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Check out the Best Weapon and Guns Ranking for Fortnite Battle Royale! Learn the stats & strategies for the most popular weapons currently in the game.

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Weapon Ranking

Weapon Type List

Weapon Ranking is Based On:

1. Effective Range

Effective Range

Each weapon has an effective range where they perform at their best. Weapons that are capable of being useful across different ranges are highly advantageous in the game.

2. Versatility Across Game Modes

Versatility Across Game Modes

In this ranking, we'll be taking into the account the ability of weapons to perform well across different game modes and not just in certain situations.

3. Overall DPS

Overall DPS

Damage per Second highly dictates how powerful a weapon is. This will show the capabilities of a weapon in taking down enemies and structures.

Different Criterias For Solos And Teams

The weapons ranked in their article each have a different effectiveness in the context of playing solos or within teams.

Criteria For Solos

Weapons ranked under Solos must be able to help you easily defend yourself in battle. These weapons can give you the advantage in combat and do not need other support from other players to do well.

Criteria For Teams

Weapons ranked under Teams will only perform well if the team can complement the actions of the weapon being used. Lack of communication with your teammates may render the effectiveness of those weapons to useless.

Best Weapon Ranking: S Rank

S Tier Rank Weapons

S-Rank weapons are fairly easy to use and are effective in most game modes with relatively high damage and low-medium rarities. This makes it so that even beginners can effectively use them!

WeaponDescription
Assault RifleAssault Rifle (★4,5)- More than 100 damage in 3 shots
- Tight bullet spread
- Can be used at any distance
Drum Gun UncommonDrum Gun- High DPS
- Big magazine size
Rocket LauncherRocket Launcher- High Building destruction power
- Explosions deal damage to a large area of effects
- Deals massive amounts of damage
Heavy Sniper Heavy Sniper-Can create openings in enemy forts with one shot
-Lower bullet drop makes shots easier to track
-4 second reload time after every shot
Combat Shotgun LegendaryCombat Shotgun- High DPS as a shotgun
- High Fire Rate and fast reload speed
- Effective in close & mid range
- Deadly in close range
Tactical Shotgun Tactical Shotgun - Fastest fire rate among shotguns
- Good magazine size
- Very effective in short-range combat
Suppressed Sniper Rifle IconSuppressed Sniper Rifle- Suppressed shots make it difficult for enemies to spot you
- Effective when engaging enemies at long range
Tactical Assault Rifle Icon Tactical Assault Rifle- High fire rate Assault Rifle with an extended magazine
- Niche weapon for fighting within and between close to mid-range
Proximity Grenade Launcher Icon Proximity Grenade Launcher- Automatically explodes when the grenade in proximity of enemies
- Can do attacks from side/behind using arching and bouncing projectile

S Tier Rank Consumable Items

ItemDescription
Rift-To-GoRift-To-Go- Excellent for escapes, repositioning, and ambushing enemies
- Great for increasing movespeed when running from the storm
Glider IconGlider- Allows for versatile options when traversing the map
- Can be used to avoid taking fall damage
Storm Flip IconStorm Flip- Capable of turning the tides of battle
- Can be used for map control
WeaponDescription
Grenade LauncherGrenade Launcher - Can wipe out enemy forts with its high Building destructive power
- Easy to use against structures
Assault Rifle Assault Rifle (★1,2,3)- Effectiveness across all ranges
- Versatile weapon that can be used to engage several combat situations
Minigun Minigun- Can pressure enemies with its fast fire rate
- Useful to draw enemy attention
- Can easily take down structures
Heavy Sniper Heavy Sniper-Can create openings in enemy forts with one shot
-Lower bullet drop makes shots easier to track
-4 second reload time after every shot
Tactical Assault Rifle Icon Tactical Assault Rifle- Extremely fast fire rate compared to other Assault Rifles
- Great for providing cover or offensive support at close to mid-range
Proximity Grenade Launcher Icon Proximity Grenade Launcher- Automatically explodes when the grenade in proximity of enemies
- Can do attacks from side/behind using arching and bouncing projectile

S Tier Rank Consumable Items

ItemDescription
Rift-To-GoRift-To-Go- Excellent for team escapes, repositioning, and ambushing enemies
- Great for increasing movespeed when running from the storm
Storm Flip IconStorm Flip- Capable of turning the tides of battle
- Can be used for map control

Best Weapon Ranking: A Rank

A Tier Rank Weapons

A-Rank weapons are almost as powerful as S Rank weapons with just a little deviation. Effectiveness changes depending on how players utilize these weapons.

WeaponDescription
Assault Rifle Assault Rifle (★1,2,3)- Effective across all ranges
- Can be used to destroy structures
Minigun Minigun- Has very high DPS
- One of the best in destroying structures
- Has a shooting delay and a wind-up time
Hand CannonHand Cannon- One shot damage is at 75~78
- Deals high damage to buildings
Grenade Launcher Grenade Launcher- Can take down structures quickly
- Explosive power can kill enemies instantly
Heavy Sniper Heavy Sniper- Extremely high damage per shot to both enemies and structures
- Low bullet drop compared to other sniper rifles
- Extremely long reload time after every shot
Infantry Rifle IconInfantry Rifle- Highly precise shots that deal a ton of damage
- Not very good at destroying structures
Burst SMGBurst SMG- More versatile SMG as bullet spray is controlled
- Most effective at 4-7 tiles away from target

A Tier Rank Consumable Items

ItemDescription
Boogie Bomb IconBoogie Bomb- Can leave enemies exposed for a short period of time
- Explodes in a small area of effect
Stink Bomb IconStink Bomb- Can penetrate through walls, damaging enemies
- Forces enemies to reposition
Dynamite IconDynamite- Can instantly destroy buildings
- Deals high damage to a large area of effect
WeaponDescription
Heavy Assault RifleHeavy Assault Rifle
(★1, 2, 3)
- Deals high shot damage and DPS
- Excellent when used in mid-range shootouts
Infantry Rifle IconInfantry Rifle- Highly precise shots that deal a ton of damage
- Not very good at destroying structures
Scoped Assault Rifle Scoped Assault Rifle- Dishes out effective damage at mid- to long-range combat
- Can instantly hit enemies from a distance
- Ineffective in close-range combat
Glider IconGlider- Allows for versatile options when traversing the map
- Can be used to avoid taking fall damage
Burst SMGBurst SMG- High damage at close-range
- Controlled bullet spray thanks to burst firing method

A Tier Rank Consumable Items

ItemDescription
Stink Bomb IconStink Bomb- Can penetrate through walls, damaging enemies
- Forces enemies to reposition
Boogie Bomb IconBoogie Bomb- Can leave enemies exposed for a short period of time
- Explodes in a small area of effect
Dynamite IconDynamite- Can instantly destroy buildings
- Deals high damage to a large area of effect

Best Weapon Ranking: B Rank

B Tier Rank Weapons

B Rank weapons are reliable enough to create medium to high damage per hit. They are still not extremely difficult to use, have medium rarity, but may need more experience to use.

WeaponDescription
Flint-Knock Pistol IconFlint-Knock Pistol- Great for avoiding fall damage
Dual Pistols IconDual Pistols- Can be used from close to mid range
- High damage if both shots connect

B Tier Rank Consumable Items

ItemDescription
Grenade IconGrenade- Great for destroying structures
- Can be used to deal damage to an area of effect
WeaponDescription
Flint-Knock Pistol IconFlint-Knock Pistol- Great for avoiding fall damage
Dual Pistols IconDual Pistols- Can be used from close to mid range
- High damage if both shots connect

B Tier Rank Consumable Items

ItemDescription
Grenade IconGrenade- Great for destroying structures
- Can be used to deal damage to an area of effect

Best Weapon Ranking: C Rank

C Tier Rank Weapons

C Rank weapons are okay weapons to have in your arsenal. They will be able to get the job done, but should be swapped out if a better weapon comes along.

WeaponDescription
Suppressed Pistol IconSuppressed Pistol- Suppressed shots make it difficult for enemies to spot you
- Semi-automatic firing mode
Scoped Assault Rifle IconScoped Assault Rifle- Easy to hit enemies at longer ranges
- Hard to use in close range encounters
WeaponDescription
Suppressed Pistol IconSuppressed Pistol- Suppressed shots make it difficult for enemies to spot you
- Semi-automatic firing mode

Best Weapon Ranking: D Rank

D Tier Rank Weapons

D Rank Weapons are not very effective in most situations. However, they are still better to have in your loadout rather than having nothing. These weapons are ranked low in the priority list.

WeaponDescription
Pistol IconPistol- Small magazine size
- Difficult to fire due to high recoil
WeaponDescription
Pistol IconPistol- Small magazine size
- Difficult to fire due to high recoil

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