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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.

Kit's Shockwave Launcher is a Mythic Explosive Weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in Chapter 2: Season 3. It is a Mythic version of the Shockwave Launcher.


Kit's Shockwave Launcher functions identically to the regular grenade launcher, in terms of fire rate and magazine size, but the projectiles it launches are fundamentally different, as well as the weapons use. Kit's Shockwave Launcher launches Shockwave Grenades, which deal no damage to players, but can launch teammates and enemies away from the projectile. By this metric, the weapons use is not to attack players, but more to support teammates and yourself, although the grenades can be used to displace enemy players or launch them into the Storm.


Kit's Shockwave Launcher uses Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Rockets.

Kit's Shockwave Launcher
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Fire Rate: 0.75
Magazine Size: 6
Reload Time: 2.7s

The Shockwave Launcher fires a slow moving projectile, which is affected by gravity.


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

Kit's Shockwave Launcher was only obtained by defeating Kit in Catty Corner.

Strategy Guide

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This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.

  • Kit's Shockwave Launcher can be used to launch enemy players into the storm in small storm circles. This will deal high damage to them and possibly kill them.
  • Kit's Shockwave Launcher can be used to easily escape an engagement, get out of the storm quickly, or help teammates do either of these. It can also be utilized to displace knocked teammates into a safer location to prevent their elimination.


Chapter 2: Season 3

Chapter 2: Season 4

Chapter 3: Season 1

  • Update v19.00: Kit's Shockwave Launcher has been added to Creative but set to disabled.
  • Content Update December 16: Kit's Shockwave Launcher has been enabled to Creative


  • Although very similar to the Grenade Launcher, Kit's Shockwave Launcher uses a different angle for its render, as well as a slightly altered texture with purple elements to it.
  • Strangely, Kit's Shockwave Launcher is available in the Unvaulted LTM. This is odd because every weapon in that mode is of the standard five rarities normally seen in game, and Kit's Shockwave Launcher is the only Mythic present. On top of this, the Launcher does not need to be acquired by eliminating Kit, as he is no longer present in the game, instead it drops from Chests and Floor Loot during Chapter 2: Season 5.
  • It was last seen in Lazar & Fresh's Super Knockback.
  • So far, this is the only Mythic item in the game introduced before it's regular counterpart.