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Fortnite: The Best Weapons & Guns in Battle Royale


Fortnite: The Best Weapons & Guns in Battle Royale


Fortnite Battle Royale is a game of survival that rewards those who play tactically and know how to measure each potential combat scenario. A great deal of what dictates which strategy you’ll use will depend on the weapon(s) that you have in your inventory. Here, we’re running through five of the best weapons in Fortnite Battle Royale that are so powerful that they should determine exactly how you approach each match once you have located them. As always, heading to the best chest locations on the map is your best chance of finding the Rare, Epic, and Legendary versions of these weapons. The addition of supply drops to Fortnite Battle Royale means that there’s also a plentiful supply of higher tier weapons during the match.

Rare Semi-Auto Shotgun

Damage: 74
Damage per second: 111

The Semi-Auto Shotgun is a fearsome weapon at close range in Fortnite Battle Royale, able to take out enemies with a single shot to the upper body or two to the lower body. Even when your opponent is wearing armor, it’s a formidable weapon that will give you the upper hand in close quarters engagements. Unlike the Pump-Action Shotgun, there’s no pausing in between rounds to load a new cartridge into the receiver, which means you can keep the pressure on your opponent with multiple shots. But while this more than makes up for the lower damage output in comparison to the Pump-Action variant, the Semi-Auto Shotgun still isn’t exactly a fast firing weapon, and you’ll still need to place your shots carefully in order to be effective.

For that reason, as with weapons such as the Revolver, the shotguns are best used in surprise attacks, when you’re certain to land the first hit without reply. Even in a close-quarters engagement, shotguns can be less effective than automatic weapons with which one can “spray-and-pray”. Land your shots effectively, though, and the Rare Semi-Auto Shotgun can dominate the battlefield.


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