Combat Shotgun

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Combat Shotgun
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 9.00
Last Adjustment Patch 14.30
Vaulted Hotfix 10.20.2

Combat Shotgun is a semi-automatic shotgun in Battle Royale added in Season 9. It replaced the Pump Shotgun in the 9.00 patch. It is available in Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants. It uses Shells as ammunition, it can hold 8 bullets at one time, fires 10 pellets in a spread, and has a headshot multiplier of 1.5x. It has a very tight bullet spread, which makes it much harder to hit shots at close range. However, this and its very low damage dropoff used to allow it to deal damage at over 100 meters until it was nerfed to 60 meters.

A unique feature about this shotgun is that you could reload two Shells at the same time.

The Combat Shotgun was vaulted with the 10.20.2 hotfix on September 4th, 2019. It was replaced by the Suppressed Assault Rifle. It is not 100% certain why it got vaulted, but it may have been due to the weapon being very strong and could deal high damage from far distances. Also much like the Tactical Assault Rifle, it may have been vaulted due to the John Wick crossover being over. Though, the Legendary Combat Shotgun is still available in the Solid Gold LTM in Patch 13.0.

In Patch 14.0, the Combat Shotgun has been unvaulted, replacing the Tactical Shotgun. Though it was not as overpowered as before, the damage has been nerfed to 50, 53, 55 depending on rarity. The fire rate also decreased to 1.7 and magazine size is now 8.

In Patch 14.30, the Combat Shotgun base damage was buffed, now dealing 57/60/63 instead of 50/53/55, together with its Damage dropoff at distances and its range. It may have been buffed because it was too weak after the nerf in Patch 14.0.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Combat Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 96.9
Damage 57
Fire Rate 1.7
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.3
Structure Damage 44
Combat Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 102
Damage 60
Fire Rate 1.7
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.0
Structure Damage 45
Combat Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 107.1
Damage 63
Fire Rate 1.7
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 4.7
Structure Damage 47

Missing Variants[edit | edit source]

Combat Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 86.7
Damage 51
Fire Rate 1.7
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.9
Structure Damage 41
Combat Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 91.8
Damage 54
Fire Rate 1.7
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.6
Structure Damage 42
Combat Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 112.2
Damage 66
Fire Rate 1.7
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 4.4
Structure Damage 50

Former Stats[edit | edit source]

Patch 14.00 to Patch 14.30[edit | edit source]

Combat Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 85
Damage 50
Fire Rate 1.7
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.3
Structure Damage 43
Combat Shotgun
Combatshotgun.png
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 90.1
Damage 53
Fire Rate 1.7
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.0
Structure Damage 45
Combat Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 93.5
Damage 55
Fire Rate 1.7
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 4.7
Structure Damage 47

Patch 9.00 to Patch 14.00[edit | edit source]

Combat Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 135.05
Damage 73
Fire Rate 1.85
Magazine Size 10
Reload Time 5.3
Structure Damage 45
Combat Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 142.45
Damage 77
Fire Rate 1.85
Magazine Size 10
Reload Time 5.0
Structure Damage 48
Combat Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 148
Damage 80
Fire Rate 1.85
Magazine Size 10
Reload Time 4.7
Structure Damage 50

Sound[edit | edit source]

  • Combat Shotgun Pullout

  • Combat Shotgun Shooting

  • Combat Shotgun Reload

  • Combat Shotgun Pickup

  • Combat Shotgun Drop

Texture[edit | edit source]

Patch Rare Epic Legendary
Since 9.0 Combatshotgun.png

Availability[edit | edit source]

Chapter 1[edit | edit source]

Rarity Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Chapter 2[edit | edit source]

Rarity Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop Eliminating Doom Henchmen Upgrade Bench
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Combat Shotgun has a fast firing rate, large magazine size and a tight bullet spread, which makes it rather difficult for beginners to use at close range. It is, however, useful at medium ranges because of the tight bullet spread.
  • When facing off against another opponent with a different shotgun, you have to keep your distance, unless you have excellent accuracy, the other shotguns are better at close ranges.
  • Generally, because it is a shotgun with a very long range, it makes a great backup for when one does not have a Assault Rifle, as despite the relatively slow fire rate of 1.7 and small ammunition clip size of 8 rounds, because it is a shotgun one has a greater likelihood of multiple pellets hitting and dealing roughly 10-20 damage per shot.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch Notes[edit | edit source]

Patch 14.30 (October 14th, 2020)
  • Buffed the Combat Shotgun's range and damage from 50, 53 and 55 to 57, 60 and 63 damage respectively (although the range buff is unknown on how much it got buffed)

Patch 14.00 (August 27th, 2020)

  • Got unvaulted and nerfed.
    • Fire rate decreased to 1.7
    • Magazine size decreased to 8
    • Damage decreased from 73 / 77 / 81 to 50 / 53 / 55

Patch 10.20.2 (September 4th, 2019)

  • It got vaulted

Patch 9.40 (July 17th, 2019)

  • Reduced Headshot multiplier from 1.7 to 1.5.
  • Reduced the long range effectiveness of the Combat Shotgun
  • Reduced the falloff curve ranges from:
    • 2.44 tiles (unchanged)
    • 4.88 tiles to 4.39 tiles.
    • 9.77 tiles to 6.84 tiles.
    • 19.53 tiles to 11.72 tiles.

Patch 9.30 (June 18th, 2019)

  • Reduced the Combat Shotgun’s long-range effectiveness
    • Reduced damage at medium distances by 10%
      • 2.44 tiles to 4.88 tiles
    • Reduced damage at long distances by 20%
      • 4.88 tiles to 9.76 tiles
    • The Combat Shotgun’s accuracy uniquely enables players to hit shots from longer distances compared to other shotguns.

Patch 9.10 (May 22, 2019)

  • Reduced the availability from floor loot from 2.015% to 1.409%
  • Reduced the availability from chest loot from 2.183% to 1.846%

Patch 9.00 (May 9, 2019) Weapons + Items

  • Added Combat Shotgun
    • Semi-Automatic
      • Holds 10 Shells.
      • Fires 9 pellets per shot for 73 / 77 / 81 base damage. The 81 damage was changed to 80 later down the line for no apparent reason.
      • Tight spread and fast fire rate.
      • Headshot multiplier of 1.70x.
      • Reloads 2 shells at a time.
    • Available in Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants.
    • Available from Floor, Chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines

Vault Log[edit | edit source]

Patch Vault Unvault
10.20.2 Rare, Epic & Legendary
14.0 Rare, Epic & Legendary

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It is the third fastest shotgun in the game, the second being the Double Barrel Shotgun, the first being the Drum Shotgun.
  • It is designed after the Taran Tactical Benelli M4 John Wick uses in Parabellum.
  • This is the first firearm in Fortnite to have its firing barrel shorter than its ammo barrel.
  • The weapon itself somewhat behaves to the Shredder sniper and Super Shredder sniper from Save The World. This sniper has the long range like the combat and the crosshair spread like the Combat Shotgun as well.
  • If you had your audio settings to Low, then the weapon’s firing sound would sound like the Epic and Legendary Pump Shotgun.
  • Although the Combat Shotgun has the longest range capabilities for a shotgun, the Heavy Shotgun is still better than the Combat Shotgun at mid range due to its headshot multiplier being much bigger (2.5x of a Heavy Shotgun and 1.5x of a Combat Shotgun)
    • Dealing more damage than the Combat Shotgun from 1 Tile to 4 Tiles, while from, approximately, 5 Tiles to 10 Tiles more the Combat Shotgun.