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 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.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Double Barrel Shotgun
Double-barreled shotgun icon.png
Details
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 86
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

Missing variants[edit | edit source]

Double Barrel Shotgun
Double-barreled shotgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 182.4
Damage 96
Fire Rate 1.9
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 3.1
Structure Damage 74
Double Barrel Shotgun
Double-barreled shotgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 193.8
Damage 102
Fire Rate 1.9
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 3.0
Structure Damage 78
Double Barrel Shotgun
Double-barreled shotgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 205.2
Damage 108
Fire Rate 1.9
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 2.9
Structure Damage 82
Double Barrel Shotgun
Double-barreled shotgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 239.4
Damage 126
Fire Rate 1.9
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 2.6
Structure Damage 94

Former Stats[edit | edit source]

Stats (Patch 5.20 - Patch 6.00)[edit | edit source]

Double Barrel Shotgun
Double-barreled shotgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 271.7
Damage 143
Fire Rate 1.9
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 2.8
Structure Damage 107
Double Barrel Shotgun
Double-barreled shotgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 285
Damage 150
Fire Rate 1.9
Magazine Size 2
Reload Time 2.7
Structure Damage 112

Sound[edit | edit source]

  • Double Barrel Shotgun Pullout

  • Double Barrel Shotgun Shoot

  • Double Barrel Shotgun Reload

  • Double Barrel Shotgun Pickup

  • Double Barrel Shotgun Drop

Texture[edit | edit source]

Patch Epic Legendary
Since 5.20 Double-barreled shotgun icon.png

Availability[edit | edit source]

Chapter 1[edit | edit source]

Rarity Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop
Epic
Legendary

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 elimination.
  • If you are unable to eliminate 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]

Patch Notes[edit | edit source]

10.00 Content Update (August 6 2019)

  • Unvaulted weapons that only spawn in Tilted Town:
    • Double Barrel Shotgun
      • Epic and Legendary variants.

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.

Vault Log[edit | edit source]

Patch Vault Unvault
10.20.2 Epic & Legendary

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.
  • 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.

References[edit | edit source]