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Fortnite: Top five most overpowered weapons and items to ever be added

Published: 24/Nov/2018 0:15 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 14:08

by Albert Petrosyan


Just as in most video games, Fortnite Battle Royale has had its fair share of weapons and items that may have been a tad bit too overpowered. 

Since its release in September of 2017, Fortnite has seen its pool of weapons, items, and vehicles grow and change at a steady rate.


Once what was a simple game has turned into a complex collection of the most eccentric content, some of which has not been positively received by the community.

It’s hard to blame the developers, however, since it’s their job to add these weapons and items in order to test them out at a larger scale.


All that being said, we’ve decided to take a stroll down memory lane and look back at some of the most overpowered weapons and items that have made an appearance in Fortnite.

Naturally, many of these overpowered items have been vaulted and no longer exist in the main default modes of the battle royale, although some of them are still available in the sandbox mode known as Playground.

#5 – Jetpack

After its initial announcement, it took Epic Games a very long time to add the Jetpack into Fortnite. Ironically, the item lasted about half that time before being vaulted.


The item allows players to whiz around in the sky and it turned even the most straightforward gunfights into a nightmare. It’s hard to find anyone who enjoyed having jetpacks in Fortnite.

#4 – Drum Gun

The AR/SMG hybrid monster that is the Drum Gun is arguably the second most overpowered non-explosive weapon that’s ever been in Fortnite (see below for #1).

Introduced in Season 4, the Drum Gun quickly became the replacement weapon for the nerfed Double Pump meta, as its ability to tear through structures and players was unparalleled during the time it was in the game.


#3 – Mounted Turret

The only item in this list not to have been vaulted (yet), the Mounted Turret has quickly established itself as one of the most overpowered items in the game’s history, despite having just been added within the last two weeks.

It’s extremely powerful in its damage and rate of fire, and the fact that players can carry and use multiple turrets to avoid the cooldown period makes it even more OP.


Since its release, Epic have nerfed it THREE times, and it still proves to be a nuisance for virtually everyone who comes across it.

#2 – Guided Missile Launcher

Explosives can be a powerful tool in Fortnite, but none has ever been more powerful than the Guided Missile Launcher.

The original version of the Guided Missile allowed players to remotely direct lethal rockets at enemy players and teams, all while sitting comfortably behind cover without having to worry about getting shot back.

The item was removed from the game a month after release, nerfed, and brought back, only to still be too overpowered and was subsequently vaulted again.

Honorable Mentions

Before we get to the number one most overpowered weapon, there are a few items that did not make the list but were overpowered enough to still be mentioned.

This list includes the original Boogie Bomb pre-nerf, Remote Explosives (C4), the brand new Dynamite, and Double Pump meta (pre-patch).

#1 – Zapatron

Yes, an item that probably 99% of the Fortnite player-base has never heard of is the most overpowered weapon in the game’s history.

The Zapatron was a sniper rifle that shot electric blasts instead of bullets, and it was powerful enough to eliminate multiple players with a single shot at extremely long distances.

Here is the official in-game description of the item from the v1.63 patch notes:

The Zapotron can be used to fire electric blasts in short bursts, or charged up to release an enormous amount of damage! Fire sparingly, as Cell Ammo is extremely limited. This weapon is only available in Supply Drops.

This weapon was so OP that Epic removed it from the game on October 5, 2017, less than two weeks after the first version of the game was released.


How to find Tony Stark’s secret laboratory for Fortnite Week 7 challenge

Published: 8/Oct/2020 11:15

by Matt Porter


The grind never stops for Fortnite players, with Week 7 of Season 4 officially here bringing new challenges and tasks for fans to sink their teeth into. This week, one of the most difficult asks you to discover Tony Stark’s secret Lake House laboratory. Here’s everything you need to complete this challenge.

The Marvel theme continues in Season 4, as Earth’s mightiest heroes prepare for the inevitable attack from the evil Galactus. The supervillain is on his way to the Fortnite island, intent on altering the reality of the game forever, but our heroes are already preparing for the upcoming showdown.


These heroes have been taking over locations on the island for weeks, and while many are marked on the map to make them easy to find, some are hidden. One of these hidden areas is Tony Stark’s secret Lake House laboratory, which players need to find for this Season 4, Week 7 challenge.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
Epic Games
Tony Stark has a named location in Season 4, but also has a secret laboratory too.

Where to find Stark’s secret Lake House lab

Seeing as it’s Stark’s secret laboratory, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that it isn’t marked on the map to make this challenge easier. What makes it harder is that there are a number of lakes on the island, so finding it accidentally suddenly becomes even more difficult. The good news is that we’ve done all the detective work for you, and can confirm that the lab is located in the north-east corner of the map, close to Steamy Stacks, and on the other side of the lake from Stark Industries.

Map showing location of Stark's secret lab.
Epic Games
Map showing the location of Tony Stark’s Lake House lab.

Once you head around the lake, you need to find the Lake House, which sits just on the edge of the water, with some massive bushes around it. Don’t head inside thinking you’ll find the lab in there though, as what you’re looking for is actually outside instead.

Head to those large bushes that sit outside, and use your pickaxe to break them, which should uncover a special door that will take you into Iron Man’s secret workshop.

Fortnite character breaking metal door.
Epic Games
Players can break down the metal door to get inside.

Once you make it inside, you’ll find that there isn’t too much to look at, although there are some weapons, consumables, and ammo sitting as floor loot that you can pick up and take with you as you hunt for Victory Royales.

Inside Stark's secret Fortnite lab.
Epic Games
There are weapons and chests inside the lab.

Step-by-step guide to finding Tony Stark’s secret Lake House laboratory

  1. Head to the Stark Industries, and walk around the adjoining lake towards Steamy Stacks.
  2. Walk over to the lake house on the shore, and destroy the bushes beside it.
  3. Enter through the secret entrance to Tony Stark’s secret laboratory to complete the challenge.

Once you’re inside the lab, you should receive a notification in the top left of your screen confirming that you’ve completed the challenge, which means you can head back out and into the action.

It’s definitely worth taking on this task if you’re hoping to complete your Season 4 Battle Pass, as like the other Week 7 challenges, this offers a massive 25,000 XP boost to help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.