Are you wondering what the pros are carrying when they compete in the Fortnite Champion Series? Find out here.
Epic has always tried to make Fortnite a game of variety. There have been five different kinds of Assault Rifles alone throughout the previous ten seasons of the game.
In Chapter 2, Epic severely limited the number of guns in the game. Now, we have one SMG, one sniper, one pistol, two ARS, two shotguns, and one type of grenade.
There is some variation when it comes to rarities – some players actually prefer the Blue Tac to the Purple Tac – but there is far less of it than there was in previous seasons.
High-level and professional players have different preferences in weapon loadouts, although they don’t vary as much as you might think. @1UpAnalytics posted a comprehensive analysis of the weapons used in the week 1 FNCS finals, showing what the squads preferred.
As you can see, the traditional AR is much more popular than the burst. The 5.7% of people who carried the burst were likely all players who chose the AUG or couldn’t find a normal AR.
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The shotgun selection is a bit more interesting. 66.6% of players preferred the Tac over the Pump, which appears to be the trend for Fortnite Chapter 2. It seems as though players preferred Purple or Gold Pump over the Tac in all rarities, however.
Nearly every squad had some grenades, averaging 8.9 per team. Epic recently nerfed the number of grenades you could carry, so this number should go down in future tournaments.
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Not as many players carried an SMG as you might expect – especially considering the classic Pump-SMG combo. Only 24.3% of players with a Pump also used an SMG.
Most teams had at least one sniper, but these obviously weren’t a must-have item. @1UpAnalytics also posted some information about what teams used for healing in the FNCS.
Healing items will always be a top priority for squads. The 50/50 split on the Bandage Bazooka is exactly what Epic wants to see. It’s perfectly balanced: a powerful healing item with the trade-off of sacrificing two inventory slots.
Most teams had some fish in their inventory as well. Mini Shields are as popular as ever while Big Pots remain difficult to find. Most players use them when they have them – especially in squads.
Is this breakdown close to what you would think it would be? Let us know in the comments.