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
Vaulted Patch 10.20.2

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

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

The item was vaulted on Patch 10.20.2, due to it being too accurate and extremely rare to find. Even if used, a Heavy Sniper Rifle and Proximity Grenade Launcher combo would be incredibly powerful. The Proximity Grenade Launcher remains in High Explosives, Unvaulted and Solid Gold(for the Legendary variant).

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 3
Structure Damage 131
Proximity Grenade Launcher
Proximity grenade launcher.png
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Bullet Type Rockets icon.png
DPS 45.5
Damage 70
Fire Rate 0.65
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 2.8
Structure Damage 138

Missing Variants[edit | edit source]

Proximity Grenade Launcher
Proximity grenade launcher.png
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Bullet Type Rockets icon.png
DPS 37.7
Damage 58
Fire Rate 0.65
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 3.6
Structure Damage 110
Proximity Grenade Launcher
Proximity grenade launcher.png
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Bullet Type Rockets icon.png
DPS 39.65
Damage 61
Fire Rate 0.65
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 3.4
Structure Damage 117
Proximity Grenade Launcher
Proximity grenade launcher.png
Details
Bullet Type Rockets icon.png
DPS 41.6
Damage 64
Fire Rate 0.65
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 3.2
Structure Damage 124
Proximity Grenade Launcher
Proximity grenade launcher.png
Details
Bullet Type Rockets icon.png
DPS 47.45
Damage 73
Fire Rate 0.65
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 2.6
Structure Damage 145

The Common to Rare Proximity Grenade Launcher will probably never be released because it has very low damage for an explosive weapon.

Texture[edit | edit source]

Patch Epic Legendary
Since 9.21 Proximity grenade launcher.png

Availability[edit | edit source]

Chapter 1[edit | edit source]

Rarities Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop
Epic
Legendary

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 Notes[edit | edit source]

Patch 10.20.2 (September 4th, 2019)
  • Vaulted
    • Proximity Grenade Launcher

Patch 9.21 (June 12th) What's New?

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

Vault Log[edit | edit source]

Patch Vault Unvault
10.20.2 Epic & Legendary

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is the first scoped explosive weapon in Fortnite Battle Royale.
  • It uses the same weapon pullout sound as the Common, Uncommon, and Rare Burst Assault Rifle.
  • 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).
  • It is one of the only 3 explosive weapons that can hold more than one rocket, the others being the Quad Launcher and the Grenade Launcher. The Rocket Launcher and Guided Missile have a magazine size of 1.
  • This combines the worst of the Rocket Launcher and Grenade Launcher because it combines the low clip of an RPG(it does have 2 over 1, GL has 6) and the grenades of a GL over rockets.