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Pulls enemies to you and deals damage.
— In-Game Description

The Harpoon Gun is a Miscellaneous Item in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 1.

Functionality

The Harpoon Gun is a short ranged weapon that is used both for attacking opponents, Fishing, and pulling loot and items towards the user. Attacking an opponent with the Harpoon Gun will pull them towards the player. Using a Harpoon Gun on a structure will also deal high amounts of damage to it.

A Harpoon Gun can be used at a Fishing Hole to quickly obtain fish or other items dropped from the hole. Missing a shot with the Harpoon Gun will not use any ammo. When all 10 charges have been depleted, the item will disappear from the players inventory.

Stats

The Harpoon Gun deals 75 Damage per shot (75 damage per second). The Harpoon Gun uses On the Hook - Emote - Fortnite.png Hooks which cannot be obtained outside of the weapon's reserve. The Harpoon Gun has no headshot multiplier.

Harpoon Gun
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Rare
DPS: 75
Damage: 75
Fire Rate: 1
Magazine Size: 10
Reload Time: 1.4s
Structure Damage: 150

Sounds

Sound Type Rarity Audio
Pullout Rare
Shooting
Pickup
Drop

Obtained

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Bunker

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

Barrel

Supply

Llama

Rare

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 Harpoon Gun can be used to quickly destroy a structure and then switch back to another weapon, due to its high structure damage per second.
  • The Harpoon Gun can be used to easily obtain fish and potentially even mid fight, as it will instantly obtain an item from a fishing hole when used on one.
  • The Harpoon Gun can be used to deal damage to an enemy player by pulling them off a high structure, or be used to pull a knocked opponent close to you to easier obtain their loot.
  • The Harpoon Gun can be used to pull a player out of a Vehicle, allowing you to shoot the player. Pulling a player out of a Choppa will cause them to receive fall damage.

History

Chapter 2: Season 1

Chapter 2: Season 7

Chapter 2: Season 8

Trivia

  • In Team Rumble, being eliminated whilst in possession of a Harpoon Gun will 'reload' the weapon back to 10 Hooks, making this the only method of using a Harpoon Gun beyond its 10 shot usage (aside from missing a harpoon).
  • Getting an elimination with The Harpoon Gun in Chapter 2: Season 4 would award the player with a legacy named 'Thwip!', with an icon of Spider-Man.
  • When harpooning items or materials, it does not use a charge.
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