Find out about damage, stats, rarity, & magazine size of the Shotgun weapon class in Fortnite!
This article has been updated to the changes made in Chapter 2 Season 1. Read on to know what's been changed with this weapon type!
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Devastating Damage in Close Combat
Shotguns are among the best choices for close range combat as its high damage per shot and area of effect simply makes it a formidable weapon up close.
Ineffective in Long Range
Shotguns become ineffective anything beyond mid range due to it dealing less damage when used in range. At mid-range, it is average at best.
Easily Connect Shots
All Shotguns fire multiple pellets at once, providing a large area of effect. This makes it easier to connect shots with enemies.
Slow Reload Time
Fully expended Shotguns take between 2.7 to 6.3 seconds to reload, but partial reload takes less time. This can easily turn battles for the worse as enemies may take this reload time to their advantage.
Get Up Close and Personal
Take advantage of Shotguns' full potential by engaging enemies in close quarters. Keep your aim on their upper body so as many pellets as possible connect to the target.
Jump Up and Shoot Down
Jump up to prevent enemies from hitting you and shoot down at them in response. You can also get headshots through this, boosting your damage outputs!
Utilize Weapon Combos
Use another weapon while at long range and chip away at an enemy's health and shields. Once you can rush in, swap to your shotgun to finish them off.
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Pump Shotgun - Weapon Traits
A classic weapon, the Pump Shotgun's raw damage is extremely high in exchange for a slower firing speed and short range, Even at its lower rarities, it's a top tier weapon.
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Tactical Shotgun - Weapon Traits
The Tactical Shotgun will continue to shoot as long as you keep your finger on the trigger. It does less damage, but it's faster fire rate kind of makes up for it.