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Bows or Crossbows are a type of weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. The purpose of these weapons is long range combat.

Some Bows have an infinite ammo reserve of Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Crossbow Bolts, while, as of Chapter 2: Season 6, new Bows require Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows.

Functionality

Bows come in two different forms: Crossbows and Bows.

Crossbows are unique in that they do not require ammo pickups to reload, instead using an infinite reserve. Due to this, they deal only 1 structure damage per shot. Bows use ammo reserves and deal decent structure damage. Bows also get a targeting arc, like a Throwable Item, showing where the projectile will land.

Both Types are good for medium to long range combat, but are generally weak and difficult to use. All Crossbows have a projectile bolt, meaning that the bolt does not instantly hit where the player aims. The projectile is affected by gravity. Crossbows do not have fall-off damage, meaning they deal the same damage up close as they do at any range.

List of Weaponry

Name Image Rarities Ammo Type Description
Standard Playlists
Crossbow
Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Crossbow Bolts Long Ranged Scoped Crossbow.
Epic
Cupid's Crossbow
Cupid's Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Crossbow Bolts Seasonal Version of the Crossbow.
Epic
Fiend Hunter Crossbow
Fiend Hunter Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Crossbow Bolts Short Ranged, Un-scoped Crossbow.
Dual Fiend Hunters
Dual Fiend Hunters - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo Shoots an arrow that deals heavy damage to Fiends
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Boom Bow
Boom Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Legendary Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.png Shells Explosive Bow. Explodes on impact.
TNTina’s Ka-Boom Bow
TNTina’s Kaboom Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic 5 Charges
Boom Bow used by TNTina AI. Ammo Recharges.
Makeshift Bow
Makeshift Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Low Damage Bow.
Primal Bow
Primal Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow made from Animal Bones.
Primal Flame Bow
Primal Flame Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow which ignites wooden structures.
Legendary
Primal Stink Bow
Primal Stink Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow which creates a stink cloud.
Legendary
Mechanical Bow
Mechanical Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow made from Mechanical Parts.
Mechanical Explosive Bow
Mechanical Explosive Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow which explodes into three grenades.
Legendary
Raz's Explosive Bow
Mechanical Explosive Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Mechanical Explosive Bow used by Raz AI.
Mechanical Shockwave Bow
Mechanical Shockwave Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow which launches players.
Legendary
Grappler Bow
Grappler Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Exotic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow which pulls the player towards its projectile.
Unstable Bow
Unstable Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Exotic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow which swaps between four elemental bows.
Other Modes
Plunger Bow
Plunger Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Party Royale exclusive Bow. Deals no damage.
Hawkeye's Bow
Hawkeye's Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Crossbow Bolts Fires Explosive or Grappling arrows.

Exclusive to the Endgame LTM.

Strategy Guide

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


  • It is very unwise to use a crossbow against structures, as it deals only 1 damage per shot.
  • The Boom Bow is useful for attacking players around structures, due to the weapon's splash damage.


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