnite 

epic and legendary ASSAULT rifle (scar)

Offering 35 damage to the body with great accuracy, finding these rifles for the middle to late game is an absolute game changer. 


This is a bit of a controversial choice, but it does make for a great gun through the game. Just make sure you take your time when aiming and learn its recoil pattern.

Sniper Rifle

This is one of the worst weapons to get straight after dropping, as close encounters are much more common. But it becomes one of the deadliest weapons to have by mid-game if you can master the trajectory of its bullets.
This little submachine is one of the best things you can use to destroy buildings and opponents alike. It has a great fire rate and even decent damage, making it a great choice for short to mid-range attacks.

Compact SMG (P90)


This should be your weapon of choice if you come across someone up close early in the game — you can just sit back and let the gun do the talking. 


This one is a bit difficult to find but it can be very, very deadly. It deals great damage with an incredible splash radius, and is a great tactical weapon. Just make sure you've got a good hiding spot because this takes a lot of time to reload.


The humble pistol ranks low in our list because of its slow fire rate and lack of range and accuracy. But it does have a 2x multiplier for headshots, so if you do come across an epic or legendary variant, it may be worth a shot. 


During the John Wick crossover, this one was one of the deadliest weapons in the game, but now it's nerfed so badly that it's best to avoid it. 

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