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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 weapon tier list

Take a look at FortniteINTEL’s ranking of each weapon in Fortnite Season 3.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 is now a month old, which means that we’ve had plenty of time to play in this new meta with all of its new and returning weapons and items. It’s fair to assess the current state of Fortnite and rank all of the weapons accordingly.

We have several returning weapons on this list along with a few new ones, but many of the returning weapons are in a different state than they were in past seasons. The Burst AR got a rework that made it more viable and the Tac Shotgun got nerfed into the ground. Now, let’s take a look at where everything stands in Fortnite Season 3 (skip to the end if you want the full list with no explanation).

S Tier

The S tier is a small one, this season. Most of the weapons in Fortnite are relatively balanced. We don’t have any Brutus’ Miniguns or Skye’s Scar this time around. The Drum Gun is still in the game, but a substantial nerf dropped it down into A tier as a maximum.

The two most overpowered items/weapons in Fortnite are Jules’ Grappler and Kit’s Shockwave Launcher. These don’t do damage to opponents, but they completely nullify high-ground and allow players to obtain ultimate mobility. Late-game circles with the Shockwave Launcher are also a nightmare for those on low-ground, who can get launched into the storm with little recourse.

A Tier

A is the largest tier on this list, which includes the Scar, Burst AR (Epic-Mythic rarities), Jules’ Drum Gun, Charge Shotgun (Epic-Mythic rarities), Compact SMG, Rapid-Fire SMG, Hunting Rifle (Epic-Legendary rarities), and the RPG.

The Epic and Legendary rarities for the Burst AR and Charge Shotgun are virtually the same as the Mythic rarities with the exception of the clip size. You’d rather have the mythic one, but they don’t make too much of a difference.

The RPG will likely never leave the A-tier, as it gives you the ability to deal significant damage and destroy structures. The Hunting Rifle made it because of its no-scope capabilities. If you have good aim, then you can use this weapon like a one-shot shotgun. People slept on the Rapid-Fire SMG at the beginning of the season, but some players now prefer it over the Compact SMG, which also makes the A tier because of its clip size and DPS potential. Then, we have the Scar: a fan-favorite weapon that always belongs in A.

B Tier

B Tier is home to most of the weapons that you’ll carry until you find something a bit better – with a few playstyle-specific exceptions. A lot of players prefer the Tac shotgun over the Charge, but there’s no question that the Season 3 nerfs hit the Tac incredibly hard, pushing the Epic and Legendary versions down a tier.

We also have the Epic and Legendary variants of the Sniper and the Harpoon Gun in this tier. These are both incredibly useful for certain situations, but aren’t a must-carry all of the time.

C Tier

The Burst AR received an update in Season 3 that amounted to a buff, making it a lot more viable. Still, most players would prefer an AUG or normal AR in most cases. The rest of these weapons are similar. You’d rather have upgraded versions of the Hunting Rifle and Sniper if you’re gonig to carry one.

The Flare Gun is new and worth carrying on some instances. It can offer great utility by showing you where players are while lighting structures on fire and dealing damage when you need it. Still, these Flare Guns are situational and most players would prefer a Harpoon Gun if they had to pick one.

D Tier

The D tier is comprised of useful items that aren’t usually ideal. You can do some work with an Epic/Legendary Pistol and Tac Shotgun, but most players probably want something better before jumping into combat.

The Season 3 Tac is heavily dependent on your playstyle. Some people hate the Charge and pick the Tac over it at every turn. You can’t deny, however, that the new Tac hits like a squirt gun when you compare it to its Season 2 version. The new Tac has to be in D tier, this season. Hopefully, that changes.

E Tier

E tier is the worst tier on this list, as there aren’t any true F-tier weapons outside of the Tin Can, which isn’t worth mentioning. The basic Pistol is probably the worst weapon in the game, although you’d rather grab it as your first weapon over a sniper.

The Fishing Rod is useful, but you’d always rather have a Harpoon Gun. You can ride Sharks now, but they aren’t as useful as a boat. Overall, these two fall at the bottom of the list.

There you have it: the FortniteINTEL Season 3 weapon tier list. This shook things up a lot since last season, which had a few more weapons. Looking at this list, the overall loot pool seems a lot more balanced this season – with the obvious exception of the two Mythic mobility items. Fortnite is in a good state right now. Hopefully, it doesn’t stagnate for another three months like the last two seasons did.

Do you agree? Disagree? Think we made a horrible mistake? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.

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Fortnite split-screen: how to play with friends

Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable the setting.

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Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable it so you can play locally with a friend.

Fortnite has always had a focus on playing with friends, but that always meant you had to play online. Even if you were in the same house as your friend or family member, the two of you had to play on two separate devices.

This changed back in the v11.30 update in Chapter 2 Season 1. Epic introduced split-screen capabilities on consoles for the first time. It wasn’t perfect when it first came out, but it’s since gotten a lot better.

How to use the Fortnite console split-screen feature

Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PlayStation. Split-screen still isn’t available on mobile, PC, or Nintendo Switch. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Start Fortnite
  2. Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
  3. Hit ‘Main Menu’
  4. Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
  5. Player 2 will need to sign into their account
  6. Player 2 will join and split-screen will automatically initiate

You can even save another player’s information on another account on your console, making split-screen easier and quicker to complete.

The feature still isn’t perfect and doesn’t replace the feeling of playing online. You’ll only have access to half of your screen, so you’re going to miss a few things that normal players will see. Still, playing split-screen is far more preferable than switching off with your friend or family member game after game. Enjoy!

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Fortnite v16.20: what to expect

The Fortnite Season 6 v16.20 update is expected to go live this week. Here’s what we expect to see in the next Fortnite update

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The Fortnite v16.20 is expected to release this week. Here’s what we’ll see in the patch notes when the update goes live.

We’re working our way through Fortnite Season 6, but Epic are continuing to give us new content to explore. We’re only a week past v16.10 and are already expecting to see v16.20 go live this week.

Here’s our typical patch breakdown on what to expect in the update, including some leaked items and a long list of bug fixes.

Bug fixes

Epic are consistently updating their game to fix bugs, glitches, and exploits. In the v16.20 patch, we’ll see a ton of fixes – including a fix for an exploit that allowed players to gain unlimited health/shield over the course of a match.

Here are all of the bug fixes that should be addressed in the v16.20 update.

  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.
  • Code Green Wrap not appearing correctly.
  • Arena playlist issues.
  • Storm visibility is clear when using Performance Mode.
  • Collection Book Character #17 not appearing on the Island.
  • Slurpshrooms and Coconuts temporarily disabled.
  • (Creative) Start with ‘Pickaxe’ Creator setting still spawning with a Pickaxe.
  • (Creative) Vehicles not moving properly in Creative.
  • (Mobile) Cosmetics in Lobby appearing blurry on Nintendo Switch.
  • (Mobile) 3D resolution reset itself even if the player saved the settings.

Leaks

We’ve seen a few leaks about content that could be coming to Fortnite in the coming weeks. The most likely addition to Fortnite in v16.20 would be the Unstable Bow – a rumored Exotic weapon that should be coming to Season 6.

On top of that, we’ve seen leaks about vehicle and weapon mods, additional crafting materials, and more. We don’t know if/when any of these will come to the game. We always take leaks with a grain of salt, but many of these items will likely make their way to Fortnite – possibly in the next update.

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We’ll keep you posted when we have official word from Epic on the v16.20 patch. We expect to see it on April 13 or 14, at the latest.

In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you never miss out on any of the latest Fortnite news.

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How to tame Raptors in Fortnite Season 6

Raptors have entered Fortnite Season 6 in the v16.10 update. Here’s where to find and how to tame Raptors.

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Raptors are now available in Fortnite Season 6. Here’s where to find and tame the new creatures.

The Fortnite v16.10 update brought a new form of wildlife to Fortnite: Raptors. These predators are now roaming the island, looking for blood.

Of course, you can tame these dinosaurs to fight by your side. Unfortunately, you can’t ride them, but they can be a huge help when it comes to combat. Here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite Raptor locations

Unsurprisingly, Raptors spawn around the areas where their eggs hatched. You can find them around Stealthy Stronghold, outside of Craggy Cliffs, south of The Spire, and south of Misty Meadows.

Raptors spawn in pairs and are stronger than wolves when you fight them. This is not to say that taking them down will be difficult. We’re not dealing with Marauders, here.

Here’s a map of all of the known Raptor spawns in Fortnite Season 6. We’ll update this map if the spawns change or if players find more locations.

Fortnite Raptor locations

How to tame a Raptor in Fortnite

Taming a Raptor is the same as taming most of the other wildlife on the island. It will be the same process as taming a Wolf – arguably easier as wolves spawn in packs rather than pairs.

  1. Eliminate a Wolf, Chicken, or Boar for its meat
  2. Find a Raptor
  3. Throw the meat at its feat and wait for the Raptor to eat
  4. Walk up to the Raptor and hold “Interact” to tame.

Be careful, as Raptors spawn in pairs. Just because you tame one, doesn’t mean its partner doesn’t still want to eat you.

Fortnite Raptors

With such a quick addition of a new animal, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Epic add more wildlife to the island as Season 6 chugs along.

We’ll update you if we learn anything else about the wildlife of Fortnite – or if we find any new tricks to taming Raptors.

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