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What is a ranged weapon in Fortnite?

Here’s everything you need to know about what the ranged weapons are in Fortnite, so that you can get your Quest done.

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For those wondering what a ranged weapon is in Fortnite in order to complete a Quest, here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite has a huge variety of items and weapons to use in the game, with a host of guns and other unique items such as the Shockwave Hammer and Big Bush Bomb.

Sometimes, Fortnite’s Weekly Quests will consist of using or not using certain weapon types, leaving some to wonder what makes a “Ranged Weapon?”

In the Fortnite Chapter 4, Season 1 Week 8 Quests, players must eliminate a player with no ranged weapons in their inventory while on foot. So, here’s what Fortnite’s ranged weapons are so that you can get your Quest done.

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Ranged weapons are extremely common in Fortnite.

What are ranged weapons in Fortnite?

A ranged weapon in Fortnite is simply a weapon that does damage from range. So that includes every weapon in the game that shoots projectiles/bullets.

This ranged weapon category does not include melee weapons such as the Shockwave Hammer and a player’s Pickaxe or Harvesting Tool.

How to eliminate an enemy with no ranged weapons in Fortnite

This means that in order to complete the Season 1 Week 8 Quest, players must get rid of all guns and projectile weapons from their inventory when they eliminate a player. The best way to do this is to knock an enemy with whatever weapon they choose, then drop all of their ranged weapons and melee the enemy until they’re eliminated.

If for some reason this doesn’t work with the Shockwave Hammer, just pull out your Pickaxe and do it the old-fashioned way. This should complete your Quest and give you a better understanding of what is considered a ranged weapon in Fortnite.


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