Fortnite Weapon Rarity [Explained]

Here are all the variants of weapons you might come across in Fortnite.

There are 7 Rarities in total that can be found in Fortnite. Each rarity in ascending order increases the weapons stats. The higher the rarity the stronger and more accurate the weapon will be. Legendary Weapons are considered the best weapons in Fortnite. So let’s check out the complete list of Fortnite Weapon Rarity.

Key Takeaways
  • There are a plethora of weapons in Fortnite each belonging to one of these 7 categories which are Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary, Exotic, and Mythic.
  • Common weapons can be found anywhere. They are gray in color.
  • Uncommon weapons have a less spawn percentage than common weapons.
  • Blue Color weapons are Rare Weapons that are pretty hard to find relative to the common and uncommon weapons.
  • Purple Color weapons are Epic Weapons that do absurd amounts of damage. Can be found in Treasure Chest and Vending Machines.
  • Golden Color weapons are Legendary Weapons that do the most amounts of damage and also have the least spawn percentage. Can be found in Vending Machines and Treasure Chests.
  • The Exotic and Mythic rarities are not commonly dropped in a Fortnite game, however, they are the rarest and the strongest weapons.


fortnite Common Rarity
Common Rarity [Screenshot by eXputer]
The common variant is the first Fortnite Weapon Rarity. These are weapons that can be found almost anywhere. They are located mostly on floor spawn but can also be found in treasure chests. They are white in color.

There are multiple methods to obtain Common weapons during a Fortnite Match. Here are some of those methods:

  • Ground Loot
  • Fishing
  • Barrels
  • Treasure Chests


fortnite Uncommon Rarity
Uncommon Rarity [Image by eXputer]
These are slightly more powerful weapons than the common ones and they have a lesser spawn percentage. They are green in color and can be found in floor spawns and chests.

Uncommon items have the same sources but a lower spawn rate than common rarity items. Some of the many ways of obtaining items from uncommon rarity are:

  • Treasure Chests.
  • Fishing.
  • Ground Loot.
  • Vending Machines.
  • Characters using gold.
  • Weapon Upgrades.


fortnite Rare Rarity
Rare Rarity [Image by eXputer]
Rare weapons are tough to find as they are mostly found in chests, vending machines, and sometimes on floor spawns. They are blue in color and deal a hefty amount of damage.

Rare rarity has an even lower chance of spawning as floor loot and in treasure chests. Its sources include:

  • AI enemies.
  • Treasure Chests.
  • Fishing.
  • Ground Loot.
  • Characters using gold.
  • Upgrades using gold bars.


fortnite Epic Rarity
Epic Rarity [Screenshot by eXputer]
These weapons pack quite a punch as they have a very less chance of being found. Almost all of them are found in chests and vending machines but are very scarce in floor spawn. They are purple in color and they have a high damage rating making some of them almost a one-hit kill weapon.

Epic rarity items can spawn in Treasure chests if you are lucky enough. Their other sources are:

  • Challenge NPCs.
  • Guardians.
  • Supply Drops.
  • Treasure Chests.
  • Characters using gold.
  • Upgrades.


Legendary Rarity [Image by eXputer]
Legendary weapons have a very high damage rating making them very deadly at any range. They are golden in color and have the least spawn rate. They can be found in chests and vending machines and are rarely seen as floor spawns.

Legendary rarity is the rarest normal weapon rarity to be found in chests. Some of their sources are: 

  • NPCs.
  • Upgrades.
  • Supply Drops.
  • Special and Treasure Chests.
  • Vending machines.


fortnite Mythic Weapons
Mythic Weapons [Image by eXputer]
The Mythic rarity is the most powerful weapon rarity that was introduced into Fortnite with the first Avengers Infinity War collaboration which featured The Infinity Gauntlet in the game. They are special weapons with the highest spawn rate in Imperial chests, and limited-time game modes and are used by boss NPCs at special locations.

Mostly, the Mythic weapon category contains items from special crossovers such as Batman, Star Wars, Deadpool, Marvel, Halloween, Predator, Venom, Carnage, Naruto, Spiderman, Dragon Ball Z, My Hero Academia, etc.

Sources of Mythic Weapons include:

  • Characters using gold bars.
  • Special in-game bosses.
  • Mythic Goldfish by fishing.


fortnite Exotic Weapons
Exotic Weapons [Screenshot by eXputer]
Exotic items are weapons with special attributes and can be purchased from characters using gold. It is the rarest weapon rarity in the game and offers normal weapon counterparts but with unique and unusual effects which makes them stand out. On special occasions and in limited-time game modes, they can be spawned as floor loot too.

Some of the Exotic weapons in Fortnite include Boom Sniper Rifle, Shadow Tracker, Storm Scout, The Dub, Dragon’s Breath Sniper, Chug Cannon, Hop Rock Dualies, and Heisted Breacher Shotgun.

Sources of Exotic Weapons include:

  • Special characters using gold.
  • Floor loot on special occasions.

With that, we conclude our Fortnite Rarities guide. These are all the weapon variants you can find in the Battle Royale mode of Fortnite. Each rarity is stronger and harder to find than its predecessor. 

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