Fortnite Pistol Comparison Infograph

 • Jan 15, 2019

Fortnite Pistol Comparison Infograph

The Scoped Pistol was introduced to Fortnite in the v7.20 patch, joining the Scoped ARs are scoped weapon in the game with first shot accuracy. Here's our infograph displaying its numbers alongside the other pistols:


Pistols tend to have weird use cases in the game - there's usually a weapon that outshines most of them in pretty much for every situation, but they tend to keep their place in the game. Here are our notes on the Scoped Revolver:

  • The Scoped Revolver does not appear to be affected by damage dropoff over distance, making it the best pistol for long ranged combat
    • We didn't compare it to the Scoped ARs, but it does more damage per shot than both the Thermal and regular scoped AR
      • It rewards good aim more than the other two weapons, but is a little more punishing to miss on
    • Because it's scoped and 100% accurate, this makes it one of the best easiest-to-use long ranged weapon to use in the game at the moment
  • It fills a very different niche from the other pistols
    • It's the only one to have good long-range capabilities
    • It's also the only pistol to have very poor close range performance due to its low fire rate and very low structure damage
      • So don't drop your only short ranged weapon for it
  • The only comparable pistol is the Hand Cannon, which is harder to use but similarly effective at long range but it's much better at close range due to its ability to take out fresh and wooden builds in one shot
    • We would suggest taking the Hand Cannon over the Scoped Revolver (or any scoped AR for that matter) for these reasons
  • However, if you usually run a Scoped AR or Sniper Rifle, the Scoped Revolver might be a good pickup - despite its low fire rate, its accuracy at close range is still very good, meaning you might be able to get a good shot off before swapping to another weapon
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