Find out about damage, stats, rarity, & magazine size of the Shotgun weapon class in Fortnite!
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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.
Double Barrel Shotgun
The Double Barrel Shotgun has been unvaulted as of the v10.00 Content update. They can only be found in the town called "Tilted Town".
Drum ShotgunDrum Shotgun Guide - Damage, DPS, Stats
Drum Shotgun - Weapon Traits
Due to the fast automatic fire of the Drum Shotgun, it has easily one of the highest of the Shotgun weapon types. It's strength though is also its weakness as it can easily burn through your ammo capacity if you keep holding down on its trigger.
Combat ShotgunCombat Shotgun Guide - Damage, DPS, Stats
Combat Shotgun - Weapon Traits
The Combat Shotgun has one of the smallest pellet spread and the longest range of the shotguns. Due to its compact shots, it's less forgiving when landing shots, but when you do hit, it'll wreck through your enemies health and shields.
Pump ShotgunPump 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 ShotgunTactical 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.