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

Functionality

The Mechanical Explosive 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. When the arrow lands or hits someone, it will create three explosives, which each deal a small amount of damage.

Obtained

The Mechanical Explosive Bow can be found in Chests or in Supply Drops.

Crafting and Upgrading

The Mechanical Explosive Bow can be found in Epic and Legendary rarity.

Rarity Resource Result
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x1
+
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x6
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x1

Stats

The Mechanical Explosive Bow deals 89 - 94 Damage per shot for 89-94 Damage per Second. It has a headshot multiplier of 2x. Each of the three Grenades deal 20 Damage (Maximum of 60).

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Epic Legendary
DPS: 89 DPS: 94
Damage: 89 Damage: 94
Fire Rate: 1 Fire Rate: 1
Magazine Size: 1 Magazine Size: 1
Reload Time: 1.0s Reload Time: 1.0s

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 Explosive Bow is ideal for dealing damage to closely grouped opponents, especially when they are trying to revive their teammates.

History

Chapter 2: Season 6

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

Trivia

  • The Mechanical Explosive Bow is very similar to the Boom Bow. However, the Boom Bow explodes immediately, and does not drop multiple projectiles.
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