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I’m with anyone utterly confused by the sheer number of rarities, weapons, and items in Fortnite. You have the commons, the uncommon, the epics, rares, legendaries, and so on and so forth. It is overwhelming to think about, especially for newcomers. And that is all before bringing up the items I’m going to talk about in this Fortnite mythic weapons guide.
Yes, if it wasn’t enough that there are those other rarities, there are mythic ones, too. To make matters worse, there are exotic weapons that throw a wrench into everything. If you’re confused about the difference between an exotic and a mythic, I don’t blame you. Thankfully through my time playing Fortnite since its launch in 2017, I have learned what each of them is and why they are essential. So, if you are finally ready to learn what makes a mythic weapon and which ones exist, you are in the right place with my Fortnite mythic weapons guide. Get ready to learn about the very best weapons that exist in the battle royale game and why you should always aim to find one.
Bottom Line Up Front
A Fortnite mythic weapon is the highest rarity possible, essentially even with exotics. The difference is that mythic weapons are usually tied to a specific character. Also, there might even be only one of them per match. Mythics are some of the rarest weapons around, and they are worth finding, too, for how utterly powerful they are. Epic Games has removed and implemented plenty of new and unique mythic weapons throughout the years and chapters. Here is the complete list of all of the mythic weapons that have been released since the start of Fortnite battle royale:
- Amban Sniper Rifle
- Auto Shotgun
- Batman Grapnel Gun
- Black Panther Kinetic Armor
- Brutus’ Minigun
- Captain America’s Shield
- Chitauri Energy Launcher
- Chitauri Laser Rifle
- Deadpool’s Dual Hand Cannons
- Doctor Doom’s Arcane Gauntlets
- Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb
- Explosive Batarang
- First Order Blaster Rifle
- Groot’s Bramble Shield
- Gunnar’s Stinger SMG
- Hawkeye’s Bow
- Heavy Sniper Rifle
- Infinity Blade
- Iron Man’s Unibeam
- Jules’ Drum Gun
- Jules’ Glider Gun
- Kit’s Charge Shotgun
- Kit’s Shockwave Launcher
- Meowscles’ Peow Peow Rifle
- Midas’ Drum Gun
- Ocean’s Burst Assault Rifle
- Ranger Assault Rifle
- Raz’s Explosive Bow
- Shadow Midas’ Drum Gun
- She-Hulk’s Fists
- Sideways Minigun
- Sideways Rifle
- Sideways Scythe
- Skye’s Assault Rifle
- Skye’s Grappler
- Slone’s Burst Assault Rifle
- Slone’s Pulse Rifle
- Slone’s Striker Burst Rifle
- Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun
- Spire Assassin’s Recycler
- Spire Assassin’s Primal Assault Rifle
- Striker Pump Shotgun
- The Foundation’s MK-Seven Assault Rifle
- Thor’s Mjolnir Strike
- Thor’s Stormbreaker
- TNTina’s Ka-Boom Bow
- Venom’s Smash & Grab
- Zyg and Choppy’s Ray Gun
Fortnite Mythic Weapons Explained
The Fortnite mythic weapons are the go-to items that I am always aiming for in each of my matches. They can mean the difference between just reaching the top 10 and earning that highly coveted victory royale. I will simplify the entire rarity system for you in one go: just aim for mythic weapons.
If you go for the mythic weapons and earn at least one of those, then you are likely as prepared as you can possibly be when it comes to those crucial endgame fights. Mythic weapons are typically one-of-a-kind weapons that you cannot find anywhere else in the match.
How it works is that a mythic weapon is usually tied to a specific NPC. For instance, if you are an MK-Seven AR fan like myself, The Foundation was one of the main NPCs in Chapter 3, Season 1. Not only is he one of the best NPCs, but he has a signature weapon in his very own MK-Seven assault rifle.
Sure, you could have stuck with the standard MK-Seven AR that season. But why would you do that when you could have the very best version of that gun? That is exactly the train of thought that I had in Chapter 3, Season 1, always aiming to get The Foundation’s mythic version of the AR.
This ensured that not only did I have my favorite gun but that it was the best version of it, too. This is the same general idea for most mythic weapons. An NPC owns them, and there is only one of them in each match. If you can own this weapon, you will already have the most firepower possible on your side. The exception to the mythic method of unlocking them comes from the most recent Chapter 3, Season 3. In this particular season, Epic Games has done away with the whole fighting NPC feature. Instead, the idea is to make a mythic weapon your own.
How players can get a mythic weapon is to upgrade their current weapons to the elusive rating. Unfortunately, only a handful of weapons can do this. To make matters worse, the only way to do this is to plant a reality tree of your own and continue to tend to it every match. It will remain in the same place so long as you do not move it, and your weapons’ rarity will gradually increase over time.
That said, there is the question of how mythic weapons stack up against legendary and exotics. They are far more flashy and known in the community. Mythics and exotics are generally better than legendary variants, but it is not always the case with exotics. I like to say that, for the most part, mythic and exotics are generally equal. I would give the slight edge to mythics since there are sometimes fewer of them in number. Furthermore, they are more specific and sometimes have unique items that the exotic category does not have.
All Mythic Weapons to Date
The fact of the matter is that mythic weapons come and go in Fortnite. This is like everything else in the battle royale game. As such, it can be annoying and frustrating trying to figure out what is available and what has been in the game in the past. Chances are, some of these weapons will reappear in the future.
In the meantime, here is the full list of all mythic weapons to date, including my thoughts on each of them and whether they are worth your time or not. More importantly, I will note the four mythic weapons that are currently available in Fortnite at the time of writing this. And for the ones that are vaulted currently, here’s what I think about if they should come back or not.
Amban Sniper Rifle
I have praised the Amban sniper rifle many times in the past and will continue to. This is The Mandalorian’s signature Star Wars weapon. Sniper rifles are fantastic enough on their own, but this one has the twist of having a thermal scope and the ability to melee.
I miss the Amban quite a lot. It was too versatile, capable of revealing nearby enemies’ locations and melee anyone sneaking up on me. Sadly, its Star Wars connection means it will not likely return anytime soon.
The auto shotgun is one of the only mythic weapons on this list that is available right now. There isn’t much to say about this weapon other than it is a fully automatic shotgun that is the fastest in its category. I think it’s nothing special, but it is the best shotgun in Fortnite. The mythic means that it is the best of the best, but I will still usually stick to an SMG for close-range fights.
Batman Grapnel Gun
The Batman Grapnel Gun is not really a gun. You cannot use it to damage players; it solely works like the regular grappler item. You shoot it off to launch yourself to a location. What makes this weapon mythic is its additional capability of allowing the player to redeploy their parachute. In my opinion, it was one of the lamer gadgets that we could have gotten based on The Dark Knight.
Black Panther Kinetic Armor
During Chapter 2, Season 4, many mythic weapons were introduced as Marvel superhero powerups. Black Panther’s power in Fortnite was this special armor. It protected the player from 20% of damage for a mere five seconds. I think it was balanced quite well, not being too OP to give a decent enough advantage to players wearing the Kinetic Armor.
The minigun in Fortnite is one of the wildest guns, and Brutus’ version is the best of the bunch. There is almost nothing as fast-firing as this gun, with a fair bit of range for it to boot. What is crazy is that this version is somehow even faster than the original minigun. I love this wild weapon as it is excellent for starting long fights and destroying forts, so I hope it returns in the future.
Captain America’s Shield
During the Avengers Endgame mode in Chapter 1, Season 8, players could equip Captain America’s mythic shield. Similar to the actual weapon wielded by America’s A*s, you can use it to protect yourself from players shooting at you. At the same time, you can turn around and use it for offensive purposes by throwing it for decent enough damage at range.
Chitauri Energy Launcher
If you haven’t picked up on a theme yet, the bulk of the Fortnite mythic weapons come from the Marvel and other crossovers. In this case, the Chitauri aliens from the Avengers movies offered a Chitauri energy launcher during the Endgame crossover. It is similar to the proximity grenade launcher but with infinite ammunition. Grenade launchers aren’t great in Fortnite, but this is as best as they get.
Chitauri Laser Rifle
While I’m not a fan of the energy launcher, the Chitauri laser rifle is another story. Also, the Endgame event in Season 8 is similar to an AR with its speed and damage. However, it also has infinite ammo, which makes it far better than almost all ARs out there. This was a fantastic energy assault rifle that I hope we get a replacement for in the future.
Deadpool’s Dual Hand Cannons
Let’s be real here: the pistols and handguns in general in Fortnite suck bad. That said, there are a couple of neat exceptions to this general rule. One of them is Deadpool’s Dual Hand Cannons. For one, you are dual-wielding, which is exceedingly rare in Fortnite outside of dual pickaxes. Secondly, they deal solid damage while also healing the player, making them the best handguns of all time in Fortnite.
Doctor Doom’s Arcane Gauntlets
Jumping to Chapter 2, Season 4, Marvel’s Doctor Doom entered the island with his Arcane Gauntlets in tow. If you defeated the demanding NPC boss, you could earn them. While wearing these gauntlets, the player can move faster and jump higher. More importantly, they devastate foes with energy blasts that can hit more than one enemy at a time.
Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb
Should the gauntlets not be enough for you, defeating Doctor Doom could also grant the Mystical Bomb. This is a mythic grenade, of which there are very few. It has a significant area of effect and can deal some serious damage to anyone who is hit by it. I’m not a fan of grenades in Fortnite, but this is as good as it gets.
In Chapter 1, Season X, the beloved Tilted Towers turned in Gotham City for the Batman crossover event. During this, the Explosive Batarang appeared as a weapon. Don’t let the name and sleek design fool you, though, as it is pretty much just a mine. How it works is that you can throw it, which will allow it to cling to whatever it hits and deal a fair amount of damage when someone approaches the Batarang.
First Order Blaster Rifle
There is the First Order blaster rifle from the Star Wars Episode IX event for my fellow Star Wars fans. Dropped by Stormtroopers, it was relatively similar to the Chitauri energy rifle. It was an AR with decent damage and no ammo. However, it did suffer from a cooldown. Like the Chitauri weapon, I still hope for this to be a permanent addition someday in Fortnite.
Groot’s Bramble Shield
If you’ve always wanted to yell out “I Am Groot!” and mean it, well, do I have the Fortnite weapon for you. Groot’s Bramble Shield was another Chapter 2, Season 4 item. This is one of the strangest weapons of all time, surrounding the player in a sphere of vines. This protects the player from all damage while healing them while also capable of damaging forts.
Gunnar’s Stinger SMG
Gunnar’s version of the Stinger SMG takes the idea of the super-fast and also accurate submachine gun and kicks it up a notch. I think that the Gunnar Stinger SMG does little to differentiate from the original, but it was still worth picking up at the start of Chapter 3. Unfortunately, it is no longer available.
If you’ve read any of my guides on our site before, you will know that I adore the bows in Fortnite. Hawkeye’s Bow is the epitome of this, offering two unique playstyles. The first is a simple explosive arrow that it launches that deals solid area damage. The other, though, is where this becomes super useful, as you can use Hawkeye’s Bow as a grappler. It was only in the Endgame event in Chapter 1, Season 8.
Heavy Sniper Rifle
The second of the four mythic weapons currently available in Fortnite is the heavy sniper rifle. The return of the heavy was one of my favorite unvaultings in Chapter 3. It is the most powerful sniper rifle, which is traded out for its slowness. In my opinion, the insane damage is worth it if you can land the problematic shots. One shot is all you need to down many players.
The infamous Infinity Blade from Chapter 1, Season 7, was one of the first mythic weapons. Up until that point, melee weapons were relegated solely to the pickaxe. However, the Infinity Blade not only dealt insane melee damage, but it had ranged capabilities and defensive buffs that it would give the player who wielded it. Too bad it did not last long in the battle royale, but you can still use it today in Creative.
Iron Man’s Unibeam
Iron Man’s Unibeam superpower in Chapter 2, Season 4 allowed the player to charge up an insanely long-range laser beam. It could shoot through a whopping two walls and still hit the players within, rendering forts and buildings useless hiding places. It also dealt substantial damage, even through walls, making for a difficult-to-use but a welcome superpower.
Jules’ Drum Gun
The drum gun will always remain one of my favorite weapons in Fortnite, and Jules’ Drum Gun is the best of the bunch. This weapon’s sheer force through its speed is uncanny and will easily decimate foes. Though it is only best close to mid-ranges, it is devastating. It was only in Chapter 2, Season 3, from defeated Jules.
Jules’ Glider Gun
Speaking of beating Jules in Chapter 2, Season 3, she could drop the Glider Gun if you defeated her. There is nothing too special to talk about here as, once again, it is just like the Grappler. All it does is launch the player across to where they shot the grapple. The difference, of course, is that you can redeploy your glider if you so choose.
Kit’s Charge Shotgun
Meowscles’ nephew, Kit, had a couple of different weapons that you could get for defeating him. The first is the special mythic charge shotgun. The way that the weapon works is that charging it up will allow it to deal more damage than it would otherwise do. If you spend enough time charging it up to the max, it deals loads of damage to enemy players at close-range. The Kit version charges up much quicker.
Kit’s Shockwave Launcher
While I like Kit’s charge shotgun, his shockwave launcher mythic is not as interesting. I will forever show my disdain towards the boring and nearly useless grenade launchers, but at least this shockwave launcher is somewhat special. And by special, I mean even more useless. Instead of explosive grenades, it only launches shockwave grenades that deal no damage. This is only good for launching yourself, teammates, or enemies, and that is it.
Who wouldn’t want to wield a lightsaber in Fortnite? Not only is it the best sci-fi fictional weapon of all time (fight me!), but it’s super helpful, too. During the Star Wars event in Chapter 2, Season 1, players had the chance to use it. Like the Jedi before them, players could use the lightsaber to both black enemy attacks and deal solid damage.
Meowscles’ Peow Peow Rifle
Meowscles is one of the best NPC characters of all time and defeating him in Chapter 2, Season 2, would give you the Peow Peow Rifle. Honestly, don’t let the name fool you, as this is just the mythic version of a basic assault rifle. In my opinion, this is one of the weaker mythic weapons around, being slightly more powerful than the regular AR.
Midas’ Drum Gun
Like father, like daughter, just as Jules had her drum gun, so did her father, Midas. There is almost no difference between the Jules variant and the Midas one, other than a couple of stat changes. Players could obtain this in Chapter 2, Season 2, by defeating Midas.
Ocean’s Burst Assault Rifle
The Fortilla in Chapter 2, Season 3, was the home of the new character, Ocean. Defeating her granted you the Ocean burst assault rifle. This weapon fires in short bursts, with two bullets firing at a time. If you can land each of those burst shots, this devastating weapon can wipe out shields and health in mere seconds from long range.
Ranger Assault Rifle
The third of the four mythic weapons available in Fortnite right now is the ranger assault rifle. The ranger is an interesting AR to me. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it, either. There is a considerable emphasis on being more precise and better at longer ranges than the regular AR, but I’m not buying it. There are better ARs and mythic weapons that I would rather spend my time with.
Raz’s Explosive Bow
In Chapter 2, Season 6, Raz had the explosive bow he dropped. The explosive bow is an odd one to me. While I am a bow fan, this particular weapon would be in the middle of the pack of bows for me. It requires the player to be ready for the bow as always, but the three grenades that it drops when it lands are odd. The damage output isn’t excellent, but it provides a nice cushion if you miss your shots, so that it can be helpful sometimes.
Shadow Midas’ Drum Gun
Midas had it, Jules had it, and even Shadow Midas had it. Bring him back from the dead, and Shadow Midas still has his signature drum gun with him. In Chapter 2, Season 4, Shadow Midas dropped this weapon, the same as the original. The only notable difference is that it now has a lovely weapon skin that makes it look cool.
One of the many Chapter 2, Season 4 superpower weapons was She-Hulk’s Fists. This was a melee power injecting a little Street Fighter into the mix. With it, players could attack enemies in a string of combos or land other attacks, including jumping up and smashing into the ground. Beyond that, it heals the player as you wield them as well as provides the player with a dodge mechanic.
During Chapter 2, Season 8, players could obtain special Sideways weapons. These could be upgraded throughout the match, even up to the mythic level. One such weapon was the Sideways minigun, which functions exactly as you would expect. The only difference is a little bit better damage overall.
The Sideways rifle works much in the same way as the minigun. It is an assault rifle with the best damage possible after upgrading it.
Whereas the last two entries are standard, the Sideways Scythe is a different story. Melee weapons are so few and far between in Fortnite, and this particular entry is one of the best. It is versatile, capable of dealing insane damage up close or allowing for a ground pound attack. But the best part is the sprint option for closing the distance between you and the enemy.
Skye’s Assault Rifle
One of the many spies in Chapter 2, Season 2, was Skye. A weapon that she could drop was her unique AR. There is nothing to see here, honestly. It is just the best damage possible for the most inferior version of the assault rifle.
In fact, there is not much to see here, either, when it comes to Skye’s next weapon, the grappler. She could also drop this special version that, you guessed it, lets you grapple to locations and redeploy your glider.
Slone’s Burst Assault Rifle
Chapter 2, Season 8, saw Slone be one of the significant NPC bosses yet again. Defeating the good doctor would drop her burst assault rifle. This is like other mythic burst assault rifles, providing a simple stat change and nothing else. Still worth using, nonetheless.
Slone’s Pulse Rifle
The debut of Slone as an NPC boss in Season 7 saw her drop the pulse rifle. If you’ve read my weapon guides before, you will know that I do not like the pulse rifle. I appreciate the dual nature of firing faster while not aiming down the sights, but aiming with this gun is a waste of time with how slow it is. This mythic version does not fix its problems.
Slone’s Striker Burst Rifle
Finally, in the trifecta of Slone weapons, we have Slone’s striker burst rifle from Chapter 3, Season 2. This is the best of her drops, as I am partial to the greatness of the striker burst. Attaching sights to any weapon is a good call, and it works wonders with the burst nature of this gun. This was well worth picking up.
Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun
In Chapter 2, Season 6, the Spire Assassins dropped various mythic weaponry, including the primal shotgun. I will be real with you; the primal shotgun is faded. It deals fantastic damage, especially in this mythic version, but the recoil and spread are out of whack.
Spire Assassin’s Recycler
Next up was the special mythic Recycler that the Spire Assassins could drop. This unique weapon takes the materials from the area around you, sucks them up, and then shoots them out in a powerful shot. It’s a fascinating but challenging weapon to use, and this mythic one was the best variant of it.
Spire Assassin’s Primal Assault Rifle
Lastly, we have the primal assault rifle mythic for the Spire Assassin trio. Like the primal shotgun, this is a forgettable mythic. The lack of accuracy is not fixed even with this version, which is notably horrible for an AR. Don’t waste your time on this one if it ever comes back.
Striker Pump Shotgun
The last of the four current mythic weapons in Fortnite is the striker pump shotgun. The pump shotgun is a classic, but I was never a massive fan of its slow nature. The striker is a slightly better combat-ready version, and the mythic variant has the best damage around. With it, you could devastate opponents in a single shot. While I prefer the auto shotgun, personally, the striker pump is great for those who like one-shotters.
The Foundation’s MK-Seven Assault Rifle
Finally, we have made it to the best mythic weapon around. I will forever sing the praises of the MK-Seven AR from Chapter 3, Season 1. Adding scopes to this weapon made it the best AR of all time. The version dropped from The Foundation, aka The Rock? The best version of that. Here’s hoping it comes back very soon.
Thor’s Mjolnir Strike
Thor had two weapons in Fortnite, the first being the Mjolnir Strike in Chapter 2, Season 4. With his signature hammer, players could target a specific area, and the hammer would blast through everything that it hits to get to that spot.
During the Avengers Endgame event in Chapter 1, Season 8, players could wield Thor’s Stormbreaker ax. It had a few attack options going for it, including a traditional attack, a slam attack, and the ability to throw it for ranged damage. It was pretty solid for killing other players and Thanos.
TNTina’s Ka-Boom Bow
TNTina’s Ka-Boom Bow in Chapter 2, Season 2 is the mythic version of the boom bow. I like this bow more than the explosive as the grenade-like arrow that it launches is wide-spreading and deals insane damage if you can hit the player and explode the arrow on top of them.
Venom’s Smash & Grab
Venom had his power in Chapter 2, Season 4. This one would let the player use Venom’s webby arms to destroy structures and damage players. Additionally, players hit by this power would be pulled to the Venom-wielding player.
Zyg and Choppy’s Ray Gun
Lastly, in Chapter 2, Season 7, there was the Zyg and Choppy’s Ray Gun. Ray guns are some of my favorite weapons in Fortnite, and this is the best possible variant. When used, it fires out a steady stream of ray energy that constantly damages anything it touches. It has no ammo but works on a cooldown instead. This gun’s damage and fire rate are incredible and one of the best on this list.
Question: How to get mythic weapons in Fortnite?
Answer: There are a couple of ways that you can get a mythic weapon. The first, and the most common, is to find an NPC and defeat them. That specific NPC, such as The Foundation, will then drop their unique weapon. Other ways include finding specific loot boxes, trading with NPCs, using your reality trees, or just taking out other players who currently have a mythic if you’re daring enough.
Question: Which mythic weapon is the best in Fortnite?
Answer: Determining the best mythic weapon of all time is difficult, but I will give you my go-to weapons. The number one best of the bunch for me has to be The Foundation’s MK-Seven AR. That is perhaps the gun I found the most success with in my Fortnite career since launch. A close second would have to be the insanely fast and devastating Zyg and Choppy’s Ray Gun.
Question: What are the current mythic in Fortnite?
Answer: The current mythic weapons in Fortnite Chapter 3 are as follows:
- Auto Shotgun
- Heavy Sniper Rifle
- Ranger Assault Rifle
- Striker Pump Shotgun
You can only obtain them through upgrading your reality tree over the course of your battle royale matches. It is a tough procedure but worth it.
Phew, that was a lot. It can be a doozy with nearly 50 items covered in this Fortnite mythic weapons guide. But, hopefully, this was able to help you find out more about the best weapons in the battle royale business. If you want to up your game, mythic weapons are the way to go. They are tough to get but worth it for the stats and sometimes even unique powers that they have.
As a final tip, what I like to do in each match is aim for the mythic weapon that almost no one goes for right at the start. Usually, this is in the form of an NPC that I can battle or trade with that is in a remote location that no one typically visits. This is a fantastic way of earning a mythic weapon right from the start and getting closer to earning that elusive victory royale. If you want more info and tips on how to do that beyond just your weapon choices, check this out for my guide to playing Fortnite competitively.
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