Tactical Shotgun (Battle Royale)

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Tactical Shotgun
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 1.6
Last Adjustment Patch 9.00

Tactical Shotgun is a Shotgun in Battle Royale. It is available in Common, Uncommon and Rare variants. It uses Shells 'n' Slugs.

The Tactical Shotgun used to be available in Uncommon, Rare, and Epic variants, but in Patch 3.3, the Epic variant was removed and the Common variant was added. The damages were never changed, however.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Tactical Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 106.5
Damage 71
Fire Rate 1.5
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 6.3
Structure Damage 50
Tactical Shotgun
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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
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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

Former Rarities[edit | edit source]

Tactical Shotgun
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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

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.
  • It serves well as a counter to the Combat Shotgun, if the user is close enough.
  • It isn’t really effective against the Pump Shotgun, as the Pump Shotgun does higher damage than the Tactical Shotgun, but if the pump user missed his or her shot, the tac user has a chance to eliminate the opponent.
  • Despite having the fastest fire rate of all shotguns, it has the longest reload time of all shotguns.
  • With all shotguns, it’s best to aim for the head and the neck, as this will insure that the shot does critical damage.
  • This is the only shotgun in Fortnite that can be shot automatically - that is, by pressing the trigger button and holding it there.

Changes[edit | edit source]

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.
  • Although the Heavy and Double Barrel Shotguns are semi-automatic, the Tactical Shotgun has the fastest firing rate, despite being a pump-action shotgun.
  • 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 Tactical Shotgun appears to be a heavily modified Mossberg Maverick 88.
  • The Tactical Shotgun and the Combat Shotgun are the only Shotguns in Battle Royale that haven't been vaulted once.
  • The Tactical Shotgun is the only "OG" shotgun that remains in the game, The other OG shotgun is the Pump Shotgun.
  • Before the initial release of Battle Royale, The Tactical Shotgun was originally named "Semi-Auto Shotgun".

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