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
Details
Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 1.6
Last Adjustment 9.30 Content Update

Pump Shotgun is a Shotgun in Battle Royale. It is available in Uncommon and Rare. It uses Shells, has a head shot multiplier of 2.0x, and fires ten pellets in a spread to do damage. Firing from a limited magazine, the Pump Shotgun outputs immense damage up close, but very slowly. It is completely lacking in ranged combat ability and does not constantly shoot when the trigger is held down. All four variants of the Pump Shotgun could be found from floor loot and Vending Machines. The Uncommon and Rare variants can be found from Chests in Tilted Town, and the Epic and Legendary variants before vaulted can be found in Chests as well. Additionally the Legendary variant can be found in Supply Drops and Buried Treasure. All variants of the Pump Shotgun were vaulted on the initial patch of Season 9. It was vaulted because Epic said that the Pump Shotgun accounted for over 26% of eliminations and instead of nerfing it, They vaulted it, making it available exclusively in Playground and Creative. However, on 9.30 Content Update, the Uncommon and Rare variants of the Pump Shotgun were unvaulted, while the Epic and Legendary variants are still in the Vault.

It used to be available in Common and Uncommon variants. However, Patch 3.4 changed it to be Uncommon and Rare, and Patch 6.31 added its Epic and Legendary variants.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Pump Shotgun
Pump-action shotgun icon.png
Details
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 50
Pump Shotgun
Pump-action shotgun icon.png
Details
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


Playground and Creative Exclusive[edit | edit source]

Pump Shotgun
Pump-action shotgun SPAS icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 73.5
Damage 105
Fire Rate 0.7
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 1.2
Structure Damage 50
Pump Shotgun
Pump-action shotgun SPAS icon.png
Details
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

Former Rarity[edit | edit source]

Pump Shotgun
Pump-action shotgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 63
Damage 90
Fire Rate 0.7
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 5.0
Structure Damage 42

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
Common 12.4% 0.5% 50% n/a
Uncommon n/a 36.7% n/a n/a
Rare n/a 12.2% n/a n/a
Legendary 37.6% 1.5% n/a n/a

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

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Pump Shotgun is one of the most powerful shotguns in Battle Royale, at the cost of having a low fire rate and small ammo capacity of five rounds. A well-placed shot could remove a target's shield completely or eliminate a target in one shot at close ranges, depending on the rarity.
    • At point blank range, headshots with the Rare, Epic, and Legendary rarities of the Pump Shotgun could instantly eliminate opponents even with full health and shield. It is currently the only gun other than sniper rifles able to do this.
  • A fast-firing weapon to switch to is recommended, such as a submachine gun or pistol, as the Pump Shotgun is quite slow to shoot and is rather unpredictable at medium distances, sometimes dealing very low damage. A good strategy is to fire the Pump Shotgun to do a lot of damage then switch to your fast firing weapon to eliminate your enemy, aiming to the head and neck, for maximum effects.
    • However, this was slightly fixed in mid-season 7, now counting at least 3 pellets of damage at medium ranges, if only 1 or 2 pellets hit.
  • The Rare Pump Shotgun is capable of doing 100 damage to the body and 200 to the head, meaning it can eliminate opponents who have just landed and are fully healed and shielded alike. An Uncommon Pump Shotgun, however, cannot, so it is usually worth it to risk taking damage to upgrade a Pump Shotgun.
  • In pre-Season 5 days of Fortnite, it was common to run into people who double-Pumped - basically fired one Pump, then quickly switched to a second one, and fired it off. It was infamous due to its extreme power, basically giving the Pump the fire rate of a Tactical while keeping damage unchanged. It was slightly nerfed in Season 4, meaning it took longer for Double-Pumping to fire both shots, and got completely removed in Season 5, with the small shotgun timer.
  • The Pump Shotgun is incapable of destroying materials due to its extremely lowered material damage, only destroying brick and metal as soon as they were built.
  • The Pump Shotgun fires slowly, so it is advised to build after firing each shot to make sure you are not damaged in return.
    • However, jumping at 2-3 second intervals is another option without materials, and works well early game.
    • Unless you can avoid the shots of the Tactical Shotgun or the Combat Shotgun, always run the Pump Shotgun with a submachine gun, switch between the two at close quarters to use the “pump” time of the shotgun efficiently.
    • Sometimes it is a good idea to run the Pump with a Revolver, because the Revolver can be sort of considered a single-pellet shotgun backup - it has 6 high-damage bullets that they can one-shot someone in the head, full health, no shield, in the common form.

Changes[edit | edit source]

9.30 Content Update #1 (June 25, 2019)
Weapon + Items
  • Unvaulted
    • Uncommon and Rare Pump Shotgun

Patch 9.00 (May 9, 2019)

Weapon + Items
  • Vaulted
    • Pump Shotgun

Patch 6.31 (September 27, 2018)

Weapons + Items
  • New Epic and Legendary Pump Shotgun
    • 105 / 110 maximum damage
    • Available from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.

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, ound where the storage and fire barrels join.
  • The Pump Shotgun’s Epic and Legendary variants appear to be inspired by the Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun.
  • The weapon was vaulted at first because it counted for over 26% of eliminations and instead of nerfing the weapon, they decided to scrap the weapon completely. It was unknown if it might return in the future.
    • The weapon has returned to Fortnite as of the 9.30 Content Update, but only in the Uncommon and Rare variants.
  • This is the tenth item to be unvaulted, following the Shockwave Grenade.
  • In Tilted Town, the weapon tends to appear particularly commonly

References[edit | edit source]