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Explosive Weapon: Lobs chiller grenades.
— In-Game Description

The Big Chill is an Explosive Weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in Chapter 2: Season 5, during Operation: Snowdown. It is an Exotic version of the Snowball Launcher.


The Big Chill shoots out a snowball projectile which is affected by gravity and explodes on impact. The Projectile deals no damage, instead affecting those who shoot it with an ice effect, similar to a Chiller Grenade. This causes players to slide down slopes and move uncontrollably. Like all explosive weapons, it also affects the player who shot it, if they are in the blast radius.


The Big Chill is obtained by purchasing it from the Snowmando character at the Snow Cone Food Truck for 400 Bars, or by finding it in Presents.


The Big Chill deals 0 Damage and therefore 0 DPS. It uses Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Rocket Ammo. The Big Chill cannot headshot players.

The Big Chill
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DPS: 0
Damage: 0
Fire Rate: 0.75
Magazine Size: 6
Reload Time: 2.7s

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.

  • Unless using it for a quick rotation, avoid shooting it near yourself as it will affect you with the same chiller effect as it does to enemy players.
  • Hitting players on slopes or near the storm can easily disrupt a fight or even eliminate them.


Chapter 2: Season 5

Chapter 2: Season 6


  • The Big Chill and the Lazar's Flight-Knock are the only Exotic to not use a different model than its standard weapon version.
  • It functions similar to Kit's Shockwave Launcher, as both are altered Grenade Launchers, deal no damage to players, and exist to aid or hinder player mobility.
  • This is also the only Exotic that can come in Presents.
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