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Fortnite Vault: Vaulted items, Bolt-Action Sniper, Burst Rifle, SMG, Heavy Shotgun

Featured post A six shooter, which has recently been vaulted.

In yet another quick fix to Fortnite, Patch 7.30 adds a few more weapons to the Vault, namely the Bolt-Action Sniper, Heavy Shotgun, Burst Rifle, and the SMG. It also takes the suppressed SMG out of the vault. It can be confusing as to what’s currently available, so here is a list all of the Vaulted items, reasons why they were vaulted if there were any, and when they were patched out of the game.

Fortnite vault guide

With the game being the global sensation that it is, there’s a lot to learn about not only getting that all-important “Victory Royale”, but also the changes to the map as the seasons progress, and the challenges you can seek to complete. Head over to our Fortnite guide hub for every single thing you need to get started.

Fortnite full Vaulted items list

Without further ado, here is the full vaulted items list. It comprises of a lot of weapons over the past few seasons, with some being vaulted due to their overpowered nature, while others just weren’t used enough. The ones that are there that have no reason for being vaulted however should be kept an eye on, as these ones could make a comeback in the main game at some point, as has happened in the past with at least a couple of weapons. Below then are all the items currently vaulted:

Weapon Vaulted Vaulted as of version Reason for Vaulting Replacement weapon
Zapotron Early Access 1.6.4 Didn't fit with the state of Battle Royale. None
Burst Rifle (Common/Uncommon/Rare) V7.10 Content Update 3 Lowering number of weapons in the game. Not great guns. None
Submachine Gun (vaulted version) Patch 2.5 Made inferior by Tactical SMG Submachine Gun
Tactical SMG V5.0 Content Update Too powerful. Submachine Gun
Light Machine Gun Patch 6.00 Tore down structures very quickly, especially metal walls. None
Smoke Grenade V3.5 One of the least used items in the game. Stink Bomb
Drum Gun V5.40 Content Update
(Currently Unvaulted)
No reason given. None
Revolver Patch 5.40 Lack of use and high damage. Six Shooter
Six Shooter V7.10 Content Update 3 No reason given. None
Guided Missile Patch 6.21 Seen as a bit broken. None
Crossbow Patch 4.0 No reason given. None
Double Barrel Shotgun Patch 7.00 No reason given. None
Infinity Blade 14th December 2018 None, but players did complain about it. None
Smoke Grenade Patch 3.5 Lack of use. Stink Bomb
Jetpack Patch 4.4 Limited Time item None
Impulse Grenade Patch 6.00
(Currently Unvaulted)
No reason given. Shockwave Grenade
Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle Patch 6.21
(Currently unvaulted as of Patch 9.10)
No reason given.
(Came back because Thermal Rifle and Scoped Revolver were vaulted.)
None
Shockwave Grenade Patch 7.00 No reason given. None
Remote Explosives Patch 6.00 Overpowered. None
Clinger Patch 7.00
Patch 9.00
No reason given. Grenades (Patch 9.00)
Traps:
Ceiling Trap
Wall Dynamo
Jump Pad (Up)
Jump Pad (Directional)
Bouncer
Chiller
N/A N/A N/A
Quad Rocket Launcher Content Update 7.20 No reason given. N/A
Port-A-Fortress Content Update 7.20 No reason given. N/A
Grappler Content Update 7.20 No reason given. N/A
Port-A-Fort Patch 7.00 No reason given. N/A
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle Patch 7.30 No reason given N/A
Burst Rifle Patch 7.30 No reason given N/A
Heavy Shotgun Patch 7.30 No reason given N/A
SMG (Common, Uncommon, Rare) Patch 7.30 No reason given Suppressed SMG (Unvaulted)
Boombox Content Update 7.30 No reason given. N/A
Grenades Patch 7.40
(Currently unvaulted)
No reason given Clingers (Unvaulted)
Sneaky Snowman Patch 8.00 No reason given N/A
Chiller Grenade Patch 8.00 No reason given N/A
X-4 Stormwing Patch 8.00 No reason given N/A
Shopping Cart Patch 8.00 No reason given N/A
All Terrain Kart Patch 8.00 No reason given N/A
Bottle Rockets Patch 8.01 No reason given N/A
Buried Treasure Patch 9.00 No reason given N/A
Pump Shotgun Patch 9.00 No reason given Combat Shotgun
Poison Dart Trap Patch 9.00 No reason given N/A
Scoped Revolver Patch 9.00 No reason given Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle (Unvaulted as of Patch 9.10)
Suppressed Assault Rifle Patch 9.00 No reason given. N/A
Thermal Assault Rifle Patch 9.00 No reason given Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle (Unvaulted as of Patch 9.10)
Balloons Patch 9.00 No reason given N/A
Compact SMG Patch 9.01 Due to the recent addition of the Drum Gun and the brand new Tactical Assault Rifle, we wanted to reduce the availability of high rate-of-fire weapons. Tactical Assault Rifle/Drum Gun

This concludes our vaulted items guide. You can take a good old gander at the weapons that are still available in the game, along with the stats and strategies for them in our Fortnite weapons guide. You can also get more tips on building in our Fortnite building and editing guide.

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