Like many survival games, weapon durability is an important thing to keep track of in Fortnite. As you shoot and loot your way through the map, you'll notice the durability of your weapons slowly deteriorating -- which can be especially disconcerting when you're just now getting used to that awesome new legendary weapon you were lucky enough to loot.
When this happens, your first instinct will probably be to search for how to repair weapons in Fortnite -- but that's not going to go so well.
Unfortunately, your options for keeping that weapon indefinitely are pretty limited, as there is currently no way to repair weapons in Fortnite. You do, however, have two options for replacing your weapons with identical ones. While they may not be ideal, they are the best replacement players have for weapon repair in Fortnite.
Sadly, the first method for finding replacement weapons is through random looting. Just like how you probably got your beloved weapon in the first place, you can try to obtain another one by looting containers and chests found throughout Fortnite's map. Succeeding with this method, however, is both tedious and statistically improbable. You are really better off just going straight to method 2.
The far more efficient way of obtaining a steady supply of your favorite weapon is by obtaining that weapon's schematic. Weapon schematics can be found from completing quests, completing parts of the collection book, and from opening Llama Pinatas. The schematics you obtain from quests can be either fixed or random depending on the quest, while the collection book and Llama schematics are pseudo-randomized based on rarity level. (You can check out our guide to Fornite's collection book to find out which schematic rewards are unlocked when. )
Once you've finally obtained the schematic, however, it's yours for the keeping and you can use it to craft its respective item as many times as you want. Just be aware that you'll need to obtain the necessary crafting materials in order to make it -- but that shouldn't be a problem with our exploration and resource gathering guide to help you out.
You might be disappointed that Fortnite doesn't have any way to repair weapons, but at least not all hope is lost. With an armory full of schematics at your disposal, you shouldn't have to worry too much about trying to survive without good weapons.
What weapons have you found that you wish you could just keep forever? Let us know down below and feel free to check out any of our other Fortnite guides here on Gameskinny.
With the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1, a lot of things are changing in the popular online battle royale game. With the addition of things like fishing and the ability to hide in dumpsters, the game has essentially reinvented itself. One other major change allows players to upgrade their weapons during a match by using an upgrade bench. Our guide will take you step by step through upgrading your weapons in Fortnite as well as share all of the upgrade bench locations that we have found.
Often times after dying, players will say that if they just had a better weapon, they would have survived. With the addition of Fortnite upgrade benches, that excuse is now invalid. Now, if you have a handful of materials and a base weapon, you can upgrade your weapons from Uncommon to Legendary with the click of a button.
Each weapon upgrade in Fortnite will require four things: wood, brick, steel, and a base weapon. The amount of materials you will need to upgrade your weapon in Fortnite is going to depend on the rarity of your base weapon.
For example, if you want to upgrade an uncommon weapon to a common, you’ll need 50 of each material. From there, you’ll need 100 of each material per rarity level. To keep things from getting confusing, below is a list of the material amounts needed to upgrade a weapon based on its rarity.
To use an upgrade bench, approach the bench with the weapon you’d like to upgrade in your hand. As you get close to the bench, you’ll see all of the requirements needed to upgrade that specific weapon. As long as you have the necessary materials, you can easily upgrade your weapon by following the on screen commands.
There are a couple of different upgrade bench locations in Fortnite, spread out across the new map. The majority of them are located in named locations, however, some will be in unmarked buildings and locations. You can see seven different Fortnite upgrade bench locations on the map below.
Unfortunately, while upgrade benches can appear in these locations each match, it isn’t guaranteed. This means that you might visit one of the locations on the map, but won’t find an upgrade bench. For that reason, you’ll want to keep our map handy, so you know where the nearest Fortnite upgrade bench location is at all times.
These are the best guns and melee weapons for Fortnite: Save the World PvE for them or crafting a weapon from its Schematic, and most Schematics are mode offers weapons as six different rarity types: Handmade, Common, when it comes to ranged weaponry, but even Epic weapons can outclass.
Fortnite weapons include snipers, shotguns, SMGs, assault rifles, rocket and grenade launchers, and many more. There are a ton of different weapons to get to grips with in Fortnite Battle Royale, and every single type of weapons can come in multiple rarity versions. In this Fortnite best weapons guide, we'll be providing you with a complete list of the best weapons in Fortnite, so you always know which guns deal the most damage to the head and body areas of an opponent.
Firstly, we'll put together our list of the best Fortnite weapons. This list draws from all the best weapons that are current in the game, based on how many situations they can be effective in, as well as damage power and range.
But where can you find the best weapons in Fortnite Battle Royale? If you want a complete walkthrough of the best locations spread out across the entire map, you can check out our complete Fortnite best places to land guide.
There's a huge amount of weapons in Fortnite, each dealing different amounts of damage depending where on the body you hit an enemy. Below, we'll be breaking down in detail all the Fortnite weapon damage stats, so you know which weapons are the strongest in their category.
|Weapon||Rarity||Body Damage||Headshot Damage||Reload Time|
|M4 Assault Rifle||Common||30 damage||60 damage||2.3 seconds|
|M4 Assault Rifle||Uncommon||31 damage||62 damage||2.2 seconds|
|M4 Assault Rifle||Rare||33 damage||66 damage||2.2 seconds|
|SCAR Assault Rifle||Epic||35 damage||70 damage||2.1 seconds|
|SCAR Assault Rifle||Legendary||36 damage||72 damage||2.1 seconds|
|Burst Assault Rifle||Common||27 damage||54 damage||2.9 seconds|
|Burst Assault Rifle||Uncommon||29 damage||58 damage||2.7 seconds|
|Burst Assault Rifle||Rare||30 damage||60 damage||2.6 seconds|
|M4 Assault Rifle||Common||30 damage||60 damage||2.3 seconds|
|FAMAS Assault Rifle||Epic||32 damage||64 damage||2.5 seconds|
|FAMAS Assault Rifle||Legendary||33 damage||66 damage||2.3 seconds|
|Scoped Assault Rifle||Rare||23 damage||46 damage||2.3 seconds|
|Scoped Assault Rifle||Epic||24 damage||48 damage||2.2 seconds|
|Thermal Assault Rifle||Epic||36 damage||72 damage||2.3 seconds|
|Thermal Assault Rifle||Legendary||37 damage||74 damage||2.1 seconds|
|Heavy Assault Rifle||Rare||44 damage||88 damage||2.8 seconds|
|Heavy Assault Rifle||Epic||46 damage||92 damage||2.7 seconds|
|Heavy Assault Rifle||Legendary||48 damage||96 damage||2.5 seconds|
|Suppressed Assault Rifle||Epic||32 damage||64 damage||2.2 seconds|
|Suppressed Assault Rifle||Legendary||33 damage||66 damage||2.1 seconds|
|Pump Shotgun||Common||95 damage||190 damage||4.8 seconds|
|Pump Shotgun||Uncommon||100 damage||200 damage||4.6 seconds|
|Pump Shotgun||Rare||105 damage||210 damage||4.4 seconds|
|Pump Shotgun||Epic||110 damage||220 damage||4.2 seconds|
|Pump Shotgun||Legendary||116 damage||60232 damage||4.0 seconds|
|Tactical Shotgun||Uncommon||67 damage||134 damage||6.3 seconds|
|Tactical Shotgun||Rare||70 damage||140 damage||6.0 seconds|
|Tactical Shotgun||Epic||74 damage||148 damage||5.7 seconds|
|Heavy Shotgun||Epic||74 damage||185 damage||5.9 seconds|
|Heavy Shotgun||Legendary||77 damage||192 damage||5.6 seconds|
|SMG||Common||17 damage||34 damage||2.4 seconds|
|SMG||Uncommon||18 damage||36 damage||2.3 seconds|
|SMG||Rare||19 damage||38 damage||2.2 seconds|
|Compact SMG||Common||17 damage||34 damage||3.6 seconds|
|Compact SMG||Uncommon||18 damage||36 damage||3.5 seconds|
|Compact SMG||Rare||19 damage||38 damage||3.3 seconds|
|Compact SMG||Epic||21 damage||40 damage||3.1 seconds|
|Compact SMG||Legendary||22 damage||42 damage||3.0 seconds|
|Crossbow||Epic||40 damage||60 damage||2.5 seconds|
|Quad Launcher||Epic||80 damage||80 damage||4.8 seconds|
|Quad Launcher||Legendary||84 damage||84 damage||4.5 seconds|
|Grenade Launcher||Rare||100 damage||100 damage||3.0 seconds|
|Grenade Launcher||Epic||105 damage||105 damage||2.8 seconds|
|Grenade Launcher||Legendary||110 damage||110 damage||2.7 seconds|
|Rocket Launcher||Rare||110 damage||110 damage||2.8 seconds|
|Rocket Launcher||Epic||116 damage||116 damage||2.7 seconds|
|Rocket Launcher||Legendary||121 damage||121 damage||2.5 seconds|
|Hunting Rifle||Uncommon||86 damage||215 damage||1.9 seconds|
|Hunting Rifle||Rare||90 damage||225 damage||1.8 seconds|
|Bolt Action Sniper||Rare||105 damage||262 damage||3.0 seconds|
|Bolt Action Sniper||Epic||110 damage||275 damage||2.8 seconds|
|Bolt Action Sniper||Legendary||116 damage||290 damage||2.7 seconds|
|Heavy Sniper||Epic||150 damage||375 damage||4.3 seconds|
|Heavy Sniper||Legendary||157 damage||392 damage||4.1 seconds|
|Suppressed Sniper||Epic||100 damage||250 damage||2.7 seconds|
|Suppressed Sniper||Legendary||105 damage||262 damage||2.7 seconds|
With shotguns, you obviously want to pack a heavy punch. While shotguns are obviously one of the more powerful weapon types in the entire game in terms of raw damage ratings (up there with sniper rifles and rocket launchers), the obvious drawback is that they can useless from a certain range.
When picking an entry for the best shotgun in Fortnite Battle Royale, it’s hard to pick between the Heavy Shotgun, or the Pump Shotgun. In terms of damage per shot, the legendary version of the Pump Shotgun reigns supreme, with 110 base damage.
But if you want a faster firing shotgun, then the Heavy Shotgun is the best in the game. It’s got a higher fire rate than the Pump Shotgun, with a better rating of 1.0 to 0.7, and it also boasts a better damage rating to structures. Basically, you can’t really go wrong with the legendary versions of either the Pump Shotgun or the Heavy Shotgun, as either can take out an opponent with a single decent hit to the head.
With assault rifles in Fortnite Battle Royale, there’s a lot to choose from. For starters, you’ve got your basic M16-type assault rifle, or you’ve got plenty of burst assault rifles to choose from. Then you’ve got the elite SCAR-type assault rifles in the epic and legendary rarities, before moving onto the Suppressed Assault Rifles, and the Heavy Assault Rifles, two of the best types of weapons in all of Fortnite Battle Royale.
When it comes to the best assault rifles available in Fortnite, we’d recommend the Suppressed Assault Rifle. With a damage rating of 33 at the legendary rarity level, it doesn’t sacrifice damage for stealth, and you can never go wrong with a suppressed weapon in Battle Royale, since you don’t want to draw the attention of many players on your way to a victory royale.
But, you also can’t go wrong with either the legendary SCAR-type assault rifle, or the Heavy Assault Rifle. The Heavy Assault Rifle has the higher damage rating of 48, while the legendary assault rifle has a higher firing rate of 5.5. They’re also extremely accurate weapons from range, and you can actually use them to battle snipers from a distance.
The submachine guns in Fortnite Battle Royale are the fastest firing type of weapons in the entire game (perhaps with the exception of the light machine gun). While the SMGs in Fortnite aren’t the hardest hitting weapons in the game, they’re essential for players who aren’t the most accurate with aiming.
There’s an easy choice here for the best SMG in Fortnite Battle Royale, and it’s the legendary Compact SMG. A firing rate of 10 and a damage rating of 21 combine to make a damage per second rating of an almighty 210 points, making it one of the best weapons in the game for taking down down players who have a full shield incredibly quickly.
Although hunting rifles can come under consideration as sniper rifles, they don’t even come close to the power of the actual sniper rifles in Fortnite. The two main choices for this category are between the Heavy Sniper Rifles, and the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifles, both of which are capable of taking out a player with a single hit.
But if we had to pick out of the two main choices for the best sniper in Fortnite, we’d go with the Heavy Sniper Rifle. Although you have to reload the weapon after every shot, the legendary Heavy Sniper Rifle has a base damage of 157, so even if the enemy player has a their shield meter half full, you can still take them out in a single hit.
However if you prefer stealth and striking from the shadows, then you might want to go with the new Suppressed Assault Rifle, which Epic only just added in on January 8. With a slightly lesser damage rating of 105, you don’t have to sacrifice damage power for stealth, and you can take out a player without a shield in one hit.
Estimated time to platinum / 100%: 999+ hours
Missable trophies: None
Glitched trophies: None
difficulty related: None
Welcome to the Fortnite Trophy Guide! While Fortnite’s most popular game mode is Battle Royale, its trophy set focuses on the “Save The World” mode where the player takes the role of commander of home base shelters, collecting resources and saving survivors from the storm.
In the tutorial, you will learn the basics of the game (e.g Building, Crafting, Crafting weapons, different types of enemies, etc.)
The tutorial is very illustrative and explanatory, It will teach you everything you need to know for the rest of the game. It is recommended that you open your options by pressing and clicking on the gear icon. Go to controls and swap them to builder pro, This will help you a lot if you learn it from the beginning of the game.
You’ll be earning these trophies:
Take Out Those Husks
Some Sort of Rocket
Shelter from the Storm
The story of Fortnite: Save the World mode is very long and grindy, This isn’t a quick 6 – 8 hour long story like most games. This will probably take around 60 – 120 hours to complete! In addition to that, the full story of the game hasn’t even been released yet. The ‘Twine Peaks’ storyline acts still have yet to be released, but don’t worry too much as there aren’t any trophies relating to Twine Peaks and there will not be an expansion trophy list for Twine Peaks since there wasn’t one for Canny Valley Act 2 & Act 3.
During this step you’ll earn these trophies:
As you go through the story you will get more and more of these done passively but there may be a few that you don’t earn, so go back and complete it. Some side missions only unlock after completing specific story missions.
During this step you’ll earn the following trophies:
“This is where the fun begins,” said no one who owns this platinum trophy. Now that you’ve gone through everything it’s time to grind, grind, grind. Since you’ve finished the story there is no reason to pick your mission if you’re going for the platinum trophy. From this point on you should only use quickplay, which is located next to your Homebase Storm Shield on the map as a yellow question mark “?“.
Some general tips for this stage are:
Save every survivor you see.
During this step you’ll earn the following trophies:
|Hero of the Storm|
Earn all other Fortnite trophies to collect this trophy
This is the platinum trophy and thus will unlock when all other trophies in the base game are unlocked.
Craft your first weapon
Crafting weapons is an essential part of Fortnite PVE. You will first learn to craft weapons in the tutorial mission at the start of the game.
You craft weapons by pressing on the D-pad then scrolling of the schematic of the weapon you want to craft and pressing to craft, once you have the necessary resources.
There are multiple types of craftable weapons and rarities.
Below are the various types of weapons found in the game.
|Take Out Those Husks|
Protect the survivors
You’ll earn this trophy for completing the second part of the tutorial. This will be the first trophy you earn.
During this tutorial, you’ll learn how to craft weapons, build, place traps and learn about the most basic husks.
You will see examples of a base with traps, however, this is a very bad example of a base with traps since you will never see a similar scenario to this in the actual missions of the game. The best bases to build are square around the objective. You should protect and edit your floors too by removing the 2 furthest tiles on the floor.
|Some Sort of Rocket |
Complete your first mission
You’ll earn this trophy for completing the second part of the tutorial. This will be the second trophy you earn.
During this tutorial, you’ll learn about BluGlo and how it’s used in the game to progress missions (Shown on the image on the right side).
BluGlo is a blue substance around Fortnites maps. These can be collected during missions and are used to complete missions such as, Fight the Storm and Ride the Lightning. They can be found on the ground or by destroying Anomalies, whacking Trolls and BluGlo Siphons.
|Shelter from the Storm|
Complete “Homebase Storm Shield Defense 1”
Homebase Storm Shield Defenses are a main part of the Fortnite campaign, you’ll need to complete up to 6 per Quest Page and in Twine Peaks.
Go to “All Tied Up” For more details.
Unlock access to the Constructor Hero
The Constructor Hero is unlocked after completing the first Homebase Storm Shield Defense.
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Fortnite Weapons Crafting and Evolution Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about crafting and evolving weapons in the game.
In the fight against Husks, weapons are the only tool that can save players in Fortnite and are just as essential as the harvesting pick. However, unlike the harvesting pick, weapons have durability and will break over time requiring players to craft new ones depending on their play style.
Since there is no way to repair a weapon in the game, players need to constantly craft more weapons to make sure when they are facing tough enemies, players aren’t unprepared.
This Fornite Weapons Crafting guide will help players in crafting the best weapons for their use as well as upgrading and evolving those weapons for more effectiveness.
For more help on Fortnite, check out our Resource Gathering Guide, Treasure Chest Guide and Crystal Weapons Guide.
In our Fortnite Weapon Crafting And Evolution Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about crafting and evolving weapons in the game.
As mentioned earlier, since there is no repair system in the game, players constantly need to craft more weapons to be useful in combat. A light colored bar on the weapon icon indicates how much durability a weapon has so players need to keep an eye on that and craft new weapons before the current ones break.
In order to craft a weapon, players need to own schematics of the said weapon. These schematics vary in rarity ranging from common to legendary. The rarer a weapon, the more resources it will require crafting. However, all those extra resources also pay off as the weapon not only deals more damage but also has better durability.
Players can acquire these weapon schematics from Treasure Chests scattered across missions, as rewards for quests or as random drops from Loot Llamas.
Once players have a schematic they are interested in crafting, they need to check the weapon’s requirements from the Crafting tab. After gathering the required materials, players can press the craft button to add the weapon to their inventory.
In order to build even better quality weapons from the same rarity schematics, players can also upgrade those schematics by investing Schematic XP on them.
Players can gather Schematic XP as reward from Loot Llamas and other sources. Another great way to not only get XP but also clear up the limited inventory space is to Recycle old and lower quality schematic. Anything the players Recycle in the game rewards them with XP which can later be spent on upgrading something similar.
In the case of Fortnite weapon crafting, if players have a level 2 Rare schematic and a number of Common schematics, they can Recycle these Common ones to gain XP and then use this XP to upgrade the Rare schematic so that the weapon provides better stats.
After every 5 levels, a new stat bonus is unlocked on the schematic until players reach the level limit. Since all rarities share the same XP, it is better to continue to save this XP until players get Epic or higher schematics and then invest the XP in upgrading those.
Once players reach the level limit on a schematic as indicated, they can upgrade it even further by Evolution, which requires some high level and rare resources.
Weapons max out at Level 10 after which a new option appears in the place of Leveling them up. Players can evolve these weapons and schematics now by spending some unique resources listed on the Evolution requirements. Evolving a weapon unlocks new perks for the weapon, which are listed under the Perk section alongside the number of Evolutions required. One star on the schematic/weapon represents one Evolution.
The best way to collect resources to Evolve weapons in Fortnite is by either Recycling old weapons or by utilizing the Collection Book system of the game. While Recycling a weapon or schematic will give players XP which can be used later, the Collection Book permanently consumes the weapon/schematic and grants Collection Book XP.
Every time the Collection Book levels up, players gain some reward as indicated by the book page. As players continue to upgrade their book, the quality, rarity of these rewards improves, and players start getting more useful items after the Collection Book reaches Level 10. This is the point where they will start receiving useful resources which are required to Evolve Weapons in Fortnite.
In our Fortnite Weapons Crafting And Evolution Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about crafting and evolving weapons in the game. If there’s anything else that you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!
Here are some things to help with managing inventory in Fortnite. common weapons and items, you no longer need the gray equipment and in some When the durability of a weapon is almost gone, you should recycle it rather If you have good schematics for weapons that are better than the one you are using, craft it.