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Best Weapons in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2

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It's always an exciting time when a new Fortnite season rolls out. There's a list of new locations to explore on the map, new gear and vehicles to play with, and a fresh-faced roster of weapons to test out. Aside from the new landing spots, Chapter 4 Season 2 made the biggest splash in the weapons category. In total, six weapons from the past season have been vaulted. Furthermore, four new weapons have been added to the arsenal. This is undoubtedly shaking up the meta, and it will continue to do so until the dust settles on Season 2. Nonetheless, let's see which ones are making a name for themselves as the best weapons in Chapter 4 Season 2 right out of the gate.

6. Heavy Sniper Rifle

Unvaulted in Chapter 4 Season 1, and sticking around in Season 2, is the Heavy Sniper. This iconic high-caliber sniper is as powerful as it is fun to use. Of course, the most notable feature is the sniper's ability to break down walls with a single shot. This brings a unique dynamic to gunfights by allowing you to break and push through an opponent's build. The only downfall is that it's bulky and is a single-shot rifle, as a result, it takes a long time to reload. So if you're not as confident in relying on one one shot and prefer a larger magazine, you're probably leaning toward our next entry to handle your ranged warfare.

5. Cobra DMR

In contrast to the Heavy Sniper, the Cobra DMR is a semi-automatic sniper that allows you to fire multiple shots in a row rather than just one. As a result, the Cobra DMR's 20-mag cartridge is ideal for players who prefer the security of a larger magazine. What makes this even better is that it has a headshot multiplier. So, when you're on a roll and hitting shots, the Cobra DMR is even more rewarding.

In either case, you can choose between the powerful and destructible Heavy Sniper or the more convenient Cobra DMR. Either is a good option, and both are the best sniper weapons in Fortnite Season 2 in our books.

4. Havoc Pump Shotgun

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The Havoc Pump Shotgun is one of the new weapons introduced in Season 2, and it has quickly surpassed the other shotguns as the best this season. And we doubt the meta will change around it unless it is nerfed, which it very well could be. The Havoc Pump Shotgun has six shells and tags for 108 damage to the body and 170 to the head. It has a 0.75 fire rate and a reload time of less than a second. Overall, it's about as well-rounded as a shotgun can get. It is without a doubt one of the best weapons this season and should be in your lineup at all times.

3. Twin Mag SMG

Though the Havoc Pump Shotgun makes a compelling case for itself, we understand if shotguns aren't your thing. It can be extremely frustrating and takes away from the fun when you're not hitting your shots. That's why many players opt for the spray and pray power of SMGs. If that's you, you can't go wrong with the Twin Mag SMG.

The main attraction of this SMG is, of course, its dual mag, which allows for a quick reload. With this, it's often quicker to reload this weapon rather than switch to another. Its magazines, however, are quite small, holding only 20 bullets each. Nonetheless, it's one of the best weapons in Chapter 4 Season 2 for close-quarters combat and ideal for finishing off a “one-shot” enemy – assuming that's actually true.

2. Havoc Suppressed Assault Rifle

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Assault Rifles are a necessity in every battle royale. It's very rare we find ourselves running a kit without one. The “Assault Rifle,” which was the name for the Scar in Fortnite, has long been a fan favorite. Unfortunately, that, along with the burst assault rifle, were both vaulted in Chapter 4 Season 2. These were two of the best weapons which many players relied on. But with them gone, there's been a massive curveball thrown into the mix. Now taking the place of both weapons is the new Havoc Suppressed Assault Rifle.

While we don't often embrace change, it's pretty easy to get behind the Havoc Suppressed Assault Rifle. Fully automatic, suppressed, and fit with a 30-bullet magazine, this gun checks all the boxes. It fires six bullets per second and the recoil is pretty maintainable. Personally, we love the addition of this new assault rifle and consider it to be one of the best weapons in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2. Furthermore, we are confident that you will feel the same.

1. Kinetic Blade

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If you want to spice up your gameplay, the Kinetic Blade is the way to go. This brand-new melee weapon has knockback and dash attacks, allowing you to get creative when dealing with close combat. Aside from these features, when is a Katana ever not enjoyable to use? That's why if you have the opportunity to wield this blade, we highly recommend it.

Because it is so situational, it may not have a strong case for being one of the best weapons in Chapter 4 Season 2. However, we have to grant it style points. Furthermore, in close quarters, it can be more lethal than a shotgun or SMG, though that highly depends on how you use it. Nonetheless, master this weapon and you'll be opening up a whole new portal for your playstyle in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2.

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there other weapons you think are best in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.