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Pump Shotgun (Pump Shotgun Guide)

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Pump Shotgun - Weapon Stats & Damage

Pump Shotgun - Weapon Overview

Pump Shotgun Icon

Basic Information

Weapon TypeShotgun
Where to FindOn Floor, Chests,
Supply Drops, Vending Machine
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Pump Shotgun- Stats & Damage (DPS)

Pump Shotgun Icon★170455495.7sec.
Pump Shotgun Icon★280455565.3sec.
Pump Shotgun Icon★390505634.8sec.
Pump Shotgun Icon★4100545704.4sec.
Pump Shotgun Icon★5110555774sec.
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Pump Shotgun - Weapon Review

Weapon Rating

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


The Pump Shotgun is a great go-to weapon for close combat, capable of dishing out up to 110 points of damage in one shotgun round. This allows it to perform well in any game mode in Fortnite.

Effective Range

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

Close RangeMiddle RangeLong Range

As with any shotgun, the Pump Shotgun suffers from significant damage dropoff. Close-range combat is where it truly shines.

Pump Shotgun - Traits & Tips

Pump Shotgun - Weapon Traits

High Damage

The Pump Shotgun is an immensely strong weapon. Succesfully landing even just half of the pellets can take out half of the enemy's health.

Forgiving Pellet Spread

The Pump Shotgun is able to hit enemies easily thanks to its 10 pellet-spread which can hit even enemies in motion.

Not Fit for Long Range

One of the major drawbacks of the Pump Shotgun is it's restriction to close combat. Shots can only do very little damage from a distance.

Slow Reload

Reloading in the middle of the battle can easily turn the battle around as reloading the Pump Shotgun leaves users vulnerable for 3 seconds.

Pump Shotgun - Weapon Tips

Utilize the Pellet Spread

Enemies keep jumping or running? Shoot at their direction with the pump shotgun to be able to damage them through the bullet spread.

Jump and Shoot Downwards

Combine offense with defense by jumping around and shooting enemies with the Pump Shotgun. Shooting downwards makes it easier to land all your shotgun rounds and get cheeky critical hits.

Carry Another Weapon

Mitigate the reload of the Pump Shotgun during combat. Instead of reloading, change weapons to continue shooting.

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