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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 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

This list does not include Collaboration or LTM exclusive weaponry.

Name Image Ammo Type
Crossbow
Crossbow icon.png
Cupid's Crossbow.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Crossbow
Crossbow icon.png
Cupid's Crossbow.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Fiend Hunter Crossbow
Fiend Hunter Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Boom Bow
Boom bow.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.png Shells
TNTina's Ka-Boom Bow
TNTina’s Kaboom Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.png Shells
Makeshift Bow
Makeshift Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Primal Bow
Primal Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Primal Flame Bow
Primal Flame Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Primal Flame Bow
Primal Flame Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Primal Stink Bow
Primal Stink Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Primal Stink Bow
Primal Stink Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Mechanical Bow
Mechanical Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Mechanical Explosive Bow
Mechanical Explosive Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Mechanical Explosive Bow
Mechanical Explosive Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Raz's Explosive Bow
Mechanical Explosive Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Mechanical Shockwave Bow
Mechanical Shockwave Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Mechanical Shockwave Bow
Mechanical Shockwave Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Grappler Bow
Grappler Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows
Unstable Bow
Unstable Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows

Strategy Guide

Calculated - Emote - Fortnite.png
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.