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Find out about damage, stats, rarity, & magazine size of the Shotgun weapon class in Fortnite!

Shotgun - Weapon List

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Shotgun Overview

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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

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".

Icon / RarityDPSDamageMag.Size
Double Barrel Shotgun Epic★4216.61142
Double Barrel Shotgun Legendary★52281202

Drum Shotgun

Icon / RarityDPSDamageMag.Size
Drum Shotgun Icon Uncommon★11804512
Drum Shotgun Icon Common★21924812
Drum Shotgun Icon Rare★32005012
Drum 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 Shotgun

Icon / RarityDPSDamageMag.Size
Combat Shotgun Rare★3136.573.810
Combat Shotgun Epic★4143.277.410
Combat Shotgun Legendary★5149.98110
Combat 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 Shotgun

Icon / RarityDPSDamageMag.Size
Pump Shotgun Uncommon★266.5955
Pump Shotgun Rare★3701005
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★4124.5838
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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