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The Best Weapons in Fortnite: Save the World (PvE)

The Best Weapons in Fortnite: Save the World (PvE)

Detailed analysis and comparison of the best weapons in Fortnite Save the World

The Best Weapons in
Fortnite: Save the World(PvE)

Introduction

Fortnite: Save the World lets you acquire weapons either by crafting or looting and features 6 rarity types: Legendary, Epic, Rare, Uncommon, Common and Handmade. Higher rarity weapons are generally better than their more common counterparts, which doesn't necessarily mean that weapons other than Legendaries are useless. Many of the lower rarity firearms and melee weapons can outclass Legendary ones in some aspects, but as you can probably imagine, this list will feature Legendaries mostly, 'cause they are the best overall. We have decided to feature three of the best weapons from each class (for now, we will expand this list in the future).

Table of Contents​​​​​​

1. Assault Rifles
2. Sniper Rifles
3. Pistols
4. Shotguns
5. Explosive Weapons
6. Melee Weapons

 

The Best Assault Rifles

Assault Rifles are one of the most universal weapons available in the Fortnite: Save the World. They come in three fire-mode variants: Burst-fire, semi-automatic, and fully-automatic, so everyone will find an assault rifle that suits his playstyle.


Siegebreaker
Rarity Legendary 
Ammunition Type Light Bullets
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 23; 12; 59
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 5%; +50%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 30; 2,3
Durability 375
Weapon Description - Great durability, high rate of fire and good damage per shot make Siegebreaker an excellent Medium to Close range weapon. Thanks to good accuracy it is also very good at long-range combat. Thanks to these properties Siegebreaker is the best Assault Rifle currently available in Fortnite: Save the World. If you want a Siegebreaker with a nicer skin or you are a collector, you can look for a Founder's edition: the Nocturno.

 


Razorblade
Rarity Legendary 
Ammunition Type Light Bullets
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 32; 8,18; 75
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 5%; +50%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 30; 2,3
Durability 375
Weapon Description - Razorblade fires its ammo in 3-shot bursts, which makes it very accurate even at long ranges. It excells in dynamic combat, where you rarely stop moving. Thanks to its high damage per shot and good stopping power (Impact) Razorblade is the best choice for medium-range combat.

 


Hammercrush
Rarity Legendary 
Ammunition Type Shells 'n' Slugs
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 75; 3,5; 188
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 10%; +75%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 10; 2,7
Durability 375
Weapon Description - Hammercrush is a hard-hitting,  semi-automatic weapon with great stopping power. Its slow rate of fire is somewhat compensated by good accuracy. This will be the best choice if you're good at aiming and don't waste too much precious ammo.

 

 


Honorable Mention - Grave Digger
Rarity Legendary 
Ammunition Type Medium Bullets
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 30; 8; 77
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 5%; +50%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 40; 2,7
Durability 375
Weapon Description - Grave Digger trades its rate of fire for damage per shot and stopping power, which makes it a top choice for medium to close-range combat situations. The main drawback of this rifle is its rarity; Grave Digger was featured as an event reward and a limited time offer in the Weekly Store and is now available in the aftermarket only. If you are a collector, you should definitely try to get your hands on one of those!

The Best Sniper Rifles

Sniper Rifles are Fortnite's ultimate Long-Range weapons, best suited for taking down Husks from a safe distance. They have great stopping power and high damage per shot statistics but lack in the rate of fire department.


Super Shredder
Rarity Legendary 
Ammunition Type Shells 'n' Slugs
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 180; 1; 540
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 10%; +50%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 8; 6
Durability 375
Weapon Description - Super Shredder strong points are its very good accuracy, minimal bullet spread, and very high damage per shot, it doesn't have a scope, however. Thanks to its relatively high ammo capacity, it is able to dish out massive amounts of punishment at any range. There is no surprise, that Super Shredder is considered one of the best weapons in the game.

 


One Shot
Rarity Legendary 
Ammunition Type Heavy Bullets
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 105; 0,8; 540
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 10%; +75%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 5; 3
Durability 375
Weapon Description - One Shot is a powerful, bolt-action, long-range weapon. What it lacks in rate of fire, it certainly more than makes up for with raw firepower. Bullets fired from this gun have an ability to pierce through monsters, so taking down multiple lined up enemies with a single shot is possible.

 


Triple Tap
Rarity Legendary 
Ammunition Type Medium Bullets
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 44; 4,8; 150
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 5%; +75%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 15; 3
Durability 375
Weapon Description - Triple Tap sits in a middle ground between Supershredder and the One Shot. Its damage per shot isn't as high, but it fires in 3-shot bursts (1 burst deals ~132 damage) which lets it chew through the Husks quickly.

The Best Pistols

Pistols play a secondary role in most of the shooter games. They are either underpowered or inaccurate which makes them just not useful. This is not the case in Fortnite: Save the World, however! Thanks to Class-specific buffs Pistols are a must have weapons for many players.


Dragon's Breath
Rarity Legendary 
Ammunition Type Shells 'n' Slugs
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 264; 1; 960
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 5%; +50%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 2; 2,4
Durability 375
Weapon Description - Dragon's Breath might as well be called a Shotgun. It fires a wide blast of pellets that deal 264 damage to enemies in range. This immense firepower comes at a price of an extremely low rate of fire and 2 shell magazine size. Dragon's Breath is a must-have last line of defense for every player.

 


Founder's Revolt
Rarity Epic 
Ammunition Type Light Bullets
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 29; 8; 70,3
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 5%; +50%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 20; 1,6
Durability 280
Weapon Description - Founder's Revolt has a very good rate of fire and magazine size for a pistol and it is very accurate to boot which more than compensates for its mediocre damage per shot. This is the best choice if you need a backup weapon in case your primary runs out of ammo in the middle of a fight.

 


Bolt Bolt
Rarity Legendary 
Ammunition Type Medium Bullets
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 45; 5; 180
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 10%; +75%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 10; 1,6
Durability 375

Weapon Description - Bolt Bolt's main feature is its target-piercing ammo, which allows damaging multiple enemies with a single shot. However, It is very unwieldy and suffers from a high recoil, which limits its uses a little bit.

The Best Shotguns

Shotguns are the ultimate close-range combat firearms in the Fortnite: Save the World, and should not be overlooked as they have the ability to save you from even the direst close quarters combat situations.


Tigerjaw
Rarity Legendary 
Ammunition Type Shells 'n' Slugs
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 96; 4; 204
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 5%; +50%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 10; 2,7
Durability 375
Weapon Description - Tigerjaw, thanks to its good rate of fire, powerful shells, and descent magazine size is an ultimate close range firearm, that can deal with multiple Husks in a blink of an eye.

 


Thunderbolt
Rarity Legendary 
Ammunition Type Shells 'n' Slugs
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 113; 3; 900
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 10%; +50%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 2; 3,5
Durability 375
Weapon Description - Thunderbolt is best suited for dealing with Husk swarms. It deals massive damage and knockback to enemies in a wide cone; it has very long reloading time and low ammo capacity, however. It is the best weapon for keeping the Husk horde at bay.

 


Helium Shotgun
Rarity Legendary
Ammunition Type Energy Cells
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 206; 1,3; 300
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 5%; +50%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 12; 4
Durability 375
Weapon Description - Slugs fired from Helium Shotgun have enemy piercing capabilities and minimal shell dropoff over distance. They also deal a massive amount of energy damage which is effective against all enemy types. This makes The Helium Shotgun one of the best medium to close range weapons in Fortnite: Save the World.

 

The Best Explosive Weapons

Explosive weapons deal massive amounts of damage to multiple enemies at a time and are very effective against Husk swarms because of that. Their massive firepower comes at a price of very low durability, however.


Noble Launcher
Rarity Legendary 
Ammunition Type Rockets
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 375; 0,5; 1500
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 5%; +50%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 3; 3,4
Durability 30
Weapon Description - Noble Launcher fires powerful, piercing energy pulses, and can be charged up for a wider tile blast. This flexibility makes it the best explosive weapon in Save The World, despite its rather low durability.

 


Quad Launcher
Rarity Legendary 
Ammunition Type Rockets
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 44; 0,75; 293
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 10%; +50%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 4; 3,5
Durability 15
Weapon Description - Don't let the low number in a "damage" column fool you, the Quad Launcher is one of the most powerful weapons in the game. It owes this status to its stun ability, which results in unbelievably high crowd control capabilities. Quad Launcher can buy you a lot of precious time when a vast Husk horde is approaching your position.

 


Bazooka
Rarity Legendary 
Ammunition Type Rockets
Damage per Shot; Rate of Fire; Impact 450; 0,75; 3000
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 5%; +50%
Magazine Size; Reload Time 1; 1,8
Durability 15
Weapon Description - Bazooka is best suited for dealing massive amounts of splash damage to hordes or more tanky enemies, it also has a high knockback, and doesn't consume ammunition but is not very durable.

 

The Best Melee Weapons

Melee weapons are not very popular among Fortnite: Save the World players (except Ninja class), and get overlooked most often, which does not change the fact that they can deal massive amounts of damage in close quarters combat situations. Please note that there are many melee weapon classes in the game, but we have decided to look at them collectively.


Huskcleaver
Rarity Legendary 
Damage per Hit; Impact 51; 102
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 15%; +50%
Attack Speed 1,714
Durability 375
Weapon Description - This sword can mow down multiple enemies at a time, and lets you launch a Spinning Slash for a high knockback, and massive damage.

 


Stabsworth the III
Rarity Legendary 
Damage per Hit; Impact 45; 43
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 10%; +50%
Attack Speed 2,464
Durability 375
Weapon Description - This Light Sword features a very fast attack rate, which gives its wielder ability to do high amounts of sustained damage. Its Quick Slash ability deals massive damage with high knockback. Overall, this is the best Light Sword in the game for damage dealing and crowd control.

 


Husk Stomper
Rarity Legendary 
Damage per Hit; Impact 52; 293
Crit Chance; Crit Damage 15%; +50%
Attack Speed 1,333
Durability 275
Weapon Description - This Rocket-Powered High-Tech Hammer deals high amounts of damage and has a great knockback. It also features a whirlwind attack that is great for knocking back multiple enemies.

 

END NOTE

Please note that this is an early version of the guide and that we plan to expand it further in the future, so leave us your feedback in the comment section below.

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