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Where to Find the Snowball Launcher in Fortnite

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Where to Find the Snowball Launcher in Fortnite

Winter is the time for hucking snowballs at people’s heads. However, actually assembling a proper snowball can be a delicate art, especially when you’re at constant risk of pelting yourself, so sometimes it’s better to utilize a little… mechanical assistance. Here’s where to find the Snowball Launcher in Fortnite.

The Snowball Launcher is a special weapon that returns to Fortnite every year for the Winterfest event. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a little CO2 powered cannon launching balls of frosty doom. Every shot from the Snowball Launcher explodes in a small radius, immediately dealing around 50 damage. It’s a fun little tool for the season, and you’ll need to get one if you want to clear a Winterfest challenge requiring you to deal 50 damage to opponents with it.

Where to Find the Snowball Launcher in Fortnite

To find a Snowball Launcher in Fortnite

  1. Loot a chest
  2. Open a present dropped by Sgt. Winter
  3. Kill a player who already has one

Unfortunately, the Snowball Launcher doesn’t have a hard and fast spawn point. Rather than being a static item, it’s mixed in with the game’s other weapons. This means that the only consistent way you can find a Snowball Launcher is by checking in a chest. If you happen to know of any spots where chests tend to spawn, try to drop near there at the start of the match and maybe you’ll get lucky.

Besides looking in chests, there’s also a chance to get a Snowball Launcher from a present. During the Winterfest event, Sgt. Winter will occasionally come from on high and scatter presents here and there. If you’re lucky enough to get one, there may be a Snowball Launcher inside.

If all else fails, keep an eye out for other players using a Snowball Launcher. If you stumble across one, you can… “persuade” them to hand it over to you. With bullets. Many players are trying to complete the Snowball Launcher challenge, so odds are good anyone who finds a Launcher will be making liberal use of it.

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