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

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This Item/Mechanic is not present in competitive playlists.
It can still be found in core playlists and other game modes when available.

A high tech rifle; charge it up to aim and fire a single powerful shot, great for dealing with enemies behind walls.
— In-Game Description

The Rail Gun is a Sniper Rifle in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 7.

Functionality

The Rail Gun can be fired either by fully charging it, or charging for a small amount of time to deal less damage. While the Rail Gun is charging, it emits a red beam that can be seen by the user and other players. This beam will hurt players through a single structure wall.

Firing the weapon from the hip will always shoot from the center of the screen. Aiming down the weapon grants a much increased zoom, removes the sway and displays an overlay with a charge bar. The weapon does a a small amount knockback to both players and vehicles.

Stats

Rail Guns range from dealing 85 Damage per shot to 94 Damage per shot (85 - 94 damage per second). All Rail Guns use Heavy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Heavy Bullets. The Rail Gun has a headshot multiplier of 2x and deals 2.5x damage against Saucers.

The Rail Gun deals 500-550 damage to structures and can also pierce through a single structure without losing damage. Damage per second does not take into account charge up time.

Rail Gun Rail Gun Rail Gun
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Rare Epic Legendary
DPS: 85 DPS: 89 DPS: 94
Damage: 85 Damage: 89 Damage: 94
Fire Rate: 1 Fire Rate: 1 Fire Rate: 1
Magazine Size: 1 Magazine Size: 1 Magazine Size: 1
Reload Time: 3s Reload Time: 2.85s Reload Time: 2.7s
Structure Damage: 500 Structure Damage: 525 Structure Damage: 550

The Rail Gun is a Hitscan weapon. The fired bullet will always shoot from the center of the crosshair. There is no damage falloff on the Rail Gun's projectiles.

Sounds

Sound Type Rarity Audio
Pullout Rare, Epic and Legendary
Scope In/Out
Shooting
Reload
Pickup
Drop

Obtained

From when the item was last available in Chapter 3: Season 2:

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

IO Chest Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Rare
Epic
Legendary

Strategy Guide

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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.


  • In combination with a Recon Scanner or a Shakedown the Rail Gun can be utilized to attack enemies through structures, as both of these functions mark players through structures, and the Rail Gun is a piercing attack.
  • It is able to destroy 2 structures in on blast, making it good against enemies gaining cover.
  • It is able to shoot through indestructible surfaces, such as:
  • It is highly useful against Saucers.

History

Chapter 2: Season 7

Chapter 2: Season 8

  • Update v18.00: Rail Guns are now only available from IO Chests and IO Guards.

Chapter 3: Season 1

Chapter 3: Season 2

Trivia

  • This is the third weapon in Battle Royale to have the ability to charge itself up, with the first being the Zapotron and the second being the Charge Shotgun.
  • In the Chapter 2: Season 7 Battle Stars trailer, an Epic Rail Gun was shown to deal 267 damage headshot. It also had a slightly different icon which glowed blue, rather than red.
  • Even though its knockback ability is fairly weak, it is still possible to negate your teammate’s fall damage by shooting them with the Rail Gun inches before they hit the ground, as it will remove the momentum.
  • Hitting a Supply Llama with a Rail Gun will stun it for a few seconds.
  • Rail Gun deals 2.5x normal damage to Saucers. It deals from 500 to 530 damage to Supply Drop balloons.
  • The Rail Gun can shoot through Shield Bubbles.
  • During Chapter 2: Season 7, the rail gun could be found by:

Gallery

Weapons
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Assault Weapons
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Assault Rifle (Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Skye's) • Suppressed Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Assault RifleBurst Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst Assault Rifle (Striker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Ocean'sStriker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Slone's) • Heavy Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy Assault Rifle (Heavy Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Meowscles' Peow Peow) • Combat Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat Assault RifleScoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Scoped Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Scoped Assault RifleChitauri Laser Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Chitauri Laser RifleThermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle (Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Huntmaster Saber's) • Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical Assault RifleInfantry Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Infantry Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Infantry RifleLight Machine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Light Machine GunMinigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Minigun (Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Brutus') • Stark Industries Energy Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Stark Industries Energy RifleDrum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Drum Gun (Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Midas'Jules' Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Jules'Shadow Midas' Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Shadow Midas') • Makeshift Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift RiflePrimal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Rifle (Primal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Spire Guardian's) • First Order Blaster Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png First Order Blaster RifleE-11 Blaster Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png E-11 Blaster RiflePulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pulse Rifle (Pulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Slone'sBurst Pulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst Pulse Rifle) • Sideways Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sideways RifleSideways Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sideways MinigunMK-Seven Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png MK-Seven Assault Rifle (MK-Seven Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png The Foundation's) • Ranger Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Ranger Assault RifleStriker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Striker Burst Rifle (Striker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Slone's) • Hammer Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hammer Assault Rifle
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Bows
Boom Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Boom Bow (TNTina's Ka-Boom Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png TNTina's Ka-Boom) • Hawkeye's Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hawkeye's BowMakeshift Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift BowPrimal Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal BowPrimal Flame Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Flame BowPrimal Stink Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Stink BowMechanical Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mechanical BowMechanical Explosive Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mechanical Explosive Bow (Mechanical Explosive Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Raz's) • Mechanical Shockwave Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mechanical Shockwave BowGrappler Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Grappler BowUnstable Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Unstable Bow
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Crossbows
Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Crossbow (Cupid's Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Cupid's) • Fiend Hunter Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Fiend Hunter CrossbowDual Fiend Hunters - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dual Fiend HuntersPlunger Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Plunger Bow



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Explosive Weapons
Rocket Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rocket Launcher (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rocket Launcher (Pumpkin Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pumpkin) • Quad Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Quad Launcher (Burst Quad Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst) • Guided Missile - Weapon - Fortnite.png Guided MissileGrenade Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Grenade Launcher (Snowball Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png SnowballEgg Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png EggOrange Paint Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Orange PaintPurple Paint Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Purple PaintEgg Launcher (New) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Cinematic PaintSnowball Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png The Big Chill) • Chitauri Energy Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Chitauri Energy LauncherShockwave Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Shockwave Launcher (Shockwave Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Kit's) • Proximity Grenade Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Proximity Grenade LauncherGrenade - Item - Fortnite.png GrenadeClinger - Item - Fortnite.png ClingersDynamite - Item - Fortnite.png DynamiteBottle Rockets - Item - Fortnite.png Bottle RocketsProximity Mine - Item - Fortnite.png Proximity MineRemote Explosive - Item - Fortnite.png Remote ExplosiveFirefly Jar - Item - Fortnite.png Firefly JarRecycler - Weapon - Fortnite.png Recycler (Recycler - Weapon - Fortnite.png Spire Assassin's) • Pulsar 9000 Schematic - Weapon - Fortnite.png Alien Knockgun LauncherPlasma Cannon - Weapon - Fortnite.png Plasma CannonAnvil Rocket Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Anvil Rocket Launcher
DMR - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Marksman Rifles
DMR - Weapon - Fortnite.png DMR




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Submachine Guns
Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Submachine Gun (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Submachine GunSuppressed Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Submachine GunCompact SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Compact SMGTactical Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical Submachine GunRapid Fire SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rapid Fire SMGBurst SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst SMGMachine Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Machine PistolMakeshift Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift Submachine GunPrimal SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal SMGKymera Ray Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Kymera Ray Gun (Kymera Ray Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Zyg and Choppy's) • Stinger SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Stinger SMG (Stinger SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Gunnar's) • Combat SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat SMGCharge SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge SMG
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Pistols
Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pistol (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png PistolSuppressed Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Pistol (Dual Suppressed Pistols - Weapon - Fortnite.png DualShadow Tracker - Weapon - Fortnite.png Shadow Tracker) • Dual Pistols - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dual Pistols (Hop Rock Dualies - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hop Rock Dualies) • Hand Cannon - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hand Cannon (Deadpool's Dual Hand Cannons - Weapon - Fortnite.png Deadpool's Dual) • Revolver (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png RevolverScoped Revolver - Weapon - Fortnite.png Scoped Revolver (Night Hawk - Weapon - Fortnite.png Night Hawk) • Six Shooter - Weapon - Fortnite.png Six Shooter (Marksman Six Shooter - Weapon - Fortnite.png Marksman) • Flashlight Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Flashlight PistolFlint-Knock Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Flint-Knock Pistol (Flint-Knock Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lazar's) • Makeshift Revolver - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift RevolverPrimal Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal PistolCombat Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat PistolSidearm Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sidearm PistolCharge SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge SMG
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Sniper Rifles
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (Dragon's Breath Sniper - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dragon's Breath Sniper) • Suppressed Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Sniper RifleHeavy Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy Sniper Rifle (Boom Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Boom Sniper Rifle) • Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Semi-Automatic Sniper RifleAutomatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Automatic Sniper RifleHunting Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hunting Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hunting RifleLever Action Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lever Action RifleStorm Scout Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Storm Scout Sniper Rifle (Storm Scout - Weapon - Fortnite.png Storm Scout) • Amban Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Amban Sniper RifleRail Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rail GunZapotron - Weapon - Fortnite.png ZapotronHunter Bolt-Action Sniper - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Shotguns
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pump Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pump ShotgunTactical Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical ShotgunHeavy Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy ShotgunDouble Barrel Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Double Barrel Shotgun (The Dub - Weapon - Fortnite.png The Dub) • Combat Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat ShotgunDrum Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Drum ShotgunCharge Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge Shotgun (Charge Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Kit's) • Dragon's Breath Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dragon's Breath ShotgunLever Action Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lever Action ShotgunMakeshift Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift ShotgunPrimal Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Shotgun (Primal Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Spire Assassin's) • Auto Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Auto ShotgunStriker Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Striker Pump ShotgunRanger Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Ranger ShotgunTwo-Shot Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Two-Shot ShotgunPrime Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Prime Shotgun
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Melee Weapons
Pickaxe (Chapter 3) - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png Harvesting ToolInfinity Blade - Weapon - Fortnite.png Infinity BladeSideways Scythe - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sideways ScytheKylo Ren's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rey's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Luke's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mace Windu's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Obi Wan's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lightsaber (Darth Vader's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Darth Vader's) • Kingsman - Weapon - Fortnite.png KingsmanStormbreaker - Weapon - Fortnite.png Thor's StormbreakerYautja Wristblades - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png Predator Claw



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