Fortnite is a game that’s all about crafting, with players able to creatve virtually everything they use in the game, including building materials, traps, ammunition, and weapons. Weapons in Fortnite range from standard assault rifles to ridiculous melee weapons, and it’s important to know which weapons to craft and which to recycle for parts.

Unfortunately for those that want to hunt down specific weapon schematics, obtaining them is a matter of luck. Just like unlocking new heroes in Fortnite, getting new weapon schematics typically boils down to smashing open loot llama pinatas, which are earned by completing quests, leveling up, and spending V-bucks.

When players obtain weapons in Fortnite, they are categorized by the material they are made out of, like copper or crystal, as well as their rank. Weapons can be common, uncommon, rare, epic, legendary, and mythic. As can be expected, it’s best to level and upgrade weapons that are higher tier.

Below players will find a list of all the best weapon schematics for each type of weapon in the game. For those that would prefer a video rundown on the best weapon schematics in Fortnite, we recommend this video from The Triple S League:

Assault Rifles

  • Razorblade
  • Siegebreaker
  • Terminator


  • Bazooka
  • Thumper

Melee Weapons

  • Huskcleaver
  • Laserblade
  • Masters Driver
  • Mr. Red
  • Slice ‘n Dice
  • Whirling Doom


  • Freedom’s Herald
  • Haywire
  • Jackal
  • Monsoon
  • Tiny Instrument of Death


  • Maverick
  • Nightclaw
  • Thunderbolt
  • Tigerjaw

Sniper Rifles

  • Deadeye
  • Deathwing
  • One Shot
  • Super Shredder
  • Zapotron

The Best Weapons Overall

Out of all these weapons schematics, the Super Shredder and Zapotron sniper rifles are arguably the best guns in the game. Not only are the Super Shredder and Zapotron effective weapons at long-range, but they’re also devastating weapons at close-range, making them ideal guns for higher level players.

While the Super Shredder and Zapotron may be the best guns in the game, players will also need to take class into account when choosing weapons. So while those snipers are great for most situations in Fortnite, someone playing the ninja class may want to consider focusing on melee weapons instead, specifically swords. The constructor class, meanwhile, gets buffs for using the Rocket Sledge weapon, so those specializing in that class will want to craft one of those whenever possible.

Once players have decided on which class they’re going to focus on, they can start collecting weapon schematics that suit their class and needs. Any weapons players aren’t regularly using can be sent to the collection book or scrapped for materials and schematic XP.

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Since Fortnite is a paid early access title, there’s a chance that the best weapon schematics in the game could change drastically between now and the game’s full release next year as new weapons are added. The way players obtain weapon schematics and craft weapons could also be tweaked, but early Fortnite players should feel confident investing their time and resources into the weapons listed above.

Fortnite is available now as a paid early access title for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game’s full, free-to-play launch is coming in 2018.