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Hand Cannon (Hand Cannon Guide)

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Weapon Stats & Strategy for Hand Cannon in Fortnite. Read here to find information about the damage(DPS), rarity, and reviews for Hand Cannon!

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Hand Cannon - Stats & Strats

Hand Cannon: Weapon Overview

Hand Cannon Icon

Basic Information

Weapon TypeHandgun
Where to FindOn Floor, Chests,
Supply Drops, Vending Machine
AmmoHeavy Bullets
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Hand Cannon: Stats & Damage(DPS)

Hand Cannon Icon★4751007602.1sec.
Hand Cannon Icon★578105762.42sec.
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Hand Cannon: Weapon Review

Weapon Rating per Game Mode

*Weapons are rated from Rank "D" - Rank "S".


The Hand Cannon packs a devastating punch, dishing out at least 75 damage per shot at the expense of being one of the slowest firing weapons in the game. With v6.20 update, long range damage has been incresed..

Effective Range

*Effective range is rated by ◎ (Excellent), ◯(Good), △(Mediocre), ×(Bad).

Close RangeMiddle RangeLong Range

Using the Hand Cannon at close range puts you at risk of being gun downed easily due to its slow fire rate while at long-range it suffers from damage drop off. The sweet spot of the Hand Cannon is at middle range.

Hand Cannon: Traits & Tips

Hand Cannon: Weapon Traits

High Damage

The Hand Cannon is able to deal at least 75 damage per shot, easily taking away more than half of an enemy's health or shield in one shot.

Slow Fire Rate

What makes the Hand Cannon risky to use is its slow fire rate. At almost a full second before every shot, this gives enemies an opening to shoot you down.

Easily Land Shots

The first shot out of the Hand Cannon will always be accurate up to a certain range. It also is a hit scan, making it easier to connect shots.

Hand Cannon: Weapon Tips

Aim for Headshots

Utilize the Hand Cannon's first shot accuracy to connect headshots. A successful headshot will deal at least 150 damage, enough to immediately knock down enemies.

Great in Weapon Combos

The Hand Cannon works well in combo with other weapons. Use it as an opener & switch to another weapon to finish off enemies or use it to finish off escaping enemies.

Win Peeking Matches

The Hand Cannon works well in peeking battles. Peek between shots and the high damage will bring down the enemy in 1-2 shots.

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