With the vaulting of the Boom Box on February 5, it’s time to take a trip to memory lane. Are you one of the few who can say they experienced the Zapotron?

Zapotron

Vaulted September 29th, 2017

The first victim to the Fortnite vault was this energy rifle that could be fired normally or charged up to fire a single powerful shot that does extreme damage and pierce through multiple enemies.

Submachine Gun

Vaulted February 12th, 2018

The Tactical Submachine Gun fired at a very high rate, dealing great damage while consuming a lot of ammo. It was good for run-and-gun combat and accurate enough to fight at mid-range when fired in short bursts. The tac sub was often used to shred down protective walls that enemies tossed up.

Smoke Grenade

Vaulted April 11th, 2018

The Smoke Grenade sounded great on paper, but the item soon turned into the least most used item throughout the entire game. Epic took out the Smoke Grenade, and fans have been content with the throwable item tucked away in the Fortnite Vault.

Crossbow

Vaulted May 1st, 2018

Tons of fans were sad to see the Crossbow taken away to the vault. The Crossbow fired arrows silently, which was perfect for eliminating enemies from a distance stealthily. The Crossbow did briefly return for the Ice Storm event as a weapon designed to deal more damage to the Ice Legion.

Jetpack

Vaulted June 11th, 2018

Highly skilled players enjoyed the Jetpack as it was a great way to avoid fall damage, but casual fans were not impressed. The Jetpack returns occasionally within the close-quarters LTM.

Tactical Submachine Gun

Vaulted June 27th, 2018

This tiny weapon was one of the most powerful guns in Fortnite, once upon a time ago. The tac sub was typically used to mow down structures or eliminating enemies at a close range. Players could even use the tac sub as a mid-range weapon if it was pulsed due to its high accuracy.

Revolver

Vaulted September 6th, 2018

Fortnite players loved to use the Revolver for mid-range to long-range kills, and was popularly used by streamers due to the weapon’s “clip friendliness”. Unfortunately, the introduction of the powerful Hand Cannon, or Deagle, was the beginning of the end for the Revolver.

Drum Gun

Vaulted September 11th, 2018

Only around for a handful of weeks, players relied heavily on the Drum Gun due to its high ammo compacity and impressive DPS. The Drum Gun was almost like a sub gun on steroids, and players soon demanded the weapon to be vaulted.

Light Machine Gun

Vaulted September 27, 2018

The LMG was great for its high DPS and high magazine compacity. Unfortunately, it was removed back at the beginning of season six.

Impulse Grenade

Vaulted September 27, 2018

These little grenades were used to send enemies flying off mountains, or to troll squad mates. The introduction of the Shockwave Grenade sent the Impulse grenade sailing into the vault.

Bouncer Pad

Vaulted September 27, 2018

Fortnite players are still begging for the Bouncer Pad to be added back into the game, especially since they were only around for a few months. These pads were a great way to rotate around the Fortnite map efficiently.

Remote Explosives

Vaulted September 27, 2018

The introduction of the Remote Explosives, or C4, were split as some players felt they were too overpowered. The item went through different buffs and nerfs, but was ultimately voted down to the vault.

Guided Missile

Vaulted November 1, 2018

Epic Games thought that the addition of the Guided Missile would be a good idea, but players absolutely despised the learning curve. Highly skilled players could control the Guided Missile a lot better than casual fans, and the controversy eventually led to it’s demotion to the vault.

Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle

Vaulted November 1, 2018

Players who love to Snipe enjoyed this weapon for a long time, however the addition of the Hunting Rifle turned the Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle into the ugly duckling of weapons in Fortnite.

Port-A-Fort

Vaulted December 6, 2018

The hype around the Port-A-Fort died quickly as players liked the grappler over the Port-A-Fort. This item was easy to counter, and Epic decided it was time to send it to the vault.

Chiller

Vaulted December 6, 2018

The general consensus around the Chiller was that the item was virtually useless. Fortnite players could only find one use for the Chiller: Social media clips.

Clinger Grenade

Vaulted December 6, 2018

It was too easy to destroy structures with the Clinger Grenade, actually leading to some lag during competitive tournaments. Just like C4, the Clinger was sent packing down to the vault.

Double Barrel Shotgun

Vaulted December 6, 2018

If players could hit their shots right, the Double Barrel Shotgun could destroy enemies in two shots. Epic tried to fill the gap by sending the Double Barrel to the vault and buffing other shotguns within Fortnite.

Shockwave Grenade

Vaulted December 6, 2018

Shockwave Grenades were great for rotating around the map, but due to the fact that they do not cause fall damage, there was no need to carry them around in aggressive situations.

Infinity Blade

Vaulted December 14, 2018

The highly controversial Infinity Blade dropped into Fortnite as a weapon that could only be used by one player at a time, like Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet. Epic added the Infinity Blade into all modes within Fortnite and fans went into a mass outrage. The Infinity Blade was sent to the vault in a record time of only three days!

Six Shooter

Vaulted January 8, 2019

The Six Shooter was meant to replace the Revolver, however, fan’s didn’t take a liking to the new iteration. The Six Shooter was only around for a few months before it was taken out.

Burst Assault Rifle

Vaulted January 8, 2019

Players were surprised when the popular burst assault rifle was removed. Fortnite fans could have been selecting legendary and epic weapons over the standard rarity of the burst assault rifle, but it was still an unexpected move by Epic.

Quad Launcher

Vaulted January 22, 2019

The Quad Launcher wasn’t as disliked as the Guided Missile, but it was still disapproved amongst the Fortnite community.

Port-A-Fortress

Vaulted January 22, 2019

The Port-A-Fortress was basically the Port-A-Fort 2.0, and fans didn’t like the second version either. Some players even reported that the Port-A-Fortress would cause lag within Fortnite’s servers.

Grappler

Vaulted January 22, 2019

FaZe Clan’s Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney found a bug that gave players the ultimate heigh advantage, but nobody expected Epic to remove the Grappler all together. It is still missed almost a month later.

Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Vaulted January 29, 2019

The Bolt-Action Sniper rifle was one of the first weapons in Fortnite Battle Royale, and snipers became comfortable with the weapon. Epic took it away in exchange for the Silenced Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle.

Heavy Shotgun

January 29, 2019

For a time there were only two models of shotguns available within Fortnite, until the release of the Heavy Shotgun. This weapon was added to add variety to the close-quarter combat selection. Unfortunately, it was never perfected with numerous buffs and nerfs.

Submachine Gun

Vaulted January 29, 2019

The Submachine Gun was one of the most popular weapons in Fortnite due to it’s high drop rate, especially as floor loot. Epic decided to drop it into the vault in favor of other guns like the Compact SMG.

Burst Assault Rifle

Vaulted January 29, 2019

The FAMAS-like weapon was heavily enjoyed by players who prefer burst weapons over automatic. Fans will miss this weapon as it was helpful in mid to long-range battles.

Boombox

Vaulted February 5, 2019

The Boombox was one of the most hated items within Fortnite. Players were annoyed as it was added right before a tournament, like the Infinity Blade. Fortnite fans rejoiced as Epic announced that the Boombox was silenced down to the vault.

As of February 5, 2019, these are all of the Vaulted Weapons in Fortnite’s Battle Royale. What could be the next Weapon to be vaulted? Let us know what you think!

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