Fortnite Weapon Rarity [Explained]

There are 5 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.

Key Takeaways
  • There are a plethora of weapons in Fortnite each belonging to one of these five categories which are Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary.
  • 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.

NOTE: These are weapons that can only be found in the battle royale mode excluding creative and playground.


These are the 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.

The weapons that fall in this category are (Tactical Shotgun, Assault Rifle(M4), Assault Rifle(AK-47), Suppressed SMG, Flintknock Pistol, and Pistol.)

Common Rarity


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.

The weapons that fall in this category are (Tactical Shotgun, Pump Shotgun, Infantry Rifle, Assault Rifle(M4), Assault Rifle(AK-47), Hunting Rifle, Suppressed SMG, Flintknock Pistol, Pistol, Clinger, Dynamite, Silenced Pistol.)

Uncommon Rarity


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.

Weapons that fall in this category are (Tactical Shotgun, Pump Shotgun, Infantry Rifle, Assault Rifle(M4), Assault Rifle(AK-47), Hunting Rifle, Suppressed SMG, Pistol, Boogie Bomb, Stink Bomb, Impulse Grenade, Grenade Launcher, Dual Pistols, Silenced Pistol.)

Rare Rarity


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 weapons.

The weapons in this category are (Pump Shotgun, Assault Rifle(Scar), P90, Hand Canon, Scoped Revolver, Minigun, Heavy Sniper, Grenade Launcher, Rocket Launcher, and Dual Pistols)

Epic Rarity


Lastly, this rarity of weapons is the most powerful among all the 5 rarities. They 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 spawn.

This list consists of (Heavy Sniper, Hand Canon, Minigun, Assault Rifle(Scar), Pump Shotgun, P90, Scoped Revolver, Rocket Launcher, and Grenade Launcher.)

Legendary Rarity


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