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There are many types of Weapons to be used against monsters in Fortnite. Weapons are a color-coded based on their Rarity and given a Power Level (indicated by a lightning bolt icon) based on both their rarity and upgrade level. Within missions, players can Craft weapons from ingredients or loot them from containers and loot chests scattered across the map. One of the best ways to actually get weapons is just look around, or kill enemies.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
To be able to craft a certain weapon, the player must have the appropriate Schematic for it. Weapon schematics can be obtained by completing missions and quests, from Loot Llamas, and via Transformations. The player can then upgrade the weapon schematics using Schematic XP to increase its Power Level and unlock perks which are unique to each schematic. Evolving weapon schematics to a higher Star level will change the basic metal ore used to craft the weapon.
- Star Level 1: Copper Ore
- Star Level 2: Silver Ore
- Star Level 3: Malachite Ore
- Star Level 4: Obsidian Ore or Shadowshard Crystal
- Star Level 5: Brightcore Ore or Sunbeam Crystal
Crystal Weapons[edit | edit source]
Crystal Weapons are a higher tier of weaponry. All Crystal Weapons are Rare or higher, and can be obtained when evolving weapon schematics to Tier 4 or higher.
Weapon Classes[edit | edit source]
Ranged Weapons[edit | edit source]
Ranged Weapons include all types of firearms and several laser-based ranged Weapons. All ranged weapons except Explosive Weapons consume Ammunition during use. The Soldier class specializes in using ranged weapons, with their signature skill Debilitating Shots making enemies vulnerable to more damage once hit by their ranged attacks. Ranged weapons are categorized into 5 subclasses: Assault Rifles, Shotguns, Pistols, Sniper Rifles, and Explosive Weapons.
Melee Weapons[edit | edit source]
Melee Weapons are weapons used in close-range combat. They include several types of bladed weapons and blunt weapons. While they do not require ammunition to be used, their Heavy Attacks consume Energy. The Ninja class is specialized in using Melee Weapons, with various passive abilities boosting damage done by these weapon types, and mobility to allow them to go in and out of melee range with ease. Melee Weapons are categorized into 6 subclasses: Swords, Axes, Spears, Scythes, Clubs, and Hardware.