Check out everything new in Fortnite Chapter 3 Battle Royale – MK-Seven, Shotguns, Sliding and much more!

Fortnite Chapter 3 added so many new features for players to explore. The popular Battle Royale released a brand new map, weapons, and a sliding mechanic in Fortnite Chapter 3. This changed the meta and left players wondering the best ways to win matches. In this article, you will learn about the changes and will be able to decide for yourself.

The best AR in Fortnite Chapter 3

Currently, there are only two assault rifles in Chapter 3. You have the option to choose between MK Seven Assault Rifle and the Ranger Assault Rifle. Interestingly, the MK Seven uses a red dot sight when players aim in. This is the first time a first-person shooter mechanic has been introduced into Fortnite battle royale. The Ranger Assault Rifle acts similarly to the Heavy Assault Rifle from previous seasons.

MK-Seven Assault Rifle

The MK-7 Assault Rifle Fortnite Battle Royale
  • Damage: 22
  • Fire Rate: 9
  • Magazine size: 35
  • Reload time: 3.26

Ranger Assault Rifle

The Ranger Assault Rifle - Fortnite Battle Royale

The vast majority of players are choosing the MK or Red Dot rifle. This is because of the accuracy, fire rate, and clip size. The Ranger AR has great damage per hit, but is much less accurate and shoots slower. Until significant changes are made, the MK-Seven will reign supreme.

The best shotgun in Fortnite Chapter 3 Battle Royale

Unlike the ARs, the shotgun debate continues. Both shotguns are weaker than the old Pump Shotguns of the previous Chapter. Your two options are the Auto Shotgun and the Striker Pump Shotgun. Neither shotgun has a fast fire rate, but the Auto Shotgun is slightly faster than the Striker.

Auto Shotgun

AutoShotgun Fortnite Battle Royale.
  • Damage: 80.4
  • Fire Rate: 1.5
  • Magazine Size: 8
  • Reload Time: 8.4

Striker Pump Shotgun

Striker Pump Shotgun Fortnite Battle Royale

Overall, pros and content creators have been choosing the Striker Pump Shotgun. The Auto Shotgun is not far behind in damage while also firing faster. Over time, the Auto Shotgun will become used more often. For now, the Striker Pump Shotgun dominates. Both shotguns take a back seat to the overall spray meta. Without a high damage output shotgun, players choose to pick up ARs and SMGs. You will likely see that again in Chapter 1 unless there are balance changes.

Slide your way to a victory royale in Fortnite Chapter 3

Fortnite introduced a new mechanic to the game, sliding. There have been several additions and items removed from the game. Nothing similar to a new movement mechanic. In its current state, sliding will increase the skill ceiling and provide new ways to eliminate players.

r/FortniteCompetitive has been filled with different ways to use the slide. Players will find unintended ways to utilize the slide. One of the most prominent creative players and map makers, Raider464, shared his early thoughts on sliding.

In just a few hours, Raider found ways to use sliding other than simple movement. He was not the only player to find out other ways to use the mechanic. Billy Bicep showed how to smoothly jump out of a car, slide, shoot, and get right back into the car.

These strategies are just the beginning. Fortnite released Chapter 3 a couple of days ago. Players have a history of pushing the game beyond its intended use. Over the next few weeks, maybe even years, players will push the sliding mechanic to new levels. It will be fun to watch how everything develops.

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Taylor "somebodysgun" Yates is a Fortnite Caster, Content Creator, and Analyst. He focuses on the North American and European regions, but looks to cover Fortnite globally.