Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 weapons - All new, vaulted, and unvaulted weapons

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December 5, 2022: The newest season of Fortnite is finally here. You can read all about it here.

Excited for those coveted Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 weapons? With each new season the weapons on rotation changes, meaning you'll have to get familiar with new guns as well as old favourites. It's always exciting to see what's new!

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In this hub, we'll run through everything we know about weapons in the new Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1. That includes all the vaulted and unvaulted weapons as soon as Epic Games announces them!

While you're here, make sure to read our guide on Fortnite melee weapons. Also, here we have a guide on Fortnite vault keys, as well as a look at the upcoming Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 battle pass.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 start date

Before finding out about all weapons that will be added in the new Fortnite season, it would be best to discover when this update will be released. The newest season started on December 4, 2022.

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The last Chapter 3 Season 4 ended on December 3. After that, Epic Games closed the servers for maintenance and opened them shortly with the newest update. That's how it has worked with previous updates.

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Full vaulted and unvaulted weapons list

There are a whole new batch of weapons arriving with the current season of Fortnite. The first is the Ex-Caliber rifle, a gun that fires ballistic blades at enemies, that explode after just a few moments.

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As well as this, you can grab the Thunder Shotgun, a pump-action shotgun capable of doing huge damage two rounds at a time. If you like shotguns, you can also find the Maven Auto Shotgun. Capable of firing many rounds at a high pace, this is a consistent gun that is good for multiple enemies.

If you aren't too into shotguns, you can pick up the Red-Eye Assault rifle instead. This is a standard assault rifle that comes with a red dot sight, giving improved accuracy. You can also pick up the Twin Mag SMG, granting a much quicker reload rate. As well as this, you can now grab the Tactical Pistol. Powerful and small, this is the perfect sidearm.

Finally, the Shockwave Hammer is now in the game. This does large AOE melee damage and can also launch yourself forward.

Rebalance of gun system

If you head to Reddit or other Fortnite forums, you will see how much people complain about the Goo Gun. Diehards argue it does too much damage, allowing low-skill players to dominate over more experienced players. Moreover, the Goo Gun is hard to dodge and has a significant fire area. Therefore, it is likely to be nerfed or removed entirely in Chapter 4 Season 1.

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So, expect plenty of significant balance changes to release in the new update.

New Holiday Weapons

It is not a secret that Chapter 4 Season 1 is the holiday update in Fortnite this year. There is no doubt that Epic Games will add brand-new holiday weapons to Fortnite. Last year had plenty of Christmas-themed weapon wraps, alongside old favourites like the Snowball Launcher. Expect it to come back this time around, too!

That's it for our look at Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 weapons! For even more on the game, check out everything we know about the upcoming Fracture event, as well as how to get the Pickle Rick back bling.