Unlike the battle royale, Fortnite: Save the World features hundreds of weapons that you can access at any time, especially since none are ever vaulted. However, this makes the decision of choosing your main damage dealer much more difficult. Each weapon and melee tool can be given specific stat boosts and perks, and some even have special effects that can destroy dozens of enemies at once. That said, solving the next schematic requires more math than one should. Luckily, this guide breaks down the best weapons in each category and explains how to get the most out of them in tower defense mode.
The best assault rifles
Founder’s Nocturno (Legendary)
If you were able to snag the Ultimate Founder’s Pack at launch, you should put your money to good use with the exclusive Founder’s Nocturno scheme. Once fully upgraded, the weapon not only deals six-figure damage, but its perks can double its critical damage – making it the perfect assault rifle when dealing with large herds of enemies. Unfortunately, with the Ultimate Founder’s Pack no longer available in stores, only a select few have this transformative weapon.
The best possible AR that can be earned in the opening phase of Save the World is the Siegebreaker. At level 1, the weapon normally deals around 376 damage per second, and this can be increased to over 160,000 once it reaches level 50. As such, some may find it best to primarily use the Siegebreaker throughout the playthrough. As players level up, they can equip perks that increase damage, clip size, and reload speed.
Scourge of the Storm King (Mythic)
Of course, the Mythic Storm King’s Scourge is considered the best assault rifle you can find in Save the World. At its base, the weapon can deal 265 damage per second with a rate of fire of 8.3. However, its damage value can increase to over 200,000 once upgraded to level 5. You can obtain the Scourge by completing Storm King quests to unlock their schematic and craft the weapon.
The best sniper rifles
Blastotron 9000 (Legendary)
While its schematic can only be found by sci-fi llamas, the Blastotron 9000 is worth checking out. The semi-auto has a base rate of fire of 3.0, and while that’s not great, the Blastotron is mostly successful when it comes to dealing critical damage. That’s because headshots can do up to 420% more than their base damage, although you’ll need to max out the weapon and its benefits to see this.
Because its rate of fire can be increased to that of an AR, the Crankshot is excellent for those who struggle to land well-placed shots with more traditional snipers. Most notably, in his sixth slot, you can give him a perk that causes enemies who perform headshots to explode, which also causes nearby enemies to take 30% of your weapon’s total damage. Its 41.4 base damage may not seem all that appealing, but its rate of fire and perks mean flocks can be wiped out in seconds.
Neon Sniper Rifle (Legendary)
Luckily, while most neon weapons are underwhelming, the neon sniper rifle is an excellent outlier. This is because it can see through walls and shoot through structures with its thermal scope. His damage will vary wildly depending on your perks, although we find it best to equip both his headshot multipliers and a damage multiplier. So regardless of tier, you should see the neon sniper rifle make an impact in every mission.
Ground Stomp (Legendary)
The Ground Pounder has received some massive buffs over the past year, making it arguably the best shotgun of them all. The weapon starts out with 224.5 base damage, and you’ll quickly see that number approach nearly 100,000 as you level up and apply perks. However, what sets the Ground Pounder apart the most is its clip size and reload time. The weapon can hold up to 12 rounds at a time, and each can be reloaded in less than a second.
Husk Buster (Legendary)
Although the Ground Pounder is slightly better, the Husk Buster should be your first choice in boss fights. Yes, its rate of fire can be atrocious, but it can actually do close to a million damage each round. The Husk Buster makes this possible through its perks, as those who level it up can apply a range of Critical Rating, Critical Damage, and Overall Damage bonuses.
We’re shocked that the Maverick’s schematic is incredibly easy to find in Llamas, as it has a vicious two-shot burst. As a result, you can expect all damage stats and bonuses against each enemy to be essentially doubled. The shotgun has a lackluster rate of fire, so it’s probably wise to hold onto the Maverick until you’re in a dire situation.
The best submachine guns
Whether you’re taking out one boss or hundreds of Husks, you should definitely consider the Hemlok. It’s a fairly standard SMG in most aspects, with a rate of fire of 11, a 35-round clip, and a 75% base critical damage bonus. It mainly differs from others with only one unique benefit: with each shot fired, players can gain 3.5% shield for five seconds. So, considering the high rate of fire, it’s possible to recover your entire shield. Of course, the weapon also comes with damage and critical damage perks, so you won’t ever question its strength.
The Ratatat only shines incredibly when paired with two perks: the additional bonus Damage to Affected Targets and the perk in the sixth slot, which deals suffering damage for six seconds. Taken together, you should see enemies being wiped away with just a few shots. However, you can increase the Ratatat’s power even further by giving bonuses to its clip size and critical damage abilities.
With a rate of fire of 12, the Trasher is considered the best SMG to use in most missions. If you have the Legendary base scheme, we strongly recommend increasing the magazine size to 44 rounds first. This might not sound like a huge boost, but you can eventually give him a 135% bonus to critical damage. After that, expect the thrasher to wipe out dozens of enemies with a single clip.
Hot Mix (Legendary)
Powered by a cartridge, the Hot Mix is capable of slicing through multiple enemies at once with its airwave ammo. It’s not as powerful as the Mythic Onslaught; However, it can hold at least 30 rounds per magazine. You will use it the most when playing as Beetlejess. The hero’s main ability increases the critical damage of all pistols in your inventory by 75%, ultimately making the Hot Mix a wonderful tool for ending waves of lower-level enemies.
Charge of the Storm King (Mythic)
Aside from the Nocturno and Scourge, the only other weapon that can practically feel like cheat code is the Onslaught. Despite its category, it functions similarly to a rocket launcher, firing homing missiles with each shot. The missiles even target enemy heads directly, so you’ll surely want to add some critical damage bonuses to triple the base damage.
Best Explosive Weapons
De Atomizer 9000 (Legendary)
The De-Atomizer 9000 is a retro sci-fi weapon that’s so much more than meets the eye. The base legendary version starts at 175 damage and can only be maxed out at around 43,000 damage at level 50. So what makes the weapon so special? Each time it is shot, its ammo detonates, then releasing more than 12 more high-explosive rounds in all directions. As if that wasn’t good enough, the final unlockable perk allows users to spawn an expanding ring of damage every four seconds.
Vacuum Tube Arch (Legendary)
Like the De-Atomizer, the Vacuum Tube Bow has gained cult status due to its special ability. When stuck to a target, the bow’s arrows form a deadly chain of lightning that can connect to up to six different enemies. The chain’s damage can even be multiplied by pulling the arrow all the way back before firing. Considering that the Vacuum Tube can have a reload time of as little as 0.7 seconds, it’s one of the few explosive weapons that performs well as a primary weapon.
Best melee weapons
Founder’s Flaming Masamune (Legendary)
Another Founder exclusive weapon, the Blazing Masamune is considered one of the fastest-wielding melee tools in Fortnite, as its attack speed can be increased to 0.04 seconds per swing. But that’s not the only reason the Masamune deserves recognition. After six hits (which should only last 2.4 seconds), the sword can trigger an explosion, dealing 106% weapon damage to all nearby enemies. Those petrified of melee combat may even find it useful to attach her Lifesteal perk, an ability that allows you to restore health with each enemy you defeat.
Spectral Blade (Legendary)
The Spectral Blade has only been available twice since the game launched, and it’s easy to see why it’s become so rare. The melee weapon comes equipped with a Spectral Slash heavy attack, giving players the ability to teleport to nearby targets and hit them for extra critical and general damage. Once fully upgraded, the train can be infused with a legendary perk in the second slot, dealing 135% more critical damage.
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