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Grappler icon.png
Category Battle Royale Items
Introduced Patch 5.40
Last Adjustment Patch 6.30

Grappler is an Epic item in Battle Royale. It can be fired at nearby objects to pull the player towards it (fall damage still applies). The shots can be chained to travel greater distances. The Grappler has 10 charges and is discarded when all charges have been depleted. It can be found in Vending Machines, floor loot, Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.

It was first introduced during PAX West and was released along with the High Stakes Event.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Grappler icon.png
Rarity Epic
Bullet Type OnTheHookEmote.png
Fire Rate 1.0
Magazine Size 10
Reload Time 1.3

Availability[edit | edit source]

Grappler has a chance to appear among same weapon class in the following circumstances[1]

Class Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Grappler n/a n/a n/a n/a
Single Rarity 3% 40% 7.1% 3%

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

6.30 Patch Notes (November 14, 2018 )
Weapons + Items
  • When a vehicle passenger uses a Grappler, the movement has been smoothed out by retaining more vehicle momentum.

6.21 Patch Notes (November 1, 2018, November 1, 2018 )
Weapons + Items
  • Grappler
  • When grappling as a vehicle passenger, the velocity of your vehicle is factored into the grapple force.
  • Only occurs in instances where vehicle velocity will be a net gain to grapple force.
  • Grappling as a vehicle passenger will now cause the vehicle to travel in a straight line to its destination rather than traveling in an arc.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where inventory could get stuck when using the Grappler while picking up an item.

6.10 Patch Notes (October 16, 2018 )
Bug Fixes
  • Players will no longer permanently attach to a Supply Drop when grappling to it.

6.00 Patch Notes (September 27, 2018, September 27, 2018 )
Weapons + Items
  • Added momentum functionality to Grapplers. When hitting a moving object (vehicle, player), its momentum will be added to your launch force.
  • This only happens when the momentum would be a net gain, you cannot lose momentum.
  • Grappler charges reduced from 15 to 10.
Bug Fixes
  • Players will no longer be launched with greater force than intended when using the Grappler in a vehicle.
  • Using a Grappler while using a Launchpad will no longer cause inventory functionality issues.
  • The top half of a players model will no longer clip through walls when using the Grappler while crouched.
  • Fixed a visual issue that could cause the plunger to be visible on the Grappler while the projectile is active.
  • Players are no longer prevented from changing equipment when firing the Grappler while switching weapons.

5.41 Patch Notes (September 18, 2018 )
Bug Fixes
  • The Grappler will no longer result in an inability to change equipment.

5.40 Patch Notes (September 6, 2018 )
Weapon + Items
  • Grappler added.
  • Fire at a nearby object to pull yourself towards it.
  • Can be found in Vending Machines, floor loot, Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.
  • Chain multiple shots together to travel great distances.
  • Has 15 charges. Discarded when charges are depleted.
  • Epic rarity.