13 Sep 2021 9:46 AM +00:00

Fortnite Season 8 New Weapons: Fans Choice, Vaulted & Unvaulted Guns

The Fortnite Season 8 update is a big one and, as always, new weapons have come to the game to celebrate.

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While we're still trying to discover how they impact the game, we can at least tell you what the new weapons are in Fortnite Season 8, and which weapons have been vaulted or unvaulted.

Latest - All Unvaulted Weapons

Since most of the weapons in Fortnite Season 8 are new and based on the Cubed theme, not many weapons are being unvaulted.

While we're still trying to work them all out, below is the list of unvaulted weapons we know about so far.

  • Lever Action Rifle
  • Harpoon

New Sideways Weapons confirmed

In a tweet from @ShiinaBR, new weapons referred to as 'Sideways Weapons' have been confirmed. We'll know a lot more about them when the season goes live in a few hours.

Fans to decide returning weapons

According to a leak during update 18.00, fans will have the ability to choose which new weapons will be added in Season 8. This will be from a selection of old vaulted weapons and completely new ones.


Weapons that will be vaulted

We know, due to these changes, that certain weapons are almost certain to be vaulted. We expect the following weapons will be rotated out of the game come the start of Season 8;

  • Pulse Rifle
  • Recon Scanner
  • Rail Gun
  • Prop-ifier
  • Grab-Itron Gravity Gun
  • Kymera Ray Gun
  • Plasma Cannon
Fornite IO and Alien Weapons
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The IO and Alien weapons are likely to be vaulted

We are not currently expecting any of the typical weapons to be vaulted. Epic could of course surprise us with a new weapon set, but the current one is balanced enough to be kept in.


New Weapons for Fortnite Season 8

Now for the fun part, speculation about what could be added to a brand new Fortnite Season. If we are getting the Ancient Egypt theme or something like it, we have a few ideas.

Staff of Ra

This would be a casual only weapon like the Kymera Ray Gun. Imagine a staff weapon that fires out a beam of light/fire towards enemies. It would be low damage but continuous fire weapon. You could also build an LTM around this idea with a few staff placed around the map as an OP weapon but being in control of it reduces your health/shields to half.

Fortnite Season 8 Egypt
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A full on Egyptian themed season has been rumoured for some time

Khopesh + Shield

We could also see a melee weapon added in the form of an Egyptian Khopesh sword and shield. A powerful weapon that is effective in close range but leaves you vulnerable if out of position.



This could be a stylised weapon that slows enemies as you hit them. It would not do much damage due to the slow effect, but if used right could incapacitate an enemy while you switch to a higher damage weapon for an elimination.

These are just a few of the ideas we had should Fortnite Season 8 lean into an Ancient Egypt or Civilization theme. We can't wait to see what comes from Fortnite Season 8 regardless and it should all kick off on Tuesday, 14 September.