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Fortnite’s Avengers: Endgame Gear & Weapons Revealed!

The crossover event for Fortnite and Avengers: Endgame has now arrived, and brings with it plenty of Avengers-themed gear for players to find. Developer Epic Games had recently revealed that Avengers: Endgame content would be coming to the Battle Royale title, and in a short space of time since the launch of the film Fortnite has made this mode available to fans.

Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world. The free-to-play title has become a serious pop culture phenomenon, and as such it seems like a good property to tie up with one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. After a successful previous crossover between Fortnite and Avengers in 2018, a follow-up to coincide with Avengers: Endgame always looked likely.

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Now, the Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame mode is live, including those Avengers-themed weapons and gear. Players will be able to find Iron Man’s gloves, Hawkeye’s bow, Captain America’s shield, and Thor’s Stormbreaker axe within the game mode, while a Black Widow skin pack is also available in the game store for a limited time. Epic Games revealed this alongside the below trailer, and a comprehensive list of patch notes.

How does the Fortnite meets Avengers mode work, though? Players will join either the side of Thanos and his Chitauri in the hunt for the Infinity Stones, or the Heroes team of the Avengers looking to stop him. Team Thanos will win if the Infinity Stones are found and the Heroes are wiped out, while the Heroes win if they manage to stop team Thanos.

The Heroes will be given a helping hand in the form of a treasure map. This map will point the player towards an Avengers weapon, while more gear is also available in chests throughout the game. Players can also complete challenges to unlock new items, such as a glider designed after the Avengers Quinjet, and on top of that a new outfit will also be available next week in the store for those after another of the Avengers.

Although it’s unlikely that Avengers: Endgame needs much promotion – after all, it’s broken international box office records for its time in the wild so far – it’s still a neat tie-in for the film, and no doubt plenty of Fortnite fans will be digging into the mode for something a little bit different. That said, it’s fair to say that Prince Harry won’t be playing Fortnite after his recent comments, but at least that leaves more Avengers goodies for the rest of the player base.

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Source: Epic Games


2019-04-25 03:04:38

Rob Gordon

Fortnite Adding Avengers: Endgame Content This Week

The worlds of Fortnite and the MCU will soon be crossing over once more, as an event themed around Avengers: Endgame will be coming to the hit game just one day before the highly anticipated movie officially hits theaters. Fortnite is currently one of the most popular video games on the planet, and it counts two very important directors among its fans: the Russo brothers.

Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are huge fans of Fortnite, and they were responsible for a crossover event between the game and Avengers: Infinity War, which led to the “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup” mode, where the players had to rush to find the Infinity Gauntlet on the map. If the player found the Infinity Gauntlet, then they would turn into Thanos, and would gain the power to wreak havoc on their opponents.

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There’s another crossover event between Fortnite and the Avengers franchise on the way, as the official Fortnite Twitter account has uploaded a picture that shows a Fortnite character holding Captain America’s shield, with text confirming that the game and the movie are indeed crossing over.

There’s no information yet on what form this crossover will take, except for the fact that some kind of Captain America skin will be available, or that his shield will be available as a weapon in the game. The popularity of Fortnite and the media attention that the Infinity War crossover received means that anything is possible, including a potential mode where the players can use superpowers based on the members of the Avengers in order to take on a returning Thanos.

Fortnite faced stiff competition earlier this year when Apex Legends accrued a huge fanbase, and threatened to steal its market share. The success of Apex Legends has petered out (in no small part due to the slow update schedule), while Fortnite has maintained its massive audience. The fact that Fortnite is crossing over with the biggest movie of 2019 just goes to show the kind of popularity that the game still has, and the presence of Avengers characters and skins will likely see a huge surge in returning players who are fresh from seeing the movie. There’s no bigger name in global pop culture right now than Marvel Studios, and renewing their alliance with Fortnite will only serve to further their continued dominance.

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The Fortnite and Avengers: Endgame crossover event is due to take place on April 25, 2019, one day before Avengers: Endgame officially hits theaters around the world.

Source: Fortnite/Twitter



2019-04-22 03:04:44

Scott Baird

Fortnite Players Uncover Mysterious Door That Won’t Open

Fortnite‘s latest mystery revolves around a rather suspicious door that was uncovered after a full day of digging by players on the game’s map. Fortnite has several excavation sites littered across the map that players must work together to get through, with rocks that feature millions of HP and require server-wide efforts that unite players in their goal of discovering some of the game’s mysteries.

Fortnite has been having a rocky few months ever since the release of Apex Legends threatened its position at the top of the battle royale food chain. While it hasn’t been usurped just yet, there are a number of other issues cropping up at an inopportune time, and many of them are self-inflicted: Fortnite pros can’t practice despite there being a multi-million dollar tournament series for the title in 2019, and pros were also robbed of their ability to use stretched screen resolutions just days before the World Cup qualifiers began in earnest. That’s on top of some negative publicity from mainstream media, with the game becoming a frequent target of those who want to suggest video games are unproductive distractions for youth.

Related: Prince Harry Wants Fortnite Banned In UK

Those outside concerns haven’t been as noticeable within the game itself, though, which has at the very least managed to maintain the quality players have expected over its short existence. That continued today when players finally unearthed the third excavation site on Fortnite‘s map, unveiling mysterious steel doors that won’t currently open. The reveal has created a lot of speculation about whether this is the harbinger of another major update like we’ve seen in the past or a more minor addition to come in the next few weeks but, as of right now, there’s really no way of telling exactly what’s happening.

Epic Games leaked the existence of the Ruin skin recently, a move that prompted players to question why the company embraced revealing the Week 8 Battle Pass outfit ahead of schedule. Given that this metal door appears to be a reasonably big find for Fortnite fans, it’s highly likely the two are related, with the Ruin skin tying in to a greater event that’s scheduled to happen in the near future. If that’s the case, those metal doors seem awfully likely to house the kind of secret Fortnite‘s seasons tend to host over the course of their cycles.

It’s a pretty big find for Fortnite fans, and a return to the elements of the title that have been so popular over the course of its existence. While the glare of the spotlight on its esports programs has been a little too hot for Fortnite to handle over the last few months, the game’s content itself has remained relevant. Returning people’s focus to that rather than Fortnite pros embracing Uno as a competitive replacement to Epic’s title is probably a smart decision from the developer.

More: Fortnite Pros Are Unhappy With Latest Update And Playing Uno Instead

Source: @FortniteBR (via Forbes)



2019-04-08 12:04:37

Cody Gravelle

Fortnite Continues To Push Pros Away With Stretched Screen Resolutions Ban

Stretched screen resolution has been banned from Fortnite‘s competitive scene, following an official update from Epic Games. As the biggest game in the world, there were always going to be a lot of issues when forming a professional circuit for the title, and it appears the new ban is the latest in a series of decisions that have been heavily criticized by the game’s pro players.

As popular as Fortnite is, it’s still so new that putting together a team to spearhead its adoption as a viable esport was going to be a major task. That’s tough, but juggling that with new game updates that retain the attention of players in the wake of Apex Legends‘ immense success is another beast entirely. It’s true that Fortnite‘s profits have been falling following a record year for Epic Games, as it recorded $3 billion in revenue in 2018 alone. Pro players, in general, have been unhappy with recent developments for the title, with a group of pros opting to play UNO instead of Fortnite following its latest update.

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Epic Games posted on its official website to lay out some of the ground rules for its competitive approach to Fortnite. While there are a number of rules that have been set within the quasi-guide, the one thing that’s earned the ire of professional players is the ban placed on stretched screen resolution. As the section reads:

In the near future, we will be updating how we handle custom resolutions on PC. When using a custom resolution, vertical FOV will be locked. Horizontal FOV will be unlocked in all modes, but in competitive playlists (e.g. Arena and in-game tournaments) we will be locking the aspect ratio to 16:9.

This issue with this is that pro players have begun changing the screen ratios in order to increase their competitive edge. These rules enforce a 16:9 (1920 x 1080) screen size, but professional players find that their game is enhanced through altering the screen in Fortnite to wider ratios like 4:3 (1440 x 1080) and 5:3 (1600 x 1080). Why would they do this? Well, doing so increases the hitbox for enemy players, which makes pulling off headshots and the like a much easier task.

Truthfully, altering the screen this way walks a very fine line – and generally makes streaming a lot less enjoyable as a result of the wonky dimensions of the gameplay. The counterpoint to this by competitive players is that these rules have been implemented far too close to the Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers, which means all of the hours logged into the game thus far for those practising with a stretched screen resolution have equated to wasted preparation time. Given the intense amount of backlash, we’ll see if Epic Games doubles down on its decision or revises it in the near future.

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Source: Epic Games


2019-04-04 09:04:13

Riley Little

Epic Games Won’t Allow Fortnite On Soulja Boy’s New Console

Despite Soulja Boy’s outlandish claims that Fortnite is coming to his next in-house games console, Epic Games confirms the battle royale behemoth will have nothing to do with the rapper and his hardware.

For anyone who hasn’t been keeping up with the Soulja Boy fiasco, Chicago-born DeAndre Cortez Way has been trying to break into the video game industry with his own brand of consoles. Late last year, Way claimed that his Nintendo Switch-inspired SouljaGame had sold over five million units. Undeterred by legal action, Soulja Boy then started selling his PS Vita knockoff called the SouljaGame Handheld.

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Speaking on the Everyday Struggle Podcast, Soulja Boy defended his products as valid purchases and excitedly spoke about the future of his venture. After the artist wildly claimed Fortnite was coming to his systems soon, Epic Games told DualShockers the exact opposite. Epic Games’ Senior PR Manager Nick Chester explained why it wouldn’t work anyway: “No, you can’t play Fortnite on a rooted or jailbroken device due to anti-cheat measures.” Anyone hoping to try out Fortnite‘s new Ice Storm event on their SouljaGame could be in for a long wait.

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Epic Games’ comments make it sound increasing like players should discount anything Soulja Boy has mentioned. He also claimed he’s been speaking to Nintendo and the video game giant is keen to work with him. Considering Nintendo threatened Soulja Boy with legal action in December, it was already looking doubtful.

Aside from Fortnite, Soulja Boy also made a big promise that his next console will be able to play over 800 PlayStation 4 games. As it stands, it looks increasingly likely that Soulja Boy’s business plan is simply based on selling illegal emulation software and unlicensed games. All in all, his Fortnite announcement has hardly picked up the response Way was likely looking for.

While Fortnite has been caught in a recent controversy surrounding money laundering in its in-game currency of V-Bucks, Epic Games has stringent measures in place to stop hacking and emulation. It hasn’t been a good few weeks for Soulja Boy after his website was recently hacked and he had his storefront pulled. How much longer Soulja Boy’s frankly bizarre adventure into the world of gaming can continue remains to be seen. Either way, the 28-year-old remains defiant against his critics and some of the biggest video game houses in the world.

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Source:Everyday Struggle Podcast/DualShockers



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2019-01-21 01:01:20

Fortnite’s V-Bucks Currency Reportedly Being Used To Launder Money

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It turns out that criminals are using Fortnite to launder money in the real world and exploit Epic Games’ V-Bucks currency. With the world of video games still gripped by Fortnite fever, the game’s giant fanbase is being increasingly turned into a criminal underworld.

Since launching in 2017, Fornite has continued to grab headlines as a battle royale brawler. Outshining its rivals and overtaking PlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsFortnite has also cornered the market when it comes to a successful business model in the world of gaming. However, as more and more gamers part with their real money for in-game purchases, cybercrime is on the rise – especially inside Fortnite.

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In a joint investigation with security firm Sixgill, The Independent explains how criminals are making the most of flaws in Epic Games’ current system. Sixgill senior intelligence analyst Benjamin Preminger told the site how this crime wave has gone relatively unnoticed, touching on the individuals taking advantage of the game, as well as “weak security measures” within in the game. He said:

“Criminals are executing carding fraud and getting money in and out of the Fortnite system with relative impunity. Threat actors [a malicious person or entity] are scoffing at Epic Games’ weak security measures, saying that the company doesn’t seem to care about players defrauding the system and purchasing discounted V-bucks… This directly touches on the ability of threat actors to launder money through the game.”

The scheme involves stolen credit card details being used to buy V-Bucks — Fortnite‘s in-game currency — and then selling them. When the V-Bucks are bought by someone else for real-world money, the criminals have effectively laundered their stolen money for clean cash. Epic Games made a staggering $3 billion in profit last year, which isn’t bad for a game that is free-to-play. These figures alone show how lucrative V-Bucks can be, so it was only a matter of time before criminals turned their attention to the game.

With V-Bucks being sold for a net profit on the dark web, the buyers are unaware they’re helping fund the crime. The resale of V-Bucks is strictly prohibited, but it’s a growing trend thanks to their often discounted rates. The perpetrators are constantly one step ahead of the authorities, with many of these transactions taking place with cryptocurrencies, making it even harder to trace who is behind the theft.

There isn’t an exact figure about how much money has been made through this type of laundering, but considering Sixgill found Fortnite items grossed more than $250,000 in just 60 days on eBay, it makes it easier to imagine how much has been made through the exploitation of V-Bucks. Although representatives from Epic Games haven’t responded to The Independent and Sixgill’s request for comment, expect the company to look into these claims and try to spot V-Bucks fraud in its tracks.

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Source: The Independent 



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2019-01-17 02:01:30

Fortnite Maker Epic Games Really Wants All Games to Be Cross-Platform

Fortnite maker Epic Games wants to all games to have cross-platform options available to them. Earlier this year, Sony opened up a cross-play beta that allowed PlayStation 4 users to play Fortnite with gamers on other platforms, like PC, mobile, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Now, Epic has even bigger ideas that they’d like to see come into fruition.

Cross-platform play is exactly what it sounds like. It enables a game’s players to play with one another regardless of what platform(s) they choose to play said game on. Epic Games made gaming history in September 2018 when it brought together all major current generation platforms (Switch, Xbox One, PS4, iOS, Android, PC, and Mac – sorry, Linux) for the first time through its smash-hit online title Fortnite, convincing even stalwart market leader Sony to buy in. Since then, the free-to-play title has been able to let users across all platforms communicate with and befriend one another through in-game systems, as opposed to platform-specific ones. Epic is now planning to take the tools it’s developed over the course of the popular game’s development and use them as the basis for the online services it will provide for free to other developers. These online services have been stress-tested by greater than 200 million total players over the course of the game’s long beta, as well as against such extreme milestones as 8.3 million concurrent players worldwide.

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Epic Games made the unprecedented announcement in a surprise December 12 press release, providing brief descriptions of what services will be on offer and when in a 2019 roadmap. Over the course of Q2 to Q4 2019, Epic promises to deliver cross-platform tools that cover matchmaking, parties, friends lists, achievements/trophies, player profiles, purchases, login, data storage, and cloud saves, as well as a brand-new cross-platform voice chat service. While Epic currently recommends that developers continue to use third-party voice applications like Discord in the interim, Epic’s voice solution is slated to function entirely in-game, much like the party system in Fortnite currently allows. These services will be usable by all developers regardless of what engines their games run on and in what store(s) they’re sold. Epic also clarifies that these online tools will be “privacy friendly” and adhere to the European Union’s GDPR.

The pending release of these free tools marks yet another developer-friendly move announced by Epic in the month of December alone, coming hot off the heels of the unanticipated launch of the Epic Games Store. Most astonishing is the fact that Epic holds that its services will be available for all games regardless of their choices of engine or marketplace, two areas in which the Fortnite developer has direct lines of interest as the longtime creator and distributor of the widely-used Unreal Engine and the owner of PC gaming’s newest digital distribution service. In an explanation of its reasoning for engaging in this apparent bout of altruism, Epic cited simply that their “goal is to help game developers succeed.”

As much as this huge gesture of good faith points to the validity of Epic Games’ stated desire to ensure the success of other developers, Epic does stand to potentially profit from this move in the long-term. By generating positive PR points and further cultivating developer loyalty, Epic can continue to grow its software enterprise while galvanizing the amount of trust that its clientele places in it. After all, if a Unity or Source Engine developer has already come to rely on the Epic Games Store’s greater share of revenue (which currently outmatches what Steam can offer) and now upon a bevy of cross-platform tools, why not take a chance on an Unreal Engine license on the next go-around?

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Source: Epic Games



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2018-12-13 01:12:12

What TIME Does Fortnite Season 7 Launch Tonight?

Epic Games is preparing to unleash Fortnite season 7 across a variety of platforms on December 6, but what time does it launch? It’s hard to believe that Fortnite season 6 will be wrapping up in just a few short hours, but there’s a lot to look forward to as well. With Fortnite season 7 comes a number of major changes, new cosmetic items, and major map alterations. Fortunately, it really won’t be too much longer before fans will be able to dive right in and begin leveling up and unlocking new content.

The official Twitter account for the battle royale powerhouse has confirmed that players will be able to jump into Fortnite season 7 after downtime for the game’s servers wrap up. So the question now becomes when do the servers go down? Get ready, because this will officially be happening on December 6 at 4 am EST (0900 UTC). In previous seasons, the downtime usually lasts about one hour, so players can expect Fortnite season 7 to launch sometime between 5 am and 6 am EST.

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If that weren’t exciting enough, Fortnite season 7 has already been teased a feature a number of additions that should breathe new life into the way matches play out. An example of this would be teaser images showcasing skiing and zip lining in Fortnite, which indicate that both forms of traversal will be present at some point in the next season – if not immediately following the launch of the big update. There’s also a plane in the latest teaser image, which would mark the first flying vehicle in the game’s history.

Additionally, an official announcement pertaining to the third-person shooter will be arriving at The Game Awards 2018. Since Fortnite season 7 arrives on the exact same day, many are speculating that the big unveiling will be some sort of limited time event that players will be able to participate in as soon as the gaming award show wraps up. Of course, this is just speculation, but it’s an interesting tidbit to take note of.

Other thoughts are that the launch of Fortnite season 7, and the Game Awards reveal following, could lead to another crossover partnership like the NFL’s deal with Fortnite. This would make sense given that fact that the game is shattering records with its massive player base, hitting 8.3 million concurrent users this past November. Then again, the reveal may have to do with Epic Games’ new digital storefront. Whatever exciting developments await gamers on December 6, make sure to stay tuned to Screen Rant for plenty of details, reveals, tips, and strategies on Fortnite.

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2018-12-05 02:12:56

Fortnite Season 7: Epic Games is Teasing Skiing & Zip Lining

At this point, Fortnite has rightfully taken its spot as the go-to video game around the world, and that’s not going to change with Fortnite season 7. As the key game in the Battle Royale genre, Epic Games has managed to rope in consumers from all demographics with the title. So, with Fortnite season 6 preparing to come to an end, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that Fortnite season 7 is set to kick off in the very near future – and with it will be a number of brand new features.

The developer isn’t quite ready to spill the beans on what awaits players in Fortnite season 7, but they have already begun teasing two new forms of transportation that may be getting ready to debut. These new methods of traversal? It looks as if they may be skiing and zip lining, for anyone that’s keen on hitting the slopes or ropes in the near future.

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Aside from the obvious theme of snow and the lurking presence of something rather sinister looking (striking an appearance oddly reminiscent of World of Warcraft‘s Lich King), not much is really known about Fortnite season 7 – with the exception of the aforementioned forms of travel being teased. The skiing hint was first spotted in the initial image released ahead of Fortnite season 7’s launch on December 6 and is feature above.

Meanwhile, the latest one has a blue silhouette of someone that is zip lining through the skies behind a closeup of the aforementioned skier. Every day that brings gamers closer to the new season appears to only be building on speculation more, providing fans with a new image and a relatively simple hint at abilities or upgrades that will be appearing in Fortnite season 7.

On another note, it’s looking like Fortnite fans should be tuning into The Game Awards on December 6, as a world premiere of some sort is set to occur for Epic Games’ massive title. Since Fortnite season 7 kicks off on that same day, it could relate to that. Then again, it may also be something akin to Fortnite‘s partnership with the NFL, although that seems less likely given the circumstances.

Maybe a better thing to announce may be some sort of exclusive Fortnite content as part of Epic Games’ plans to launch its own digital storefront. At this point it’s clear that only time will tell what awaits fans in Fortnite season 7 and beyond, so stay tuned to Screen Rant for more information as it becomes available.

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2018-12-04 03:12:37

10 Most Powerful Weapons In Fortnite (And 10 That Are Completely Worthless)

The multi-platform game Fortnite has taken the world by storm. Upon its release in 2017, it quickly became the most popular game across the masses. The game is free to play, though additional “skins” can be purchased, using the game’s currency “V-bucks,” which of course, must be purchased using real money. The weapons in the game, however, are 100% free.

Fortnite boasts a vast number of weapons that can all be found throughout the game’s various locations. Players can search chests and vending machines, inside of which loot can be found. Amongst this loot, players will find weapons, healing jugs, and other items. The contents of loot chests are a surprise each time. The location of these chests are fixed, however, and only a certain number will appear at a time.

There is yet another way to acquire items, however, which will cause other players to growl in frustration. In the game , players battle against each other, and the victor can gain all of the loot from those they defeat. Loot only lasts for that existing game, as each player starts over at zero after each match. Players also keep their eyes out for floor loot, llamas, and supply drops. The llamas look like a pinata from a birthday party. Destroying these will also produce various sought-after items. Supply drops contain a large amount of loot, and float in via a hot air balloon box.

While some loot chests include powerful items and weapons, others should be ignored, as they might contain some of these utterly useless weapons.

Here’s a list of the 10 Most Powerful Weapons In Fortnite (And 10 That Are Worthless).

21 Powerful: SCAR (Legendary)

Most Fortnite players know this Legendary Assault Rifle as SCAR and are eager to obtain it. SCAR stands for Special Combat Assault Rifle. This variant of the assault rifle packs a punch, as it rakes out 198 damage per second and has a 30-round magazine. It is the perfect weapon for medium range battles.

This assault rifle has great precision and can fire 5.5 rounds per second. Because of this, it is the main choice for every player’s arsenal.

This favorite weapon can be found in vending machines, floor loot, chests, and supply drops. Players have a 30.8% chance of getting it in a supply drop. It is based on the Belgian assault/battle rifle Fabrique Nationale SCAR, which was introduced in 2009.

20 Worthless: Guided Missile (Epic)

The guided missile was vaulted in season 3 following complaints of being too overpowered. However, it was re-released in the season 5.10 update with some changes. These alterations included reduced movement skill, reduced turn radius, and reduced damage. Using it makes players vulnerable to attacks from opponents, as you must be out in the open to fire it.

It delivers 74 damage to health and 400 damage to structures. We’re not saying that this weapon doesn’t get the job done, it just isn’t amongst the best weapons. The Epic Guided Missile is fun to use to destroy structures but that’s about it, as it is a risky weapon to use. Guided missiles can be found in chests and supply drops.

19 Powerful: Heavy Shotgun (Legendary)

The Legendary Heavy Shotgun is a heavier version of the Tactical Shotgun. It also has a longer range and an increased firing rate, with its overall damage per second being 77. With a higher range, it is great for mid to late gameplay when players are moving away from close-quarter contact. If you come across a Legendary Heavy Shotgun, you should definitely pick it up, as its powerful punch can help lead to victory.

This shotgun has a slight resemblance to the Franchi SPAS-12, which is an Italian manufactured shotgun. The Legendary Heavy Shotgun can be found in chests and supply drops. Players have a 50% chance of finding it in supply drops and only a 12.4% chance of finding it in chests.

18 Worthless: Pistol

This small firearm has two variants: Common and Uncommon. Most players will pass up this gun when they come across it or replace it quickly with something stronger. The damage it delivers is not the greatest, with 23-24 health and 23-24 structural damage. It does, however, have a 16-round magazine and a firing rate of 6.75 per second.

In close combat, it will get the job done, but be careful if you decide to go up against an opponent with a shotgun.

Using this firearm over long distances is a bad idea and a waste of time.  Starting out the match with this weapon gives players at least some fighting ability. Pistols are only found in floor loot.

17 Powerful: Compact SMG (Legendary)

While there are multiple versions of submachine guns in Fortnite, the Legendary Compact Submachine Gun delivers the most damage to structures and opponents at 22 and 21, respectively. It has a fire rate of 10 rounds per second and a magazine size of 40, with a reload time of 2.97 seconds. It also boasts 210 damage per second.

The Legendary Compact Submachine Gun is definitely a weapon that players want in their arsenal, so be sure not to pass it up. This Fortnite weapon was inspired by the FN P90, a Belgium made submachine gun that was created in 1990. It can be found in chests, floor loot, and supply drops.

16 Worthless: Scoped Assault Rifle

The Scoped Assault Rifle in Fortnite has two different variations: Rare and Epic. This weapon delivers a mere 23-24 health damage and 25-26 structural damage, respectively. One good thing that the Scoped Assault Rifle has going for it, though, is its pinpoint accuracy, which makes it easier to use than some other weapons.

The rifle has a 3.5 round per-second firing rate. We’re not saying that this rifle is not worth picking up, but it should be replaced by a more powerful weapon the first chance you get. It can be found in chests, floor loot, and supply drops. This Fortnite weapon is loosely inspired by the AK-12, H&K 416, and the H&K G36C, combining an assault rifle with a sniper rifle.

15 Powerful: Grenade Launcher (Legendary)

The Legendary Grenade Launcher is the perfect choice for destroying structures, as it has a whopping 410 damage. It fires rockets from its 6 round magazine and has a reload time of 2.17 seconds. Damage to opponents is 110. This weapon is great to use against another players’ structures, which can lead to their elimination if they happen to be located nearby.

To use it efficiently, players must aim higher than their target to compensate for the arc trajectory.

Players should also avoid using in small areas, as the grenades can bounce back off of a surface before exploding. This weapon is inspired by the Mikor MGL that originated in South Africa in 1981. It can be found in chests and supply drops.

14 Worthless: Burst Assault Rifle (Common)

The Burst Assault Rifle has five different variations: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. The Common Burst Assault Rifle deals out 27 health damage and 81 structural damage. It does have a 30-round magazine with a 1.75 rounds per second firing rate, however.

Bullets are fired in bursts of 3 at a time. The rifle has a 2.9 second reload time. The Burst Assault Rifle is best used in medium range combat. It’s better to avoid using this rifle against far opponents, as it is not very effective. It can be found in chests, and floor loot.  The legendary version of this rifle can also be found in supply drops, as well as in chests and floor loot.

13 Powerful: Heavy Sniper (Legendary)

Delivering 51.81 damage per second to health and 1100 to structures, the Legendary Heavy Sniper Rifle is a devastating weapon. The only downside is the long reload time, as it takes 4.05 seconds each time. Compared to other sniper rifles in the game, it has less of a bullet drop. So it’s important to take this into account when aiming at targets.

Its long range ability makes it the perfect weapon to use against unsuspecting opponents at far distances. With the Legendary Heavy Sniper, players should find a location with a great vantage point like a tower. However, be sure to have good cover, since reloading takes a while. This weapon closely resembles the Barrett M82 Anti-Material Rifle, which was standardized by the U.S. military as the M107. It can be found in floor loot, chests, supply drops, and vending machines.

12 Worthless: Minigun

The Minigun may look like a firearm that packs a punch, but looks can be deceiving. The Minigun has two variations: Epic and Legendary. However, it the gun is often overlooked since it lacks power. Its health damage comes in at 18-19, while its structural damage is 32-33. It has a high fire rate at 12-rounds per second, which makes it good for destroying structures. Upon pulling the trigger of this machine gun, there is a short delay before it begins to fire.

This delay can be dangerous, however, especially if you’re facing off against opponents whose weapons aren’t as delayed.

Because of this, it’s better to replace it with a more powerful weapon the first chance you get. The Minigun can be found in chests and supply drops.

11  6. Powerful: RPG (Legendary)

This explosive weapon deals out a devastating amount of damage. It can deal out 413 damage to structures and 121 to opponents. The Legendary RPG also has a very large range, which makes it a great choice for taking out bases.

Surprisingly, players can also ride on the rockets and some have even used them to cross the entire map. In order to do this, multiple rockets must be fired for the continuous ride. This, however, is not the easiest thing to do. The Legendary RPG can be found in chests and supply drops. The real-life inspiration for this Fortnite weapon is the RPG-7. RPG is commonly known to stand for Rocket-Propelled Grenade.

10 Worthless: Dual Pistols

The Dual Pistols comes in two variations: Rare and Epic. Considered a step above the Pistol, the Dual Pistols is considered as a 2 round burst weapon. Players should make sure that they take time to aim when using the Dual Pistols, however, as this isn’t always the easiest thing to do.

The Dual Pistols deliver a health damage of 41 for the Rare variation and 43 for the Epic variation. Because of this, it is one of the most powerful pistols. However, it doesn’t stand up against many other weapons. Like other pistols, if this is the only weapon available, you should definitely pick it up, as it will deliver more damage than the pickaxe. The Dual Pistols can be found in chests and floor loot, though players are most likely to find it in chests.

9 Powerful: Double Barrel Shotgun (Legendary)

This Fortnite weapon comes as both Epic and Legendary variants. However, the Legendary version is much better. The Legendary Double Barrel Shotgun is great for close range battle, as it delivers 228 damage per second to health and 90 to structures.

Though it is not ideal for long range use, it packs a punch in close quarters. 

If opponents put some distance between themselves and the business end of this shotgun, it will yield very little damage. It is, however, capable of delivering two shots rapidly. The Legendary Double Barrel Shotgun is sure to take down any enemies who are unlucky enough to come face-to-face against it. The Legendary Double Barrel Shotgun can be found in chests, floor loot, and supply drops.

8 Worthless: Stink Bomb

This nose hair-burning explosive releases a stinky gas cloud upon detonation. The gas appears as a yellow cloud and lasts about nine seconds. The Stink Bomb deals out 5 health damage every half-second and it can even bypass shields. Players that throw this unpleasant explosive must be careful, though, as they can also take damage from it. Teammates, however, will not suffer any damage from the Stink Bomb.

The Stink Bomb resembles real-life mustard gas or tear gas. It can be found in chests, floor loot, supply drops, and llamas. Though it can be dangerous, the Stink Bomb isn’t as threatening as many players assume. Because of this, it should be replaced as soon as players find a more powerful weapon.

7 Powerful: Damage Trap

Unlike other items on this list, the Damage Trap is a trap, and therefore is not a firearm. The Damage Trap can be placed on any surface that accepts traps. Players are able to place it on ceilings, floors, and even walls. It delivers 150 of damage to players’ health.

The Damage Trap is typically set and then left for unsuspecting and unfortunate players to come across. However, it can also be used by placing it down after trapping a player, so that they have no way to avoid it. Fortnite has had other traps in the past, but most of those have been vaulted. This uncommon weapon can be found in floor loot and supply llamas.

6 Worthless: Hand Cannon

Another pistol to make our list is the Hand Cannon, which has two variations: Epic and Legendary. While it can be useful against medium and long range targets, it is difficult to use in close range combat.

It also has a low fire rate of 0.8 rounds per second and, unfortunately, it isn’t very accurate.

However, if a player is lucky enough to land a shot on their target at close range, it will most likely get the job done. While it does deal out 60-62.4 health damage and 79-83 structural damage, it’s definitely worth replacing with a more powerful weapon later in the game. The Hand Cannon can be found in chests and floor loot.

5 Powerful: Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle (Legendary)

The Legendary Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle packs a heavy punch with its 15-round magazine. It has a 2.07 second reload time, which could be worse. It can also deliver 66.6 damage per second.

With the thermal scope, players have the ability to see chests, supply drops, llamas, and even enemy heat signatures. This makes the Legendary Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle a great scouting tool. Players would be crazy to pass this up if they came across it. Even without its thermal abilities, it is still a great weapon to have in any arsenal. It can be found in chests, supply drops, and floor loot. However, players have the highest chance at finding this weapon in a supply drop. It was inspired by an AR15 assault rifle.

4 Worthless: Tactical Shotgun

Fortnite has three variations of the Tactical Shotgun: Common, Uncommon, and Rare. The Common version has the worst reload time of the three at 6.3 seconds. It delivers only 67 health damage and 50 structural damage.

In close quarters, it can be useful to suppress an enemy. However, it does not have the quickest of fire rates, with its rate stuck at 1.5 rounds per second. Out of all of the shotguns available in the game, the Tactical deals out the least amount of damage. However, it is better than some of the other weapons at close range, like the pistol or suppressed pistol. The Tactical Shotgun can be found primarily in floor loot.

3 Powerful: Heavy Sniper Rifle (Epic)

A tier down from its Legendary counterpart, the Epic Heavy Sniper Rifle deals 150 damage to health and 1050 damage to structures. Its reload time is a little long at 4.275 seconds, but it makes up for it in destruction.

Released during August 15th’s update, the Epic Heavy Sniper Rifle quickly became a fan-favorite with players who quickly began to experiment with the best situations for its use. Many players choose to carry two of these at once so that they can quickly switch between the two to deliver the most damage. While it may not have a quick fire rate at 0.33 rounds per second, it makes up for it in damage. It can be found in chests, floor loot, and supply drops. Like the Legendary version, it resembles the real-life Barrett M82.

2 Worthless: Submachine Gun

Fortnite offers three variations of a Submachine Gun: Common, Uncommon, and Rare. However, none of these are very powerful weapons. Both the health and structural damage of the three different types ranges from 17-19.  It does have a fire rate of 12 rounds per second, though, making it good for close to medium range combat.

Its magazine has a capacity of 30 rounds, which makes up for the low amount of damage that it deals out. It can get the job done, but overall, it is less powerful than a large number of the weapons offered in the game. It may look awesome, but it is definitely lacking. The Submachine Guns can be found in chests, floor loot, and sometimes in supply drops.

1 BONUS: Quad Launcher (Coming Soon)

According to an in-game notification, this long-awaited weapon will be making its debut in Fortnite very soon. In the notification, this weapon is said to “quickly fire up to 4 rockets to blanket an area with explosive damage.”

The Quad Launcher is a shoulder mounted rocket launcher and it is already building up a reputation, as many fans are excited for its introduction into the game. Players will have to wait to find out exactly how much health and structure damage this new weapon will deliver, though, as many details are still unknown. One thing is for sure, though: this anticipated rocket launcher will definitely be something to write home about.

Are there any other powerful or worthless Fortnite weapons that we missed? Let us know in the comments!



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2018-10-10 02:10:05 – Karis James