The Double Barrel Shotgun was a shotgun in Fortnite Battle Royale. It is available in Epic and Legendary variants. It uses Shells 'n' Slugs. The shotgun yields very high damage at close range, but has the drawback of a large spread, slow reload time, and very low range. The Double Barrel Shotgun was introduced in Patch 5.20 and vaulted in Patch 7.00, because filled a similar role to the epic and legendary Pump Shotgun and to reduce the amount of shotguns in the loot pool. The Double Barrel Shotgun made an appearance for 24 hours during the 14 Days of Summer event on July 5th after the unvaulting of the Bottle Rockets, and then being unvaulted permanently in Patch 10.00 Content Update, but was only available in Tilted Town. With the removal of Tilted Town in the Batman Update, the Double Barrel Shotgun has been added back to the vault. It has a 1.25x headshot multiplier, a reload time of over 2.7 seconds, and a 2 second cooldown timer when switching to other shotguns.
The Double Barrel Shotgun has been unvaulted once again for 24 hours on December 18, 2019 for the Winterfest event. It was the first weapon to be unvaulted for the Winterfest event.
The Double Barrel Shotgun bears resemblance to a sawed off shotgun with double barrels, which may be why its bullet spread is very wide, considering that sawing off a shotgun greatly diminishes its range.
The Double Barrel Shotgun appears to most specifically be based off a Stevens 311 Double barrel shotgun (sawed off, of course)
The Double Barrel Shotgun was added as an official "Double Pump" as it was one gun with double the firepower but with balance for decent gameplay, this sadly was not in favor as it was slow to reload (2.7 seconds) and had the shortest range of any shotgun.
The Double Barrel Shotgun has slightly shorter range than the Drum Shotgun.
The Double Barrel Shotgun has a different bullet impact sound than the other shotguns, the same impact sound as some other weapons such as the Minigun, Compact SMG, Scoped Assault Rifle, Dual Pistols, etc.
This only applies to metal. Wood and stone bullet impact sounds are the same as other shotguns.
The Double Barrel Shotgun currently holds the highest damage and DPS for shotguns. It also had a max damage of 187 before Season 6 nerfed the damage.
The Double-Barrel Shotgun can also be referred to as the Sawn-Off Shotgun, since the weapon's barrels are clearly shorter than 18 inches, or 45cm. The Pump Shotgun would have the barrel at least 18in long, looking at the design of the weapon.
The Double-Barrel can be considered Fortnite's equivalent of Doom's Super Shotgun, as no enemies can stand up to a full frontal blast, full health and shield, if used right.
In season 5, the Legendary variant (With 150 damage per shot) was the fastest weapon in the Fortnite history with 285 DPS.
This page was last edited on 14 October 2020, at 22:26.
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