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The Flint-Knock Pistol is a Pistol in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in Season 8. The Exotic version of this weapon is the Lazar's Flight-Knock.


The Flint-Knock Pistol has a very unique function, in that shooting the weapon blasts the user in the opposite direction from where they are aiming, as well as launching whoever is struck by the weapon away from the bullet as well. The resulting launch does not negate fall damage. If the player crouches whilst shooting they will not move; the same goes for the target.


Flint-Knock Pistols range from dealing 86-90 damage per shot (28.38 - 29.7 Damage per second). All Flint-Knock Pistols use Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets. The Flint-Knock Pistol has a Headshot Multiplier of 2.0x.

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Common Uncommon
DPS: 28.38 DPS: 29.7
Damage: 86 Damage: 90
Fire Rate: 0.33 Fire Rate: 0.33
Magazine Size: 1 Magazine Size: 1
Reload Time: 3.2s Reload Time: 3.0s
Structure Damage: 131 Structure Damage: 138

The Flint-Knock Pistol is a hitscan weapon. It does not have First Shot Accuracy enabled, and will always fire shots randomly within the crosshair. This spread is decreased whilst crouching.


Sound Type Rarity Audio
Pullout Common and Uncommon


From when the weapon was last available in Chapter 3: Season 2:

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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.

  • The Flint-Knock Pistol can be used for self mobility, such as reaching high ground, or it can be used for offensive mobility, such as knocking a player off a structure, or into the storm.
  • If you equip two Balloons, jump up in the air and fire the Flint-Knock pistol towards the ground. It will push you upwards. If you continue to use the Flint-Knock pistol in this way, you can theoretically stay in the air for the entire match. Although, you would need infinite ammo to do that.
  • Avoid using the Flint-Knock pistol at the edge of cliffs or in tower builds as fall damage is not negated when being knocked back.


Season 8

  • Update v8.11: Added the Flint-Knock Pistol in Common and Uncommon rarities.

Season X

Chapter 2: Season 1

  • Update v11.00: Vaulted the Flint-Knock Pistol in both rarities
  • Update v11.31 (20th December): Unvaulted the Flint-Knock Pistol in both rarities.
    • 21st December: Vaulted the Flint-Knock Pistol in both rarities.
    • 31st December: Unvaulted the Flint-Knock Pistol in both rarities.
    • 1st January: Vaulted the Flint-Knock Pistol in both rarities.

Chapter 2: Season 5

  • Update v15.40: Unvaulted the Flint-Knock Pistol in both rarities
  • Update v15.40: Hotfix February 23rd: Vaulted the Flint-Knock Pistol in both rarities.

Chapter 2: Season 8

Chapter 3: Season 1

Chapter 3: Season 2


  • The Flint-Knock Pistol's appearance is a slightly modified Duellist Pistol from Fortnite: Save The World. With a different finish and no cylinder to make it more like a traditional flintlock pistol.
    • The Weapon's name is a play on words of 'Flint-lock Pistol' combined with 'Knock-back', due to the weapons firing method and functionality.
  • The Flint-Knock Pistol and the Hand Cannon are the only standard weapons in the pistol class that use heavy ammo.
  • The Dub is an Exotic Double Barrel Shotgun which shares the knockback function of this weapon, combined with the power of a shotgun.
  • When the player equips the Flint-Knock pistol, it shares the same spin up animation as the Six Shooter and Lever Action Shotgun.