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Best Fortnite weapons to use following the Chapter 3 Season 2 update

Whether you're playing this battle royale on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, or PC, we have the best Fortnite weapons for Chapter 3 Season 2 below

Best Fortnite weapons: An image of an IO Blimp over a Fortnite POI in Chapter 3 Season 2

As with every new season of Fortnite, Chapter 3 Season 2 comes with a host of new and returning weapons for players to choose from. The start of Chapter 3 saw Epic Games vault a lot of exciting weapons from Chapter 2 and players are still getting used to the new selection of firearms on offer in the battle royale game. If you’re wondering what the best Fortnite weapons are going into Chapter 3 Season 2, we have you covered.

Weighing up the stats, fan comments, and personal experiences with Epic Games’ battle royale game, we’ve formulated a list of the best Fortnite weapons in the game that should help you get your hands on that sought-after Victory Crown.

Of course, your personal preferences and individual play styles may mean your best weapons list looks a little different to ours, but once you’ve seen what these weapons can do you may consider switching it up in your next game – if they pop out of a loot chest, anyway.

So, which guns actually make it into our best Fortnite weapons list of the top guns to use in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2? Read on to find out.

Best Fortnite Weapons

Here are the best Fortnite weapons for Chapter 3 Season 2:

  • Striker Burst Rifle
  • Auto Shotgun
  • Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
  • Stinger SMG
  • Ranger Assault Rifle
  • Sidearm Pistol

Fortnite Striker Burst Rifle: An image of the Striker Burst Rifle in Fortnite

Striker Burst Rifle

This new Chapter 3 Season 2 weapon is the perfect replacement for the MK-Seven Assault Rifle on our list of top Fortnite weapons – you won’t want to miss out on using this. It’s a two-shot semi-automatic gun that deals a lot of damage with each shot. If you’re worried about missing these shots, it also uses the scope when aiming – like the MK-Seven. This should help with accuracy at a range, where this weapon thrives.

The Auto Shotgun from Fortnite

Auto Shotgun

It’s hard not to compare the weapons on this list with those sorely missed from Fortnite Chapter 2 – and the Auto Shotgun is certainly Chapter 3’s version of the beloved Tactical Shotgun. The Drum Shotgun has made a comeback in Chapter 3 Season 2, but the Auto Shotgun is still out go-to pick. It’s got speed, it deals out some pretty decent damage, but bear in mind once you’ve emptied your mag, the reload speed needs a bit of time to catch up.

The Hunter Bolt Action Sniper from Fortnite

Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

When it comes to snipers, you’ve only got a couple of choices in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 and the Hunter Bolt-Action is the best option for long ranges. The Storm Scout Sniper Rifle is back as an Exotic, but there’s nothing wrong with ol’ reliable – the Hunter Bolt-Action. It is a heavy hitter and with three bullets in your clip, you’ll get a few attempts at downing and finishing your opponents, which is especially helpful when you’re getting to grips with it.

The Stinger SMG from Fortnite

Stinger SMG

With a reload time of 2.25 seconds, a mag size of 30, and a DPS of 264, this SMG is a spray-and-pray extraordinaire built to pepper your opponent at close to mid-range. It’s the gun you’ll switch to in a build battle when you need to rip down those structures and lay some soul-destroying shots into your opponents while they try and figure out how to defend. It is rivalled by the new Combat SMG, but the Stinger’s manageable recoil has it come out on top.

The Ranger assault rifle from Fortnite

Ranger Assault Rifle

This weapon is a heavier assault rifle option and was often seen as a long-range option when compared to the MK-Seven, but it can also stand on it’s own as the only assault rifle in your loadout. It’s less spray-and-pray, but the Stinger SMG can make up for that. If you don’t like sniping, but still need something to battle at a distance, this could be the weapon for you.

The Sidearm Pistol in Fortnite

Sidearm Pistol

Yes, we’ve put a Sidearm Pistol in a Fortnite best weapons list – and you won’t be as surprised as to why we’ve included it once you play with it. Boasting a reload time of 1.26 seconds, this sidearm pistol has proven its worthy of an item slot and should not be ignored, given it can deal out 209.25 DPS with a 15-round magazine. It’s great up close and doesn’t rule you out when you land back from a reboot with only a Sidearm Pistol to your name.

That’s it for the best Fortnite weapons for Chapter 3 Season 2. We’ll update this list with any other weapons that get added, if we think they prove worthy of a spot. For now, why not check out the best Fortnite merch available here?