All melee weapons in Fortnite

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All melee weapons in Fortnite
Diana D'Estefano

In Fortnite, as in many other games, players have the possibility to choose between different weapons to be able to attack and defend themselves from enemy attacks. The way the game was designed, it wouldn’t be possible without weapons.

In this article, therefore, we will tell you everything you need to know about the melee weapons that are present in Fortnite. If you want to know some information about these weapons to understand which one is best for you, you are in the right place.

Fortnite melee weapons listed 

Melee weapons are weapons suitable for all types of players who prefer hand-to-hand combat rather than medium or long distance combat. For this reason, therefore, you will have to pay more attention not to be hit.

It becomes crucial, in these cases, to thoroughly understand the weapons you have at your disposal. This way, you can’t be caught off guard about the game mechanics of each individual weapon. In fact, as you surely know, each weapon has its own characteristics and peculiarities.

In Fortnite, melee weapons are divided into five different subcategories: Axes, Spears, Scythes, Clubs, and Hardware. Which one to choose depends on your way of playing and your skills. Below, we see all the Fortnite melee weapons you have at your disposal.


Axes are sharp tools that move slowly but hit hard. They can’t reach far when you swing them, but they can cause a lot of damage and push things back. When you swing really hard with an axe, it can push many things away at once, which helps keep a big group of things under control.

  • Stop Axe
  • Boneshatter
  • Stormchaser’s Revenge
  • Greataxe
  • Fractured Axe
  • Bootaxe
  • Antler Axe
  • Claxe
  • Ski Cleaver
  • Ski Axe
  • Laser Axe
  • Armaggeddon
  • Handmade Axe
  • Skullcleave
  • Ravenant’s Wrath
  • Splinter Axe
  • Fire Axe


Spears are long, pointy weapons that can stab from far away. They’re not super fast, but they’re not too slow either. They can poke enemies from a good distance. Just like swords, they can be swung quickly, and when you swing really hard, they can hit a bunch of enemies at once, causing more damage in a bigger area.

  • Laser Trident
  • Farmer’s Glory
  • Bloodletter
  • Dissector
  • Lacerator
fortnite melee weapons


Scythes are sharp tools that can reach far but move slowly. They hit really hard though. Like axes, they’re not very fast, but when you swing them hard, they can push enemies away and cause a lot of damage over a wide area.

  • Laser Scythe
  • Reaper Scythe
  • Hockey Stick
  • Scythe
  • Elegant Scythe
  • Reaver
  • Claw Rake


Clubs are heavy, blunt tools. They’re pretty good at hitting enemies quickly and hard. When you use them with extra force, they can do even more damage to enemies and push them back farther.

  • Baseball Bat
  • Fortsville Slugger 2000
  • Fortsville Slugger 3000
  • Mighty Slugger
  • Slugger
  • Cricket Bat
  • The Initiator
  • Husk Hazer
  • Tremendous Driver
  • Masters Driver
  • Mighty Driver
  • Driver


Hardware weapons are heavy, blunt tools. They hit really hard but not very fast. When you use them with a lot of force, they can push back enemies in a big area.

  • Wrecking Bar
  • Mr. Red
  • Breaching Bar
  • Crowbar
  • Crude Hammer
  • Warhammer
  • Doomhammer
  • Heavy Sledge
  • Sledgehammer
  • Rocket Sledge
  • Husk Stomper
  • Trusty Pipe
  • Socket Wrench
  • Socket Slugger
  • Heavy Wrench
  • Wrench

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