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This Page/Section is about an item / mechanic that has been put in The Vault.

This item has been made unavailabe in standard playlists to balance the loot pool. It may return in the future.

The Crossbow is Crossbow in Fortnite Battle Royale. It was added in Season 2. A similar weapon is the Fiend Hunter Crossbow.

Functionality

The Crossbow is a projectile based weapon and fires a fast moving bolt, which is affected by gravity. The weapon slow to fire, makes very little noise when shot, and has a projectile that whilst fast, is slower than the bullet from other Sniper Rifles. The weapon is fitted with a scope, and has no falloff damage. Like other Sniper Rifles, it is ineffective at close range, due to its poor hipfire spread, and slow firing speed.

Stats

Crossbows range from dealing 65 to 68 damage (58.5 - 61.2 Damage per second). No Crossbows use an ammo pickup, but still need to be reloaded. The Crossbow has a headshot multiplier of 2.0x.

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Rare Epic
DPS: 58.5 DPS: 61.2
Damage: 65 Damage: 68
Fire Rate: 0.9 Fire Rate: 0.9
Magazine Size: 5 Magazine Size: 5
Reload Time: 2.6s Reload Time: 2.5s

The Crossbow is a projectile based weapon. It has a scope, so first shot accuracy is irrelevant.

Obtained

From when the weapon was last obtained in Chapter 2: Season 5:

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Crafting
Rare (Vaulted)
Epic

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.


  • Do not use the Crossbow to attack builds. For balance reasons, the Crossbow does 1 damage to structures, and so is incredibly weak at taking them down.
  • Do not attempt to use the Crossbow for long range engagements, as the projectile is so slow and affected by gravity that an enemy can easily dodge it. And the damage isn't even worth.
  • Compared to most scoped weapons, the Crossbow is actually somewhat precise without aiming, by also having its reticle visible. However, do keep in mind that the weapon was not intended for this type of use.
  • Being the most silent weapon in game, even than bows, missing one or more arrows shouldn't reveal your position that easily. You still should be hidden somewhere.

History

Season 2

  • Update v2.42: Introduced into the game, with a Valentine's themed texture, and named Cupid's Crossbow

Season 3

  • Update v3.00: Icon and texture changed to the default one, and the name changed to 'Crossbow'

Season 4

Season 7

Season 9

  • Content Update 2 v9.30 (July 5th 2019): Unvaulted the Crossbow in Rare rarity only.
    • July 6th 2019: Vaulted the Crossbow.

Chapter 2: Season 5

  • Update v15.30: Cupid's Crossbow has been unvaulted for the Valentine's Day 2021 Event, in Epic rarity only.
    • Stats updated for Rare rarity: -10 Damage, +0.3 Fire Rate (still vaulted).
    • Stats updated for Epic rarity: -11 Damage, +0.3 Fire Rate.
  • Update v15.40: Cupid's Crossbow has been vaulted again.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Crossbow is the only weapon introduced with a Holiday themed outfit. Other weapons such as the Pumpkin Launcher were modified based on existing weaponry.
  • Many players often confuse the Crossbow with the similarly named Fiend Hunter Crossbow, although they are two different weapons. The key difference between them is that the Crossbow has a scope, whereas the Fiend Hunter Crossbow does not.
  • A mistake for the 50v50 loot pool meant that the Crossbow was accidentally unvaulted for a brief period of time, in which it was shortly re-vaulted.
  • For some odd reasons, the standard Crossbow is not available in Creative, even though its Holiday Themed variant is.
  • As of right now, the Crossbow is only obtainable in the Unvaulted and One Shot LTMs.
Weapons
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Assault Weapons
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Assault Rifle (Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Skye's) • Suppressed Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Assault RifleBurst Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst Assault Rifle (Striker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Ocean'sStriker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Slone's) • Heavy Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy Assault Rifle (Heavy Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Meowscles' Peow Peow) • Combat Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat Assault RifleScoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Scoped Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Scoped Assault RifleChitauri Laser Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Chitauri Laser RifleThermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle (Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Huntmaster Saber's) • Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical Assault RifleInfantry Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Infantry Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Infantry RifleLight Machine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Light Machine GunMinigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Minigun (Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Brutus') • Stark Industries Energy Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Stark Industries Energy RifleDrum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Drum Gun (Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Midas'Jules' Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Jules'Shadow Midas' Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Shadow Midas') • Makeshift Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift RiflePrimal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Rifle (Primal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Spire Guardian's) • First Order Blaster Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png First Order Blaster RifleE-11 Blaster Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png E-11 Blaster RiflePulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pulse Rifle (Pulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Slone'sBurst Pulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst Pulse Rifle) • Sideways Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sideways RifleSideways Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sideways MinigunMK-Seven Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png MK-Seven Assault Rifle (MK-Seven Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png The Foundation's) • Ranger Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Ranger Assault RifleStriker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Striker Burst Rifle (Striker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Slone's) • Hammer Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hammer Assault Rifle
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Bows
Boom Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Boom Bow (TNTina's Ka-Boom Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png TNTina's Ka-Boom) • Hawkeye's Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hawkeye's BowMakeshift Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift BowPrimal Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal BowPrimal Flame Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Flame BowPrimal Stink Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Stink BowMechanical Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mechanical BowMechanical Explosive Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mechanical Explosive Bow (Mechanical Explosive Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Raz's) • Mechanical Shockwave Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mechanical Shockwave BowGrappler Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Grappler BowUnstable Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Unstable Bow
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Crossbows
Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Crossbow (Cupid's Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Cupid's) • Fiend Hunter Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Fiend Hunter CrossbowDual Fiend Hunters - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dual Fiend HuntersPlunger Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Plunger Bow



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Explosive Weapons
Rocket Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rocket Launcher (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rocket Launcher (Pumpkin Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pumpkin) • Quad Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Quad Launcher (Burst Quad Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst) • Guided Missile - Weapon - Fortnite.png Guided MissileGrenade Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Grenade Launcher (Snowball Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png SnowballEgg Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png EggOrange Paint Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Orange PaintPurple Paint Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Purple PaintEgg Launcher (New) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Cinematic PaintSnowball Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png The Big Chill) • Chitauri Energy Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Chitauri Energy LauncherShockwave Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Shockwave Launcher (Shockwave Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Kit's) • Proximity Grenade Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Proximity Grenade LauncherGrenade - Item - Fortnite.png GrenadeClinger - Item - Fortnite.png ClingersDynamite - Item - Fortnite.png DynamiteBottle Rockets - Item - Fortnite.png Bottle RocketsProximity Mine - Item - Fortnite.png Proximity MineRemote Explosive - Item - Fortnite.png Remote ExplosiveFirefly Jar - Item - Fortnite.png Firefly JarRecycler - Weapon - Fortnite.png Recycler (Recycler - Weapon - Fortnite.png Spire Assassin's) • Pulsar 9000 Schematic - Weapon - Fortnite.png Alien Knockgun LauncherPlasma Cannon - Weapon - Fortnite.png Plasma CannonAnvil Rocket Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Anvil Rocket Launcher
DMR - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Marksman Rifles
DMR - Weapon - Fortnite.png DMR




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Submachine Guns
Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Submachine Gun (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Submachine GunSuppressed Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Submachine GunCompact SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Compact SMGTactical Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical Submachine GunRapid Fire SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rapid Fire SMGBurst SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst SMGMachine Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Machine PistolMakeshift Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift Submachine GunPrimal SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal SMGKymera Ray Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Kymera Ray Gun (Kymera Ray Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Zyg and Choppy's) • Stinger SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Stinger SMG (Stinger SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Gunnar's) • Combat SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat SMGCharge SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge SMG
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Pistols
Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pistol (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png PistolSuppressed Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Pistol (Dual Suppressed Pistols - Weapon - Fortnite.png DualShadow Tracker - Weapon - Fortnite.png Shadow Tracker) • Dual Pistols - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dual Pistols (Hop Rock Dualies - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hop Rock Dualies) • Hand Cannon - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hand Cannon (Deadpool's Dual Hand Cannons - Weapon - Fortnite.png Deadpool's Dual) • Revolver (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png RevolverScoped Revolver - Weapon - Fortnite.png Scoped Revolver (Night Hawk - Weapon - Fortnite.png Night Hawk) • Six Shooter - Weapon - Fortnite.png Six Shooter (Marksman Six Shooter - Weapon - Fortnite.png Marksman) • Flashlight Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Flashlight PistolFlint-Knock Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Flint-Knock Pistol (Flint-Knock Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lazar's) • Makeshift Revolver - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift RevolverPrimal Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal PistolCombat Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat PistolSidearm Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sidearm PistolCharge SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge SMG
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Sniper Rifles
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (Dragon's Breath Sniper - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dragon's Breath Sniper) • Suppressed Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Sniper RifleHeavy Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy Sniper Rifle (Boom Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Boom Sniper Rifle) • Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Semi-Automatic Sniper RifleAutomatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Automatic Sniper RifleHunting Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hunting Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hunting RifleLever Action Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lever Action RifleStorm Scout Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Storm Scout Sniper Rifle (Storm Scout - Weapon - Fortnite.png Storm Scout) • Amban Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Amban Sniper RifleRail Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rail GunZapotron - Weapon - Fortnite.png ZapotronHunter Bolt-Action Sniper - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Shotguns
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pump Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pump ShotgunTactical Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical ShotgunHeavy Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy ShotgunDouble Barrel Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Double Barrel Shotgun (The Dub - Weapon - Fortnite.png The Dub) • Combat Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat ShotgunDrum Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Drum ShotgunCharge Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge Shotgun (Charge Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Kit's) • Dragon's Breath Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dragon's Breath ShotgunLever Action Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lever Action ShotgunMakeshift Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift ShotgunPrimal Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Shotgun (Primal Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Spire Assassin's) • Auto Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Auto ShotgunStriker Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Striker Pump ShotgunRanger Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Ranger ShotgunTwo-Shot Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Two-Shot ShotgunPrime Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Prime Shotgun
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Melee Weapons
Pickaxe (Chapter 3) - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png Harvesting ToolInfinity Blade - Weapon - Fortnite.png Infinity BladeSideways Scythe - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sideways ScytheKylo Ren's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rey's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Luke's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mace Windu's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Obi Wan's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lightsaber (Darth Vader's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Darth Vader's) • Kingsman - Weapon - Fortnite.png KingsmanStormbreaker - Weapon - Fortnite.png Thor's StormbreakerYautja Wristblades - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png Predator Claw



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