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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.

The Proximity Grenade Launcher is an Explosive Weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in Season 9.

Functionality

The Proximity Grenade Launcher shoots out a projectile which is slightly affected by gravity. This projectile functions similar to a grenade, in that it will bounce off of surfaces, but it has the unique ability to air burst. This means when the projectile comes within a small radius of an opponent, the projectile will detonate and cause damage. This means it can be used to hurt players behind cover.

Stats

Proximity Grenade Launchers range from dealing 67 Damage per shot to 80 Damage per shot (43.55 - 45.5 Damage per Second). All Proximity Grenade Launchers use Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Rockets. The Proximity Grenade Launcher cannot headshot players.

Proximity Grenade Launcher Proximity Grenade Launcher
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DPS: 43.55 DPS: 45.5
Damage: 67 Damage: 70
Fire Rate: 0.65 Fire Rate: 0.65
Magazine Size: 2 Magazine Size: 2
Reload Time: 3s Reload Time: 2.8s
Structure Damage: 131 Structure Damage: 138

The Proximity Grenade Launcher is a projectile weapon. As it uses a scope, the fired bullet will always shoot from the center of the crosshair.

There is no damage falloff on the Proximity Grenade Launcher's projectiles.

Sounds

Sound Type Rarity Audio
Pullout Epic and Legendary
Shooting
Reload
Pickup
Drop

Obtained

From when the weapon was last available in Season X

Rarity Chest Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Epic
Legendary

Strategy

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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.


  • Avoid shooting a Proximity Grenade Launcher near your person as it will deal the same damage to you as it does to enemy players.
  • The Proximity Grenade Launcher can easily be used to attack players behind cover, as the airburst function of the grenade ensures a clean hit on someone in the small area of effect.
  • The Proximity Grenade Launcher is incredibly useful for low skilled players, as it has a very forgiving radius to easily deal damage to opponents.
  • The Proximity Grenade Launcher fires very slowly, so only use it when you can afford to stagger your attacks.

History

Season 9

  • Update v9.21: Introduced the Proximity Grenade Launcher in Epic and Legendary rarities.

Season X

Chapter 2: Season 8

Trivia

  • The Proximity Grenade Launcher is based off the German / American XM25 CDTE, which is known for its Air Burst functionality.
  • You are able to ride on grenades as you can with Rockets, although it is much more difficult.
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