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

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Weapon Ranking

Weapon Type List

Check out the All Weapon Damage & Stats!

Best 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 Chart

Best Weapon Ranking for Solo

RatingWeapons
S ranking


A ranking

B ranking
C ranking
D ranking
Best Weapon Ranking for Squads
RatingWeapons
S ranking




A ranking
B ranking
C ranking
D ranking

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- More than 100 damage in 3 shots
- Tight bullet spread
- Can be used at any distance
Tactical ShotgunTactical Shotgun- Massive headshot damage due to 2.25 multiplier
- Can instantly eliminate an enemy if they are not fully shielded using a headshot
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
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
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
Infantry Rifle IconInfantry Rifle- Highly precise shots that deal a ton of damage
- Not very good at destroying structures
Heavy Assault RifleHeavy Assault Rifle- Deals high shot damage and DPS
- Excellent when used in mid-range shootouts
Drum Gun UncommonDrum Gun- High DPS
- Big magazine size
Suppressed Submachine Gun IconSuppressed Submachine Gun- Great DPS due to high fire rate
- Suppressed shots allow for stealthy kills
- Can easily destroy structures
Pump ShotgunPump Shotgun- Capable of one-hit eliminations via head shots
- Excellent at close range
- Shot power decreases at longer ranges
Tactical ShotgunTactical Shotgun- High Fire rate and decent damage
- 8 bullets
- Shot power decreases at longer ranges

S Tier Rank Consumable Items

ItemDescription
Junk Rift IconJunk Rift- Effective against camping enemies
Stink Bomb IconStink Bomb- Force enemies to move out
Shockwave Grenade IconShockwave Grenade- Can help your mobility
- Negates fall damage
Zapper Trap IconZapper Trap- Effective against campers
- Can get in the way of healing enemies

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
Automatic Sniper RifleAutomatic Sniper Rifle- Automatic firing method
- 30+ damage per shot
- Works best in mid-range
Bolt-Action Sniper RifleBolt-Action Sniper Rifle- High damage with every shot
- Single-shot magazine
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
Drum ShotgunDrum Shotgun- Powerful at 200 DPS
-Short-range, automatic shotgun
Infantry Rifle IconInfantry Rifle (1 ~ 3)- Highly precise shots that deal a ton of damage
- Not very good at destroying structures

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
Grenade IconGrenade- Effective against camping enemies

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
Revolver Revolver- Easy to connect headshot
- Good for mid-range battles

B Tier Rank Consumable Items

ItemDescription
Shield Bubble IconShield Bubble- Perfect defensive item against distant enemies
- Situational item

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

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
Revolver RARE Revolver (1 ~ 3)- Slow reloading time
- 6-bullet magazine

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