Fortnitemares has seen a number of Fortnite features shaken up, including POIs, bosses, and even the reintroduction of the Pumpkin Launcher.

With the 2022 Fortnitemares event well and truly underway, players can expect to see a spookier side to the Island.

Fortunately, to help them combat the menaces of Fortnitemares, there are many new items to use including the Pumpkin Launcher.

Of course, with so much else going on in this Halloween event, you should definitely check out everything there is to know about Fortnitemares 2022.

What is the Pumpkin Launcher in Fortnite?

The Pumpkin Launcher is a reskinned version of the Rocket Launcher that is available only during the Fortnitemares event.

It shoots a slow-moving missile in a straight line toward your target. It will then explode on impact damaging anything in the nearby area.

the female Twyn skin next to a Pumpkin Launcher

Additionally, it uses Rocket Launcher ammo, which can now be found scattered across the Island. You’ll want to pick up a lot of this as it can be easy to miss shots.

It isn’t the only new item that’s been introduced in Fortnitemares 2022. In fact, if players want to practically turn into a werewolf, then they should learn how to find the all-new Howler Claws weapon.

Where Can You Find the Pumpkin Launcher in Fortnite?

The Pumpkin Launcher spawns randomly as floor loot, chest loot, in Supply Llamas, and in Supply Drops drops across Fortnite’s Island.

It is easiest to find in the following 3 locations:

  • Grim Gables
  • Chrome Crossroads
  • Chromejam Junction
a map of Pumpkin Launcher locations in Fortnite

You can also get it as a loot drop from the new Fortnitemares boss alongside some other premium loot. However, you’ll need some helpful tips if you want to know how to defeat the Inkquisitor boss.

If you’re struggling to find it, you should check out the best landing spots in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4. Higher-tiered loot tends to spawn more frequently there.

How to Use the Pumpkin Launcher – Tips & Tricks

If you’re hoping to get a few Victory Royales in Fortnite, then you’ll want to use the following tips and tricks with the Pumpkin Launcher to get ahead of your opponents:

  • It is best to catch your enemies off guard with the Pumpkin Launcher as the slow rocket can give your opponent time to move out of the way
  • Make sure you’re well stocked up on ammunition before using it
  • Pair it up with a shotgun or assault rifle in case your opponent gets up close and personal
  • Try and take down as much of your opponent’s shields as possible before firing the rocket. That way you’re guaranteed a one-hit kill
the female Twyn skin holding a Pumpkin Launcher

If shooting pumpkin heads at other players isn’t spooky enough for you, then you should check out the Evil Dead collaboration outfit that’s coming to Fortnitemares.

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Whether it's an indie platformer or a 100-hour JRPG, Tom loves talking about games. So much so, he made it his career. Since starting in 2020, he's covered a wide range of topics at sites including TheGamer and The Game Crater.
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