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Best guns in Fortnite Chapter 2: Ultimate weapon tier list

Published: 17/Oct/2019 17:06 Updated: 9/Dec/2019 12:24

by Albert Petrosyan


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Epic Games have completely redone the weapon pool in Fortnite with the release of Chapter 2, so you’ll need to know which ar the best guns to have in your loadout. Here’s our Fortnite Chapter 2 weapons tier list – ranked from best to worst. 


With there now being only eight guns in the game, Epic have implemented what they call a “streamlined weapon arsenal”, as each weapon now has all five rarities, as opposed to the previous system which capped off how rare certain guns could get.

That said, some weapons are still worth using over others, and we’ve ranked them from best to worst based on factors such as usability, damage, reliability, and more.


This list can and will be changed when / if Epic add more weapons, vault some, and implement buffs and nerfs throughout the seasons in Chapter 2.

FaZeNiccorazi - RedditAll of the weapons currently available in Fortnite Chapter 2.


These are weapons that are of very critical importance, and should be picked up and kept in your inventory every match from start to finish. All five rarities of the weapons in this list are viable enough to use.

Assault Rifle

Epic GamesThe two designs for the Assault Rifle in Fortnite Chapter 2, commonly referred to as the M16 and SCAR.


  • Common: 30
  • Uncommon: 31
  • Rare: 33
  • Epic: 35
  • Legendary: 36

The Assault Rifle has been around ever since Fortnite was first released, and it remains arguably the most viable and consistent weapon in the game.

Its ability to be fired as both an automatic and semi-automatic makes it a good option for short, medium, and long range gunfights, and you always know what you’re getting with this gun.

And in case you forgot, the Epic and Legendary versions are still the SCAR, which is one of the most sought-after weapons available.


Tactical Shotgun

Epic GamesThe two designs for the Tac Shotgun in Fortnite Chapter 2.


  • Common: 71
  • Uncommon: 75
  • Rare: 79
  • Epic: 83
  • Legendary: 87

So far in Chapter 2, the Tac Shotgun seems to be the more popular choice rather than the Pump, as its higher fire rate does make it more usable in the current state of gunfights.


The fact that you can shoot it faster makes it more forgiving to missed shots, which makes up for the less damage.

That said, with shotguns in particular, you should always go with the one you feel more comfortable using, even if it goes against the rankings in this list.

Submachine Gun

Epic GamesThe two designs for the SMG in Fortnite Chapter 2, previously known as the Standard SMG and Compact SMG.


  • Common: 17
  • Uncommon: 18
  • Rare: 19
  • Epic: 20
  • Legendary: 21

Much like the AR and shotgun weapon classes, SMGs are also an important part of the Fortnite meta, so you should always look to carry one in your inventory.

In Chapter 2, there are essentially two SMGs available under one name – the regular SMG for the first three rarities and the Compact SMG for the last two.

The weapon’s very high fire rate and decent enough damage makes it an absolute must-have, as it can be a definite gamechanger in close-quarter fights.


The guns in this list are still very good and important options to have in your inventory. They rank lower than S-Tier because they have qualities that make them slightly not as good as the higher-tier weapons.

That said, you shouldn’t rush to drop them if you come across an S-Tier gun, because the higher rarities of these weapons are probably worth carrying over the lower rarities of the ones listed above.

Pump Shotgun

Epic GamesThe two designs for the Pump Shotgun in Fortnite Chapter 2.


  • Common: 70
  • Uncommon: 80
  • Rare: 90
  • Epic: 100
  • Legendary: 110

For whatever reason, the Pump Shotgun has fallen behind the Tac in popularity so far in Chapter 2: Season 1. That said, it is still more than a good-enough option and you should definitely pick one up if you find yourself without a shotgun.

It does have a very wide range of damage when comparing the five rarities, so this is one of those guns that’s worth upgrading if you find an upgrade bench on the map.

While its lower rarities might not be as strong, if you come across an Epic or Legendary version, those may be good enough to even use over a Tac, despite the considerably lower fire rate.

Burst Assault Rifle

Epic GamesThe two designs for the Burst AR in Fortnite Chapter 2, the latter being brand new.


  • Common: 27
  • Uncommon: 29
  • Rare: 30
  • Epic: 32
  • Legendary: 33

The Burst Assault Rifle is an interesting weapon because its Epic and Legendary versions are of a brand new design never seen before in Fortnite.

It’s definitely a very usable and good option, but the fact that it deals less damage and fires in bursts makes it a bit less reliable than the regular AR, due to how the bloom and hit registration RNG work.


These are reliable options to have, and will help you get the job done. That said, they are not of critical importance, so you shouldn’t hesitate dropping them for a valuable item.

Rocket Launcher

Epic GamesThe two designs for the Rocket Launcher in Fortnite Chapter 2.


  • Common: 70 (4.7)
  • Uncommon: 85 (4.1)
  • Rare: 100 (3.6)
  • Epic: 115 (3.1)
  • Legendary: 130 (2.5)

One of the most noticeable changes when it comes to weapons in Chapter 2 is that the Rocket Launcher has become a lot more prevalent, mainly due to the fact that there are now lower rarities of it.

As always, the Launcher is a very versatile weapon, as it can be used to both destroy a lot of builds at once and inflict serious damage to enemies.

However, it’s not as critical as the higher-tiered weapons in this list, and considering that inventory spaces are limited to five, it’s not something that you should always look to pick up.

This is especially true for the lower rarities, which just don’t do enough damage and take way too long to reload to be effective.


The weapons in this list are average, and should only be carried if there are no better alternatives. They will usually be limited in their usage, meaning that they can’t be used in more than one way.

That said, they can still be viable if used correctly, especially the higher rarities, so don’t hesitate to use them as you would other comparable weapons until you can find a better option.


Epic GamesThe two designs for the Pistol in Fortnite Chapter 2.


  • Common: 24
  • Uncommon: 25
  • Rare: 26
  • Epic: 28
  • Legendary: 29

This Pistol has and likely always will be a middle-of-the-pack gun, as its not really one that you want to be carrying around in the endgame phase of matches.

However, it can still pack a punch at close range, especially for those with a good trigger finger, and should be treated as an poorer alternative to the SMG until you find one.

The cream of the crop for this class are the Epic and Legendary variants, which also have a design that’s new to Fortnite.

Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Epic GamesThe two designs for the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle in Fortnite Chapter 2.


  • Common: 95 (3.3)
  • Uncommon: 100 (3.2)
  • Rare:  105 (3.0)
  • Epic:  110 (2.5)
  • Legendary: 116 (2.3)

Sniper Rifles have always had a place in Fortnite, but they are obviously very limited in their usage and are only viable when engaging in long distance gunfights.

In the right hands, the Bolt-Action can be deadly, but it’s just not consistent and versatile enough to justify being ranked higher in this list, and the spot it takes in your inventory should be used for more valuable items.

Only carry this weapon if you are very confident in your sniping ability, and even then you should really only go for the Epic and Legendary variants, as the other rarities don’t do enough damage and take too long to reload.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.