Total Nerd The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'  

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As with any video game that involves shooting and killing opponents, there's always a choice of best weapons that simply get the job done easier. Of course, Fortnite: Battle Royale is no exception. From rocket launchers and guided missiles to shotguns and rifles, there's a long list of weapons to choose from. Nevertheless, you'll find yourself in a world of hurt if you don't pick them wisely. What are the best Fortnite weapons? If you need more Fortnite tips, check out the best map locations.

So, before you pick up some type of hardly-feared rifle, check out the list of best weapons in the game. Whether you want something that offers the most damage or one that'll help you with accuracy (that's you, shaky hands), you'll find plenty of perfect weapons in the list below - complete with the stats you need to find the one that fits your preference and needs. 

Take a look at the best and most efficient weapons from Fortnite below and be sure to vote up the top choices. Then, check out the best Fortnite streamers in action.

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1
6,360 1,172
Assault Rifle (SCAR) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Assault Rifle (SCAR)

Damage: 36

Reload Speed: 2.1s

Fire Rate: 5.5

2
5,071 1,146
Heavy Shotgun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Heavy Shotgun

Damage: 77

Reload Speed: 5.6s

Fire Rate: 1

3
4,974 1,202
Rocket Launcher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Rocket Launcher

Damage: 121

Reload Speed: 2.1s

Fire Rate: 0.75    

4
4,567 1,235
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Damage: 116

Reload Speed: 2.7s

Fire Rate: 0.33

5
3,836 1,031
Assault Rifle (SCAR) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Assault Rifle (SCAR)

Damage: 35

Reload Speed: 2.1s

Fire Rate: 5.5

6
3,435 855
Heavy Shotgun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Heavy Shotgun

Damage: 73.5

Reload Speed: 5.9s

Fire Rate: 1

7
3,470 966
Rocket Launcher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Rocket Launcher

Damage: 116

Reload Speed: 2.2s

Fire Rate: 0.75    

8
3,355 966
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Damage: 110

Reload Speed: 2.8s

Fire Rate: 0.33

9
2,926 950
Hunting Rifle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Hunting Rifle

Damage: 90

Reload Speed: 1.8s

Fire Rate: 0.8

10
2,740 834
Rocket Launcher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Rocket Launcher

Damage: 110

Reload Speed: 2.3s

Fire Rate: 0.75    

11
2,625 781
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Damage: 105

Reload Speed: 3s

Fire Rate: 0.33

12
2,789 851
Assault Rifle (M4) is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Assault Rifle (M4)

Damage: 33

Reload Speed: 2.2s

Fire Rate: 5.5

13
3,124 1,046
Tactical Shotgun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Tactical Shotgun

Damage: 74

Reload Speed: 5.7s

Fire Rate: 1.5

14
3,167 1,071
Grenade Launcher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Grenade Launcher

Damage: 110

Reload Speed: 2.7s

Fire Rate: 1

15
2,826 852
Tactical Submachine Gun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Tactical Submachine Gun

Damage: 17

Reload Speed: 2.2s

Fire Rate: 13

16
2,584 785
Tactical Shotgun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Tactical Shotgun

Damage: 70

Reload Speed: 6s

Fire Rate: 1.5

17
2,385 855
Grenade Launcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Grenade Launcher

Damage: 105

Reload Speed: 2.8s

Fire Rate: 1

18
2,886 1,053
Guided Missile is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Guided Missile

Damage: 110

Reload Speed: 1.9s

Fire Rate: 0.75    

19
2,092 839
Tactical Submachine Gun is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Tactical Submachine Gun

Damage: 17

Reload Speed: 2.2s

Fire Rate: 13

20
2,330 1,002
Guided Missile is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Guided Missile

Damage: 105

Reload Speed: 2s

Fire Rate: 0.75    

21
1,977 772
Hunting Rifle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Hunting Rifle

Damage: 86

Reload Speed: 1.9s

Fire Rate: 0.8

22
1,983 817
Grenade Launcher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Grenade Launcher

Damage: 100

Reload Speed: 3s

Fire Rate: 1

23
1,866 763
Assault Rifle (M4) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Assault Rifle (M4)

Damage: 31

Reload Speed: 2.2s

Fire Rate: 5.5

24
2,138 898
Pump Shotgun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Pump Shotgun

Damage: 95

Reload Speed: 4.6s

Fire Rate: 0.7    

25
1,793 784
Tactical Shotgun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Tactical Shotgun

Damage: 67

Reload Speed: 6.3s

Fire Rate: 1.5

26
1,964 967
Hand Cannon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Hand Cannon

Damage: 78

Reload Speed: 2s

Fire Rate: 6.75    

27
1,835 937
Assault Rifle (Burst) is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Assault Rifle (Burst)

Damage: 30

Reload Speed: 2.6s

Fire Rate: 1.75

28
1,871 958
Assault Rifle (Scoped) is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Assault Rifle (Scoped)

Damage: 24

Reload Speed: 2.2s

Fire Rate: 3.5

29
1,600 893
Suppressed Submachine Gun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Suppressed Submachine Gun

Damage: 19

Reload Speed: 2s

Fire Rate: 9    

30
1,565 863
Tactical Submachine Gun is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Tactical Submachine Gun

Damage: 16

Reload Speed: 2.4s

Fire Rate: 13

31
1,833 1,032
Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle

Damage: 66

Reload Speed: 2.3s

Fire Rate: 1.2    

32
1,585 970
Hand Cannon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Hand Cannon

Damage: 75

Reload Speed: 2.1s

Fire Rate: 0.8

33
1,713 1,067
Minigun is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Minigun

Damage: 17

Reload Speed: 4.5s

Fire Rate: 12

34
1,555 1,065
Suppressed Pistol is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Suppressed Pistol

Damage: 28

Reload Speed: 1.3s

Fire Rate: 6.75

35
1,488 1,040
Assault Rifle (Scoped) is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Assault Rifle (Scoped)

Damage: 23

Reload Speed: 2.3s

Fire Rate: 3.5

36
1,446 1,013
Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle

Damage: 63

Reload Speed: 2.5s

Fire Rate: 1.2    

37
1,046 1,130
Suppressed Submachine Gun is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Suppressed Submachine Gun

Damage: 18

Reload Speed: 2.1s

Fire Rate: 9    

38
1,162 1,253
Minigun is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Minigun

Damage: 16

Reload Speed: 4.8s

Fire Rate: 12

39
1,084 1,251
Suppressed Pistol is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Suppressed Pistol

Damage: 26

Reload Speed: 1.3s

Fire Rate: 6.75

40
1,004 1,255
Assault Rifle (M4) is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Assault Rifle (M4)

Damage: 30

Reload Speed: 2.3s

Fire Rate: 5.5

41
991 1,292
Submachine Gun is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Submachine Gun

Damage: 16

Reload Speed: 2s

Fire Rate: 15

42
1,133 1,496
Crossbow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Crossbow

Damage: 79

Reload Speed: 2.5s

Fire Rate: 0.6    

43
1,001 1,396
Pump Shotgun is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Pump Shotgun

Damage: 90

Reload Speed: 4.8s

Fire Rate: 0.7    

44
940 1,313
Assault Rifle (Burst) is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Assault Rifle (Burst)

Damage: 29

Reload Speed: 2.7s

Fire Rate: 1.75

45
872 1,473
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Revolver

Damage: 60

Reload Speed: 2.2s

Fire Rate: 0.9    

46
902 1,539
Crossbow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Crossbow

Damage: 75

Reload Speed: 2.6s

Fire Rate: 0.6    

47
777 1,397
Submachine Gun is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Submachine Gun

Damage: 15

Reload Speed: 2.1s

Fire Rate: 15

48
795 1,426
Suppressed Submachine Gun is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Suppressed Submachine Gun

Damage: 17

Reload Speed: 2.2s

Fire Rate: 9    

49
701 1,542
Assault Rifle (Burst) is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Assault Rifle (Burst)

Damage: 27

Reload Speed: 2.9s

Fire Rate: 1.75

50
695 1,553
Pistol is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Weapons In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'
Pistol

Damage: 25

Reload Speed: 1.4s

Fire Rate: 0.9