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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

Name Image Rarities Ammo Type Description
Crossbow
Rare Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows

(Infinite)

Long Ranged Scoped Crossbow.
Epic
Cupid's Crossbow
Rare Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows

(Infinite)

Seasonal Version of the Crossbow.
Epic
Fiend Hunter Crossbow
Epic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows

(Infinite)

Short Ranged, Un-scoped Crossbow.
Boom Bow
Legendary Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.png Shells Explosive Bow. Explodes on impact.
TNTina's Ka-Boom Bow
Mythic Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.png Shells

(Infinite)

Boom Bow used by TNTina AI. Ammo Recharges.
Makeshift Bow
Uncommon Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Low Damage Bow.
Primal Bow
Rare Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow made from Animal Bones.
Primal Flame Bow
Epic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow which ignites wooden structures.
Legendary
Primal Stink Bow
Epic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow which creates a stink cloud.
Legendary
Mechanical Bow
Rare Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow made from Mechanical Parts.
Mechanical Explosive Bow
Epic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow which explodes into three grenades.
Legendary
Raz's Explosive Bow
Mythic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Mechanical Explosive Bow used by Raz AI.
Mechanical Shockwave Bow
Epic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow which launches players.
Legendary
Grappler Bow
Exotic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow which pulls the player towards its projectile.
Unstable Bow
Exotic Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Bow which swaps between four elemental bows.
Plunger Bow
Rare Arrow - Ammo Icon - Fortnite.png Arrows Party Royale exclusive Bow. Deals no damage.

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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