Best guns and weapons ranked in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3

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✓ At a glance
  • Our top pick for the best gun is the Warforged Assault Rifle.
  • The top spot for weapons goes to the Chain of Hades.
  • Certain Fortnite weapons can now be modded.

Choosing the best Fortnite weapons and guns can be quite tricky. Epic Games has released various weapons, allowing players with different playstyles to take advantage of them. Due to this, nearly every weapon in the game can be used effectively.

However, some Fortnite guns are so amazing that anyone uses them, from beginners to professionals. We have prepared a list of the best guns in Fortnite you can use in Chapter 5. Many new weapons have come with the new chapter, and here are the best ones. If you are after rare weapons, then look into hot spots for weekly tasks, as you will be able to pick up rare weapons after completing certain tasks.

What are the best weapons and guns?

We’ve compiled our list of the best weapons and guns to use in the latest Fortnite season. We chose the best weapons with damage and mobility in mind. Mobility is important in late-game scenarios, where a couple of quick movements can be a game-changer.

As for guns, since we can only carry five items, its important to have guns that cover every range, from close to far. Having a versatile weapon that can be used at both close and medium range is a great idea, as it allows players to spend an extra inventory slot on other items, such as heals.

Nitro Fists

The Nitro Fists are one of the new weapons that have been introduced in Season 3 and they have fast become one of the best weapons in the game. While its standard attack is a little lacklustre, it has an uppercut to knock opponents helplessly in the air, and an aerial attack that acts as a dash in the air and causes area of effect damage when you hit the ground. This one is extremely good in (or on) the right hands.

In addition, by defeating Megalo Don, you can get a Mythic version of the weapon – Megalo Don’s Nitro Fists. These are much stronger than the regular version and will decimate any opponent unfortunate enough to get in your way.

a golden assault rifle in fortnite
The Warforged Assault Rifle in Fortnite. Image captured by VideoGamer

Warforged Assault Rifle

The Warforged Assault Rifle is an automatic weapon that fires bullets much faster than the other weapons in the same category. It’s great for medium and close range combat, however it’s not ideal for long range shots due to its recoil. Fortunately, its fire rate makes it a great choice for eliminating enemies who get too close, which is why it’s one of the best weapons in the current Fortnite meta.

Colorfully painted assault rifle, one of the best Fortnite guns, with an attached magazine, presented against a gradient blue background.
The Frenzy Auto Shotgun in Fortnite. Image captured by VideoGamer

Frenzy Auto Shotgun

If slow-firing weapons like the Hammer Pump Shotgun aren’t your cup of tea, you should carry the Frenzy Auto Shotgun in your Fortnite inventory. This is a much faster weapon that is very effective at close range. While it can’t take enemies down in a single shot, it can certainly do so with a few more hits.

The Frenzy Auto Shotgun is another common weapon that can be found everywhere on the island. It doesn’t make much skill to use, which makes it perfect for new players as well. In a way, it’s similar to the Tactical Shotgun, which is one of the all-time great weapons in Fortnite.

A modern submachine gun, one of the best Fortnite guns, displayed against a gray gradient background.
The Tactical Assault Rifle in Fortnite. Image captured by VideoGamer

Tactical Assault Rifle

The Tactical Assault Rifle is a close-to-medium range weapon that uses light bullets. While it has a shorter effective range in comparison to other assault rifles, it makes up for it with an increased fire rate. The Tactical AR is a versatile weapon that can be used instead of submachine guns as well, making it a viable option for close-range combat.

✓ Asmir’s Advice

New Fortnite weapons are versatile

Thanks to weapon mods, you can now adjust Fortnite weapons to your liking. These mods allow you to increase magazine size and fire rate, make reloading faster, reduce recoil, and much more. You can also choose a different scope, which is useful for medium and long-range weapons.

Best Fortnite guns – Honorable mentions

While the weapons above are very effective at taking enemies down, there are a few more items you should consider using. These items are great as well, but certainly not as popular as the other guns we listed.

Here are the other amazing weapons in Fortnite you should try out:

  • Thunder Burst SMG – Another great SMG, but it fires shots in bursts
  • Cluster Clinger – This item is fantastic for destroying enemy structures
  • Mythic weapons – All Mythic weapons in Fortnite Chapter 5 are amazing, but you can only get them from bosses

Keep in mind that Epic Games will likely change the loot pool throughout the season. However, most of the new weapons will stay until the end of it.

List of all Fortnite weapons in Chapter 5 Season 3

Below is a list of weapons currently in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3

  • Combat Assault Rifle
  • The Machinist’s Combat Assault Rifle
  • Combat Shotgun
  • Megalo Don’s Combat Shotgun
  • Nitro Fists
  • Megalo Don’s Nitro Fists
  • Boom Bolt
  • Ringmaster’s Boom Bolt
  • Enforcer AR
  • Oscar’s Frenzy Auto Shotgun
  • Gatekeeper Shotgun
  • Cerberus’ Gatekeeper Shotgun
  • Hammer Pump Shotgun
  • Hand Cannon
  • Harbinger SMG
  • Huntress DMR
  • Ranger Pistol
  • Shockwave Grenade
  • Tactical Assault Rifle
  • Thunder Burst SMG
  • Warforged Assault Rifle

About the Author

Asmir Pekmic

Asmir is a gaming writer at Video Gamer and has over a decade's experience. In his spare time, Asmir loves playing Fortnite and Overwatch, while basketball is also one of his hobbies.


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