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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 weapon tier list

Take a look at FortniteINTEL’s ranking of each weapon in Fortnite Season 3.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 is now a month old, which means that we’ve had plenty of time to play in this new meta with all of its new and returning weapons and items. It’s fair to assess the current state of Fortnite and rank all of the weapons accordingly.

We have several returning weapons on this list along with a few new ones, but many of the returning weapons are in a different state than they were in past seasons. The Burst AR got a rework that made it more viable and the Tac Shotgun got nerfed into the ground. Now, let’s take a look at where everything stands in Fortnite Season 3 (skip to the end if you want the full list with no explanation).

S Tier

The S tier is a small one, this season. Most of the weapons in Fortnite are relatively balanced. We don’t have any Brutus’ Miniguns or Skye’s Scar this time around. The Drum Gun is still in the game, but a substantial nerf dropped it down into A tier as a maximum.

The two most overpowered items/weapons in Fortnite are Jules’ Grappler and Kit’s Shockwave Launcher. These don’t do damage to opponents, but they completely nullify high-ground and allow players to obtain ultimate mobility. Late-game circles with the Shockwave Launcher are also a nightmare for those on low-ground, who can get launched into the storm with little recourse.

A Tier

A is the largest tier on this list, which includes the Scar, Burst AR (Epic-Mythic rarities), Jules’ Drum Gun, Charge Shotgun (Epic-Mythic rarities), Compact SMG, Rapid-Fire SMG, Hunting Rifle (Epic-Legendary rarities), and the RPG.

The Epic and Legendary rarities for the Burst AR and Charge Shotgun are virtually the same as the Mythic rarities with the exception of the clip size. You’d rather have the mythic one, but they don’t make too much of a difference.

The RPG will likely never leave the A-tier, as it gives you the ability to deal significant damage and destroy structures. The Hunting Rifle made it because of its no-scope capabilities. If you have good aim, then you can use this weapon like a one-shot shotgun. People slept on the Rapid-Fire SMG at the beginning of the season, but some players now prefer it over the Compact SMG, which also makes the A tier because of its clip size and DPS potential. Then, we have the Scar: a fan-favorite weapon that always belongs in A.

B Tier

B Tier is home to most of the weapons that you’ll carry until you find something a bit better – with a few playstyle-specific exceptions. A lot of players prefer the Tac shotgun over the Charge, but there’s no question that the Season 3 nerfs hit the Tac incredibly hard, pushing the Epic and Legendary versions down a tier.

We also have the Epic and Legendary variants of the Sniper and the Harpoon Gun in this tier. These are both incredibly useful for certain situations, but aren’t a must-carry all of the time.

C Tier

The Burst AR received an update in Season 3 that amounted to a buff, making it a lot more viable. Still, most players would prefer an AUG or normal AR in most cases. The rest of these weapons are similar. You’d rather have upgraded versions of the Hunting Rifle and Sniper if you’re gonig to carry one.

The Flare Gun is new and worth carrying on some instances. It can offer great utility by showing you where players are while lighting structures on fire and dealing damage when you need it. Still, these Flare Guns are situational and most players would prefer a Harpoon Gun if they had to pick one.

D Tier

The D tier is comprised of useful items that aren’t usually ideal. You can do some work with an Epic/Legendary Pistol and Tac Shotgun, but most players probably want something better before jumping into combat.

The Season 3 Tac is heavily dependent on your playstyle. Some people hate the Charge and pick the Tac over it at every turn. You can’t deny, however, that the new Tac hits like a squirt gun when you compare it to its Season 2 version. The new Tac has to be in D tier, this season. Hopefully, that changes.

E Tier

E tier is the worst tier on this list, as there aren’t any true F-tier weapons outside of the Tin Can, which isn’t worth mentioning. The basic Pistol is probably the worst weapon in the game, although you’d rather grab it as your first weapon over a sniper.

The Fishing Rod is useful, but you’d always rather have a Harpoon Gun. You can ride Sharks now, but they aren’t as useful as a boat. Overall, these two fall at the bottom of the list.

There you have it: the FortniteINTEL Season 3 weapon tier list. This shook things up a lot since last season, which had a few more weapons. Looking at this list, the overall loot pool seems a lot more balanced this season – with the obvious exception of the two Mythic mobility items. Fortnite is in a good state right now. Hopefully, it doesn’t stagnate for another three months like the last two seasons did.

Do you agree? Disagree? Think we made a horrible mistake? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.

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How to get the Dish Destroyer pickaxe in Fortnite Season 3

Another exclusive pickaxe arrives to Fortnite in Season 3 and it sure looks quite different. Here’s how you can get it.

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Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite

The Dish Destroyer pickaxe is another free cosmetic you can get in Chapter 3 Season 3 if you haven’t already. Here’s how to get the pickaxe right into your locker.

Fortnite players sure love freebies that the developers give them away each season. From a free Refer-A-Friend skin to a slurpy back bling that you can get upon completing quests, players have faithfully completed every task that Epic has asked them to claim the free reward.

However, over the course of several seasons now, getting these freebies is starting to feel too much work to some players. Epic continues to add away free content, but players are asked to put in the work in order to claim these rewards.

This time around, there’s a new item on the block, The Dish Destroyer Pickaxe, which you can get in Fortnite now by doing a few simple steps. Here’s how you can get it in Season 3.

Get the Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite now

Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform GeForce Now was launched earlier this year when players were able to stream Fortnite on any device if they were a member of the service. This also allowed iOS users to stream the game on their phones despite the Apple vs. Epic lawsuit.

In a recent tweet, Nvidia announced that Fortnite players will be able to redeem a free Dish Destroyer Pickaxe if they stream Fortnite on their GeForce Now enabled devices until August 4, 2022. Players who are members of the exclusive service will only be able to redeem this for free in-game.

However, in another announcement, Epic told its player base that the pickaxe is not exclusive to GeForce Now but will also be available in the Item Shop at a later date. This means that those who aren’t able to redeem the free pickaxe using their GeForce Now memberships will have a chance to buy it using V-Bucks in the Item Shop.

The cost of the pickaxe has not been revealed as of yet as players believe that it will be released once the limited window of August 4 for GeForce Now members have expired. As soon as we get any news on its Item Shop release, we’ll be sure to update this article.


GeForce Now players have had the perks of free rewards ever since the service allowed players to experience the thrill of Fortnite anywhere on their devices. Falling in line is XCloud’s gaming service which has become extremely popular amongst Xbox players.

For more, check out our guide on How to use Ice Cream cones in Fortnite Season 3.

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Fortnite players call on Epic Games to fix Loot Chests bug in Season 3

As the latest Fortnite Season 3 update brought players a No Sweat Summer, it left a weird bug in the game where players are getting empty loot chests. Here’s the latest on that.

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Loot Chests in Fortnite

Fortnite players have finally given up on the game due to its never-ending glitches and bugs that affect their overall gameplay experience. The latest glitch in the game is teleporting chest loot to a different location, and it’s getting pretty annoying for players.

Player feedback is one of the many things Epic takes very seriously that it aims to fix in every major weekly update or minor hotfixes from time to time. Often there are times when these bugs can get pretty annoying as they affect the overall gameplay experience for the player.

Fortnite players have seen bugs ranging from being stuck under the map or taking fall damage after jumping off a launch pad. From pros to content creators, each one of them took to social media to call on the developers to “fix the game”.

However, a recent update, v21.30, left a bug that has tested the patience of every Fortnite player active this season – potentially the most annoying Fortnite bug of all time. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Fortnite bug teleports chests loots to other locations

A strange Fortnite bug that is going viral right now on social media is the Loot Chests bug. It all began when Epic added the update v21.30 and introduced players to this year’s summer event, No Sweat Summer.

The update also saw the addition of Prime Shotgun which is considered to be the best shotgun in Chapter 3. While all the additions are fascinating and exciting to the players, the bug the update left in the game is still haunting players who are failing to win a game like they used to.

The bug, as shown in the clip above, teleports the chest loot to a nearby location outside if a player opens a chest box inside a building. This is pretty annoying as it doesn’t let the player farm loot fast as they usually would while landing on a hot drop.

Players have already started uploading their clips of the loot chest bug and are calling out the game to come out and fix this issue. This bug also creates double the work for those players who like to play a fast-paced Battle Royale match.

Joining in the conversation are a few FNCS players who feel that this bug might cost them several games where they would end up losing on a major competitive level. The entire community has joined hands together to ask the developers to fix the game at the earliest.

While Fortnite has not addressed this issue on their social media handles or on the Trello board could also mean that players in higher ping regions might be the only ones experiencing the bug. However, the player base is still keeping their hopes high to get these issues fixed as soon as possible.


As bugs and glitches continue to add to several issues Fortnite is filled with, events like No Sweat Summer keep the community excited for more in-game content and freebies that they can get. The challenges for No Sweat Summer are live in-game now and players can redeem their share of rewards upon completing them.

For more, check out our article on Fortnite introducing the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30.

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Fortnite introduces the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30

Prime Shotgun is the latest game breaking weapon that has been added to Fortnite in v21.30. Here’s all about the new shotgun.

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Prime Shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun is another addition to Fortnite this season in terms of weaponry that has been added to the game. Here is all about the latest shotgun that was introduced in v21.30 and what players think of it.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has been a joyride for both OG and new players alike. The new mechanics, the reality bloom spreading everywhere, and the addition of new weapons to the game have kept the community satisfied so far.

However, during the beginning of Chapter 3, the shotgun meta was deemed to be the worst shotguns the game had added to the game. The Striker Pump, Ranger, and Auto Shotguns were weapons that players had deemed incompetent to other shotguns in Fortnite.

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Much so, even the newly released Two Shot Shotgun couldn’t impress the players with its faster fire rate and damage. So, Epic decided to throw a new shotgun into the mix to seek player reactions and improve the messed-up shotguns in-game.

Prime Shotgun is the new community favorite shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun was added in the latest update v21.30 to the unvaulted weapons arsenal in Fortnite. The shotguns were the second one introduced to the player base apart from the Two-Shot shotgun.

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It holds 4 bullets in a clip and promises heavy damage on the first shot fired from a fully loaded clip. The 3 shots that follow inflict lower damage than that of the first one.

When a player reloads the shotgun, 3 blue dots appear on the gun with the red dot being the first shot being loaded. This brings back the memories of the infamous “One Shot Meta” from the OG days when the community used to perform using a Pump Shotgun.

Pros like NickEh30 sang high praise of the Prime Shotgun as the weapon contains elements of the OG pump in terms of range, accuracy, and firepower. Other pros like SypherPK & Ninja also commented their thoughts on the gun which were highly positive.

Read More: Combat SMG removed from Fortnite in v21.20 and replaced with new Charge SMG

With the recent Fortnite update, leaks have also been floating around about the No Sweat Summer and Ice Cream cone consumables that the player base can see in-game in the coming days. However, an official announcement has been made about the same on the official blog website of Fortnite.

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