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Melee Weapons are a type of weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. The purpose of these weapons is for very close range range combat or destroying structures. They do not use ammo.

Functionality

Melee Weapons are great for close up combat. However, Melee Weapons don’t shoot bullets, but rather they are swung at opponents to deal damage. In Battle Royale, Melee Weapons not only deal damage, but can be used to harvest materials as well.

Melee Weapons

Name Image Rarities Description
Standard Playlists
Harvesting Tool
Common Weapon used to harvest materials and deal low damage to players.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Dark Series
Frozen Series
Lava Series
Shadow Series
Slurp Series
Marvel Series
DC Series
Star Wars Series
Icon Series
Gaming Legends Series
Infinity Blade
Mythic Mythic sword which deals high damage and gives increased HP.
Sideways Scythe
Sideways Scythe - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Weapon with a leap, swing and dash attack.
Epic
Legendary
Mythic
Lightsaber
Mythic Mythic Weapon which can block damage and hurt enemies.
Kingsman
Legendary Weapon which can block damage and hurt enemies. Allows temporary glider redeploy.
Wolverine's Claws
Mythic Superpower that allows the player to melee opponents and structures with single repeated swipes, as well as dash forward mid-air.
She-Hulk’s Fists
Mythic Superpower that allow the player to repeatedly melee opponents and build up a combo, which increases damage per hit. Also has a built-in double-jump and slam.
Amban Sniper Rifle Amban Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mythic A Sniper Rifle with a Melee attack.
Other Playlists
Thor's Stormbreaker Stormbreaker - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mythic Melee weapon which can be thrown.
Exclusive to the Endgame LTM.
Kingsman
Rare Weapon which can block damage and hurt enemies. Allows temporary glider redeploy.
Exclusive to the Spy Games' LTMs
Epic
Sideways Scythe
Sideways Scythe - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Weapon with a leap, swing and dash attack.
Exclusive to Fortnite: Creative.
Uncommon
Torch Torch - Item - Fortnite.png Rare Lights up dark areas.
Exclusive to Fortnite: Creative.
Flag Flag.png Rare Identical to the pickaxe but can be thrown to players. Used for various game modes, mainly for Capture the Flag.
Exclusive to Fortnite: Creative.
Blade (Unreleased) Blade - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rare Identical to the Infinity Blade but takes 1 slot and can use other items.
Exclusive to Fortnite: Creative.
Basic Sword (Unreleased) Basic Sword - Weapon - Fortnite.png Common A sword which will be customizable with the Melee Manager Device.
Exclusive to Fortnite: Creative.
Basic Spear (Unreleased) Basic Spear - Weapon - Fortnite.png Common A spear which will be customizable with the Melee Manager Device.
Exclusive to Fortnite: Creative.
Basic Hammer (Unreleased) Basic Hammer - Weapon - Fortnite.png Common A hammer which will be customizable with the Melee Manager Device.
Exclusive to Fortnite: Creative.
Unobtainable
Predator Claw Yautja Wristblades - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png Legendary Melee Weapon used by Predator AI.

Strategy Guide

Calculated - Emote - Fortnite.png
The risk was calculated... but man am I bad at math.
This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.


  • It is ill advised to ever use the harvesting tool as a weapon, unless your opponent also has no other weapons.

Trivia

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