Top 10 Fortnite Best Loadouts Used By Top Players

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10) Nickemercs

Loadout: SCAR, Pump Shotgun, Hand Cannon, Small Shield Potion, Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Hand Cannon

Loadout Intro: Since the buff of the hand cannon, this loadout has become extremely popular amongst the Fortnite community and many consider it as one of the best meta the game has seen. The versatility of the hand cannon is what makes this loadout so popular.

Details of this loadout:

  • SCAR: A legendary SCAR deals 36 body shot damage, 72 head shot damage, and has a reload time of 2.1 seconds
  • Pump Shotgun: A legendary pump shotgun deals 116 body shot damage, 232 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 4 seconds
  • Hand Cannon: A legendary hand cannon deals 76 body damage, 156 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 2 seconds
  • Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle: A legendary bolt-action sniper rifle deals 116 body damage, 290 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 2.7 seconds

What's this loadout good for:

  • The use of the hand cannon to immediately bring down wooden structures with one hit is extremely useful. This use of the hand cannon enables its user to quickly penetrate a structure and end the combo with a pump shotgun.
  • The combo of the hand cannon and pump shotgun is lethal, one body hit from the hand cannon followed by a quick pump shotgun shot will surely send your opponent back to the lobby. This has proven to be one of the best combos in the game.
  • The SCAR and bolt-action sniper rifle enable the player to effectively fight from medium to long range

9) Mongraal

Loadout: Heavy Assault Rifle, Pump Shotgun, Compact SMG, Glider Redeploy, Small Shield Potions

Glider Redeploy

Loadout Intro: This has been a frequently used loadout since the compact SMG was introduced. Providing all sorts of range, the heavy assault rifle, pump shotgun, and compact SMG allow Mongraal to apply pressure to his opponents at various ranges. Glider redeploy also enables the player to travel throughout the map very quickly and tally up his kill count.

Details of this loadout:

  • Heavy Assault Rifle: A legendary heavy assault rifle deals 48 body shot damage, 96 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 2.5 seconds
  • Pump Shotgun: A legendary pump shotgun deals 116 body shot damage, 232 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 4 seconds
  • Compact SMG: A legendary compact SMG deals 21 body shot damage, 42 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 3 seconds
  • Glider Redeploy: Comes in stacks of 10 uses and allows you to redeploy your glider from a height of 3 stories or more

What's this loadout good for:

  • This loadout covers all ranges: medium to long range from the heavy assault rifle and close range from the pump shotgun and compact SMG.
  • The pump shotgun/compact SMG combo is extremely effective. Landing a solid pump shotgun shot followed with pressing rain of the compact SMG is extremely difficult to defend against, no matter the skill of the opponent.
  • The glider redeploy enables the player to travel quickly throughout map, and for the top players this is essential because kills are limited, and everyone is always trying to surpass their record kill game.

8) Tfue

Loadout: Heavy Assault Rifle, Pump Shotgun, Compact SMG, Small Shield Potions, Medium Shield Potion

Pump Shotgun

Loadout Intro Providing all sorts of range, the heavy assault rifle, pump shotgun, and compact SMG allow Tfue to apply pressure to his opponents at various ranges. The combination of the small and medium shield potions allows Tfue to play more aggressively and not have to worry about taking damage from other players. This is one of the most common loadouts for players trying to get a Victory Royale.

Details of this loadout:

  • Heavy Assault Rifle: A legendary heavy assault rifle deals 48 body shot damage, 96 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 2.5 seconds
  • Pump Shotgun: A legendary pump shotgun deals 116 body shot damage, 232 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 4 seconds
  • Compact SMG: A legendary compact SMG deals 21 body shot damage, 42 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 3 seconds

What's this loadout good for:

  • This loadout covers all ranges: medium to long range from the heavy assault rifle and close range from the pump shotgun and compact SMG.
  • The pump shotgun/compact SMG combo is extremely effective. Landing a solid pump shotgun shot followed with pressing rain of the compact SMG is extremely difficult to fight against, no matter the skill of the opponent.
  • The combination of small shield potions and medium shield potions enables Tfue to play much more aggressively. He can push players without having to worry about taking damage, because if taken damage he immediately has a full shield worth of potions. 

7) TSM_Daequan

Loadout: Suppressed SMG, Dual Pistols, Heavy Shotgun, Small Shield Potions, Bandages

Suppressed SMG

Loadout Intro: This loadout combination was only prominent during the massive buff of the suppressed SMG about 7-8 months ago. The BLOOM of the weapon was lowered, and the damage was increased by 2. Due to the versatility of the suppressed SMG during this time, it was not necessary to carry an assault rifle due to the accuracy of the SMG at medium to long ranges. The dual pistols were a solid secondary switch to deal with players at medium range and the heavy shotgun for shorter ranges.

Details of this loadout:

  • Suppressed SMG: The blue suppressed SMG dealt 24 body shot damage, 43 headshot damage, and a reload time of 2.2 seconds
  • Dual Pistols: The purple dual pistols deal 43 body shot damage, 86 headshot damage, and have a reload time of 2.7 seconds
  • Heavy Shotgun: The legendary heavy shotgun deals 77 body shot damage, 192.5 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 5.6 seconds

What's this loadout good for:

  • The blue suppressed SMG alone was extremely lethal during this time and any player at Daequan’s caliber exercised its abilities to the max. The versatility in range for this SMG made it one of the most powerful weapons in the game: short, medium, and long range battles were all suitable for this weapon.
  • The dual pistols and heavy shotgun were great secondary weapons as the two weapons covered both medium and short range and dealt high amounts of damage.
  • The combination of bandages and small shield potions enabled Daequan to play very aggressively for he could take a lot of damage and heal himself immediately after any fight. The bandages also gave him more leniency in fighting in the storm.

6) Nickmercs

Loadout: SCAR, Pump Shotgun, Drum Gun, Rocket Launcher, Small Shield Potions

Drum Gun

Loadout Intro: Although the drum gun has been vaulted, this loadout was extremely popular and effective during its time. The drum was considered an SMG for its fast fire rate and short to mid-range use, however, it was often times used as an assault rifle for it’s range and large clip size. This was one of Nickmerc’s favorite loadouts throughout his times playing Fortnite.

Details of this loadout:

  • SCAR: A legendary SCAR deals 36 body shot damage, 72 headshot damage, and has a 2.1 second reload time
  • Pump Shotgun: The blue shotgun deals 105 body shot damage, 210 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 4.4 seconds
  • Drum Gun: The blue drum gun dealt 27 body shot damage, 54 headshot damage, and had a reload time of 3 seconds
  • Rocket Launcher: The legendary rocket launcher deals 121 body shot damage, 121 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 2.5 seconds

What's this loadout good for:

  • Attack. These are some of the most powerful weapons the game has seen. With the power these four weapons bring, Nickmercs can apply insane amounts of pressure and play very aggressively.
  • The pump shotgun/drum gun combo is extremely efficient, and with the fast fire rate of the drum gun, the opponent will not have much time to react.
  • The drum gun having a 50 round magazine allows you to put constant pressure on your opponents.

5) Dark (Aka Dakotaz)

Loadout: Grappling Gun, Assault Rifle, Tactical Shotgun, C4, Heavy Sniper Rifle

Loadout Intro: Before C4 was vaulted, it was one of the most powerful explosives in the game. When strategically used, you can bring down entire buildings with ease. The combination of the C4 with any shotgun and assault rifle can be extremely effective.

Details of loadout:

  • Assault Rifle: The blue assault rifle deals 33 body shot damage, 66 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 2.2 seconds
  • Tactical Shotgun: The blue tactical shotgun deals 70 body shot damage, 140 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 6 seconds
  • Heavy Sniper Rifle: A legendary heavy sniper rifle deals 157 body shot damage, 392.5 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 4.1 seconds

What's this loadout good for:

  • The use of the C4 with the assault rifle and tactical is very advantageous. A common utilization of the loadout is using the C4 to catch your enemies by surprise by destroying their builds, followed by heavy fire from an assault rifle or tactical shotgun.
  • A few C4 can clear almost anything with ease, making it extremely useful to find your enemies hidden in structures.
  • This loadout covers all ranges, short range from the tactical shotgun, medium range from the assault rifle, long range from the heavy sniper rifle.

4) Nickmercs

Loadout: SCAR, Pump Shotgun, Heavy Sniper Rifle, Bandages, Small Shield Potions

Heavy Sniper Rifle 

Loadout Intro: This loadout became more prominent after the recent nerf of the hand cannon. The heavy sniper rifle is used in a similar fashion to how the hand cannon was used, to immediately break a structure. The heavy sniper rifle can break any structure (no matter the material) in one hit, as the hand cannon could with wood. Thus, players will often use the heavy sniper rifle to quickly take out a structure following up with a shotgun shot.

Loadout Info:

  • SCAR: A legendary SCAR deals 36 body shot damage, 72 headshot damage, and has a 2.1 second reload time
  • Heavy Sniper Rifle: A legendary heavy sniper rifle deals 157 body shot damage, 392.5 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 4.1 seconds
  • Pump Shotgun – A legendary pump shotgun deals 116 body shot damage, 232 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 4 seconds

What's this loadout good for:

  • The heavy sniper rifle can be used to immediately take down a structure. This enables players to quickly pressure a player that is boxed in, enter their structure, and follow up with a shotgun shot to the dome.
  • This loadout covers all ranges of battle, short range for the pump shotgun, medium range for the SCAR and long range for the heavy sniper rifle.
  • The combination of bandages and small shield potions enabled Nickmercs to play very aggressively for he could take a lot of damage and heal himself immediately after any fight. The bandages also gave him more leniency in fighting in the storm.

3) Nickmercs

Loadout: SCAR, Hand Cannon, Heavy Shotgun, Heavy Sniper Rifle, Small Shield Potion

Heavy Shotgun

Loadout Intro: Once again, the hand cannon plus a shotgun making the list for top loadouts. The combination of the hand cannon and heavy shotgun was extremely lethal before the nerf of the hand cannon. Being able to effortless move through structures using the hand cannon and quickly switching to the heavy shotgun (which has the best range of any shotgun) was a huge exploit Nickmercs used to reach countless high kill Victory Royales.

Loadout Info:

  • SCAR: A legendary SCAR deals 36 body shot damage, 72 headshot damage, and has a 2.1 second reload time
  • Heavy Shotgun: The legendary heavy shotgun deals 77 body shot damage, 192.5 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 5.6 seconds
  • Hand Cannon – A legendary hand cannon deals 76 body damage, 156 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 2 seconds
  • Heavy Sniper Rifle: A legendary heavy sniper rifle deals 157 body shot damage, 392.5 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 4.1 seconds

What's this loadout good for:

  • The use of the hand cannon to immediately bring down wooden structures with one hit is extremely useful. This can get the player quickly through their opponent’s builds, followed with a heavy shotgun.
  • The loadout covers all types of possible ranged fights; short range with the heavy shotgun and hand cannon, medium range with the SCAR and hand cannon, and long range with the heavy sniper rifle.
  • The hand cannon/heavy shotgun is extremely lethal if the heavy shotgun shot landed is a headshot. 

2) Ghost Aydan 

Loadout: Grappling Gun, SCAR, Pump Shotgun, Compact SMG, Small Shield Potion

Compact SMG

Loadout Intro: One of the most common loadouts during the time of the grappling gun. A typical pump shotgun/SMG combination matched with the mobility of a grappling gun is very effective for aggressive players.

Loadout Info:

  • SCAR: A legendary SCAR deals 36 body shot damage, 72 headshot damage, and has a 2.1 second reload time
  • Pump Shotgun: A legendary pump shotgun deals 116 body shot damage, 232 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 4 seconds
  • Compact SMG: A legendary compact SMG deals 21 body shot damage, 42 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 3 seconds

What's this loadout good for:

  • The grappling gun enables Aydan to quickly regain “high ground” over an opponent, where he can then proceed to attack from above which is optimal positioning in a fight.
  • The Pump Shotgun/Compact SMG combo is one that has proven to be effective time and time again. A blow to the head with the pump shotgun followed by the compact SMG is extremely effective in any close quarter fight.
  • This loadout is ideal for short to medium range fights. The grappling gun does not work for long range distances thus is only viable for shorter to mid-range fights.

1) jacobbb

Loadout: SCAR, Pump Shotgun, Hand Cannon, Rocket Launcher, Small Shield Potions

Hand Cannon / Rocket Launcher

Loadout Intro: This loadout has not only one meta, but two. The popular hand cannon/pump shotgun combo remained effective during the pre hand cannon nerf era. However, the hand cannon/rocket launcher was also a very deadly combo. The three guns; pump shotgun, hand cannon, and rocket launcher together created difficulties for any opponent, no matter the caliber.

Loadout Info:

  • SCAR: A legendary SCAR deals 36 body shot damage, 72 headshot damage, and has a 2.1 second reload time
  • Pump Shotgun – A legendary pump shotgun deals 116 body shot damage, 232 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 4 seconds
  • Hand Cannon – A legendary hand cannon deals 76 body damage, 156 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 2 seconds
  • Rocket Launcher: The legendary rocket launcher deals 121 body shot damage, 121 headshot damage, and has a reload time of 2.5 seconds

What's this loadout good for:

  • The combo of the hand cannon and pump shotgun is lethal, one body hit from the hand cannon followed by a quick pump shotgun shot will be sending your opponent back to the lobby. This has proven to be one of the best combos in the game.
  • The hand cannon/rocket launcher meta. To properly utilize this meta, one must shoot a rocket at an opponent hidden behind a wooden structure, immediately switch to the hand cannon, and right before the rocket hits said structure, fire the hand cannon to break the wooden structure and the rocket will drill your opponent for 121 damage. This combination is extremely difficult to predict and react to.

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With a love for FPS’s, RPG’s, and fruity flavored alcohol, James comes from Washington, D.C. He has a costly weakness of a shotgun to the head which has resulted in countless broken controllers.
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