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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 uses Rocket Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Rockets.

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

The Big Chill is a Slow Moving Projectile Weapon affected by gravity.


From when the weapon was last available in Chapter 2: Season 5

The Big Chill could be bought from the Snowmando Character at Base Camp Hotel for 400 Bars. It could also be found in Presents.

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.

  • 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

Chapter 3: Season 2


  • The Big Chill and the Lazar's Flight-Knock are the only Exotic weapons to not use a different model than its standard weapon version.
  • This was the only Exotic that could be found in Holiday Presents!