The Mechanical Bow is a Crossbow in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 6.


The Mechanical 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 Mechanical Bow can be found as Floor Loot or in Chests.

Crafting and Upgrading

The Mechanical Bow can be found in Rare rarity.

Rarity Resource Result
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It can be upgraded into a Shockwave or Explosive Mechanical Bow with the following ingredients:

Name Ingredients:
Shockwave Mechanical Bow 2 Shockwave Grenades
Explosive Mechanical Bow 6 Grenades

You can upgrade an Uncommon Makeshift Bow into a Mechanical Bow with 4 Mechanical Parts.


The Mechanical Bow deals 85 Damage per shot for 85 Damage per Second. It has a headshot multiplier of 2x.

Mechanical Bow
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DPS: 85
Damage: 85
Fire Rate: 1
Magazine Size: 1
Reload Time: 1s

Strategy Guide

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The risk was calculated... but I'm bad at math.
This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.

  • The Mechanical Bow deals more damage than its Primal counterpart, but its reload is slightly slower.
    • This gives a weaker DPS, but if you are careful with your shots, they can deal more damage to opponents in large bursts.


Chapter 2: Season 6

  • Update v16.00: The Mechanical Bow is introduced in Rare rarity. It is part of the new craftable weapons system.


  • The Mechanical Bow uses a similar model to the Boom Bow, as both are Mechanical Bows with gray coloration.
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