Easy Method to Deal Damage to Opponents with Bows in Fortnite

It's not as hard as you think!

by Michelle Cornelia

Fortnite is a game full of exciting adventures where players must use their wits to survive. One of the main ways to survive is to deal as much damage as possible to opponents. While there are many ways to do this, bows are one of the most efficient and powerful weapons. In this guide, we’ll go over the easy method to deal damage to opponents with bows in Fortnite so that you can become the ultimate battle royale survivor and complete one of the latest weekly challenges.

Easy Method to Deal Damage to Opponents with Bows in Fortnite

First and foremost, you will need to find a bow. Bows can be found randomly in chests, in supply drops, or on the ground. You can also get bows from activating an augment. Once you have acquired a bow, it is essential to note that the bow’s power depends on the type of bow and the rarity. Higher-tier bows have more severe damage. 


After finding a bow, the next step is to practice your aim. Bows can be challenging to use, so it is important to become comfortable with the aiming process. To begin, make sure to always aim for the head or body of the enemy. Headshots will always do more damage than body shots. Additionally, practicing with the bow at different distances can help you be prepared for any situation. 

When engaging in battle, it is important to note that the bow has a travel time. This means that you must account for the amount of time it takes for the arrows to hit the target. To do this, you must lead the target, or aim ahead of the target, to ensure that the arrows reach their destination. 

Another vital factor to consider when using the bow is the draw time. The draw time is the amount of time it takes for the bow to be pulled back and ready to fire. If you draw the bow too soon, you will give your opponent time to react and dodge the arrows. To avoid this, try to draw the bow when the enemy is not looking. You’ll also want to sneak behind them by holding the crouch button, so you have plenty of time to position your crosshair at their head.

Finally, always make sure to use the environment to your advantage. Utilizing trees or tall buildings can help you get in a better position to fire at the enemy. Additionally, you can use the terrain to take the high ground and look down on your opponents. If you’re having trouble landing your arrows with a bow, you can try to use the Primal Stink Bow or the Unstable Bow. These bows deal AoE damage, so you don’t have to exactly aim at your opponent as you can still damage them by shooting at their general direction.

By following these steps, you can quickly become a master of bows in Fortnite. With a bit of practice and the right strategies, you can efficiently deal massive amounts of damage to your opponents. So get out there, find a bow, and dominate the battlefield!

Fortnite is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

- This article was updated on January 5th, 2023

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