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Fortnite Weapon Tier List August 2021

We've put together a list containing our take on the best and worst weapons in Fortnite for August 2021.
We've put together a list containing our take on the best and worst weapons in Fortnite for August 2021. / Epic Games
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We've put together a list containing our take on the best and worst weapons in Fortnite for August 2021.

Tier lists are one of the best tools at a player's disposal when determining how and when to construct their perfect build. Fortunately, we've taken the guess work out already, and have provided a full list detailing the weapons to grab and the ones to avoid.

Here's our Fortnite weapons tier list for August 2021.

Fortnite Weapon Tier List August 2021

We've categorized the weapons below into four tiers: "S," "A," "B," and "C." S-Tier weapons are the best in the game at the moment while C-Tier weapons perform the worst.

S-Tier

  • SCAR
  • Rail Gun
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Assault Rifle

The SCAR and Rocket Launcher are Fortnite artillery staples, landing them a spot in the S-Tier on our list. Meanwhile, the new Rail Gun's ability to ignore pretty much any structure has earned it a spot, as well. The Assault Rifle is here simply due to its ease of use.

A-Tier

  • UFO Cannon
  • Pump Shotgun
  • Recon Scanner
  • Bolt-action Sniper Rifle
  • Submachine Gun
  • Tactical Shotgun

The UFO Cannon is cool, but not very useful in a straightforward firefight, so we've placed it in the B-Tier for now—same with the Recon Scanner. While not as powerful as the S-Tier weapons, A-Tier listings such as the shotguns and sniper rifle are good additions to any loadout, having been part of the game essentially since its conception.

B-Tier

  • Burst Assault Rifle
  • Pulse Rifle
  • Rapid Fire SMG
  • Heavy Assualt Rifle

Weapons in this tier are better handled by players with a certain level of skill. For example, the SMG can be devastating in the hands of a player with good accuracy. The Pulse Rifle, while a neat addition, is just a worse Assault Rifle with a slower rate of fire.

C-Tier

  • Hand Cannon
  • Lever-action Shotgun
  • Kymera Ray Gun
  • Pistol

C-Tier weapons are fine in a pinch, but don't expect to win with any of these.

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