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All Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 weapons ranked from best to worst

Fortnite Chapter 3 has an exciting mix of new weapons, and this guide will help players decide which firearms they should take into battle.

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Dropping into Fortnite can be daunting, especially if you don’t know which weapons are the best. This guide will teach you which weapons you should look for and which ones you should leave behind.

The start of every season of Fortnite brings a ton of new changes to the loot pool. That’s even more true for the start of a new Chapter.

In Fortnite Chapter 3, all of the familiar weapons from Chapters 1 and 2 have been replaced. No more pump shotguns or normal assault rifles. Instead, players are given an entire batch of new weapons.

This is exciting but also very confusing. Which weapons do you choose? If you’ve never used these weapons before, it’s impossible to know which ones you prefer. This tier list will help you decide which weapons you should take into battle.

All Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 weapons ranked

Below is a list of all the available weapons in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1. We’ve gone ahead and listed them from best to worst, but will go into greater detail about why these weapons are placed the way they are in their respective sections.

  1. MK-Seven Assault Rifle
  2. Stinger SMG
  3. Spider-Man Web-Shooters
  4. Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
  5. Grenade Launcher
  6. Sidearm Pistol
  7. Harpoon Gun
  8. Auto Shotgun
  9. Ranger Assault Rifle
  10. Striker Pump Shotgun

Fortnite S-Tier Weapons

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MK-Seven Assault Rifle – First off, we have one of the most ridiculously overpowered weapons in Fortnite history. This is the first weapon outside of snipers that puts players in first person when aiming down sights. It has no bloom and fires at an incredibly high rate. Players prefer the grey version of this weapon over a gold Ranger.

Stinger SMG – The SMG secondary meta is strong in Chapter 3, and it’s not just because shotguns are useless. The Stinger SMG rips through health bars, builds, and anything else standing in a player’s way. You may not even realize you’re being attacked by the time the Stinger is finished with you.

Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters – This isn’t necessarily a weapon, but it is one of the most sought-after items in the game. The Web-Shooters make for easy rotations, quick escapes, and unpredictable ambushes. You might as well be a sitting duck without the Web-Shooters.

Fortnite A-Tier Weapons

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Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper – Snipers are officially back, and they are as useful as they’ve ever been. However, the lower rarity snipers are a bit disappointing. Even headshots from green snipers won’t kill a fully healed player.

Sidearm Pistol – What? A pistol in A-Tier? Yeah, it’s shocking, but a pistol is still a better close-range weapon than a shotgun. If you can’t find a Stinger, a Pistol and a quick trigger finger are the equivalents of a dollar store SMG.

Grenade Launcher – A late addition to Chapter 3, but the Grenade launcher is still as useful as it’s always been. Don’t want to engage in a build battle or see people fighting in skyscrapers? Knock ’em down, or blow away their health and builds with a few well-placed grenades.

Fortnite B-Tier Weapons

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Harpoon Gun – The harpoon gun is in a weird spot. It’s not nearly as good as the Stinger or even the Pistol. But it’s far better than the Auto or Pump shotguns. With a consistently high damage output, this weapon/utility is a reliable way to take out opponents.

Fortnite C-Tier Weapons

Auto Shotgun – The Auto Shotgun is the only weapon in C-tier not because it’s good or bad, but because the rest of the weapons on this list are terrible. If you happen to be super close to an enemy and have an Auto Shotgun on hand, you might come out on top. But even with the fast fire rate, the lack of damage output may be what sends you back to the lobby.

Fortnite D-Tier Weapons

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D-tier might as well be F-tier for the remaining weapons. The Striker Pump Shotgun and Ranger Assault Rifle are bottom-of-the-barrel weapons you will want to avoid.

The Striker Pump has a slow fire rate and a fraction of the damage output of the previous Pump Shotguns. If you can get three decent shots off with the Auto before you can fire your second with the Pump, there’s no sense in picking up a weapon like this.

The Ranger Assault rifle is also a lackluster weapon. It has the dreaded bloom that the MK-Seven gets rid of. And even though it has a higher damage output, the rate of fire is so poor it’s nearly impossible to get a second shot off before your opponent builds to protect themselves.

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When Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends, Season 3 start date

Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts. The season is off to a heated start, and it’s only going to get more intense.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 has just entered its second season, and it’s off to a great start. Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ended without much warning ahead of time from Epic Games. In fact, only a day before the Season ended did we get an announcement for Season 2.

Regardless, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is off to a hot start. We have new POIs, weapons, and a flashy new Battle Pass. There’s also no building to start and an ongoing turf war.

Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 End?

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Fortnite Season 2 will end on June 3, 2022. This means the second season of the new chapter will last a little less than three months making it fairly short compared to Season 1.

This end date was found in the in-game files by data miners. Unlike last season where Epic Games listed two season end dates, there is only one end date this time around.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Start?

New Fortnite seasons usually start within 24 hours after the previous one ends. Players can expect Chapter 3 Season 3 to start on June 4.

That being said, leaker Shiina believes there will be an extended period of downtime after the season ends to prep for Season 3. We will know more about this delay as time draws closer.

Is There a Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event?

The final update for Fortnite Season 2 is here and we now have confirmation that, yes, there will be a live event!

The Season 2 live event will likely focus on stopping the new Doomsday Device from going off at Loot Lake. It is a very similar tower to that of Midas’ Doomsday Device in Chapter 2 Season 2.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 3 Season 2. This is the second season of the third chapter which started after Chapter 2 Season 8. While most players refer to this season as “Season 2”, it’s technically Season 20.

There were 10 seasons in Chapter 1 and 8 seasons in Chapter 2.

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For now, that’s everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2. This chapter will likely span the next year or so and will be filled with exciting events.

We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 3 starts. For more Fortnite, check out the best controller settings for Chapter 3, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fortnite Omni Chip locations: how to upgrade Omni Sword in Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduces a pickaxes called the Omni Sword that players can customize using Omni Chips. Here’s how to get them!

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Epic Games has introduced Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2 which players can use to customize the new Omni Sword.

With each new Fortnite season, players can look forward to a new form of currency used to unlock different cosmetics. In seasons past, players had to collect feathers, paint cans, and alien artifacts.

Now, Fortnite Season 2 introduces Omni Chips. This seasonal currency can be used by players to unlock customization options for the Omni Sword.

Here’s how to unlock the Omni Sword and where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2.

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Where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2

In order to start collecting Omni Chips, players first need to unlock the Omni Sword Pickaxe. This is on page one of the Battle Pass and can be purchased for 7 Battle Stars.

Now that players have the sword, it’s time to start collecting Omni Chips. Each week, players will be given a new set of Omni Sword quests that reward them with Omni Chips once completed.

The quests are as simple as visiting specific locations and collecting Omni Chips. The maps below will show where that week’s chips are located starting with week 1.

Week 1 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni chips at Greasy Grove, Logjam Lumberyard, and Mighty Monument:

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Week 2 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Loot Landing, The Temple, and Chonkers Speedway.

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Week 3 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Synapse Station, Sanctuary, and Camp Cuddle.

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Week 4 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Daily Bugle, Condo Canyon, and Windbreakers.

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Week 5 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Rocky Reels, Launchpad, and Shifty Shafts.

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Week 6 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Seven Outpost II, Crispy Crater, and Tumbledown Temple.

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Week 7 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Sleepy Sounds, Command Cavern, and Cuddle Cruisers.

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Week 8 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Joneses, Shell or High Water, and Coney Crossroads.

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It’s important to note that while the challenges are released weekly, they won’t expire until the end of the season. Meaning you can wait until the last minute to collect all of the Omni Chips.

For more Fortnite, check out how to unlock Prowler in Season 2.

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How to unlock Marvel’s Prowler in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduced Marvel’s Prowler to the Battle Royale, and players can unlock him via the Battle Pass and a few challenges.

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Fortnite Season 2 adds not one but two Marvel characters to the game via the Battle Pass, but players might not be familiar with Prowler.

Season 2 started off hot with an amazing battle pass and a shocking removal of the game’s iconic building mechanic. Players were even more excited to see the Battle Pass had two crossover characters.

The first is Doctor Strange who has a new movie releasing in May. However, players may not be super familiar with the second crossover character. And it was surprisingly released alongside the Fortnite v20.20 update.

Prowler is an alias used by a number of people in the Marvel universe. But he most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse as Miles Morales’ uncle. And the in-game skin is a similar depiction of the character.

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Unlocking Prowler in Fortnite Season 2

As mentioned before, Prowler was locked behind a time gate. Players can unlock him by completing special challenges starting on April 19.

There are nine cosmetic items in the Prowler set, and the skin comes in two styles. Players can unlock an emote, pickaxe, glider, and more in a little over a month.

His unlock requirements are identical to that of Superman or The Foundation. Once the timer runs out, players can complete Prowler-specific challenges to unlock each piece of the set.

Here are the Fortnite Season 2 Prowler challenges and rewards:

  • Headshot opponents with a thermal weapons x 3 – Mark of the Prowler wrap
  • Use a spray at The Daily Bugle – Prowler Tag spray
  • Collect 300 Bars – On The Prowl loading screen
  • Collect three different weapon types of Epic Rarity or higher in a single match – Prowler Banner Icon
  • Damage Opponents while crouched or sliding x 500 – Energy Claw Pickaxe
  • Mod a Vehicle, then drive it 500 meters in a single match – Prowler’s Grasp Emoticon
  • Complete 3 Prowler Quests – Prowler skin
  • Complete 7 Prowler Quests – Slash and Smash Emote/Sky Prowler Glider
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For more Forntite, check out when Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

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