On September 12, 2017 Epic Games announced the Battle Royale game mode for Fortnite . It was developed with inspiration from games like PUBG and H1Z1. This mode can be played solo, duo or co-op in a team of 2 or 4 players. It is available on all platforms (excluding Linux based OS’). The mode combines Fornite building skills and destructible environments with PVP combat. Players will not be able to use their PVE content characters in this mode, but will instead use a new leveling system to unlock new Pickaxes, Outfits, and Gliders
~100 players start in the Battle Bus and are airlifted into the playing field. They are then dropped from the sky and can skydive/glide to the ground. All players start with only their glider and a pickaxe . Once on the ground, players will need to find weapons for survival while avoiding getting killed by other players. Player's can also utilize their building skills to fortify current buildings or even create new ones, and set traps .
The goal is to be the last survivor on the map. At specific times during play, players will get a warning and the playable zone will reduce in size. Anyone caught outside the zone will start to lose health and can become eliminated.
There are 13 different locations with open areas in between. These include Pleasant Park, Loot Lake, Retail Row, Anarchy Acres, Wailing Woods, Moisty Mire, Salty Springs, Greasy Grove, Flush Factory, Lonely Lodge, Fatal Fields, and Dusty Depot and Tomato Town.
While exploring the Battle Royale map and opening golden loot chests you may discover the exact same weapon with different levels of rarity, and their stats will change along with color.
A Golden sniper rifle is going to deal more damage than a Blue one, for instance. Here are the weapon breakdowns, in order from weakest / most common to strongest / rarest:
Common – Gray
Uncommon – Green
Rare – Blue
Epic – Purple
Legendary – Golden
Below we list out each type of weapon and its basic stats. When comparing damage to DPS, remember that a high damage rating won't always equal a high damage per second due to varying firing rate and reload speeds.
Stats as of Oct. 9th 2017
Rocket Launchers for instance actually have a lower DPS than their damage rating, due to slow firing speed and the fact that they have a clip size of 1.
Keep in mind that Battle Royale is still in development, with stats being tweaked and new weapons being added in regular updates. Some of these guns we simply don't have stats yet for because we haven't yet come across a legendary M4 or a common grenade launcher yet.
Have you found any of the weapon rarities we don't have listed below, or have you noticed an incorrect stat? Let us know in the comments and we'll work to get it updated! And if you're looking for the top-tier weapons to use in your next run, check out our guide to the best weapons in Fortnite's Battle Royale mode for more information!
Assault Rifles Edit
|Scoped Assault Rifle (Rare)||80||23||20|
|Scoped Assault Rifle (Epic)||84||24||20|
|Assault Rifle Burst (Common)||118||29||30|
|Assault Rifle Burst (Uncommon)||122||30||30|
|Assault Rifle Burst (Rare)||203||37||30|
Sniper Rifles Edit
|Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (Rare)||35||105||1|
|Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (Epic)||37||109||1|
|Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (Legendary)||38||116||1|
|Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle (Epic)||75||63||10|
|Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle (Legendary)||80||66||10|
Sub-Machine Guns Edit
|Tactical SMG (Uncommon)||140||14||30|
|Tactical SMG (Rare)||150||15||30|
|Tactical SMG (Epic)||160||16||30|
|Tactical SMG (Legendary)||170||17||30|
|Silenced Pistol (Epic)||78||26||16|
|Silenced Pistol (Legendary)||84||28||16|
|Pump Shotgun (Common)||63||90||5|
|Pump Shotgun (Uncommon)||66||95||5|
|Tactical Shotgun (Uncommon)||100||67||8|
|Tactical Shotgun (Rare)||105||70||8|
|Tactical Shotgun (Epic)||111||73||8|
Explosive Weapons Edit
|Grenade Launcher (Rare)||100||100||6|
|Grenade Launcher (Legendary)||110||110||6|
|Rocket Launcher (Rare)||82||110||1|
|Rocket Launcher (Epic)||87||116||1|
|Rocket Launcher (Legendary)||91||121||1|