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This item has been made unavailabe in standard playlists to balance the loot pool. It may return in the future.

Bow cobbled together from found parts. Craft with it to make it stronger
— In-Game Description

The Makeshift Bow is a Bow in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 6. The Exotic version of this weapon is the Unstable Bow.

Functionality

The Makeshift Bow uses a targeting system to fire projectiles, which need to be charged up to go the optimal distance. The damage is the same regardless of charge. The projectile launched is a very fast arrow. The bow is weak compared to the other bows, dealing a low amount of damage, however, it has a fast reload time.

Stats

The Makeshift Bow deals 52 Damage per shot for 52 Damage per Second. It has a headshot multiplier of 2.5x.

Makeshift Bow
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Uncommon
DPS: 52
Damage: 52
Fire Rate: 1
Magazine Size: 1
Reload Time: 0.8s

The Makeshift Bow uses a Fast Moving Projectile. It has a targeting system which shows the player the drop of the projectile, and where it will land. There is no damage falloff on the Makeshift Bow's projectiles.

Sounds

Sound Type Rarity Sound
Pullout Uncommon
Shooting
Reload
Pickup
Drop
Charge

Obtained

From when the weapon was last available in Chapter 2: Season 6:

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Bunker

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Crafting
Uncommon

The Makeshift bow was used to craft:

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 Makeshift Bow should rarely be used without intent to upgrade it, as it becomes far stronger when utilised via the crafting system.

History

Chapter 2: Season 6

  • Update v16.00: The Makeshift Bow is introduced in Uncommon. It is part of the new craftable weapons system.
  • Update v16.30: Added the Makeshift Bow to Creative.

Chapter 2: Season 7

Trivia

  • The Exotic Unstable Bow uses the same icon as the Makeshift Bow, but bears very little similarities beyond that.

Gallery

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