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
Category Battle Royale Weapons
Introduced Patch 1.6
Last Adjustment Patch 6.31
Vaulted Patch 9.00

Pump Shotgun was a Shotgun in Battle Royale. It was available in Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary variants. It used Shells, had a head shot multiplier of 2.0x, and fired 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. Its Epic and Legendary variants can also be found in Chests, and its Legendary variant can additionally be found in Supply Drops and Buried Treasure. All variants of the Pump Shotgun were rotated out on the initial patch of Season 9, making it available exclusively in Playground and Creative. The Combat Shotgun replaced the Pump Shotgun.

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
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
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
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
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
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 had 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 had 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 Fortnite 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 was currently the 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 was quite slow to shoot and was rather unpredictable at medium distances, sometimes dealing very low damage. A good strategy was 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 was 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 was usually worth it to risk taking damage to upgrade a Pump Shotgun.
  • The Pump Shotgun was 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 was 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 tactical shotgun or the new combat, always run the pump shotgun with an submachine gun, switch between the two at close quarters to use the “pump” time of the pump shotgun efficiently

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 9.00 (May 9, 2019)
Weapom + Items
  • Vaulted
    • Pump Shotgun

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.
  • Epic Games shows why they vaulted the Pump Shotgun. The weapon counts for over 26% of eliminations and instead of nerfing the weapon, they decided to scrap the weapon completely. It is unknown if it may return in the future.
    • Even if the weapon returns to the game, it would be severely nerfed so it doesn't count for over 26% kill percentage.

References[edit | edit source]