The Guided Missile is the latest rideable weapon to be added to Fortnite as of patch update v3.4, introducing a fun new way to destroy forts and traverse the battlegrounds in Fortnite Battle Royale. The Guided Missile is not easy to find, so you’ll want to make sure you know how to use this rare weapon when you finally get your hands on one. This guide will explain how to use the Guided Missile in Fortnite as well as its damage stats and features so that players know what to expect.

Fortnite Guided Missile Guide

The Guided Missile is a remote-controlled rocket launcher that allows the player to take direct control of the missile upon firing. This causes the camera perspective to shift to that of the missile itself, leaving the player vulnerable. 

After firing, players can control the missile using the regular movement controls in Fortnite. Players can disconnect from the missile at any time by pressing R2 (PS4), RT (Xbox One), or LMB (PC). Doing so will cause the missile to continue its trajectory until it ends.

The Guided Missile has a lifetime of 18 seconds, with 3.13 seconds in between shots. The rocket itself has a speed of 1300 units/second and health of 100. 

The Guided Missile does roughly the same amount of damage as a regular rocket, only it moves a bit slower. You can’t move your character while using the Guided Missile, so make sure you’re in a safe location before using this weapon. However, you can use the Guided Missile to move your character around the map, which we will explain below.

The Guided Missile comes in two rarities, Epic (purple) and Legendary (orange), and can only be found within Treasure Chests and Supply Drops. Given its rarity, make sure you use the Guided Missile strategically to make the most of this remote-controlled weapon in Fortnite.

How to Ride the Guided Missile in Fortnite

Like the rocket launcher, the Guided Missile in Fortnite is a rideable weapon, meaning players can hop onto the missile and have it carry their character across the map. You don’t even need to be in a squad to ride on the Guided Missile, either. 

Due to it being remote controlled, players can solo ride the Guided Missile by firing off the missile and turning it around back toward where your character is standing stationary. Just as the missile approaches your character, detach from the missile and jump onto it to ride it to victory.

Teammates can hop onto the missile as well, so coordinate with your squad to set up amazing plays with the Guided Missile, like the one shown in this video from Reddit user Dudeless888.

Fortnite Guided Missile Stats

Name

Rarity

DPS

Damage

Fire Rate

Mag

Reload

Damage to Environment

Guided Missile

Epic

78.75

105

0.75

1

2.0

1000

Guided Missile

Legendary

82.5

110

0.75

1

1.9

1000

Tips for Using the Guided Missile in Fortnite

  • Rocket yourself to safety. As we explained above, players can solo ride their own Guided Missile in Fortnite, making it a great means of transportation. Use the Guided Missile to avoid storms and shuttle your character to safety when needed. You can do this with allies as well, as shown in the video below.
  • Take cover first. If you don’t plan on solo riding your own Guided Missile rocket, you’ll want to make sure your character is in a safe location before firing, otherwise you’ll be left vulnerable to enemy attacks.
  • Coordinate with squad members. Communicate with players in your squad to have them ride into battle using the Guided Missile to make the most of this unique weapon in Fortnite.

Now that you know how to use the Guided Missile in Fortnite, you should be able to set up some hilarious plays with your squad using this rare, unique weapon. While the Guided Missile was the main attraction of Fortnite Update v3.4, there were some other weapons worth noting from the latest patch as well. Head over to our guide on the Blue Pump Shotgun in Fortnite to learn more about this rarity change in Battle Royale. 

If you’re working on your Battle Pass, be sure to check out our guides on the latest challenges for Week 6, including the Fortnite Mountain Peak locations as well as where to search between a metal bridge, three billboards, and crashed bus in Fortnite.