Epic Games released the free game of Fortnite on July 25th, 2017 and has been revolutionary game ever since. There are 100 players per game, you may play with up to four players and the main goal is to survive. It is a last-man (or woman) standing game mode. Looting is a huge part of the game because, well, you want the best weapons to defend yourself and your teammates with. If each Steelers starter was a weapon in Fortnite, this is what they would look like and why.
Ben Roethlisberger: Gold Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
It’s very rare to find a franchise quarterback, same as finding a Gold Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle. Ben has a strong arm that can throw the deep ball and make a huge impact. This sniper rifle is also excellent long range and it’s impact is very substantial.
Le’Veon Bell: Gold Heavy Shotgun
The comparison between Bell and this rare shotgun is pretty transparent. They’re both a rare talent and are excellent short range with some tendencies to have an impact at a longer distance.
Antonio Brown: Gold Scar
This is the most coveted weapon among Fortnite players, and for good reason. Like the Gold Scar, Brown is very effective long, mid, and short range.
JuJu Smith Schuster: Purple Heavy Shotgun
JuJu actually plays Fortnite and if he is reading this, I hope he likes his comparison. The Purple Heavy Shotgun is strong, which mimics his blocking, and has range, which matches his yards-after-catch ability.
James Washington: Green Assault Rifle
We don’t know a ton about Washington, but for now he is a standard wide receiver, same as the Green Assault Rifle. They’ll both get the job done and do what is asked and expected of them. Long or short range.
Vance McDonald: Purple MiniGun
This gun is effective at multiple things, which I think suits McDonald well. He can block and catch, the MiniGun can both tear forts down and eliminate the competition.
David DeCastro: Purple Scar
The Scar is both a coveted weapon and elite in its class. DeCastro is an All-Pro and gets the job done, as expected. Everyone wants a Scar, and everyone wants a player like DeCastro.
Ramon Foster: Blue Assault Rifle
Like the Blue Assault Rifle, Foster is reliable, steady and effective. Probably the most underrated gun in the game. Foster is extremely underrated and overlooked.
Alejandro Villanueva: Green Burst
The Green Burst is very inconsistent. Effective when it hits and a disappointment when it’s bad. This fits Villanueva perfectly.
Maurkice Pouncey: Purple Handcannon
Pouncey was a tough comparison. I landed with the Purple Handcannon because he is strong and can do a lot of damage.
Marcus Gilbert: Blue LMG
Effective in the short range, can wear down opponents long range.
Ryan Shazier: Crossbow
Not around anymore, but packed a punch when it was here.
Cameron Heyward: Gold Rocket Launcher
Here comes the boom. The most rare explosive weapon in the game and wrecks everything in its path.
Javon Hargrave: Green Tactical Shotgun
Packs a good punch in the short range.
Stephon Tuitt: Blue Tactical Submachinegun
Is inconsistent but very effective when used correctly. Does his damage in spurts.
Vince Williams: Blue Tactical Shotgun
My favorite gun in the game. Lethal short range, packs a big punch.
Jon Bostic: Green Pump Shotgun
Don’t know a ton about Bostic, but shotguns bode well with linebackers. He can defend well and do damage (hopefully not 8 to the head).
TJ Watt: Blue Grenade Launcher
Watt and the Blue Grenade Launcher are both versatile. Long range, tearing down, does damage.
Bud Dupree: Purple Suppressed Pistol
Has a high ceiling, is inconsistent, but has the potential to do extremely high damage.
Artie Burns: Green Hunting Rifle
Can be effective long range (deep balls), but is horrendous short range (run game). Easy comparison.
Joe Haden: Blue Burst Assault Rifle
Another underrated weapon. Solid all around. Long and short range.
Mike Hilton: Purple Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle
Fast, powerful, versatile and used sparingly.
Morgan Burnett: Purple Famas
New to the game (and team), packs a punch, and can be versatile.
Sean Davis: Purple Assault Rifle with Scope
Is good long and short range but only when it hits. Sums up Davis pretty well.
Chris Boswell: Purple Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
Long range and accurate. Elite.
Jordan Berry: Blue Revolver
Inconsistent but is very powerful when it hits.
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