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Pistol: Semi-Automatic. Silenced sidearm with moderate damage, good rate of fire and large magazine. Marks hit targets with a tracker.
— In-Game Description

The Shadow Tracker is a Pistol in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 5. It is the Exotic version of the Suppressed Pistol.


The Shadow Tracker is functionally identically to the Suppressed Pistol when looking at suppressor mechanics and usage. However, the unique feature of the Shadow Tracker is that hitting an opponent will 'mark' their location for every member of the squad. It does not highlight their outline like a shakedown, but provides a marker above the location of the attacked enemy, for the same amount of time as a shakedown.


The Shadow Tracker deals 29 damage per shot (195.75 Damage per second). The Shadow Tracker uses Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets and has a Headshot Multiplier of 2.0x.

Shadow Tracker
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DPS: 195.75
Damage: 29
Fire Rate: 6.75
Magazine Size: 16
Reload Time: 1.3s

The Shadow Tracker is a Hitscan weapon with First Shot Accuracy enabled.


As of Chapter 3: Season 1 the only possible way to obtain the Shadow Tracker is as a random drop from a Malfunctioning Vending Machine.

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.

  • The Shadow Tracker benefits greatly from a fast trigger finger. If you can fire the weapon quickly, you can output significant DPS, especially when landing headshots.
  • The marking feature is incredibly useful for any engagement, as having a regular sight on where the enemy is exactly can aid with firing through structures and hitting the opponent, as well as knowing exactly when an enemy is going to peek from cover.


Chapter 2: Season 5

Chapter 2: Season 6

Chapter 2: Season 7

Chapter 2: Season 8

Chapter 3: Season 1

Chapter 3: Season 2


  • The weapon has a white and red finish, which looks very similar to the Candy Cane wrap, although it doesn't follow the same pattern.
  • This, and the Chug Cannon, are the only exotic weapons to have never been vaulted upon their release.
    • As of Chapter 3: Season 1, The Shadow Tracker is the only Exotic item introduced at the very beginning of Chapter 2: Season 5 to never be vaulted, making it the Exotic that has lasted in the game the longest.