Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Weapon Tier List

DBLTAP's weapon tier list for Fortnite, updated for Chapter 2 - Season 5.
DBLTAP's weapon tier list for Fortnite, updated for Chapter 2 - Season 5. / Photo courtesy of Epic Games

Our Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 weapon tier list is here to keep players up to date on the best guns to pick up on the Battle Island.

At the turn of the new season, Epic Games once again vaulted the most important item in Fortnite — the pump shotgun. With pumps and the Marvel superpower abilities ousted from the meta, here are the best weapons to use in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Weapon Tier List

S Tier

  • Scar
  • Dragon's Breath Sniper
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • P90

Out of all the new exotic weapons, the Dragon's Breath Sniper is easily the best. While its asking price of 1,213 gold bars is painfully high, it's well worth it thanks to its ability to one shot and ignite builds on fire from any range — a nightmare to deal with late game. Without Pump Shotguns, Tactical Shotguns are a necessity for close-range combat whether players like it or not.

A Tier

  • Assault Rifle
  • Heavy Assault Rifle
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Submachine Gun
  • Suppressed Submachine Gun
  • Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
  • Shadow Tracker
  • The Dub

The Shadow Tracker and The Dub are definitely two of the best exotics in the game for their ability to be used for utility and gathering intel, as well as having solid damage outputs. The rest of the weapons in this tier are staples of Fortnite combat.

B Tier

  • Boom Sniper Rifle
  • Charge Shotgun
  • Dragon's Breath Shotgun

Although the Boom Sniper Rifle is great for those who missed the long forgotten Clingers, it does leave a bit to be desired in the damage category, and it's not ideal to use a primary weapon along with the Dragon's Breath Shotgun. While there are those who prefer a Charge over a Tactical Shotgun, it's more of a niche weapon that can be absolutely useless in the wrong hands.

C Tier

  • Amban Sniper Rifle
  • Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
  • Tactical Assault Rifle

Although the Amban Sniper and Storm Scout Sniper are both cool with their designs and little added features, they don't make it easy to take down opponents consistently. The same is true of the Tactical Assault Rifle.

D Tier

  • Lever-Action Rifle
  • Pistol
  • Night Hawk
  • The Big Chill

The Lever-Action Rifle is droppable after initial landing fights as the reward isn't worth the hassle to hit shots with it. Unless you are a fan of thermal Scoped Revolvers and weapons that do zero damage, avoid the Night Hawk and The Big Chill.