Grenade Launcher (Battle Royale)

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Grenade Launcher
Grenade launcher icon.png
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 1.6
Last Adjustment Patch 11.31

Grenade Launcher is an Explosive Weapon in Battle Royale. It can be found in Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants. Although having "Grenade" in its name, it uses Rockets.

The Grenade Launcher was vaulted in Patch 11.0 because not very many people used it and to reduce the amount of items in the game

However, a random Uncommon variant was added into the game files as an unreleased item in the v11.20 update. This means that it may be unvaulted in the future.

The Grenade Launcher has been unvaulted on Patch 11.3 as the Snowball Launcher with the addition of the Uncommon variant. The Snowball Launcher was vaulted once again on 11.31 Content Update #3 right after Winterfest was over. Since then the Uncommon variant was removed from the games files.

The Legendary variant is available to loot in Solid Gold and the remaining variants are available in High Explosives

Stats[edit | edit source]

Grenade Launcher
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Bullet Type Rockets icon.png
DPS 100
Damage 100
Fire Rate 1.0
Magazine Size 6
Reload Time 3.2
Structure Damage 375
Grenade Launcher
Grenade launcher icon.png
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Bullet Type Rockets icon.png
DPS 105
Damage 105
Fire Rate 1.0
Magazine Size 6
Reload Time 3.0
Structure Damage 394
Grenade Launcher
Grenade launcher icon.png
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Bullet Type Rockets icon.png
DPS 110
Damage 110
Fire Rate 1.0
Magazine Size 6
Reload Time 2.8
Structure Damage 413

Unused Variant[edit | edit source]

grenade launcher
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Bullet Type Rockets icon.png
DPS 95
Damage 95
Fire Rate 1.0
Magazine Size 6
Reload Time 3.4
Structure Damage 354

Missing Variant[edit | edit source]

grenade launcher
Grenade launcher icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Rockets icon.png
DPS 90
Damage 90
Fire Rate 1.0
Magazine Size 6
Reload Time 3.6
Structure Damage 333

Availability[edit | edit source]

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

Class Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Rare 28.5% n/a n/a n/a
Epic 9.5% n/a n/a n/a
Legendary 2.8% n/a 33.3% n/a

Grenade Launcher has a chance to appear among all weapons in the following circumstances:

Rarity Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Rare 0.97% n/a n/a n/a
Epic 0.32% n/a n/a n/a
Legendary 0.1% n/a 8.33% n/a


Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Grenade Launcher is perfect for destroying structures and delivering massive damage to targets with continuous fire, but it is difficult to use, as one needs to aim higher to compensate for the arc trajectory of the Grenades, which bounce on contact with any surface, making it difficult for the grenades to hit the target before exploding. It also has a limited range due to the Grenades' fuse time.
  • Care should be taken when shooting the Grenade Launcher in small areas with an incline, as the Grenade will bounce and potentially hit the player with the Grenade Launcher, causing over a hundred damage and possible killing them. It shouldn’t be used early game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Grenade Launcher is inspired by the Milkor MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher), though with a very stubby attachment rail that also includes a grip.
  • It is possible to ride on the Grenade, which many people do not know about.
  • Generally, it is a much-hated weapon by the community, because although it is hard to land shots with a grenade from the weapon, if it lands, the shot is enough to kill non-shielded players. It can also kill the shooter
  • In Creative, the Grenades from this weapon DO NOT instantly explode. This is only for the Snowball Launcher, which makes sense since the snowball can't bounce off the ground.
  • It is possible that the Uncommon variant of the Grenade Launcher was used for the Uncommon Snowball Launcher.
  • The Egg Launcher returns every Easter in 2018 and 2019, but in this year it didn't came back.

This is may by the lack of content in Fortnite Chapter 2.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

6.10 Patch Notes (October 16, 2018 )
Audio
  • Added an in-air loop to Grenade Launcher projectiles so you can spatialize where they’re coming from.
  • Improved Grenade Launcher bouncing audio.

6.02 Patch Notes (October 10, 2018 )
Weapons + Items
  • Loot drop rate adjustments
  • Decreased Rare Grenade Launcher drop chance from 1.45% to 0.99%
  • Note: The overall number of Explosive Weapons and Snipers in a given game has not changed, however, there is a greater distribution of rarity and variants.

Patch 5.10 (July 24, 2018) Weapon + Items

Supply Drop loot rates adjusted.
  • Explosives to 25% from 28.5%.

Patch 5.0 (July 7, 2018)

  • Lowered the vehicle knockback strength on Grenade, Sticky Grenade, Grenade Launcher, and Rocket Launcher.

References[edit | edit source]