Heavy Shotgun

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Disambig.png This article is about the Battle Royale shotgun. For the Save The World shotgun described as a "heavy shotgun", see Backbreaker.
Heavy Shotgun
Heavy Shotgun.png
Category Battle Royale Weapons
Introduced Patch 3.3.1
Vaulted Patch 7.30

Heavy Shotgun was a Shotgun in Battle Royale. It was available in Epic and Legendary variants. It is a heavier version of the Tactical Shotgun, dealing more damage and having increased range. It used Shells 'n' Slugs.

The Heavy Shotgun was vaulted on Patch 7.30 therefore making it only available in Playground and Creative. It was vaulted due to the addition of the Epic and Legendary Pump Shotgun which was used a lot more often than the Heavy shotgun.

However, the Heavy Shotgun is shown in the Season 9 Loading Screen, potentially hinting that it could be unvaulted in the future.

Heavy Shotgun has been unvaulted on June 29th 2019 for 24 hours for the 14 Days of Summer event. Following the Crossbow, this is the 5th item to be unvaulted.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Heavy Shotgun
Heavy Shotgun.png
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 74
Damage 74
Fire Rate 1
Magazine Size 7
Reload Time 5.9
Structure Damage 79
Heavy Shotgun
Heavy Shotgun.png
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 77
Damage 77
Fire Rate 1
Magazine Size 7
Reload Time 5.6
Structure Damage 83

Availability[edit | edit source]

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

Class Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Epic 37.6% n/a n/a n/a
Legendary 12.4% n/a 50% n/a

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

Rarity Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Epic n/a n/a n/a n/a
Legendary n/a n/a n/a n/a

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Although the Heavy Shotgun deals less damage than the Pump Shotgun, it conpensates for this with its superior range and fire rate.
  • The Heavy Shotgun is viable at longer ranges where the other Shotguns (with the exception of the Combat Shotgun) would be ineffective. This is despite having a fire rate that is slower than the Tactical Shotgun's and nearly identical body shot damage. The Heavy Shotgun's viability at longer ranges is due to it having higher headshot multiplier of 2.5 (In comparison to 2.25) and better range.
    • Despite the increased headshot multiplier, the Heavy Shotgun is still unable to deal 200 damage with a complete headshot.

Changes[edit | edit source]

7.30 Patch Notes (January 29,2019)
Weapon + Items
  • Vaulted
    • Heavy Shotgun

Patch 5.10 (July 24, 2018)

Weapon + Items
Supply Drop loot rates adjusted.
  • Heavy Shotgun to 10.42% from 7.1%.

Patch 5.0 (July 7, 2018)

  • Shotguns will now indicate how many pellets hit, visible within the reticle.
  • Adjusted shotgun spread patterns to be consistent with no random variation.
  • Heavy Shotgun now fires 10 pellets rather than 5.
    • Maximum damage for the Heavy Shotgun remains unchanged.
  • After firing a shotgun, another shotgun cannot be fired for a very short time.

Patch 4.5 (June 27, 2018)

  • Weapon damage to structures now correctly scales with rarity.
  • Shotgun damage to structures has been reduced by 50% for Pump Shotgun, and 25% for both Tactical Shotgun and Heavy Shotgun.

Patch 4.3 (30 May, 2018)

Bug Fix
  • Shotgun fire adjusted to help alleviate situations where it would hit world objects instead of players.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This weapon resembles a non-bullpup hybrid of DP-12 and Kel-Tec KSG shotguns with EOTech 551 holographic sight.
  • Before Patch 5.0, many players preferred to Double-Heavy as opposed to Double-Pumping because of the decreased swapping time between two Heavy Shotguns.
  • The Heavy Shotgun had the longest range of any Shotgun, including the Pump Shotgun.
  • The Heavy shotgun as of Season 9 has the second best range of a Shotgun as the Combat Shotgun has the best range.
  • It appears at some point the red dot on the Heavy Shotgun had red lens but in more recent updates, it appears as a green dot instead.
  • The Heavy Shotgun is the only shotgun that deals more damage to structures than to players.
  • The Heavy Shotgun was shown in the Season 9 loading screen, hinting that it may be unvaulted in a future update.
  • Although the combat shotgun has the longest range capabilities, the Heavy Shotgun is still better than the combat shotgun at mid range.

References[edit | edit source]