Fortnite Weapon Tier List: The Best Guns in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1

What are the best guns in Fortnite right now?

by Noah Nelson

Each season weapons get vaulted and unvalued in Fortnite. Since we are now in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1, there is a big update to the weapon pool, including some brand-new weapons for us to enjoy. With a brand new mix-up of weapons, it is time to rank the best weapons in Fortnite. So, without further adieu, here is the Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 weapons tier list.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 Weapons – S Tier

  • Red Eye Assault Rifle
  • Machine SMG
  • DMR
  • Twin Mag SMG
  • Thunder Shotgun

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 doesn’t have any extremely powerful snipers. Because of that, the meta is shifting more towards close- to medium-range fights. The best gun for medium- and long-range fights is the Red Eye Assault Rifle. It has a slow rate of fire, but high accuracy and damage. Make sure to not take it into close-range fights.

The Machine SMG is a rapid-fire weapon that deals a lot of damage and can absolutely shred enemies. This is the best close-range weapon in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1. The Machine SMG is perfect for dominating Hot Spots. Prioritize it over the shotguns. The DMR is back and, like the Red Eye Assault Rifle, is a great medium- and long-range weapon.

When you can’t find a Machine SMG, the Twin Mag SMG is a great replacement. Reloading is very fast with this weapon which allows you to deal more consistent damage. Lastly, the best shotgun this season is the Thunder Shotgun. It has a few more shells per mag and deals more headshot damage than the Maven Auto Shotgun. Use it to deal the last push of damage needed for an Elim.

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Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 Weapons – A Tier

  • Assault Rifle
  • Tactical Pistol
  • Maven Auto Shotgun
  • Ex-Caliber Rifle
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Primal Bow

First in the A tier is the Assault Rifle. While it does fire faster than the Red Eye Assault Rifle, it isn’t as accurate which makes it less reliable and useful. The Tactical Pistol is next and is basically a mini SMG. With the right Augments, the Tactical Pistol can be very powerful.

The Maven Auto Shotgun is the only other shotgun in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1. While it is a study weapon, its improved fire rate doesn’t make it stronger than the Thunder Shotgun. The Ex-Caliber Rifle is a brand-new weapon that is great at medium- and long-range battles. Don’t rely on it in close-quarter skirmishes.

The Rocket Launcher is back in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 and it is great to cause chaos, destroy buildings, and get quick kills. It isn’t as reliable as a normal gun. Last in the A Tier is the Primal Bow. Fire still deals devastating damage in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1, especially with most buildings in POIs being made out of wood.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 Weapons – B Tier

  • Shockwave Hammer
  • Cluster Bow
  • Stink Bow
  • Shockwave Bow

In the last category, we have the Shockwave Hammer, Stink Bow, Unstable Bow, and Shockwave Bow. While the Shockwave Hammer is one of the best mobility tools in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1, right next to the Dirt Bikes, it isn’t great for getting Elims because of its lack of range and hard-to-land attack.

In last place for Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 are the Cluster Bow, Stink Bow, and Shockwave Bow. While these bows have their use cases, they aren’t better than the Primal Bow or any other weapon. Use them if you are holding down a high-ground position.

And those are all of the weapons in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 and their ranking. If you want to know what gadgets like Slap Juice do, we’ve got you covered.

Fortnite is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Android, and PC.

- This article was updated on December 21st, 2022

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