Fortnite Battle Royale is adding another weapon to their arsenal called the Proximity Grenade Launcher, which was released today.
The Fortnite Battle Royale v9.21 update is bringing in another set of weapons. In all honesty, have we already forgotten how many weapons were introduced in the last seasons? Epic Games is surely pushing Fortnite Battle Royale envelope, making sure they continue to please their user base. Their updates are always satisfying, and there is generally something new to look for with every update. The vaulting system works very well; trying to keep the game on balance. However, sometimes even pro players are finding hard to catch up with all the changes and the new guns. Fortnite now has one of the biggest arsenals we can find in a video game.
Fortnite Proximity Grenade Launcher Is Here
Here we have another weapon called the Proximity Launcher Grenade. The new Proximity Grenade Launcher is simple to use. You just shoot the launcher at an enemy, and when the rocket gets in close proximity of the enemy, it explodes. You can also bounce the rocket off structures. Here’s the intro video:
Proximity Grenade Launcher Stats
The new weapon is available in Epic and Legendary Rarities. You can find the Proximity Grenade Launcher from Chests, Loot Carriers, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines. Proximity Grenade Launcher is Semi-Automatic and it uses Rocket Ammo. You can hold 2 Explosive Rounds. The rate of fire is a little slow at 0.65 secs. Proximity Grenade Launcher has an explosion radius of 250 units (about half the width of a tile). The damage towards enemies: 67/70, different varieties. Environmental damage is 131 and 138. The proximity grenade can explode nearly 10 seconds after being shot.
Of course, the Proximity Grenade Launcher will allow some players to shoot from inside the cover. Towards the end game, it can be very useful. Additionally, players can use this to get out of a tough situation. 10 seconds explosion time does look a little bit too much. But we will see how it will perform.