Fortnite Item Tier List August 2021

DBLTAP's item tier list for Fortnite, updated for August 2021.
DBLTAP's item tier list for Fortnite, updated for August 2021. / Photo courtesy of Epic Games
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Our Fortnite item tier list for August 2021 is here to break down which available consumables, throwables, traps and devices are the best to use in the battle island now that the community has had plenty of time to see how the Chapter 2 Season 7 meta has shaken out.

Now that we've gone through ranking all of the weapons, here are the best items to use in Fortnite in August 2021.

Fortnite Item Tier List August 2021

1. S Tier

  • Chug Cannon
  • Mythic Goldfish
  • Launch Pad
  • Pro Fishing Rod
  • Shield Potion
  • Mini Shield Potion
  • Medkit
  • Flopper
  • Shieldfish
  • Slurpfish

Kicking off the tier list, we have 10 items that are either essential to winning or simply can turn the tide of fights if used at the right time. The Shield Potion, Mini Shield Potion, Medkit, Flopper, Shieldfish and Slurpfish all don't need much of a introduction as all players should be holding at least one of them at all times. The Pro Fishing Rod is the most effect way to take advantage of the mechanic that's long been a part of the competitive scene. The Launch Pad is self-explanatory, while the Chug Cannon and Mythic Goldfish are game-changers for players lucky enough to stumble upon them.

2. A Tier

  • Fishing Rod
  • Jellyfish
  • Spicy Fish
  • Hop Flopper
  • Cuddle Fish

In the A Tier are five items that aren't as exciting to run into, but are still worth grabbing. The standard Fishing Rod is still a great way to get free heals, while the Jellyfish, Spicy Fish, Hop Flopper and Cuddle Fish—albeit not as effective as say a Slurpfish—are nice enough to pick up than to simply leave them out for another team to use.

3. B Tier

For B Tier, these five items are still useful, but clearly have less priority when it comes to the limited number of inventory slots players have. While the Alien Nanites and Inflate-a-Bull have been solid additions to the game in Season 7, the Bandages, Mushroom and Slurp Mushrooms are solid heals to keep around.

4. C Tier

  • Small Fry
  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Cabbage
  • Coconut
  • Corn
  • Pepper
  • Meat
  • Propane Tank
  • Firefly Jar
  • Prop-ifier

When it comes to the C Tier, we're talking about items that are viable, but aren't close to being prioritized over those in the tiers above. While most of this tier consists of the more common consumables in the game, the Propane Tank, Firefly Jar and Prop-ifier all sound great in theory, but likely won't do that much in actuality.

5. D Tier

  • Grab-itron
  • Hunter's Cloak
  • Rusty Can
  • Gas Can
  • Vehicle Mod: Off-Road Tires

Lastly, in the D Tier are items that are pretty gimmicky, and certainly don't have much, if any, use in competitive environments. The Grab-itron and Hunter's Cloak were great for content creation, but take a bit too much effort to be useful in most in-game settings. The Rusty Can, Gas Can and Vehicle Mod: Off-Road Tires simply don't warrant a spot in players' inventories past early game.

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