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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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Shotgun Overview

Shotgun Overview

Weapon Traits

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.

Weapon Tips

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.

Shotgun List

Pump Shotgun

Icon / RarityDPSDamageMag.Size
Pump Shotgun Common★249705
Pump Shotgun Uncommon★256805
Pump Shotgun Rare★363905
Pump Shotgun Epic★4701005
Pump Shotgun Legendary★5771105
Pump Shotgun Guide - Damage, DPS, Stats

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.

Tactical Shotgun

Icon / RarityDPSDamageMag.Size
Tactical Shotgun Common★1106.5718
Tactical Shotgun Uncommon★2112.5758
Tactical Shotgun Rare★3118.5798
Tactical Shotgun Rare★4125.5838
Tactical Shotgun Rare★5130.5878
Tactical Shotgun Guide - Damage, DPS, Stats

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.

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