Double Barrel Shotgun

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

Double Barrel Shotgun was a shotgun in Battle Royale. It was available in Epic and Legendary variants. It dealt high damage at very close range but damage fell off heavily at the range of other Shotguns. It used Shells 'n' Slugs and fired 10 pellets like other Shotguns, but had a larger spread, a lower headshot multiplier (1.25x), and a 2 second cooldown timer when swapping to other shotguns.

The Double Barrel Shotgun was vaulted as of the initial release of Season 7 on patch 7.00, therefore making it only available in Playground, Creative. The Double Barrel Shotgun can also be looted in the Wild West LTM.

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]

  • When using the Double Barrel Shotgun, it is best to get involved in close-quarters combat, where you can fire both shots at your target, hopefully eliminating 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.

7.30 Content Update (February 5, 2019)

  • Unvaulted the Revolver and the Double Barrel Shotgun for the Wild West LTM.

Patch 7.00 (December 6, 2018)

Vaulted Items
  • Double Barrel Shotgun.

Patch 5.30 (August 23, 2018)

Weapon + Items
  • Double Barrel shotgun now has a spread reduction of 15% while crouched.

Patch 5.20 (August 7, 2018)

Weapons + Items
  •  Double Barrel Shotgun added.
    • Available in Epic and Legendary variants.
    • Can be found from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.
    • Delivers high burst damage at very close range but damage falls off heavily at distance. 
    • Fires 10 pellets like other Shotguns, has a larger spread, lower critical damage multiplier (1.25x), and a 2 second cooldown time when swapping weapons. 
    • Epic Variant 
      • Up to 143 base damage per shot at extreme close range.    
    • Legendary Variant
      • Up to 150 base damage per shot at extreme close range.

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 shortest range of any shotgun.

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