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This Page/Section is about an item 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 Snowball Launcher is a seasonal Explosive Weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale, introduced in Season 2. It is only available during Winterfest and select other Winter Events. It is a modified version of the Grenade Launcher with an Exotic version named The Big Chill.

Functionality

The Snowball Launcher shoots out a snowball projectile which is affected by gravity and explodes on impact. When the snowball explodes it deals explosive damage to players and structures. This snowball can deal damage to the player who shot it. These snowballs deal more damage to structures than they do players, and cannot headshot.

Stats

The Snowball Launcher ranges from dealing 71 Damage per shot to 83 Damage per shot (53.25- 62.25 Damage per Second). The Snowball Launcher uses Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Rocket Ammo and cannot headshot players.

Snowball Launcher Snowball Launcher
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Uncommon Rare
DPS: 53.25 DPS: 56.25
Damage: 71 Damage: 75
Fire Rate: 0.75 Fire Rate: 0.75
Magazine Size: 6 Magazine Size: 6
Reload Time: 3.2s Reload Time: 3.0s
Structure Damage: 143 Structure Damage: 150
Snowball Launcher Snowball Launcher
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Epic Legendary
DPS: 59.25 DPS: 62.25
Damage: 79 Damage: 83
Fire Rate: 0.75 Fire Rate: 0.75
Magazine Size: 6 Magazine Size: 6
Reload Time: 2.8s Reload Time: 2.7s
Structure Damage: 158 Structure Damage: 165

The Snowball Launcher shoots a Slow Moving Projectile. It has First Shot Accuracy enabled, but as it is an Explosive Weapon, it is largely irrelevant. There is no damage falloff on the Snowball Launcher's projectiles.

Sounds

Sound Type Rarity Sound
Pullout Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary File:Snowball Launcher Pullout - FX - Fortnite.wav
Shooting File:Snowball Launcher Shooting - FX - Fortnite.wav
Reload File:Snowball Launcher Reload - FX - Fortnite.wav
Pickup File:Snowball Launcher Pickup - FX - Fortnite.wav
Drop File:Snowball Launcher Drop - FX - Fortnite.wav

Obtained

As of its last inclusion in Chapter 2: Season 1.

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Depending on when it was introduced, the Snowball Launcher either replaced the Grenade Launcher, like in Season 2, or it is introduced as its own weapon, like in Chapter 2: Season 1.

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.


  • Avoid shooting a Launcher near your person as it will deal the same damage to you as it does to enemy players.
  • You can shoot projectiles under a player and allow them to ride them. This is much more difficult than it is with a Rocket Launcher and is almost useless.

History

Season 2

Season 7

Chapter 2: Season 1

  • Update v11.30: Unvaulted the Snowball Launcher.
    • Added Uncommon variant.
  • Update v11.31 Content Update: Vaulted the Snowball Launcher.