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Explosive Weapon: Rocket homes to locked on vehicles or to the aimed at location. Aim down sight to lock on!
— In-Game Description

The Anvil Rocket Launcher is an Explosive Weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in Chapter 3: Season 2.


The Anvil Rocket Launcher will lock onto vehicles if the player holds the crosshair of the weapon on one for roughly 1.75 seconds when aiming with it. After this, the player can launch a rocket which moves vertically, and falls straight down onto the vehicle. Players do not need to maintain a lock on the vehicle to hit it.

Players do not need to lock onto an area to fire the weapon, or even aim down the scope with it. Firing the weapon without a lock or aiming will launch the rocket up into the air, and cause it to target wherever the player's crosshairs were aiming when they fired. This location will have a red marker whilst the rocket is moving towards it.

The Anvil Rocket Launcher deals bonus damage to vehicles.


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Rare Epic Legendary
Damage: 100 Damage: 105 Damage: 110
Fire Rate: 0.75 Fire Rate: 0.75 Fire Rate: 0.75
Magazine Size: 1 Magazine Size: 1 Magazine Size: 1
Reload Time: 3.6s Reload Time: 3.42s Reload Time: 3.24s
Vehicle Damage: 600 Vehicle Damage: 630 Vehicle Damage: 660

The Anvil Rocket Launcher fires a unique Projectile. This projectile is not affected by gravity, but will always fly into the air before landing on the ground.


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Strategy Guide

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The risk was calculated... but man am I bad at math.
This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.

  • The Anvil Rocket Launcher requires an immense amount of space to fire and hit the target accurately. Firing the weapon in close quarters or indoors can prove deadly.
    • Players may be able to use this to their advantage however, as they can fire into a building with players inside to destroy it quickly, especially since it will detonate faster than a Grenade, and there are no standard Rocket Launchers in the game.
  • Players can "fire and forget" with the Anvil Rocket Launcher, allowing them enough time to focus on other attacks before the missile lands.
  • Players who are attacked with an Anvil Rocket Launcher will be alerted to the incoming missile, giving them enough time to react before being hit. Take this into account before assuming you will land the elimination.


Chapter 3: Season 2

Chapter 3: Season 3



  • The Anvil Rocket Launcher made an appearance in the trailer for Chapter 3: Season 2 prior to being added in Content Update v20.00.
  • The Anvil Rocket Launcher works very similar to the real life FGM-148 Javelin, a portable anti-tank missile system which also fires a rocket directly upwards before landing straight down onto its target.
  • The Anvil Rocket Launcher will make an alarm sound whilst the rocket is travelling to its location.
  • This weapon was invented by The Paradigm and produced by The Scientist which was confirmed in Week 3's Resistance Quests by The Imagined.
  • The Anvil Rocket Launcher's name is a shortened phrase for Anti-Vehicle Rocket Launcher