Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 introduced new weapons players can expect to find in loot chests during matches. These new weapons will offer something fresh and unique to the game in a season that has flipped things around.
In addition, they will certainly change up the meta once again as some weapons are heading to the Vault as well as weapons leaving the Vault. In this guide, we detail what players need to know about vaulting, which weapons Epic Games will be sent to the Vault and weapons that are returning to Fortnite.
How does vaulting work in Fortnite?
At the beginning of each season, Epic Games implement balance changes to several existing weapons by adjusting their unique features such as fire rate, hitpoints and more. As such, when they introduce new weapons or bring back removed weapons to the game, they take the place of some existing weapons which then get vaulted.
So, the developer has reintroduced a few vaulted weapons to Fortnite which sees some existing weapons heading to the vault. These unvaulted weapons players will have access to, alongside the season’s new weapons, in loot chests found across the map.
Below, we have outlined all the weapons heading to the Vault as well as weapons making a return to Fortnite and new weapons. This is not the complete list of all vaulted and unvaulted weapons as they may be more to come.
All vaulted weapons in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1
- Standard Assualt Rifle
- Burst Assault Rifle
- Pump Shotgun
- Lever-Action Shotgun
- Combat Shotgun
- Flintknock Pistol
- Standard SMG
- Automatic Sniper
- ATK's (vehicle)
- Spicy Splashes (consumable)
- Shopping Carts (vehicle)
- B.R.U.T.E. (vehicle)
All unvaulted weapons in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1
- Heavy Shotgun
- Quadcrasher (vehicle)
New weapons in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1
These are the new weapons that are being introduced to players in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 update according to a blog post.
Ranger Assault Rifle: Great for medium to long-range combat, this Assault Rifle appears to be an improvement of the Heavy Assault Rifle possibly with higher recoil.
MK-Seven Assault Rifle: This Assault Rifle was created using the highly advanced technology of The Seven, built for medium to long-range combat. There is a special version of this weapon, that comes with a faster firing rate, available to players should they wish to take down The Foundation.
Striker Pump Shotgun: For power and extreme damage, the Striker Pump Shotgun deals more damage using more rounds in a single burst.
Auto Shotgun: For faster reload and high firing rate, the Auto Shotgun is the weapon for the job. Built for speed, this weapon should come in handy if you choose to attack enemies while sliding or to get a close-range shot at your enemy.
Stinger SMG: A weapon seen across multiple shooter games, the Stinger SMG finally makes its way to Fortnite. Great for medium-range battles and intense firefights, this SMG can take down enemies and buildings alike without breaking a sweat.
Sidearm Pistol: A weapon that can deal a considerable amount of damage at close to medium range, the Sidearm Pistol is the best early game weapon for players to get in loot chests. The bonus is that it deals high headshot damage to your enemies in close quarters combat.
Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper: If you prefer landing shots from great distances, there’s a new weapon in-game that will get you there in about three shots. Dealing high damage with three rounds per clip, this weapon will turn all enemies into target practice.
Like we have mentioned above, this isn’t the complete list of vaulted and unvaulted weapons and as such, we will provide updates once new information becomes available. Players will likely have to adjust to the new and unvaulted weapons available in Fortnite.
Decide which weapons would best serve you during matches and whether they are deserving to join the meta.
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