Skip to main content

Best Fortnite Nerf guns - get the top discounts and deals

best Fortnite Nerf guns
(Image credit: Hasbro)

The best Fortnite Nerf guns allow you to claim Victory Royale in real life. Stand aside, Avengers - this might be the coolest crossover Nerf has made so far (mainly because it allows you to tag your friends with foam darts at any and every opportunity).

As the name would suggest, the best Fortnite Nerf guns are based on weapons from the video game itself. Because there are a lot to choose from and many seem to become unavailable after a period of time, we've got some recommendations below to keep you ahead of the curve. Besides being awesome bits of merch, they're some of the best Nerf guns overall.

You'll find the lowest prices here, too - our bargain-hunting software is always looking out for discounts on the best Fortnite Nerf guns. Check back every now and then to see if you can snag a deal.

Best Fortnite Nerf guns - top 5

1. Nerf Fortnite AR-L

The best Fortnite Nerf gun overall

Specifications

Ages: 8+
Ammo: 10 Elite dart clip

Reasons to buy

+
Looks just like the game version
+
Motorized
+
Flip-up sights

Reasons to avoid

-
Requires batteries

If you want the very best Fortnite Nerf gun, look no further than the AR-L. Besides offering a picture-perfect recreation of the video game blaster, it's versatile thanks to its 10-dart clip (which is also compatible with other Nerf magazines, allowing you to mix and match) and a standard rail for all your bonus accessories. When combined with a cheerful color-scheme and oversized proportions that capture the franchise's personality, this is the ultimate weapon for Nerf warriors who love Fortnite.

The blaster's motorized insides push it over the edge and into 'awesome' territory, though. These allow you to fire darts a lot faster than usual, making it a force to be reckoned with (if you can keep it well stocked with AA batteries, anyway). Simply hold down the power button to prime the mechanism, pull the trigger, and watch darts fly. It's much easier and more satisfying than pump-operated alternatives.

Plus, those darts are standard Elites. Because these can be bought cheaply en-masse, you can stock up for less and fill other Nerf mags you might already own for a quick changeover.

2. Nerf Fortnite SP-L

The best cheap Fortnite Nerf gun

Specifications

Ages: 8+
Ammo: 3 Elite darts

Reasons to buy

+
Affordable
+
More portable
+
Cool loading mechanism

Reasons to avoid

-
Bigger than you might think

Although Nerf guns are very cool, they can be a little expensive. That's why the SP-L works so well. Sure, it's not sporting a bargain-bin price. But compared to other Fortnite Nerf guns, it provides the best bang for buck. Namely, you're getting an affordable blaster that isn't just a single-shot novelty.

OK, so it doesn't carry many darts at once - you're limited to three. But the way you prime this thing for the next shot is undeniably awesome. Rather than relying on expensive battery-power, you simply pull back the top and squeeze the trigger like some sort of soft-play gunslinger. 

Because it's modelled on the video game's silenced pistol as well, the SP-L has a relatively compact design that makes it easier to cart around during Nerf battles (the barrel is detachable, allowing you to adjust for more confined spaces if and when the need arises). Need a side-arm for your next Nerf battle? This is a great choice.

3. Nerf Fortnite GL

The best premium Fortnite Nerf gun

Specifications

Ages: 8+
Ammo: 6 Nerf rockets

Reasons to buy

+
Fires big foam rockets
+
Brings a sense of awe to games
+
C'mon, it's a grenade launcher

Reasons to avoid

-
Expensive

When you think 'best Fortnite Nerf guns', grenade launchers probably don't spring to mind. The GL demonstrates why you're missing out. Packed with character and just a tiny bit intimidating, it's an excellent choice if your budget can stretch that far.

Armed with chunky Nerf rockets, it's the sort of blaster that sends foes running for cover. It fires surprisingly fast, too - in spite of appearances, you can send ammo hurtling toward your opponents at a steady clip.

It does require some stamina thanks to a pump-action mechanism, but the effort is worthwhile; unlike the single-shot Fortnite rocket launcher, the GL is in this for the long-haul.

best Nerf guns

(Image credit: Hasbro)

4. Nerf Fortnite TS-1

The best short-range Nerf Fortnite gun

Specifications

Ammo type: Mega darts
Capacity: 4 darts

Reasons to buy

+
Powerful
+
Fortnite styling
+
Mega darts

Reasons to avoid

-
Slow to reload

Want a blaster with a bit more stopping power? The TS-1 fits the bill nicely. Armed with larger Mega darts, it'll hold off the foe with ease at close quarters. Plus, that allows you to hit things more easily - perfect for younger Nerf warriors, in other words.

Based on Fortnite's Tactical Shotgun, this Nerf version of the weapon might as well have been plucked from the game itself. While the color-scheme is unique, the design is basically an exact replica.

best Nerf guns

(Image credit: Hasbro)

5. Nerf Fortnite RL

The best Fortnite Nerf gun rocket launcher (?!)

Specifications

Ammo type: Rocket darts
Capacity: Single-shot

Reasons to buy

+
It's a Nerf rocket launcher
+
No, seriously. ROCKET. LAUNCHER.
+
Fun Fortnite design

Reasons to avoid

-
Carrying rockets is a faff

Want to intimidate your foes on the battlefield? Just pick up this delightful little blaster. Seriously, how can you not send everyone running for cover when you bring out a damn Nerf rocket launcher?

Because it's based on an in-game Fortnite weapon, the RL is suitably quirky - a shark face at the front is combined with a cheeky XOXO hugs 'n kisses motif along the barrel. It's silly and fun, and we're here for it.

Of course, this particular blaster doesn't use normal darts. Don't be ridiculous - it needs something with a bit more pizazz. Instead, the RL utilises Nerf's enormous foam rockets.

Nerf dart deals

best Fortnite Nerf guns

(Image credit: Hasbro)

If you're planning on getting one - or many - of the best Fortnite Nerf guns, it's a good idea to scope out some extra ammo as well. Most Nerf blasters only come with a few darts (enough to fill it, generally speaking), so getting some spares will keep you in the fight for longer. Plus, having bonus ones will come in handy if any of the originals go missing. 

That's why we've rounded up a few deals that'll keep your Fortnite Nerf guns flush with darts for less. Just remember to check which ammo you're buying - most Fortnite blasters use Nerf Elite (opens in new tab) darts, but the GL and RL call upon Nerf rockets instead.

For a more comprehensive breakdown, check out our guide to cheap Nerf bullets.

Looking for ways to stay entertained? You can cool off with the best water guns or try out these awesome board games for kids. As for other Fortnite gear, be sure to check out our guide to the best Fortnite toys right here, or wander over to our dedicated rundown of the best Fortnite merch.

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I have been writing about games in one form or another since 2012 and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.