Fortnite: Battle Royale is one of the most popular video games in the world, for that reason it is very common to find approximately 20 million players connected at the same time. This success achieved by Epic Games is due to many reasons, but the one that stands out is undoubtedly its successful competitive system, which besides being incredibly addictive and exciting, also offers a level playing field between its players, thanks to that, to win a game of Fortnite requires skill, strategy, and luck.
But, the skill and strategy required to win at Fortnite are incomplete without a good weapon that matches the player’s skills. Weapons and items in Fortnite receive constant changes and improvements each season, due to these very significant changes, it is very difficult to determine which is the best weapon or item in Fortnite.
When it comes to weapons, Fortnite offers a lot of them and each one provides a certain advantage depending on the combat conditions and the scenario. Based on the above, below is a list of the best Fortnite weapons, taking into account battlefield conditions and weapon category. With the weapons mentioned in this list, and a good strategy, victory at Fortnite will be closer.
The best pistol: The Hand Cannon
Among the entire category of pistols, it can be concluded that the Hand Cannon is the most destructive choice. This pistol is a miniaturized version of the Heavy Sniper, so its power is assured. Although its power is quite low due to the 7.40 patch, it is still one of the best weapons in Fortnite.
The Hand Cannon offers precision, fast fire and the ability to destroy most bullet structures. For all those reasons, it is obvious that this weapon is on the list. This weapon is also one of the most expensive in Fortnite item shop, taking into account the fact that this is a fluctuating market.
Best Sniper: The Heavy Sniper
Of all the snipers, the Heavy Sniper is the best when it comes to damaging your opponent. It has an amazing 150 points of damage to the body and a huge power that can destroy structures with a single shot.
The best strategy for the Heavy Sniper is to use it to destroy an opponent’s cover, to immediately proceed to use a conventional rifle to apply easy damage to the enemy. When a weapon allows such a unique tactic, you don’t have to think twice about using it.
Best Short-range Weapon: The Heavy Assault Rifle
In Fortnite there are many quite good short-range weapons, such as Drum Gun or SCAR, but if you take into account the healings and protections that the other players will perform, the explosive damage is the most effective. For that reason, the Heavy Assault Rifle is the most recommended in this category of weapons.
Although this rifle has very limited accuracy and a magazine of 25 bullets, its 36/38/40 damage points are highly massive for any player who gets in its way. This rifle has an elevated loading time, but that is solved by firing this weapon in short bursts.
The Best Explosive Weapon: The Rocket Launcher
In Fortnite you can find very good explosive weapons like grenades and grenade launchers, but when it comes to balancing handling and range of action, the rocket launcher is the best option.
Weapons like the Heavy Sniper and the Hand Cannon are very effective at destroying buildings and coverings, but the Rocket Launcher is even more so. Another great advantage of the rocket launcher is the possibility of changing weapons before the projectile hits. This speed to change weapons is very versatile when making a surprise attack on an opponent.
In Fortnite there are a great amount of very versatile weapons for different situations, but the previously mentioned ones are some of the most effective at the time of the combat. Obtaining some of these weapons requires a lot of luck with the coffers, but they can also be purchased through a Fortnite item Shop.
In short, winning a game at Fortnite: Battle Royale is a very complicated task (considering this is a battle against 99 other players), but even so, it is hoped that the weapons on this list will help them with their strategies and allow them to get closer and closer to winning a complicated game at Fortnite.