Your Go-To Bows in Fortnite

Of course Unstable Bow is the best Bow out there in Fortnite; everyone knows this. But what about the rest?

Updated on Aug 27, 2023
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Your Go-To Bows in 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!


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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.


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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.


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Primal Flame Bow

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


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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.


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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.


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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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4 /6

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.


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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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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

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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.

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