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Pistols are a type of weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. The purpose of these weapons is for short range to medium range combat. Pistols use a variety of ammo types.

Functionality

Pistols fill the role of a short to medium range weapon and are often used for up close engagements or medium range gunfights. Pistols are the most versatile weapons in Battle Royale, as they have a range of uses across all ranges. Some pistols are for closer ranges, have high fire-rate caps and good hipfire, whilst others are for long range, have slow fire-rates and deal high damage at distance. Depending on the Pistol in your hand, the uses it will have in combat have great variation across the board.

List of Weaponry

Name Image Rarities Ammo Type Description
Pistol
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo Semi Automatic, high fire rate pistol.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Suppressed Pistol
Rare Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo Suppressed Version of the pistol.
Epic
Shadow Tracker
Exotic Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo Exotic version of the Suppressed Pistol. Marks players.
Dual Pistols
Rare Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo Dual wield, burst fire pistols.
Epic
Hop Rock Dualies
Exotic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo Exotic version of the Dual Pistols. Gives player low gravity.
Hand Cannon
Epic Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo Heavy Hitting, Slow firing Pistol.
Legendary
Deadpool's Dual Hand Cannons
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo Dual Wield Hand Cannons used by the Deadpool AI. Siphons health.
Revolver
Common Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo Slow firing, heavy hitting revolver.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Scoped Revolver
Epic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo Scoped version of the revolver.
Legendary
Night Hawk
Exotic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo Exotic version of the Scoped Revolver. Has a thermal Scope.
Six Shooter
Uncommon Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo Revolver that fires faster at the hip than aiming.
Rare
Epic
Marksman Six Shooter.
Exotic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo Exotic version of the Six Shooter. 4x Critical Damage.
Flint-Knock Pistol
Common Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Ammo Pistol which knocks the player back when shot.
Uncommon
Makeshift Revolver
Common Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo Low Damage, Inaccurate Revolver.
Uncommon
Rare
Primal Pistol
Uncommon Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo Two Round Burst Pistol.
Rare
Epic
Legendary


Strategy Guide

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This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.


  • When in close quarters with a Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo pistol, aiming down sights may not be beneficial as these pistols have excellent hipfire accuracy.

Trivia