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Grappler icon.png
Category Battle Royale Items
Introduced Patch 5.40
Vaulted 7.20 Content Update

The Grappler was an Epic item in Battle Royale. It could be fired at nearby objects to pull the player towards it (fall damage still applies). The shots could be chained to travel greater distances. The Grappler had 10 charges and was discarded when all charges have been depleted. It could 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.

The Grappler was vaulted in the 7.20 Content Update, making it only available in Playground, Creative, Team Rumble, Slide and Unvaulted. It was vaulted due to just gaining high ground on someone in a matter of seconds, due to that item being extremely overpowered.


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


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

Class Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Single Rarity 3.1% 18.2% 7.1% 3.1%



  • A Grappler can be seen on one of the monitors in a Loot Lake government facility. It also appeared inside one of the crystals in the In-Between during the Unvaulting event. However it was not unvaulted, and the Drum Gun was instead.


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 )
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 )
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.