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This Item/Mechanic is not present in competitive playlists.
It can still be found in core playlists and other game modes when available.
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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 Grenade Launcher is an Explosive Weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in The Pre-Season with the launch of Battle Royale.


The Grenade Launcher shoots out a projectile similar to a Grenade, which is affected by gravity and is able to bounce. Shortly after impact, it will explode dealing damage to the players in the vicinity.


Grenade Launchers range from dealing 70 Damage per shot to 77 Damage per shot (70 - 77 Damage per Second). All Grenade Launchers use Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Rockets. The Grenade Launcher cannot headshot players.

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DPS: 70 DPS: 74 DPS: 77
Damage: 70 Damage: 74 Damage: 77
Fire Rate: 1 Fire Rate: 1 Fire Rate: 1
Magazine Size: 6 Magazine Size: 6 Magazine Size: 6
Reload Time: 3s Reload Time: 2.8s Reload Time: 2.7s
Structure Damage: 200 Structure Damage: 210 Structure Damage: 220

The Grenade Launcher is a Slow Moving Projectile Weapon affected by gravity and physical surfaces. It has First Shot Accuracy enabled, but as it is an Explosive Weapon it is largely irrelevant. There is no damage falloff on the Grenade Launcher's projectiles.


Sound Type Rarity Audio
Pullout Rare, Epic and Legendary
Shooting/Explosions Rare, Epic and Legendary
Reload Rare, Epic and Legendary
Pickup Rare, Epic and Legendary
Drop Rare, Epic and Legendary


From when the weapon was last available in Chapter 3: Season 1

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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.

  • Avoid shooting a Grenade Launcher near your person as it will deal the same damage to you as it does to enemy players.
  • You can shoot a Grenade under a player and allow them to ride it. This is much more difficult than it is with a Rocket Launcher and is almost useless.



  • Update v1.6: Introduced in Rare, Epic and Legendary Rarities.
  • Update v1.7.1: Projectiles now deal 375 Structure Damage, instead of 450.

Season 2

Season 3

Season 7

Chapter 2: Season 1

Chapter 3: Season 1

  • Update v19.00: The Grenade Launcher’s projectiles now explode immediately after bounce.
  • Update v19.10: Unvaulted the Grenade Launcher in Epic and Legendary rarities.

Chapter 3: Season 2

  • Update v20.00: Vaulted the Grenade Launcher in all available rarities.