Double Barrel Shotgun

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Double Barrel Shotgun
Double-barreled shotgun icon.png
Details
Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 5.20
Vaulted Patch 7.00

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 it was an unbalanced shotgun and to rebalance 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.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Double Barrel Shotgun
Double-barreled shotgun icon.png
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 216.6
Damage 114
Fire Rate 1.9
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 2.8
Structure Damage 87
Double Barrel Shotgun
Double-barreled shotgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 228
Damage 120
Fire Rate 1.9
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 2.7
Structure Damage 90


Availability[edit | edit source]

Double Barrel Shotgun has a chance to appear among same weapon class in the following circumstances:[1]


Double Barrel Shotgun has a chance to appear among all weapons in the following circumstances:


Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • It is best to use this shotgun at close quarters, where you can fire two shots at your opponent, hopefully eliminating them.
  • When using the Double Barrel Shotgun, try to get close to your target. Don't use this gun as a short-medium range weapon, as the damage dropoff is significant.
  • Try to aim for the head. This maximizes your chances of getting the kill.
  • If you are unable to kill the enemy in 2 shots you should build some walls between you and your enemy, then build above them. Reload and shoot them.

Changes[edit | edit source]

6.10 Patch Notes (October 16, 2018 )
Bug Fixes
  • Attempting to fire while reloading the Double Barrel Shotgun will no longer interrupt the animation.

6.00 Patch Notes (September 27, 2018 )
Weapons + Items
  • Double Barrel damage reduced from 143/150 to 114/120.

5.41 Patch Notes (September 18, 2018 )
Bug Fixes
  • Reload audio for the Double Barrel Shotgun no longer plays twice.

10.00 Content Update

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 second shortest range of any shotgun.
  • The Double Barrel Shotgun has little longer 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.
  • The Double Barrel Shotgun currently holds the highest damage and DPS for shotguns. It also had a max damage of 150 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.

References[edit | edit source]