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In Save the World, weapons are items that can be crafted by the player that are used to kill monsters in the game. Weapons are color-coded based on their Rarity and are given a Power level, represented by a number inside a white background (originally placed to the right of a lightning bolt icon) based on both their rarity and upgrade level, this also decides the amount of damage that can be done with this weapon. Within missions, players can craft weapons from their inventory using schematics and required materials or they may be found in containers and loot chests scattered across the map. They come in many different forms, including laser, elemental, and normal weapons, all having certain benefits and drawbacks to using them. Weapons can be available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary. Storm King Weapons are of Mythic rarity, and only a few items are available in a special rarity known as Handmade.



Ranged weapons icon.png Ranged Weapons

If someone push you with one of them JUST RUN AWAY like the guy who sayed "I run fast as f..k BOIIIIIIIII"

Melee weapons icon.png Melee Weapons

Melee Weapons are close range weapons that deal damage from contact of the weapon. These weapons typically have a specific range that they can reach.

Weapon Collections

Weapon Sets Image Guns (Only Shows 3) Image Melee (Only Shows 3)
Basic Weapons Assault rifle icon.pngSemi-auto rifle icon.pngDeathstalker icon.png Baseball bat icon.pngScythe icon.pngBootaxe icon.png
Black Metal Weapons Blackout.pngBlack Drum.pngMidnight Stalker.png Brood Slicer.pngNightfall.pngBlack Blade.png
Boombox Weapons Beat Blaster.pngWoofer.png
Dragon Weapons Dragon rifle icon.pngDragonfire icon.pngDragon sniper rifle icon.png
Flintlock Weapons Bundlebuss icon.pngDragoon icon.pngOl' betsy icon.png
Fortnitemares Weapons Grave digger icon.png
Founder Weapons Founder's nocturno icon.pngFounder's deconstructor icon.png
Holiday Weapons Heartbreaker.png
Hydraulic Weapons Nailer icon.pngPummeller icon.pngTsunami icon.png
Military Weapons Famas icon.pngGround pounder icon.pngObliterator icon.png
Medieval Weapons Hemlock Weapon Icon.pngStalwart Squire.png
Neon Weapons Argon assault rifle icon.pngHelium shotgun icon.pngNeon sniper rifle icon.png
Rat Rod Weapons Rat king icon.pngSwan icon.pngCrankshot icon.png
Retro SciFi Weapons Gammatron 9000.pngPulsar 9000.png
Scavenger Weapons Buzzcut icon.pngOld smokey icon.pngSunsetter icon.png
Spy Weapons BattleRifle.pngPurple gold pump.pngBurst-smg.png
Steampunk Weapons Steam Piston.pngDouble Boiler.png
Storm King Weapons Storm King's Scourge.png
Vacuum Tube Weapons Vacuum tube rifle icon.pngVacuum tube shotgun icon.pngVacuum tube sniper rifle icon.png
Vindertech Weapons Vindertech pulsar icon.pngVindertech disintegrator icon.pngVindertech jolter icon.png

Traps icon.png Traps


Weapon Crafting

Main Ingredients

Tier Ores Crystals
Rarity star icon.png Copper ore icon.png Copper Ore Doesn't exist
Rarity star icon.pngRarity star icon.png Silver ore icon.png Silver Ore
Rarity star icon.pngRarity star icon.pngRarity star icon.png Malachite ore icon.png Malachite Ore
Rarity star icon.pngRarity star icon.pngRarity star icon.pngRarity star icon.png Obsidian ore icon.png Obsidian Ore Shadowshard crystal icon.png Shadowshard Crystal
Rarity star icon.pngRarity star icon.pngRarity star icon.pngRarity star icon.pngRarity star icon.png Brightcore ore icon.png Brightcore Ore Sunbeam crystal icon.png Sunbeam Crystal

Weapon Durability

Durability is the measure of how long the weapon lasts. The remaining durability of any weapon can be seen by looking at the item's durability bar on the right side of the item icon in the inventory. When the weapon has a small amount of durability left, the player will be notified that the weapon they are using is low on durability. If a weapon's durability is empty, it will be broken, making it unusable. Broken weapons are removed from the player's inventory, and they can be crafted again using the available schematic for a specific weapon.


Main article: Patch Notes
5.10 Patch Update (July 24, 2018)
  • Ranged weapon reticle changes:
    • Several energy weapons which used a triangular 3-hash crosshair now use the standard 4-hash reticle.
    • Scoped snipers no longer have a reticle while not scoped.
    • Reticles now have a center dot.

Patch 1.7.1 (October 11, 2017)

  • Weapons will deal more damage to monsters quicker at high level.


  • To prevent confusion between Fortnite and non-Fortnite players, the fire rate for ranged weapons is measured (although unspecified) in bullets per second. It is easy to convert bullets per second to rounds per minute, as to get RPM from BPS the BPS stat must be multiplied by sixty. This allows people not familiar to Fortnite's fire rate system to still be able to gauge the fire rate of the weapon by writing out the aforementioned equation out -the fire rate of 9 bullets per second for the Suppressed SMG translates into 540 RPM, then for the Pump Shotgun fire rate of .7 translates to 42 RPM, etc.