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Fortnite continues to evolve with every patch. Whether by utilizing old material or adding new ones, Epic Games finds a way to keep the game fresh for new and veteran players.
While melee weapons are rather self-explanatory, most players try to find rifles as soon as they jump out of the Battle Bus, meaning not many players spend time with melee weapons in Fortnite.
Anything that doesn’t shoot bullets and requires you to get close to your targets can be considered a melee weapon, and there have been many examples of them in Fortnite’s history, not counting the good-old Harvesting Tool.
Though the Harvesting Tool, or Pickaxe, is often alone as the only melee weapon in the game, it sometimes gets a companion.
- Infinity Blade
- Predator Claw
- She-Hulk’s Fists
- Wolverine’s Claws
- Darth Vader’s Lightsaber
The weapons mentioned above are some of the melee weapons that were available in Fortnite in past patches. The game has evolved over time and with the introduction of new IPs sometimes comes new weapons the player can use to pummel their enemies.
Despite looking cool, Melee Weapons have always struggled to find their place in the meta. Some of these melee weapons were too overpowered during their release, allowing them to stand out in public matches. Because of that, they often become limited-time items that change up the gameplay for a while before disappearing.
The next time you receive a quest that requires you to use a melee weapon, you can safely use your Harvesting Tool to complete it since it also deals 20 damage per hit. Using a melee weapon is also source efficient way of finishing off knocked-out enemies since you’ll be saving bullets.