Best Fortnite weapons in Chapter 5 Season 3: Gun tier list

Amitesh Dhar
Fortnite Best weapons in Chapter 5 Season 3.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 is currently underway, so here are the best guns in the weapon pool that you will find on the island.

In Fortnite, you will come across weapons of different rarites from multiple sources on the island. While most of these weapons don’t come with attachments, you can modify them at mod benches at the expense of Gold Bars.

Despite the attachments, not all guns are powerful in Fortnite, so here’s a list of all the best weapons that you should use in Chapter 5 Season 3.

Best weapons in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 ranked

Before discussing the weapons tier list in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3, there are a few pointers that you need to take into account.

First of all, the weapons in this list are classified into groups based on how they perform without any attachments. Secondly, the DPS rating for each weapon is calculated according to their highest rarity in the game.

SCerberus’ Gatekeeper Shotgun
The Machinist’s Combat Assault Rifle
Megalo Don’s Nitro Fists
Oscar’s Frenzy Auto Shotgun
AEnforcer AR
Harbinger SMG
Striker AR
Nitro Fists
Thunder Burst SMG
BRingmaster’s Boom Bolt
Boom Bolt
Tactical AR
Gatekeeper’s Shotgun
Ranger Pistol
Conductor Hand Cannon
Megalo Don’s Combat Shotgun
CCombat Shotgun
Hammer Pump Shotgun
Cluster Clinger

Fortnite S-Tier weapons

The weapons that are in this tier are by far the best ones in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3. However, it’s worth noting that since these weapons are Mythics, you won’t be able to modify them with attachments at mod benches in the game.

WeaponDPSReload Time (in seconds)Magazine Size
Cerberus’ Gatekeeper Shotgun1652.123
The Machinist’s Combat Assault Rifle2208.828
Megalo Don’s Nitro Fists55 (First punch)
70 (Final Punch)
Oscar’s Frenzy Auto Shotgun19548

To get these weapons, you will have to defeat the bosses who wield them on the island, so that might be slightly challenging if you don’t have the best loadout when approaching these encounters.

Fortnite A-Tier weapons

The difficulty of a gunfight majorly depends upon how efficient your weapons are and the ones that are mentioned in this segment can definitely help you get out of a pinch in Fortnite.

WeaponDPSReload Time (In seconds)Magazine Size
Nitro Fists55 (First punch)
70 (Final Punch)
Enforcer AR1721.9825
Gatekeeper Shotgun156.42.253
Thunder Burst SMG192.272.0327
Striker AR226.82.8825

Although some of the weapons in this segment have a higher DPS rating than ones present in the S-Tier, their recoil means you may have difficulty hitting shots.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 Weapon Bunker
Mod benches can be found within the weapon bunkers in Fortnite.

Fortnite B-Tier weapons

The weapons in this segment of the Fortnite tier list are a decent choice but are either slower in terms of the rate of fire or they have lower overall damage output than the ones in the aforementioned segments.

WeaponDPSReload Time (In seconds)Magazine Size
Ringmaster’s Boom Bolt77.72.255
Boom Bolt75.62.253
Tactical AR161230
Gatekeeper’s Shotgun156.42.253
Ranger Pistol184.81.3515
Conductor Hand Cannon72.11.78
Megalo Don’s Combat Shotgun132.64.38

Fortnite C-Tier weapons

The weapons in this tier should be completely avoided unless you have no other option when you first land on the island. Although they can be used to a certain degree in modes where building is allowed, they’re good at damaging builds rather than taking down enemies.

WeaponDPSReload TimeMagazine Size
Combat Shotgun754.5 seconds8
Hammer Pump Shotgun72.14.73 seconds6
Cluster Clinger

That sums up everything that you need to know about the best weapons in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3. Given that vehicles were dominating the game, the developers unvaulted the Boogie Bomb as a counter to the cars.

That aside, there’s a new Pirates of the Caribbean crossover and a Fall Guys crossover that is set to go live in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3.