A render of the Hand Cannon as it appears in Fortnite BR.

The Hand Cannon is a Weapon in Fortnite Battle Royale and is the best gun in the game!


A powerful handgun that fires high caliber bullets dealing massive damage. This can also be called a desert eagle. The legendary version of this gun is the best gun in fortnite as it shoots both long and short range with a high damage and good fire rate.


Value Attribute Attribute
Type Ranged Weapon
Name Hand Cannon
Rarity Epic Weapon Legendary Weapon
Class Pistols
Ammo Heavy Bullets
Level 20
DPS 60.0 62.4
Damage 75.0 80.0
Headshot Damage 150 160
Fire Rate 0.8 2.0
Magazine Size 7 10
Reload Time 2.1 1.5
Recoil 1.2 0.8
Success Rate 85% 99.9%
Rarity on Map 64% 85%
Replaceable to a Shotgun 90% 100%
Used to Gain Victory Royale 54% 75%

Inventory Icon[edit]

FortniteBattleRoyaleEpicHandCannonInventoryIcon.jpg FortniteBattleRoyaleLegendaryHandCannonInventoryIcon.jpg


Strategy Guide/Tips[edit]

  • The Hand Cannon does a lot of damage compared to other pistols, however it has a slow fire rate and a smaller magazine.
  • Hand Cannon uses the more sought after Heavy Bullets instead of the Light Bullets and Medium Bullets other pistols use. Sometimes you may wish to preserve your rare supply of Heavy Bullets for use in Sniper Rifles.


  • This weapon is often referred to by players as "Deagle".


  • The Hand Cannon is inspired by the Desert Eagle pistol.

All Pistols[edit]

See also[edit]