Best Fortnite guns: Chapter 4 Season 2 weapons ranked

Shreya Paul
Fortnite character shooting a gun

Fortnite Chapter 4, Season 2 brings in plenty of new weapons but has also unvaulted fan favorites for players to wield. Find out which one is most powerful with our complete ranking of the best Fortnite weapons.

Fortnite Chapter 4, Season 2 made several changes to the map, storyline, and weapon pool. Plenty of new weapons have been added to the game while some were vaulted. Likewise, many old and popular weapons were brought back and unvaulted for this season’s weapon pool

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This reshuffle has caused many top weapons to return to the battle royale, making this season highly competitive. Here is a list of the worst and best weapons to use in Fortnite. If you’re wondering what the best weapons are, we’ve got everything you need to know, including a ranked list of every weapon in the new season.

Fortnite Season 2's Battle Pass characters

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 guns ranked

  1. Maven Auto Shotgun
  2. Heisted Accelerant Shotgun 
  3. Heisted Breacher Shotgun
  4. Combat Shotgun
  5. Dragon Breath Sniper
  6. Tactical Pistol
  7. Twin Mag SMG
  8. Heisted Blink Mag SMG
  9. Heisted Explosive Assault Rifle
  10. Cobra DMR
  11. Heisted Run ‘N’ Gun SMG
  12. Heavy Sniper Rifle
  13. Highcard’s Havoc Suppressed Rifle
  14. Havoc Pump Shotgun
  15. Overclocked Pulse Rifle 
  16. Kinetic Blade

The Maven Auto Shotgun is a weapon that has fallen behind on the pick rate in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2. Despite having an auto-firing feature, most players prefer to use the Havoc Pump Shotgun for its efficiency and damage.

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Although it may not be the strongest weapon in its class, the epic or legendary variant of the Maven Auto Shotgun is good to use if there are no other options.

Best Fortnite weapons in Chapter 4 Season 2

5. Heavy Sniper Rifle

Fortnite heavy sniper rifleThe Heavy Sniper Rifle works best during long-ranged combat.

The Heavy Sniper Rifle is one of the popular weapons unvaulted in Chapter 4 Season 2. It is one of the few weapons in the game that can eliminate a player with a single accurate headshot. The Heavy Sniper Rifle is a bolt-action weapon and it has a zoomed-in scope, allowing you to fight from a long distance.

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The only drawback of the Heavy Sniper Rifle is its reload speed, shining glint, and fire rate. You need to be exceptionally accurate while using this gun, and even one properly connected shot can deal devastating damage to opponents. The Heavy Sniper Rifle is available as ground loot, in chests, and you’ll also get better variants of this weapon in holo-chests.

DPSFire RateReload TimeMag Size
88.320.643.4s1

4. Highcard’s Havoc Suppressed Rifle

Fortnite Highcard's havoc suppressed rifleDefeat the Highcard Boss to get your hands on this mythic version.

This is another weapon that was added in Chapter 4 Season 2. To get the Highcard’s Havoc Suppressed Rifle, you need to defeat the Highcard Boss NPC. He will spawn with two Wildcard NPCs in three different locations on the map. Once you defeat him, the boss will drop the weapon along with a vault keycard to access the vaults.

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Highcard’s Havoc Suppressed Rifle is a fully automatic gun that is an excellent choice for close to mid-range engagements. 

DPSFire RateReload TimeMag Size
15662.12s30

3. Havoc Pump Shotgun

Fortnite Havoc pump shotgunThe Havoc Pump Shotgun is a powerful short-range weapon in combat.

The Havoc Pump Shotgun is perhaps a worthy successor to the fan-favorite Pump Shotgun. This weapon is a powerful short-range gun that can deal over 120 damage with headshots to your enemies. You will get the Mythic version of this weapon from the vaults after defeating the Highcard Boss NPC.

This Boss drops the vault keycard that can grant you access inside the vaults. Alternatively, lower rarities of the Havoc Pump Shotgun can be found as ground loot, in chests, and from vending machines. 

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DPSFire RateReload TimeMag Size
1080.754.25s6

2. Overclocked Pulse Rifle 

Fortnite overclocked pulse rifleThe Overclocked Pulse Rifle is perfect for shooting down multiple enemies in close-range combat.

The Overclocked Pulse Rifle is one of the new weapons added this season, and it’s the perfect combination between an SMG and an Assault Rifle. You can find this weapon from the vault at Loot Island when it spawns in the game.

The Overclocked Pulse Rifle is brilliant at close-range, as it has a tight hip fire spread. The weapon also has a high fire rate, meaning you can knock down multiple enemies with accurate shots within a short span. 

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DPSFire RateReload TimeMag Size
199.53.52.68s20

1. Kinetic Blade

Fortnite kinetic bladeThe two signature attacks of the Kinetic Blade are deadly.

The Kinetic Blade is the newly added melee weapon in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 that has replaced the Shockwave Hammer. The threateningly beautiful-looking Katana has a purple hue to it, showing its origins from the kinetic rocks found last season.

The Kinetic Blade comes with two signature attacks, and one of them is the Knockback Slash. It allows you to knock back enemies far away each time you use it on them at close-range. The second attack is the Dash Attack which gives you an aerial boost in any direction, but it requires a cooldown time after three charges.

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You can find these as ground loot, in chests, inside vaults, and at houses on the southeastern half of the map this season in Fortnite.


That covers our best Fortnite Chapter 4, Season 2 weapons. As always, we expect more weapons to be added as the season goes on, which will surely shake up the meta even further.

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About The Author

Shreya started gaming back in school, with Clash of Clans in 2006. After that, she moved on to different FPS titles on mobile, and RPGs on PC. Her favorite games include the Dark Pictures series, Disney Dreamlight Valley, Hogwarts Legacy, and Fortnite. She has previously worked at Pro Game Guides as a Freelance Contributing Writer. Currently, she is working as a Games Writer for Dexerto since April, 2023.