Best Bows in Fortnite

Dominate your opponents by outplaying them with insane bow tactics using the best bows in Fortnite Battle Royale.

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best bows fortnite

Personally, I’ve never had more fun in Epic Games’ Fortnite than during Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6. In Fortnite Season 6 Epic Games released a handful of bows with special variations. Each of these variations gave players the ability to carry 31 items that were previously capped at 6 per inventory slot, that’s something Apex Legends players will never get to experience!

Mechanical Shockwave Bow

The Mechanical Shockwave Bow is the best weapon amongst the best bows Fortnite. The Mechanical Shockwave bow strikes a balance between movement utility, and deadly weaponry.

Mechanical Shockwave Bow Fortnite Weapon

In early stages of Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle Royale I like using the Mechanical Shockwave Bow to quickly rotate into circle, or gain height in an intense build battle.

  • Damage Per Second - 94
  • Damage - 94
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2.5x
  • Fire Rate - 1
  • Magazine Size - 1
  • Reload Time - 1s

During final circles the Shockwave movement can be used as a weapon to push opponents hopelessly into storm. Grab Lara Croft to up your Fortnite status with the best bow in Fortnite.

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Mechanical Explosive Bow

The explosive Mechanical Bow variation, or Boom Bow is a great bow in Battle Royale. Fortnite Save The World players may notice the Mechanical Explosive Bow works similarly to the Xenon Bow.

Mechanical Explosive Bow Fortnite Weapon

Mechanical Explosive Bows combine a high damage bow shot with a grenade explosion. The high damage paired with explosive damage will leave your opponents down on health or eliminated all together.

  • Damage Per Second - 94
  • Damage - 94
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2.5x
  • Fire Rate - 1
  • Magazine Size - 1
  • Reload Time - 1s

Get into the spirit of Dying Light 2’s medieval weaponry by grabbing a Makeshift Bow and mechanical parts to craft up to a Mechanical Explosive Bow. Also, you can hunt down the Mythic Explosive Mechanical Bow as an alternative this Fortnite Season.

Primal Stink Bow

The Primal Stink Bow is my preferred Primal Bow in Fortnite Battle Royale. Missed shots are no problem, because the Primal Stink Bow unleashes a slightly nerfed Stink Bomb upon hitting any surface.

Primal Stink Bow Fortnite Weapon

The Primal Stink Bow’s Stink Bombs have a slightly smaller cloud of deadly smoke than the Stink Bombs you throw from a grenade.

  • Damage Per Second - 72
  • Damage - 72
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2.5x
  • Fire Rate - 1
  • Magazine Size - 1
  • Reload Time - 0.7s

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Grappler Bow

The Grappler is regarded as a strong movement weapon in Fortnite Battle Royale. While the Grappler Bow is also a strong movement, it doesn’t hold a candle to the Shockwave Mechanical Bow, or even the Grappler.

Grappler Bow Fortnite Weapon

The drawback of the Grappler Bow is the slower fire rate than the Grappler. Additionally, the Grappler Bow doesn’t have the same deadly ability as the Shockwave Mechanical Bow.

  • Damage Per Second - 89
  • Damage - 89
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2.5x
  • Fire Rate - 1
  • Magazine Size - 1
  • Reload Time - 1s

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Primal Flame Bow

The Primal Flame Bow was the weakest of Fortnite bows until Epic Games upped fire damage.

Primal Flame Bow Fortnite Weapon

Now that the Primal Flame Bow’s fire damage is considerably increased, it is a viable weapon to carry in Fortnite.

  • Damage Per Second - 72
  • Damage - 72
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2.5x
  • Fire Rate - 1
  • Magazine Size - 1
  • Reload Time - 0.7s

Unfortunately, players can easily avoid the buffed damage by switching building materials. Still, the Primal Flame Bow is worth hunting animal bones to craft in Fortnite Season 6 of Chapter 2.

Unstable Bow

The unstable bow is a conglomerate of all the other bows listed. After every arrow fired from the string of the Unstable Bow it will inexplicably morph into another bow at random.

Unstable Bow Fortnite Weapon

The unpredictability makes the Unstable Bow a fun weapon to learn quick decision making in Fortnite Battle Royale.

  • Damage Per Second - 89
  • Damage - 89
  • Headshot Multiplier - 2.5x
  • Fire Rate - 1
  • Magazine Size - 1
  • Reload Time - 1s

While the Unstable Bow is fun, the unpredictability also makes it unusable in a competitive environment.

Now that you’ve learned everything you need to run the best bow in Fortnite I’m sure you’ll be snagging dubs in no time! If you’d like a baller skin to go with your new Fortnite bow check out The Best 50 Skins For You To Stand Out In Fortnite.