As Fortnite continues to grow and change, so too does its “vault” — the (sometimes) final resting place for items and weapons deemed incongruous with Epic’s grand vision. It’s sorta like the Disney vault, just not as directly driven by the churning cogs of capitalism. If a gun is too powerful and upsets the balance of the game, it might get sent to the vault. If Epic wants players to spend more time on foot, it might send a couple vehicles to the vault.
When an item is removed from the vault and placed back into play, it has been “unvaulted.” Sometimes items return exactly as they left, but usually the unvaulted version of an item is adjusted in some way, so as to prevent whatever got it vaulted in the first place. No item is ever guaranteed to come back from the vault, but no item has ever been permanently banished there either. It all depends on what Epic thinks is best for the health of Fortnite Battle Royale.
Keeping track of what has and hasn’t been vaulted can be a real pain in the lockbox, so we took it upon ourselves to put together this handy database of items, weapons, and vehicles for your convenience. Below you will find a complete breakdown of everything that currently resides within the vault, as well as the most recent item(s) to be unvaulted. We will update this guide whenever Epic makes a change, so don’t be shy with that bookmark!
Recently Unvaulted Items:
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (Unvaulted Update v9.40)
Rare, Epic, Legendary | Reload time: 3/2.8/2.8 | Damage: 105/110/116 | Last seen: v7.30
Battle Royale’s Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle comes out of retirement, just in time to replace the newly vaulted Suppressed Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle. Was it getting a little too quiet on Battle Royale’s peaceful little island?
Revolver (Unvaulted Update v9.30 Content Update #1)
Common, Uncommon, Rare | Reload time: 2.4/2.3/2.2 | Damage: 54/57/60 | Last seen: v5.40
A true blast from the past in Fortnite terms, the Revolver hasn’t been seen since the long forgotten days of Season 5. Who were we then? Who are we now? Truly, the world is full of mysteries, including why Epic decided to bring this gun back now.
Suppressed SMG (Unvaulted Update v9.30 Content Update #1)
Common, Uncommon, Rare | Reload time: 2.2/2.1/2.0 | Damage: 22/23/24 | Last seen: v9.10
According to Epic, “We feel the Suppressed Submachine Gun can fill a complementary role to the Burst Submachine Gun as a viable alternative.”
Shockwave Grenade (Unvaulted Update v9.30 Content Update #1)
Epic | Max stack: 6 | Last seen: v7.00
Epic chose v9.30’s first content update to vault the Impulse Grenade and unvault its big brother, the Shockwave grenade. No rational for this change was provided by Epic, so we’ll just have to use our imaginations.
Pump Shotgun (Unvaulted Update v9.30 Content Update #1)
Uncommon and Rare Only | Reload time: 4.8/4.6 | Damage: 95/100 | Last seen: v9.00
According to Epic, “there’s been a lot of feedback around the Tactical Shotgun and Combat Shotgun effectiveness, and so we’re experimenting with a world where the Pump Shotgun joins the current shotgun lineup.”
Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle (Unvaulted update v9.10)
Uncommon, Rare | Reload time: 2.5/2.3 | Damage: 75/78 | Last seen: v6.21
It’s been a few months since anyone has had a chance to third-party with the fastest sniper rifle in the game — LTMs notwithstanding, of course. The Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle rejoins the fray after two other scoped weapons, the Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle and Scoped Revolver, were recently vaulted. Epic brought the gun out of retirement to “round out the medium/long-range item line-up,” according to the v9.10 patch notes.
Recently Vaulted Items:
Suppressed Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (Vaulted v9.40)
Rare Only | Reload time: 2.2 | Damage: 22
Tactical Assault Rifle (Vaulted v9.30 Content Update #1)
Rare Only | Reload time: 2.2 | Damage: 22
Impulse Grenade (Vaulted v9.30 Content Update #1)
Rare | Reload time: N/A | Damage: N/A
Rift-to-Go (Vaulted v9.30 Content Update #1)
Epic | Reload time: N/A | Damage: N/A
Pirate Cannon (Vaulted v9.30 Content Update #1)
N/A | Reload time: N/A | Damage: 50-100
Complete Vault Contents as of v9.40:
Zapotron (Vaulted update v1.6.4)
Legendary | Reload time: 2.8 | Damage: 50
Submachine Gun (Old Ver.) (Vaulted update v2.5.0)
Common, Uncommon, Rare | Reload time: 2.2/2.1/2.0 | Damage: 14/15/16
Smoke Grenade (Vaulted update v3.50)
Uncommon | Max stack: N/A | Damage: N/A
Jetpack (Vaulted update v4.4)
Legendary | Max stack: 1 | Damage: N/A
Tactical Submachine Gun (Vaulted update v5.0 Content Update)
Uncommon, Rare, Epic | Reload time: 2.4/2.3/2.2 | Damage: 18/19/20
Light Machine Gun (Vaulted update v6.00)
Rare, Epic | Reload time: 5/4.75 | Damage: 25/26
Remote Explosives (Vaulted update v6.00)
Epic | Max stack: 10 | Damage: 70
Bouncer (Vaulted update v6.00)
Rare | Trap
Guided Missiles (Vaulted update v6.21)
Epic, Legendary | Reload time: 2.4/2.2 | Damage: 74/77
Double Barrel Shotgun (Vaulted update v7.00)
Epic, Legendary | Reload time: 2.8/2.7 | Damage: 114/120
Port-a-Fort (Vaulted update v7.00)
Rare | Max stack: 5 | Damage: N/A
Shadow Stones (Vaulted update v7.00)
Effect duration: 45 seconds