Fortnite Battle Royale v21.00 June 14 Hotfix: The Grapple Glove Swings In

The Fortnite Team

As the Reality Tree’s energy envelops Logjam, grapple with this mystery while grappling with a new item:

Hooked on Swinging: Put on the Grapple Glove

The Screwballer’s not the only high-flying thrill this Season. Pick up a Grapple Glove and use it to swing through the air! To begin swinging, shoot its grappling hook at a hard surface like a cliff, prop, or building. Each successive swing gets faster until the third swing and beyond, when you’ll be at max speed. 

If you miss a shot and land on the ground, you’ll have a brief window of time to shoot the grappling hook and come back swinging. You'll have an even longer window if you slide out of a swing, so don't be afraid to combo some slides into your swinging action! But don’t worry if the window of time runs out: after a brief cooldown, the Grapple Glove will ready itself back up. 

Fortnite Grapple Glove

When the Grapple Glove’s ready again, that’s your cue to get back in the air. Or perhaps to get something out of reach… You can also shoot its grappling hook to pull items towards you! Keep shooting the grappling hook until your Grapple Glove’s out of charges. Grapple Gloves can be found in Grapple Glove Toolboxes, located at the pink Grapple Stops throughout the Island. 

Balance Changes

In case you missed it, we made some balance changes recently:

Two-Shot Shotgun

Fortnite Two Shot Shotgun


  • Increased the pellet damage, minimum pellet count, accuracy, and max damage cap of the Two-Shot Shotgun.

Hammer Assault Rifle

Fortnite Hammer Assault Rifle


  • Reduced the recoil of the Hammer Assault Rifle.

Combat SMG

Fortnite Combat Smg


  • Reduced the damage of the Combat SMG.

Striker Burst Rifle

Fortnite Striker Burst Rifle


  • Increased the first-bullet recoil of the Striker Burst Rifle.

  • Reduced the damage of the Striker Burst Rifle.

Competitive Notes

  • The Grapple Glove has reduced charges in competitive playlists and is immediately available.