It would not be erroneous to say that Fortnite has elevated itself far beyond the status of being just another video game. Whether you love it or hate it, Fortnite has become a cultural phenomenon. Although the game is free to play, as of the summer of 2018, it is estimated that microtransactions alone have allowed the game to earn over one billion dollars. This is due to the massive amounts of players that the game consistently gets (millions each month) and the fact that countless celebrities have professed their love for the game!
Fortnite is also well-known for its incredibly diverse selection of weapons that players can make use of. From rocket launchers to submachine guns, or from miniguns to sniper rifles, Fortnite's arsenal has a weapon for every situation. In this quiz, we've selected a handful of the most iconic weapons in Fortnite and it's up to you to see if you can match them to their correct name! So are you ready to see if you can get a Victory Royale on this quiz? Then get armed, and let's see if you've got what it takes!
The minigun is a machine gun from Battle Royale that uses light bullets. It is featured in Save the World as an ability instead of as a weapon.
The double barrel shotgun is a shotgun in Battle Royale that can be obtained in Epic and Legendary versions. As one would expect, it is deadly at a very close range but noticeably less effective as distance increases.
The raygun is a fully automatic laser gun that deals energy damage. It has decent accuracy and is useful for its quick rate of fire.
The energy pistol is a handgun that deals energy damage and uses energy cells for ammo. Notable subtypes of this weapon are the Space Invader and the Zap Zapp.
The burst assault rifle fires 3-bullet bursts and is available in common, uncommon, rare, epic, and legendary versions. It notably has a passing resemblance to the real IMI Galil assault rifle.
The firecracker pistol is a handgun available in Save the World. The rounds that it shoots can bounce off of walls; however, it does not actually use firecrackers as ammunition.
The precision tactical shotgun is a pump-action style shotgun in Save the World. Compared to other shotguns (like the double barrel shotgun) it is actually very accurate, dealing considerable damage at medium range.
The basic pistol is one of the most common weapons in the game, but it is still reasonably effective. The in-game model of the gun resembles the real-life appearance of the M1911 semi-automatic pistol.
The hunting rifle is a bolt action standard sniper rifle. It is notable for its resemblance to the Russian-made Dragunov SVD.
The semi-auto shotgun is a fast-firing shotgun with a large magazine. It is notable for being very effective at dealing with multiple targets at short range.
The guided missile is an explosive weapon that is featured in Battle Royale. The guided missile is controversial due to originally being overpowered and then now having noticeably decreased stats.
The heavy shotgun has greater range and damage capabilities than the regular shotgun. The in-game model loosely resembles the Franchi SPAS-12.
The thermal scoped assault rifle is visually inspired by the AR15 assault rifle with a SOPMOD package. It is fitted with a front grip and thermal scope, as well as aesthetic attachments like a flashlight and laser sight that serve no actual purpose.
The submachine gun is a weapon that is very effective at medium range and close range. The in-game design is notably based somewhat on the Heckler & Koch MP5 SMG.
The pump shotgun is the name that is given to a specific weapon that is available in Battle Royale mode. The overall design is somewhat inspired by the Mossberg 500 shotgun.
The drum gun is a hybrid rifle-SMG that is only featured in Battle Royale. The design of the in-game model is based on the iconic Tommy Gun (Thompson submachine gun).
The auto shotgun is – as the name suggests – fully automatic; dealing decent damage with a fast fire rate. In terms of its design, it is notably inspired by the AA-12 automatic shotgun.
The tactical shotgun is a semi-automatic shotgun that resembles a heavily modified Franchi SPAS-12. The combination of the power and rate of fire make the tactical shotgun deadly in close quarters.
Dual pistols are a type of weapon that is available only in Battle Royale mode. This weapon is visually based on the FNX-45 Tactical pistol.
The laser sniper is a high tech sniper rifle that deals energy damage. It can be fired normally or it can be charged up to fire a single powerful shot that does extreme damage.
The auto pistol is a fully automatic machine pistol that fires bullets as an extremely fast rate. However, the drawbacks are that it uses a lot of ammunition and is only truly effective at close range.
The dragon pistol is a special handgun that – true to its name – is designed like the head of a dragon. It is somewhat similar to a shotgun, since it fires a wide blast of pellets, dealing extreme damage and knockback.
The revolver is a six-shooter pistol that was featured in both Battle Royal and Save the World. However, it was eventually removed from Battle Royale and vaulted; probably due to how deadly it was in the early portion of matches.
The light machine gun is a weapon that is inspired by the M249 light machine gun. While it has a high rate of fire and has 100 bullets in a single magazine, it takes an incredibly long time to reload.
The shredder sniper is a hybrid shotgun-sniper rifle that deals damage in a narrow cone and has decent accuracy and long range. Although it is technically a sniper rifle, it is notable for not having a scope.
The rocket launcher is an explosive weapon that packs immense destructive power. Players have discovered that it is actually possible to ride on the fired rocket.
The heavy sniper rifle is a sniper rifle in Battle Royale that is modeled after the real Barrett M82 Anti-Materiel Rifle. It deals a lot of damage per shot, and as expected from a sniper rifle, it excels at long-range combat; however, this is counterbalanced by incredibly long reload times.
The slug gun is a single-shot rifle that can be found in Save the World. It is notable for its good accuracy but relatively slow rate of fire.
The assault rifle is a fully automatic weapon that is capable of handling all types of combat scenarios. It is notable for being popular among players due to its flexibility and because it is relatively common.
The over-under shotgun is a break-action style shotgun that is featured in Save the World. It is double-barreled and deals high damage and knockback to multiple enemies.
The bolt-action sniper rifle is one of the deadliest weapons in the game when it is in the hands of a skilled player. In fact, it is notable for being able to defeat a player with full health and full shield with a headshot.
The grenade launcher is an explosive projectile weapon that lobs grenades that inflict damage and knockback. Players need to be careful when using it since the projectiles travel in an arc and can also potentially bounce back towards them.
The semi-auto sniper rifle is not as powerful as some of the other sniper rifles; like the bolt-action sniper rifle. However, it has a faster rate of fire and a larger magazine capacity to compensate for this reduced damage.
The triple-shot sniper is a sniper rifle that – like its name suggests – fires in three round bursts. It deals high damage as a result, but its firing mode also means that it uses ammo quickly.
The double-shot rifle is a semi-automatic assault weapon that deals considerable damage at long range. It fires a two bullet burst that is relatively accurate.
The scoped assault rifle is a ranged weapon that is designed to fit the role of a designated marksman rifle. It is particularly favored by players that use the mobile version of the game since a significant amount of aim-assist is present.
The compact SMG is a weapon with a relatively high fire rate that sacrifices accuracy. Visually it is actually inspired by the FN P90, albeit with several alterations and augmentations.
The suppressed submachine gun is a weapon that is based on the H&K MP5SD, a real-life suppressed SMG. One of the most notable uses of this weapon is to destroy structures silently and quickly.
The hand cannon is a handgun that is visually based on the real-life desert eagle. It is great of long and medium range fights, and it deals considerable damage.
The suppressed pistol is a handgun with reduced noise capabilities. It is great for stealth and is visually based on the FNX-45 Tactical pistol.