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
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 1.6
Last Adjustment Patch 11.0

Pump Shotgun is a Shotgun in Battle Royale. It is available in Common,Uncommon,Rare,Epic,and Legendary. 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. The Pump Shotgun can be found from floor loot and chests.The Rare variant also dropped from Loot Stars and Loot Carriers Until Patch 11.00 (Chapter 2 Launch)

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.

The Pump Shotgun's old design, which ironically enough was shared with PvE's Pump-Actions.

On Update 9.00, the Pump Shotgun was vaulted and made only available in Playground and Creative. The reason given for this was that the Pump Shotgun accounted for 26% of all eliminations earned across the entire game. However, on the 9.30 Content Update, the Uncommon and Rare variants of the Pump Shotgun were unvaulted, while the Epic and Legendary remained in the Vault. After the Chapter 2 or Patch 11.0 update, the Common, Epic, and Legendary variants of the Pump Shotgun made an appearance in regular game modes, meaning that the Pump Shotgun has been unvaulted completely. However, the Pump Shotgun's damage (except for the Legendary variant) was nerfed to balance the game.


Stats

Pump Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 49
Damage 70
Fire Rate 0.7
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 5
Structure Damage 45
Pump Shotgun
Pump shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 56
Damage 80
Fire Rate 0.7
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 4.8
Structure Damage 46
Pump Shotgun
Pump shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 63
Damage 90
Fire Rate 0.7
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 4.6
Structure Damage 50
Pump Shotgun
Purple gold pump.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 70
Damage 100
Fire Rate 0.7
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 4.4
Structure Damage 54
Pump Shotgun
Purple gold pump.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 55


Availability

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

  • The Pump Shotgun is a powerful shotgun 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 Epic variant of the Pump Shotgun can instantly eliminate opponents even with full health and shield. It is currently the only gun other than sniper rifles able to do this.
    • The Common,Uncommon,andRare Pump Shotgun, however, cannot achieve the same feat, so it can be worth it to risk taking damage to upgrade a Pump Shotgun.
  • 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 switching to your fast firing weapon to eliminate your enemy.
  • The Pump Shotgun is incapable of destroying materials due to its extremely lowered material damage.
  • 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.
    • Sometimes it is a good idea to run the Pump Shotgun with a Revolver, because the Revolver can be sort of considered a single-pellet shotgun backup - it has 6 high-damage bullets that can do 100 damage on a headshot.

Changes

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

  • The Pump Shotgun’s Common, 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.
  • This is the tenth item to be unvaulted, following the Shockwave Grenade.
  • The Pump Shotgun was part of Tilted Town's exclusive loot pool.

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