As a part of the v11.10 update without any official patch notes, the harpoon gun has been an unexpected joy for players throughout the Fortnite community. Without any word from Epic Games regarding the specifics of the weapon, players have taken it upon themselves to work out its capabilities and put together their own unofficial patch notes.
In battle, the harpoon gun serves two purposes. One is that a hit from the gun deals 75 player damage, 150 damage to structures, takes 1.4 seconds to reload and has a maximum of 10 uses. The second and most notable trait is that the gun draws an afflicted player closer to the wielder, leaving them vulnerable for heavy amounts of follow-up damage.
Harpoon gun experimentation hasn’t stopped there, however. Turns out the new Fortnite weapon is even capable of drawing in loot from a distance, making it perfect if you’re trying to shave off precious seconds when finding loot early in a match. Then, arguably the best part of this addition entirely, when aiming the harpoon gun directly at a body of water in a match, you can even reel in fish! We’re certainly hooked now.
According to the unofficial path notes, Fortnite’s harpoon gun can be found in chests, in loot drops and as floor loot.