How to Use the Shockwave Hammer in Fortnite

Want to learn more about the Shockwave Hammer in Fortnite?

A new Fortnite season has started, and fans are excited to discover what Epic Games has changed in the game. Since the new season started during the holidays, the Winterfest event is up, and Epic is giving away a lot of items to fans. 

For one, players can unwrap 14 presents in the Cozy Lodge and collect 17 in-game items, including two free skins. This season’s Battle Pass also offers exciting rewards featuring skins like Selene, Maasai, Air Walker Massai, Doom Slayer, Astro Armour, and more. 

Besides the holiday-themed event, many new weapons also came in Fortnite: Battle Royale, and the lore has deepened yet again. 

Due to this, many characters have made their way to Fortnite, like Doom Slayer and Geralt of Rivia. 

In the trailer, we’ve seen Geralt wielding one of the latest weapons in the game, the Shockwave Hammer. This hammer hits on enemies hard and can send them flying somewhere. It can also be used in various ways and can be a fun weapon to have. 

In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Shockwave Hammer in Fortnite. 

Let’s get right into it!

Shockwave Hammer Overview

According to the in-game description, the Shockwave Hammer can blast away friends and foes with a single swing. It is a utility item in Fortnite: Battle Royale and was released in Chapter 4: Season 1. 

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The Shockwave Hammer also has a Mythic version, which is The Ageless Champion’s Shockwave Hammer. 

This hammer has two functions. Pressing the fire button will cause your character to slam the hammer on the ground, generating shockwaves that damage nearby structures and enemies. It also launches them away with the shockwave effect. 

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The Shockwave Hammer also deals bonus damage if you slam it very close to a player. 

Using the secondary fire button will send your character into the air and slam the hammer into the ground without fall damage. You can press the button again to bounce multiple times, using one charge per bounce. 

Finding the Shockwave Hammer

Players can find the Shockwave Hammer in Fortnite: Battle Royale anywhere on the map. The only guarantee to obtain it in the game is by unlocking an Oathbound Chest. We have a separate guide on how to find these chests to help you out. 

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Oathbound Chests are also a new type of chest that has been added to Fortnite’s 23rd season. While they usually spawn on the parts of the map covered with yellow grass, Oathbound Chests are well distributed along the locations and landmarks on the island. 

However, they are usually found at The Citadel, which has seven possible Oathbound Chests locations. 

Besides the Shockwave Hammer, players can also find a random weapon, a throwable item, ammo, and Chug Splash inside an Oathbound Chest. When looting these chests, you should be extra careful since many players are after them. 

Bonus Tips

The Shockwave Hammer in Fortnite can also be paired with Rocket Launchers in Build Modes. A Rocket Launcher should help destroy enemy structures, leaving opponents vulnerable to bounce and smash attacks. 

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You can also take advantage of the hammer if you need to get out of fights in high altitudes quickly. The Shockwave Hammer is also used for negating fall damage and getting around the map faster. 

However, you’ll have to manage the limited number of charges the weapon has. 

Unlike other cooldown-based items, Fortnite fans can carry multiple Shockwave Hammers and bounce around the map longer. They can even switch between hammers to keep their momentum. 

Here are other things to know about the Shockwave Hammer: 

  • You can bounce on water using the Shockwave Hammer. 
  • Using your hammer with balloons will send you into an infinite spin. You’ll only stop when you cancel it, lose a balloon, or touch the ground. 
  • The Shockwave Hammer is made of a special material called Kinetic Ore. 
  • Its design is similar to that of The Ageless Armor. 

Finally, the Shockwave Hammer can deal 75 DMG (Slam) and 125 DMG (Close Slam). It has an attack speed of 1.07 and structural damage of 400 (First Slam) and 600 (Second Slam). 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where can I buy a Fortnite Hammer?

The Shockwave Hammer in Fortnite can be found in chests, on the ground, and from capture points. This is an Epic-quality item and is quite a rare spawn in the Batte Royale island. However, they are obviously easier to find at larger POIs that have denser loot pools. 

What is the strongest weapon in Fortnite?

Since snipers are not available in Fortnite Chapter 4: Season 1, many players are desperate to find a long-range weapon that can be effective with a scope. Fortunately, the DMR is back, and it has never been more essential. Besides having great range and a fast fire rate, the DMR only has a slight kick to the recoil. 

Headshots are a game changer with the DMR, and opponents will truly feel the punch of each bullet when they get hit. 

Can you get Thor’s hammer in Fortnite?

Yes! Just north of Weeping Woods and southwest of Salty Springs, you should see a big crater in the ground. You also need to be Level 8 in the Battle Pass for the hammer to appear. Once it’s available, the Awakening Challenge says, ‘ Prove your worth by picking up Mjolnir as Thor’. However, this event is over, and we don’t know for sure when Epic Games is bringing back Mjolnir. 

What is the most useless weapon in Fortnite?

Dual Pistols are a fantastic idea, but they lack utility in combat. The weapon is made so players can get close to their target and deal damage. Since Dual Pistols work similarly to an SMG and don’t have the accuracy, it made no sense to use them in-game. 

That ends our guide on how to find and use the Shockwave Hammer in Fortnite: Battle Royale. If you have questions or other concerns, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them. 

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