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Best Fortnite Nerf guns - get the top discounts and deals

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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.

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 3

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Nerf Fortnite AR-L

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Nerf Fortnite AR-L

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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, flip-up sights, battery power, and accessory rail. This is the ultimate weapon for Nerf warriors.

Thanks to a cheerful color-scheme and oversized proportions, the AR-L provides all the personality of the video game franchise too - there's no mistaking it on the battlefield, and that's sure to thrill fans of any age.

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 batteries, anyway). Throw in a customizable version from Amazon US and you've got a winner on your hands.

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Nerf Fortnite SP-L

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Nerf Fortnite SP-L

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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 the best 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.

Modelled after the game's silenced pistol, the SP-L has a (relatively) compact design and is easier to cart around during Nerf battles. Thanks to a detachable barrel, you can also adjust it to suit more confined spaces if and when the need arises.

OK, so it doesn't carry many darts at once (you're limited to three). But the way you load them is undeniably awesome. Rather than slotting your ammo into a clip, you simply pull back the top and feed in your darts like some sort of soft-play gunslinger. 

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Nerf Fortnite GL

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Nerf Fortnite GL

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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.

Nerf dart deals

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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 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.

Benjamin Abbott

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I've been writing about games in one form or another for almost a decade (with bylines ranging from Metro.co.uk to TechRadar) and joined the GamesRadar+ team in 2018. I can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.