Bows or Crossbows, are a type of weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. The purpose of these weapons is for long range combat. These weapons have an infinite ammo reserve, but as of Chapter 2: Season 6, new crossbows require Arrows.
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
|Long Ranged Scoped Crossbow.|
|Cupid's Crossbow||Rare|| Arrows
|Seasonal Version of the Crossbow.|
|Fiend Hunter Crossbow||Epic|| Arrows
|Short Ranged, Un-scoped Crossbow.|
|Boom Bow||Legendary||Shells||Explosive Bow. Explodes on impact.|
|TNTina's Ka-Boom Bow||Mythic|| Shells
|Boom Bow used by TNTina AI. Ammo Recharges.|
|Makeshift Bow||Uncommon||Arrows||Low Damage Bow.|
|Primal Bow||Rare||Arrows||Bow made from Animal Bones.|
|Primal Flame Bow||Epic||Arrows||Bow which ignites wooden structures.|
|Primal Stink Bow||Epic||Arrows||Bow which creates a stink cloud.|
|Mechanical Bow||Rare||Arrows||Bow made from Mechanical Parts.|
|Mechanical Explosive Bow||Epic||Arrows||Bow which explodes into three grenades.|
|Raz's Explosive Bow||Mythic||Arrows||Mechanical Explosive Bow used by Raz AI.|
|Mechanical Shockwave Bow||Epic||Arrows||Bow which launches players.|
|Grappler Bow||Exotic||Arrows||Bow which pulls the player towards its projectile.|
|Unstable Bow||Exotic||Arrows||Bow which swaps between four elemental bows.|
|Plunger Bow||Rare||Arrows||Party Royale exclusive Bow. Deals no damage.|
- 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.