Pump Shotgun

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Disambig.png This article is about the Battle Royale shotgun. For the Save The World shotgun subtype, see Pump-Action Shotguns. For the Common-rarity Save The World pump-action shotgun, see Pump-action Shotgun.
Pump Shotgun
Pump-action shotgun icon.png
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 1.6
Last Adjustment Patch 6.31

Pump Shotgun is a Shotgun in Battle Royale. It is available in Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary variants. It uses Shells 'n' Slugs.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Pump Shotgun
Pump-action shotgun icon.png
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Rarity Uncommon
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 66.5
Damage 95
Fire Rate 0.7
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 4.8
Structure Damage 45
Pump Shotgun
Pump-action shotgun icon.png
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Rarity Rare
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 70
Damage 100
Fire Rate 0.7
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 4.6
Structure Damage 48
Pump Shotgun
Pump-action shotgun SPAS icon.png
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Rarity Epic
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 73.5
Damage 105
Fire Rate 0.7
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 4.4
Structure Damage 50
Pump Shotgun
Pump-action shotgun SPAS icon.png
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Rarity Legendary
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 77
Damage 110
Fire Rate 0.7
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 4.2
Structure Damage 54

Availability[edit | edit source]

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

Class Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Pump Shotgun n/a n/a n/a n/a
Uncommon n/a 36.7% n/a n/a
Rare n/a 12.2% n/a n/a

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

Rarity Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Uncommon n/a n/a n/a n/a
Rare n/a n/a n/a n/a


Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Pump Shotgun is one of the most powerful shotguns in Fortnite Battle Royale, at the cost of having a low fire rate and small ammo capacity of five rounds. A well-placed shot can remove a target's shield completely or eliminate a non-shielded target in one shot at close ranges.
    • At point blank range, headshots with the Rare, Epic, and Legendary rarities of the Pump Shotgun can instantly eliminate opponents even with 100% health and shield.
  • A fast-firing weapon to switch to is recommended, such as an SMG, as the Pump Shotgun is quite slow to shoot and is rather unpredictable at medium distances, sometimes dealing very low damage.
  • Arguably the best combo for the Pump Shotgun would be to fire it once then switch to the Tactical or Heavy Shotgun for the faster switch time and firing rate. However, it is less effective after v5.0 due to the switching timer implemented.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 5.30 (August 23, 2018)
Weapon + Items
  • Pump Shotgun equip time has been shortened from 0.96 seconds to 0.88 seconds.

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.

Hotfix (6 June, 2018)

  • Headshot multiplier reduced from 2.5 to 2.0
  • Damage reduced from 90/95 to 80/85

Patch 4.3 (30 May, 2018)

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

Patch 3.0.0 (February 20, 2018)

  • Pump Shotgun behavior has been addressed. Firing the Pump Shotgun and quickly switching weapons will now require you to pump the Shotgun before the next shot.
    • We will be monitoring any fallout from this and continuing to iterate on how this works throughout the next patches.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Pump Shotgun’s Uncommon and Rare variants appear to be inspired by the Remington Model 870 Wingmaster, judging by the wooden details and the frame over the barrel.
  • The Pump Shotgun’s Epic and Legendary variants appear to be inspired by the Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun.
    • If the Common Pump Shotgun was back, it will make a complete rarity of the Pump Shotgun.
  • During Season 3, the rarities of the Pump Shotgun were changed to better represent its effectiveness. Common was changed to Uncommon, and Uncommon was changed to Rare.
  • Usually, the Pump Shotgun of the Rare rarity use to One hit the player with a headshot, however it’s damage got nerfed. But with the Epic and Legendary Pump Shotgun update, despite the two new rarities can one hit players with a headshot, they buffed the Uncommon and Rare Pump Shotgun from 85/90 to 95/100. With a headshot, the Rare, Epic, and Legendary Pump Shotgun can one hit the player While the Uncommon Pump Shotgun Hits the player with a headshot two times.

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