Tactical Shotgun (Battle Royale)

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Tactical Shotgun
Tac shot icon.png
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 1.6
Last Adjustment Patch 11.2

Tactical Shotgun is a Shotgun in Battle Royale. It is available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary variants. It uses Shells 'n' Slugs and has a headshot multiplier of x2. It was also semi-automatic, so it was slightly annoying to get shot with, but is not as spammy as the Drum Shotgun, especially since the magazine size(8 for all rarities) was too small to do spam-firing.

The Tactical Shotgun used to be available in Uncommon, Rare, and Epic variants but the rarities have been demoted to Common, Uncommon and Rare following Patch 3.3, and Patch 9.40 unvaulted its Epic variant, gave it a new look and added the Legendary variants.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Tactical Shotgun
Tac shot icon.png
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 100.5
Damage 67
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 6.3
Structure Damage 50
Tactical Shotgun
Tac shot icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 112.5
Damage 75
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 6.0
Structure Damage 53
Tactical Shotgun
Tac shot icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 118.5
Damage 79
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.7
Structure Damage 55
Tactical Shotgun
Tactical Shotgun (M1014).png
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 124.5
Damage 83
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.4
Structure Damage 58
Tactical Shotgun
Tactical Shotgun (M1014).png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 130.5
Damage 87
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.1
Structure Damage 60

Availability[edit | edit source]

Tactical 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 n/a 35% n/a n/a
Uncommon n/a 10.5% n/a n/a
Rare n/a 3.5% n/a n/a

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

Rarity Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Common n/a 5.11% n/a n/a
Uncommon n/a 1.53% n/a n/a
Rare n/a 0.51% n/a n/a


Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Tactical Shotgun is a useful weapon to suppress the target at close ranges. Although it does rather low damage per shot compared to other shotguns, the fire rate is quick and can be used to damage the target quickly.
  • Even with a Common Tactical Shotgun, headshots can be near deadly for non-shielded players.
  • The Tactical Shotgun's effectiveness, although with a large 8-round clip and 1.5 fire rate, isn't the best in the headshot stakes, although it does outdo the Epic Pump Shotgun. The key to winning a Pump vs. Tactical battle is to fire first to deal some damage to the enemy, hopefully dealing enough damage for the next to be a one-shot. However, if the scenario above is what happens. it is safe for the Pump user to fire a point-blank headshot and still be at 10 hitpoints before death. Therefore, the best strategy is to first headshot someone for maximum damage, then pull out whatever secondary lies in the inventory to finish them off, and repeat should combining the Shotgun + Secondary not be effective enough to do the enemy in first time.
  • Despite having the third-fastest fire rate of all shotguns (behind the Combat and Drum Shotguns), it has the longest reload time of all shotguns, for a full reload of 0-8 bullets.

Changes[edit | edit source]

11.20 Patch notes

Adjusted tactical shotgun multiplier,now it is equal at the pump

Patch 9.40 (July 17, 2019) What's New?

  • Tactical Shotgun - Epic & Legendary
    • The Tac is back in an all new form. Drop in and try out the Epic and Legendary variants now!

Patch 5.0 (July 12, 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 9.00 (May 9, 2019)

  • The damage was increased from 67, 70, and 74 to 71, 75, and 79 depending on rarity.

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

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 Tactical Shotgun appears to be a red version of the Save the World guns Enforcer and Longarm Enforcer.
  • In Patch 3.3, the rarities of all Tactical Shotguns were changed from Uncommon, Rare and Epic to Common, Uncommon and Rare, and in patch 9.40, Epic and Legendary variants were added.
  • Although the Heavy and Double Barrel Shotguns are semi-automatic, the Tactical Shotgun has the fastest firing rate, despite being a pump-action shotgun(until Patch 9.00)
  • The Tactical Shotgun has a small panel that seems to be playing Snake on its screen.
  • The side of the gun reads "Bossmerg 12", a play of the word Mossberg, a real-life weapons manufacturer. "12" means it is chambered for 12-gauge shotgun cartridges.
  • The Common, Uncommon,and Rare Tactical Shotgun appears to be a heavily modified Mossberg Maverick 88. However, it bears more resemblance to a painted Kel-Tec KS-7.
  • The Tactical Shotgun is the only Shotgun in Battle Royale that haven't been vaulted once.
  • Before the initial release of Battle Royale, The Tactical Shotgun was originally named "Semi-Auto Shotgun".
  • The Tactical Shotgun is the fifth weapon to be an all-rarity weapon.
    • This is also the first shotgun to be available in all five rarities at once(the Common Pump was vaulted over three seasons before the Epic and Legendary Pumps were added)
  • This is also the first time (Since the 3.3 patch) a rarity of a weapon returns, but unlike before it is in a new model and with new statistics.
  • The Epic and Legendary variants of the Tactical Shotgun appear to be a modified M1014. This was also the first Tac Shotgun to be able to near-oneshot people with full HP and shield bars, clocking in at a whopping 195 hitpoints of headshot damage at point-blank. However, it’s headshot multiplier was reduced, so it lost this ability.
  • The Epic and Legendary variants of the Tactical Shotgun uses the same pullout weapon sound as the Suppressed Sniper Rifle. However in Season 10 it has its own pullout sound now.
  • The fact that the Common, Uncommon and Rare Tactical Shotguns are shown with duct tape on the slider that works its pump action perhaps suggests that these were quickly cobbled together as a temporary weapon.
  • This is the first shotgun (the second is the Drum Shotgun) in Fortnite that can be shot automatically – that is, by pressing the trigger button and holding it there. However, if one is observant at the recoil animation of the shotgun, it can be noticed the weapon doesn't fire automatically - it just gets pumped quickly and then fired while pressing the trigger. This perhaps is the reason for it being named the Semi-Automatic Shotgun right before B.R.'s release.
  • Despite many players assuming the Rare Tactical Shotgun has a faster Pull-out time than the Epic and Legendary it's real pull-out time is 0.500. The Legendary is 0.485.
    • The philosophy behind the Pull-out impression is due to its sound. While the Lower end Tactical Shotguns pull-out sound starts almost Immediately after selecting it,the higher end has this sound Closer to the end of its pull-out and thus why players assume that the Rare variant is faster than the Legendary Variant.

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