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

The Quad Launcher is an Explosive Weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in Season 6. The Exotic version of this weapon is the Burst Quad Launcher.

Functionality

The Quad Launcher works almost identically to the Rocket Launcher in that it shoots out a slow projectile. When this projectile comes in contact with a surface, or stays in the air long enough, it detonates, dealing high amounts of explosive damage. This damage can hurt the player who shot it, alongside enemies. Rockets deal more damage to structures than they do to players, and you cannot achieve a headshot with one. Unlike the Rocket Launcher, Quad Launcher rockets are affected by gravity. The Quad launcher also holds four rockets before reloading, hence the weapons name.

Stats

Quad Launchers range from dealing 80 Damage per shot to 84 Damage per shot (80 - 84 damage per second). All Quad Launchers use Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Rockets. The Quad Launcher cannot headshot players.

Quad Launcher Quad Launcher
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Epic Legendary
DPS: 80 DPS: 84
Damage: 80 Damage: 84
Fire Rate: 1 Fire Rate: 1
Magazine Size: 4 Magazine Size: 4
Reload Time: 4.7s Reload Time: 4.5s
Structure Damage: 315 Structure Damage: 330

The Quad Launcher is a Slow Moving Projectile Weapon. It has First Shot Accuracy enabled, but as it is an Explosive Weapon / Rocket Launcher, it is largely irrelevant. There is no damage falloff on the Quad 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 9

Rarity Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop
Epic
Legendary

Strategy

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This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.


  • Avoid shooting a Quad Launcher near your person as it will deal the same damage to you as it does to enemy players.
  • The Quad Launcher's rockets are affected by gravity, so bear that in mind when attacking a target far away.
  • You can shoot a Rocket under a player and allow them to ride it. This is less useful than a Rocket Launcher, as the Quad Launcher rockets are affected by Gravity

History

Season 6

  • Update v6.02: Added the Quad Launcher in Epic and Legendary rarities.
  • Update v6.20: Removing ability to rocket ride Quad Launcher rockets.
  • Update v6.21: Fixed a bug causing Quad Launcher rocket explosions to reset when scrubbing replays.

Season 7

Season 9

  • Content Update 2 v9.30 (July 3rd 2019): Unvaulted the Quad Launcher in both rarities.
    • July 4th 2019: Vaulted the Quad Launcher in both rarities.

Trivia

  • The Quad Launcher appears to be based on the American M202 FLASH, which in real life was never designed to fire rockets, but instead fires incendiary devices.
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