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10 Best Weapons in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

In the world of Fortnite, weapons are an essential part of success. Whether you're fighting for control of a Victory Royale or simply trying to survive, having the right tools for the job is key. With that in mind, we've put together a list of 10 of the best weapons in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. So whether you're just starting out or looking to update your arsenal, read on for some must-have firepower!


10. Auto Shotgun

The Auto Shotgun's inspiration is the UTS-15, a Turkish weapon many love. Its first appearance was in Chapter 3 Season with many improvements since then. If you are a beginner and still learning your weapons, this shotgun is ideal for you. With a high rate of firing, it can do a lot of damage to opponents. Therefore, it is great at a close range as it has a high spread.

When using this weapon, keep in mind its slow rate of reloading. Aim to do maximum damage to opponents in 8 shots so that you can reload in safety.


9.  Two-Shot Shotgun

Unlike the weapons before, this brilliant piece was added in Chapter 3 Season 3. It is a semi-automatic weapon and releases two short shots every time during each fire. This shotgun uses shells and has a 1.75x headshot multiplier. It is perfect for close-range combat but you need to account for the time between bursts to avoid attacks.

Many players enjoy using it because it fires ten pellets per shot. The pellet spread is tighter, giving you a more accurate shot if you can aim as you crouch down.


8.  Striker Burst Rifle

This rifle was first introduced in Chapter 3 Season 2 and its inspiration is from the Steyr AUG-A3, an Australian gun. Furthermore, its build is similar to the High Tier Burst Assault Rifle in previous seasons. It is perfect for medium or long-range attacks because it has laser sights for accuracy.

The Striker Burst Rifle is a two-round burst weapon. This weapon has a headshot multiplier of 1.5x and uses medium bullets. Although it is a great shot, it has a strong recoil. To use it efficiently, this must be controlled.


7.  Heavy Sniper Rifle

This sniper rifle first appeared in Season 5 of Fortnite: Battle Royale and has an exotic version, the Boom Sniper Rifle. Furthermore, its inspiration is from the American weapon Barrett M82. Since its introduction, it has undergone multiple updates and is best for long-range shooting. It uses heavy bullets and has a 1.5x headshot multiplier.

To effectively use this weapon, you need to aim higher than the target to compensate for the bullet drop. In addition, you should aim further than your target to factor in bullet speed. Among the rifles, it is the best for structure and vehicle damage. If you want to use it on an enemy’s building, fire at close range.


6.  Hammer Assault Rifle

It made its debut in Chapter 3 Season 3. Its unique characteristic is the recoil that follows a right and upwards pattern. Furthermore, the Hammer Assault Rifle needs medium bullets and boasts a 1.5x headshot multiplier.

This assault rifle is based on SCAR, an assault rifle in previous Chapters. However, it has a shorter reload time and is faster. It is a fan favorite due to its First Shot Accuracy that promises effective damage. Consider it for short and medium-range shots.


5. Combat Assault Rifle

This type of assault weapon was introduced in Chapter 2 Season 8. Unlike other assault weapons, it has a tighter spread and a stronger recoil. Therefore, to control the recoil, you need to be in control of the firing bursts and aim downwards. Its accuracy is best at long ranges.

Furthermore, it uses medium bullets and has a 1.5x headshot multiplier. If you don’t have an SMG rifle, you can use this as it has a fire rate of 9. Another upside to this assault rifle is that it has First Shot Accuracy. It’s one of the favorite assault weapons


4.  E-11 Blaster Rifle

This blaster rifle first made an appearance in Chapter 2 Seasons 5 and 6 as a Mandalorian boss weapon. It was later brought back in Chapter 3 Season 2 as available to all players. The rifle offers moderate damage with a fast rate of firing and a cooldown period of 2 seconds.

In addition, it offers a 1.25x headshot multiplier and infinite ammo. This blaster rifle is a special weapon because it packs a lethal punch. The only downside is it lacks First Shot Accuracy. Therefore, to get a good shot, a good aim is important.


3.  DMR

It was first seen in Chapter 3 Season 3 and was introduced as the first Marksman Rifle. This weapon's inspiration is from the American M14 rifle that has a mounted scope.  In addition, it is a semi-automatic, fast-firing gun that offers quick-moving projectiles. For the best accuracy in long ranges, it is best to fire through the scope. It uses medium bullets and has a 1.5x headshot multiplier.

To use it effectively, you need to give it a few seconds to reset after recoil. Just like a sniper rifle, you should aim high and further than the target to compensate for the bullet drop and speed respectively. The biggest benefit to the DMR is that it can act both as a rifle and an assault weapon. The latter is best for medium ranges. Therefore, you can free up space for another weapon in your inventory.


2. Stinger SMG

The submachine gun had its debut in Chapter 3 Season 1 and has a mythic variation called Gunner’s Stinger SMG. Its inspiration is from the submachine gun, Beretta PMX. This weapon is best for close and medium-range shots. Additionally, it gives low damage but has a fast firing rate. The best bullets for the 1.5x headshot multiplier are light bullets.

Thanks to its high damage per second and great magazine size, it is useful to destroy buildings. It can also effectively ambush fully hidden enemies in seconds. As such, it is one of the most preferred weapons of choice in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3.


1. Kamehameha

10 Best Weapons in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

Arguably the most OP weapon in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3, the Kamehameha can destroy enemies and terrain with ease. Found only in Supply Drops, this powerful weapon is truly a game-changer. It's a powerful blue energy beam that can obliterate enemies in a single hit. Plus, it's really easy to aim. 

When it comes to dealing damage this is why the Kamehameha is the most powerful weapon. It deals a damage of 100 on the first impact and an extra 40 per second for every second it hits. So, in total you can hit a damage of 220 in a single hit. Now tell me if the Kamehameha isn't the most broken weapon in Fortnite what is?   

Which one is your weapon of choice? Which other Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 do you recommend? Share your pick in the comment section below or our socials here!


Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.