Tactical Shotgun (Battle Royale)

From Fortnite Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Tactical Shotgun
Tac shot icon.png
Details
Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 1.6
Last Adjustment Patch 13.00

Tactical Shotgun is a Shotgun in Battle Royale. It is available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants. It uses Shells and has a headshot multiplier of 1.5x It is fully automatic and fires faster than the Pump Shotgun but slower than the Combat Shotgun.

The Tactical Shotgun used to be available in Uncommon, Rare, and Epic variants, but the following Patch 3.3, it was demoted to Common, Uncommon, and Rare. In Patch 9.40, new Epic and Legendary variants were added.

All of the Tactical Shotgun's rarities can be found from Floor Loot. The Uncommon - Legendary variants can be found from chests, the Rare variant can be found from Fishing, and its Epic and Legendary variants can be found from Supply Drops, Rare Chests, and Fishing.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Tactical Shotgun
Tac shot icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 102
Damage 68
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 6.5
Structure Damage 50
Tactical Shotgun
Tac shot icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 106.5
Damage 71
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 6.4
Structure Damage 53
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 6.1
Structure Damage 55
Tactical Shotgun
Tactical Shotgun (M1014).png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 118.5
Damage 79
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.9
Structure Damage 65
Tactical Shotgun
Tactical Shotgun (M1014).png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 124.5
Damage 83
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.8
Structure Damage 68

The Epic and Legendary Variants' Stats in the Spy Games Event[edit | edit source]

Tactical Shotgun+
Tactical Shotgun (M1014).png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 160.5
Damage 107
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.4
Structure Damage 97.5
tactical shotgun+ with gunsmith tech
Tactical Shotgun (M1014).png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 169.5
Damage 113
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.1
Structure Damage 101.4

Former Stats[edit | edit source]

Stats (Patch 9.00 - Patch 13.00)[edit | edit source]

Tactical Shotgun
Tac shot icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 106.5
Damage 71
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 6.5
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 6.4
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 6.1
Structure Damage 55
Tactical Shotgun
Tactical Shotgun (M1014).png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 124.5
Damage 83
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 10
Reload Time 5.9
Structure Damage 65
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 10
Reload Time 5.8
Structure Damage 68

Stats (Patch 3.30 - Patch 9.00)[edit | edit source]

Tactical Shotgun
Br tactical shotgun icon.png
Details
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
Br tactical shotgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 105
Damage 70
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 6.0
Structure Damage 53
Tactical Shotgun
Br tactical shotgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 111
Damage 74
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.7
Structure Damage 55

Stats (Initial BR release - Patch 3.30)[edit | edit source]

Tactical Shotgun
Br tactical shotgun icon.png
Details
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
Br tactical shotgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 105
Damage 70
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 6.0
Structure Damage 53
Tactical Shotgun
Br tactical shotgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 111
Damage 74
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 5.7
Structure Damage 55

Textures[edit | edit source]

Common, Uncommon and (Rare and former Epic Textures)

Br tactical shotgun icon.png

After Patch 11.0:

Tac shot icon.png

Epic and Legendary Texture

Tactical Shotgun (M1014).png

(The Epic and Legendary textures in Chapter 2 were changed a bit: the tactical is now more vertical than horizontal)

Availability[edit | edit source]

Chapter 1[edit | edit source]

Rarities/Ways to Obtain Chest Floor Loot
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Chapter 2[edit | edit source]

Rarities/Ways to Obtain Sidegrading Chest Rare Chest Floor Loot Upgrading Eliminating a Henchman Eliminating a Boss
Common No guns to get

sidegraded from.

Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

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 fourth-fastest fire rate of all shotguns (behind the Combat, Double Barrel and Drum Shotguns), it has the longest reload time of all shotguns, for a full reload of 0-8 bullets. The Rare Combat Shotgun is the second slowest.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch Notes[edit | edit source]

Patch 13.00 (June 17th 2020)

Damage reduced to balance with the Charge Shotgun.

  • 71/75/79/83/87 decreased to 68/71/75/79/83.
    • Now it is more like before Season 9.

Patch 11.20 (November 29, 2019)

  • Reduced headshot multiplier from 2.25x to 2.0x to be in line with the Pump.

Patch 9.40 (July 17, 2019)

  • Tactical Shotgun - Epic & Legendary
    • Get up close and personal with the new Epic and Legendary variants of the Tactical Shotgun!

Patch 9.00(May 8, 2019)

  • Tactical Shotgun damage increased to 71/75/79.

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.

Vault Log[edit | edit source]

This gun has never been vaulted.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Common Tactical Shotgun does just 2 less damage then the Common Pump Shotgun, despite Pump Shotguns are supposed to be slow but stronger than Tactical Shotguns.
    • However, this is likely because the Tactical increases by 4 damage per rarity, Pump does for 10!
  • 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. However, it also seems to be the same Tactical Shotgun as in Save The World, but with some added features on top. This would also apply to the Enforcer.
  • The Tactical Shotgun is the only Shotgun in Battle Royale that hasn'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 Shotgun was vaulted over three seasons before the Epic and Legendary Pump Shotguns were added)
  • This is also the first time since Patch 3.3, 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 used the same pullout weapon sound as the Suppressed Sniper Rifle. However in Season X it has its own pullout sound now.
  • 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, its 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.
  • Despite the Legendary variant dealing 87 damage, it still does less damage than a Rare Pump Shotgun.
  • Some players chose Tactical Shotguns over Pump Shotguns because Pump Shotgun's damage wasn't very consistent (You could hit for 33 with a Legendary Pump Shotgun), they have a slow firerate, it's hard to hit opponents for new players and the Pump Shotgun nerf in Chapter 2 Season 1 (90/95/100/105/110 to 70/80/90/100/110). But Tactical Shotguns are great, you can atleast get 2-3 shots at an opponent before they could build because the Tactical Shotgun's firerate is quick. Plus, Pump Shotguns have a magazine size of 5 and Tactical Shotguns have a magazine size of 8, making Tactical Shotguns getting preferred over Pump Shotguns by some players. Though it's unknown if people will still prefer Tactical Shotguns over Pump Shotguns because of the headshot nerf of the Tactical Shotguns which made them less consistent

References[edit | edit source]