Proximity Grenade Launcher

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Proximity Grenade Launcher
Proximity grenade launcher.png
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 9.21
Last Adjustment Patch 9.30

Proximity Grenade Launcher is an Explosive Weapon is available in Epic and Legendary variants. It uses Rockets, and fires a arcing explosive grenade that explodes when in a radius of an enemy.

It is semi-automatic, and can hold 2 rockets at a time while quickly being able to fire and reload shots.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Proximity Grenade Launcher
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Bullet Type Rockets icon.png
DPS 43.55
Damage 67
Fire Rate 0.65
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 2.99725
Structure Damage 131
Proximity Grenade Launcher
Proximity grenade launcher.png
Details
Bullet Type Rockets icon.png
DPS 45.5
Damage 70
Fire Rate 0.65
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 2.8395
Structure Damage 138


Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Proximity Grenade Launcher is an excellent weapon that can easily counter basic coverings, such as single walls, trees and small rocks. A single round can cause severe damage to the target, so it is best to attack the target with the gun and then eliminating the target with a different weapon.
  • The gun can be also useful at long-range attacks thanks to its scope, the round's fuse time and a much straighter trajectory, but this requires patience and angle of attack to compensate the arc trajectory at longer distances.
  • The gun is somewhat slow to fire its two rounds, giving the enemy enough time to react and fight back. Blind-firing can be a good option, so one does not have to take the time at aiming down sights.
  • The rounds themselves emmit a bright red light, which may alert the enemies of your position. It is best to move away after firing one or two rounds.
  • Careful to not fire the weapon at closer ranges, as the detonation may hurt the wielder.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 9.21 (June 12th)

What's New?

  • Proximity Grenade Launcher
    • It's not a horseshoe or hand grenade, but close still counts!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is the first scoped explosive weapon in Fortnite Battle Royale.
  • It uses the same weapon pullout sound as the Epic and Legendary Burst AR
  • The weapon is based on the XM25 CDTE, known to feature programmable ammunition that was intended to defeat coverings (as emulated by the proximity feature). Said weapon was fitted with a 4-round magazine, while the Proximity Grenade Launcher has a 2-round magazine (presumably as a result of gameplay balance).