Snowball Launcher

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Snowball Launcher
  • Snowball Launcher item spriteold Snowball Launcher item sprite
  • Snowball Launcher placed
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Placeable✔️ (3 wide × 3 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
TooltipRapidly launches snowballs
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell1 GC
Research1 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Snow FlinxSnow Flinx.gifSnow Flinx10.67%
Not to be confused with the Snowball Cannon, a damaging Snowball launcher, or the Snowman Cannon, a high-damage Hardmode launcher.
Using the Snowball Launcher to attack Target Dummies. Note how they dissipate upon impact with both enemies and tiles.

The Snowball Launcher is a pre-Hardmode placeable weapon (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) which uses Snowballs as ammunition. Once placed, clicking Use / Attack on it will fire a single Snowball and holding the key will release a rapid fire of snowballs, with a spread of roughly 30°. The Snowball Launcher has a 1/150 (0.67%) chance of being dropped from Snow Flinxes in the Ice biome.

Similar to the Cannon, the Snowball Launcher can also be triggered by wire. Depending on the lateral position of the connected wire within the sprite of the Snowball Launcher, it will either shoot a snowball (with a cooldown of 1/6th of a second) or turn to the side the wire is on. Snowballs fired by activating the Snowball Launcher via wire are purely cosmetic, deal no damage, and are not consumed from the player's inventory.


  • Since they deal ranged damage, Snowballs fired from the Snowball Launcher are affected by ranged bonuses, such as the set bonus of the Frost armor.
    • However, Snowballs always retain a constant base damage of 35 and knockback of 3.5.
    • Oddly enough, the Snowball Launcher has a base damage of -1. This will not affect the actual damage, however, the output damage is around 35.


  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Placed sprite updated.
    • No longer requires ammo.
    • Firing cooldown reduced from 10 to 7 frames.
    • Better projectile range and arc.
  • Desktop 1.3.1:
    • Item sprite updated.
    • Can now be toggled with wire and can shoot fake snowballs when doing so.