Explosive Weapons are a type of weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. The purpose of these weapons is for a variety of different ranged combat. All Explosive Weapons use Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo, except for the Party Royale Paint Launcher, which uses an exclusive Paint ammo.

Functionality

Explosive Weapons fill the role of a variety of different weapon ranges, depending on which explosive weapon is being used and for what purpose. All explosive weapons deal Splash Damage, meaning that from where the projectile lands, there will be a small spherical radius surrounding which will also deal damage. Explosive Weapons excel in Structure Damage, and many of them have different statistics for player versus structure damages. Players are also able to hurt themselves with Explosive Weapons, which limits their close range capabilities.

Some Explosive Weapons also have the unique mechanic of 'Rocket Riding' which allows a player to stand atop an explosive projectile and follow along with it until it detonates in the air or on a surface.

Other Explosive Weapons such as Kit's Shockwave Launcher and the Paint Launchers deal no damage to structures or players, as their uses are either for mobility, or for fun.

List of Weaponry

Name Image Ammo Type Vault Status
Rocket Launcher
Rocket Launcher V2 - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted
Rocket Launcher

Pumpkin Launcher

Rocket Launcher V2 - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Icon Weapons SK PumpkinLauncher L.png
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Both Vaulted
Rocket Launcher

Pumpkin Launcher

Rocket Launcher V2 - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Icon Weapons SK PumpkinLauncher L.png
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Both Vaulted
Rocket Launcher

Pumpkin Launcher

Rocket Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Icon Weapons SK PumpkinLauncher L.png
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Rocket Launcher Unvaulted

Pumpkin Launcher Vaulted

Rocket Launcher

Pumpkin Launcher

Rocket Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Icon Weapons SK PumpkinLauncher L.png
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Rocket Launcher Unvaulted

Pumpkin Launcher Vaulted

Grenade Launcher
Icon Weapons SK Grenade Launcher L.png
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted
Grenade Launcher
Icon Weapons SK Grenade Launcher L.png
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted
Grenade Launcher
Icon Weapons SK Grenade Launcher L.png
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted
Kit's Shockwave Launcher
Kit's Shockwave Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted
Snowball Launcher

Easter Egg Launcher

Snowball Launcher.png
Egg Launcher.png
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted
Snowball Launcher

Easter Egg Launcher

Snowball Launcher.png
Egg Launcher.png
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted
Snowball Launcher

Easter Egg Launcher

Snowball Launcher.png
Egg Launcher.png
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted
Snowball Launcher

Easter Egg Launcher

Snowball Launcher.png
Egg Launcher.png
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted
The Big Chill
Snowball Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Unvaulted


Purple Paint Launcher
Paint Launcher.png
Paint Party Royale Only
Orange Paint Launcher
T-Icon-Weapons-PapayaLauncher-Orange-L (1).png
Paint Party Royale Only
Proximity Grenade Launcher
Center
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted
Proximity Grenade Launcher
Center
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted
Quad Launcher
Center
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted
Quad Launcher
Center
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted
Guided Missile
Center
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted (Unavailable in Creative)
Guided Missile
Center
Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.pngRocket Ammo Vaulted (Unavailable in Creative)


Strategy Guide

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


  • Most Explosive Weapons are able to damage the player, so caution is advised when firing them near yourself.
  • Firing an explosive weapon, especially one with a slow projectile, can be used to destroy a wall and instantly attack those behind it. This is done by shooting a slow moving rocket or grenade, readying your other weapon, and firing as soon as the projectile destroys the wall.
  • Shooting most explosive weapons under a player will allow them to 'ride' the projectile. This can be used to move players from one area to another with great speed, such as out of the storm.
  • explosive weapons are very useful in small storm circles because there will be small area there will be no place to opponents to hide so the rocket or grenade it will not fail the shot and will make damage easily to players

Trivia

  • The Guided Missile is unavailable in Creative, and has not returned in any capacity since it was vaulted in Season 5.
  • High Explosives an LTM which uses many of the aforementioned explosive weapons. It is also a preset for the Loot Pool in Battle Lab.
  • The Common Rocket Launcher is the shortest lived Explosive Weapon, being removed in a hotfix for the Chapter 2: Season 1 release update.
  • Although the Grenade Launchers do not fire rockets, but grenades, they still use Rocket Ammo for balancing reasons.
  • The Pumpkin Launcher is a Seasonal Reskin of the Rocket Launcher. On the other hand, the Snowball Launcher and Easter Egg Launcher both have a slight alteration to their projectiles from the original Grenade Launcher. On top of this, the two seasonal Grenade Launchers come in Uncommon rarity, which the standard Grenade Launcher does not.
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