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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.


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.
Infinity Blade
Mythic Mythic sword which deals high damage and gives increased HP.
Sideways Scythe
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Common Weapon with a leap, swing and dash attack.
Mythic Mythic Weapon which can block damage and hurt enemies.
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.
Predator Claw Yautja Wristblades - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png Legendary Melee Weapon used by Predator AI.

Strategy Guide

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The risk was calculated... but I'm 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.