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
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 3.3.1
Last Adjustment Patch 4.3

Heavy Shotgun is a shotgun in Battle Royale that is available in Epic and Legendary variants. It is a heavier version of the Tactical Shotgun, has a longer range, and uses Shells 'n' Slugs.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Heavy Shotgun
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Rarity Epic
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 73.5
Damage 73.5
Fire Rate 1
Magazine Size 7
Reload Time 5.9
Structure Damage 79
Heavy Shotgun
Heavy Shotgun.png
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Rarity Legendary
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
Slug Shotgun n/a n/a n/a n/a
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]

  • While the Heavy Shotgun is slightly less powerful than the Pump Shotgun, it makes up for this with its increased range, firing rate and overall higher DPS.
  • Although it has a slower fire rate than the Tactical Shotgun, and nearly the same damage, its increased range lets it be used at longer ranges in which the other shotguns would be ineffective.

Changes[edit | edit source]

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]

  • The weapon has loose resemblance to the Franchi SPAS-12, featuring a railed top with a red dot sight and traditional stock.
  • Before patch 5.0, many players preferred to Double-Heavy as opposed to Double-Pumping due to the decreased swapping time between two Heavy Shotguns.

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