How do the Fortnite weapons rank in Chapter 2 Season 2? We wondered that ourselves, so we sat down and thought it out. Here’s a breakdown of our tier list of all of the weapons in Fortnite as of May 19, 2020.
Want to skip the explanations and see our list? Scroll down to the bottom of the article to find out where everything landed.
The weapons in the S-tier include Midas’ Drum Gun, Brutus’ Minigun, Skye’s Scar, and the Heavy Sniper. As you may have expected, the three most powerful mythic weapons took hold of the S-tier, along with the post-nerf Heavy Sniper. The fact that you can one-shot any structure is enough to keep the Heavy in the S-tier indefinitely.
In any other season, you’d see the shotguns, Scars, and Aug in the S-tier. The introduction of mythic weapons shook things up.
The A-tier is the biggest tier of them all, which is probably a good thing. Having a variety of weapons gives players the best chance of getting one from the A-tier or above.
The A-tier contains both Epic/Legendary shotguns, the Scar, Aug, Minigun, and Rocket Launcher. All of these are powerful weapons that most people will carry over everything else (outside of the S-tier, of course).
The B-tier is a step down in most cases. Here, you’ll find the SMG, Tactical Shotgun, Suppressed AR, and Meowscles’ Pew-Pew Rifle – not to be confused with the Heavy AR. A lot of players will choose a Scar or Aug over Meowscles’ gun, which put it in the B-tier.
The SMG could have made it into the A-tier, but it isn’t as sought-after as the others in A. It’s also far more common, so we put it in B-tier. It’s a tweener, but we think it fits.
C-tier weapons are usable, but not ideal. This includes the regular AR, Suppressed sniper, Suppressed SMG, Epic/Legendary Pistol, and Boom Bow.
You’d be content to have any of these in your loadout, but you’d drop one of them for a counterpart in a higher class.
D-Tier is our smallest tier, outside of F. The Pump…