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Fortnite – All Class Abilities and What They Do

There are four playable classes in Fortnite. Which one is best for you depends on how you like to play, and what the other players in your group chose.

Below are the abilities for each class.


  • Debilitating Shots – Hitting a target temporarily increases the amount of damage he or she takes. Can stack up to three times.
  • Make It Rain – Landing a headshot increases the commando’s rate of fire for a short time.
  • Grenades – Allows the player to craft and use grenades.
  • Proximity Mines – Allows the player to craft and deploy proximity mines.


  • B.A.S.E – Deploys a large holographic cube in the environment; anything built inside it costs fewer resources for the constructor.
  • Pre-Planning – Makes structures built by the constructor stronger.
  • Containment Unit – Deals persistent damage to enemies within the B.A.S.E. area.
  • Plasma Pulse – Area-of-effect grenades that deal damage for a short period of time.


  • Gathering – Improves harvesting of resources
  • Improvisation – Improves Outlander abilities
  • Focused Acquisition – Primary Trait – expert at harvesting, adaptability, and exploration. Reduces base health by 20. Increases chance to find double loot by 20%. Increases impact weapon damage by 10%.
  • Observation – Improves Exploration and Fragments.
  • In the Zone – After 5 hits with a harvesting weapon, Outlander focuses, gaining bonus harvesting weapon damage. Increases harvesting weapon damage by 10%, while in the Zone.
  • Dimensional Fragment – Activate the equipped Fragment, gain special effects.
  • Last Resort – Improves pistol combat and survivability


  • Mantis Leap Allows the ninja to perform a double jump capable of vaulting over single-story walls and cliffs.
  • Assassination Deals additional damage with each consecutive strike of an edged weapon for a short time. Can stack up to seven times.
  • Throwing Stars Allows the ninja to throw a trio of medium-range projectiles.
  • Smoke Bomb Creates a smoke cloud that stun locks enemies for a short period of time.
  • Shadow Stance Killing an enemy turns the player into a shadow and temporarily reduces the amount of damage taken from enemy attacks.
  • Dragon Slash A powerful attack that instantly propels the ninja forward, dealing massive damage to enemies caught in their path.