Epic Games recently added the Harpoon Gun to Fortnite, prompting gamers to look into the best ways to use this new item. Given that patch notes have yet to be released, jumping into a Fortnite match to seek out the Harpoon Gun for a little trial and error is recommended. To make the process even easier, we’ve put together a quick guide explaining how to use the Harpoon Gun in Fortnite.
How to use the Harpoon Gun in Fortnite
The Harpoon Gun is a weapon that’s designed to be simple to use in Fortnite. Similar to the Fishing Rod, the Harpoon Gun can be found in locations all throughout the map in Fortnite, particularly in buildings near bodies of water. Keep in mind that it can be harder to find the Harpoon Gun given that it’s a Rare item. At first glance, the Harpoon Gun looks like any other weapon, though it’s primary use is fishing.
To use the Harpoon Gun, you’ll want to pick it up and have it equipped, similar to the Fishing Rod. Next, head over to a body of water and look for surface disturbance indicating the presence of fish. With your Harpoon Gun at the ready, point it towards the fish and shoot. Doing this will cause a line to shoot out of the Harpoon Gun. If you aimed accurately, you’ll instantly catch something, no waiting required.
The removal of wait times makes the Harpoon Gun the best possible way to fish in Fortnite. Outside of fishing, the Harpoon Gun can be used to deal damage to an enemy with a total of 75 damage dealt per shot. You can also use the Harpoon Gun to pull loot closer to you should you wish to avoid running out into the open, only to get picked off by a sniper.
Note that the Harpoon Gun has a magazine size of 10 shots and a 1.4 reload time. As such, we encourage you to avoid wasting your shots unnecessarily. To recap, the Harpoon Gun is primarily used as a fishing tool that lets you instantly catch fish. You can also use the Harpoon Gun as a weapon that deals 75 damage per shot, or as a way to pull loot closer to you.
Now that you know how to use the Harpoon Gun in Fortnite, be sure to check out some of our other guides including how to fish in Fortnite, how to use boats in Fortnite, and whether bots are now present in Fortnite.