The Primal Pistol is a Pistol in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 6.

Functionality

The Primal Pistol fires in a Two shot burst. It has low accuracy, but can deal large amounts of damage in close to medium range fights.

Crafting and Upgrading

The Primal Pistol cannot be upgraded. However, Makeshift Revolvers will upgrade into Primal Pistols for 2/4/6 Animal Bones depending on rarity.

Stats

Primal Pistols range from dealing 72 to 84 Damage per shot (90 to 105 Damage per second). All Primal Pistols use Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo. The Primal Pistol has a headshot multiplier of 2x.

Primal Pistol Primal Pistol
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Uncommon Rare
DPS: 90 DPS: 95
Damage: 36 Damage: 38
Magazine Size: 8 Magazine Size: 8
Fire Rate: 2.5 Fire Rate: 2.5
Reload Time: 2.1s Reload Time: 2.0s


Primal Pistol Primal Pistol
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Epic Legendary
DPS: 100 DPS: 105
Damage: 40 Damage: 42
Magazine Size: 8 Magazine Size: 8
Fire Rate: 2.5 Fire Rate: 2.5
Reload Time: 1.9s Reload Time: 1.8s

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 Primal Pistol is best used in close ranged situations due to it’s low accuracy and range.

History

Chapter 2: Season 6

  • Update v16.00: The Primal Pistol is introduced in Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary. And is part of the new craftable weapons system.
  • Update v16.20 Hotfix (April 15th): Primal Pistol damage and fire rate is increased.
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