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The Charge Shotgun is a Shotgun in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 3. The Mythic version of this weapon is Kit's Charge Shotgun.

Functionality

The Charge Shotgun is a close ranged weapon which should be charged up in order to deal the most damage to an enemy player. Charging the weapon takes around 1 second and allows it to deal higher damage to enemy players. Like all shotguns it is useful at close range but very weak at medium to longer ranges.

Stats

Charge Shotguns range from dealing 81 Damage per shot to 99 Damage per shot (68.9 - 84.2 damage per second) when uncharged. When charged, they range from dealing 121 - 148 damage per shot (102.85 - 125,8 damage per second). All Charge Shotguns use Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.png Shells and have a headshot multiplier of 1.75x. There is a maximum damage cap of 141 to 182, when uncharged. And of 175 to 195, when charged.

The Charge Shotgun reloads 1 shell at a time, and its reload time statistic is how long it takes for a zero ammo reload to a full magazine.

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Common Uncommon Rare
DPS: 68.85 DPS: 73.1 DPS: 76.5
Damage: 81 Damage: 86 Damage: 90
Fire Rate: 0.85 Fire Rate: 0.85 Fire Rate: 0.85
Magazine Size: 4 Magazine Size: 4 Magazine Size: 4
Reload Time: 4.7s Reload Time: 4.5s Reload Time: 4.3s
Structure Damage: 49 Structure Damage: 52 Structure Damage: 55
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Epic Legendary
DPS: 80.75 DPS: 84.15
Damage: 95 Damage: 99
Fire Rate: 0.85 Fire Rate: 0.85
Magazine Size: 5 Magazine Size: 5
Reload Time: 4.1s Reload Time: 3.9s
Structure Damage: 57 Structure Damage: 60

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Common Uncommon Rare
DPS: 103.28 DPS: 109.65 DPS: 114.75
Damage: 121.5 Damage: 129 Damage: 135
Fire Rate: 0.85 Fire Rate: 0.85 Fire Rate: 0.85
Magazine Size: 4 Magazine Size: 4 Magazine Size: 4
Reload Time: 4.7s Reload Time: 4.5s Reload Time: 4.3s
Structure Damage: 74 Structure Damage: 78 Structure Damage: 82
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Epic Legendary
DPS: 121.13 DPS: 126.23
Damage: 142.5 Damage: 148.5
Fire Rate: 0.85 Fire Rate: 0.85
Magazine Size: 5 Magazine Size: 5
Reload Time: 4.1s Reload Time: 3.9s
Structure Damage: 86 Structure Damage: 90

The Charge Shotgun is a hitscan weapon, but fires a spread of 10 pellets when both aiming down sights and hipfiring. Aiming down sights tightens the spread of pellets.

Damage falloff:

  • Damage falloff begins at 8.5 meters (1.6 tiles).
  • Damage decreases down to 90% of its maximum at 10 meters (2 tile).
  • Damage steadily decreases down to 70% of its maximum at 15 meters (3 tiles).
  • Damage decreases down to 50% of its maximum at 20 meters (4 tiles).
  • It deals damage until 30 meters (6 tiles).

Sounds

Sound Type Rarity Audio
Pullout Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary
Shooting (Charged) Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary
Shooting (Uncharged) Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary
Shooting (Half-Charged) Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary
Reload Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary
Pickup Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary
Drop Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary

Obtained

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Craftable
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Obtained by:

Strategy Guide

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The risk was calculated... but man am I bad at math.
This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.


  • Charging up the Charge Shotgun to full is ideal in an engagement as it deals higher damage than not charging it.
  • Another strategy is throwing down a Shockwave Grenade and while in the air, charge and fire.
  • While charging the Charge Shotgun all the way will do maximum damage, in fast-pace battles, it is safer to land two uncharged shots than a full charged shot.

History

Chapter 2: Season 3

  • Update v13.00
    • Added Charge Shotgun in Common to Legendary rarities.
  • Update v13.20
    • The Charge Shotgun's Epic and Legendary variants have an increased clip of 4.

Chapter 2: Season 4

Chapter 2: Season 5

  • Update v15.00: All rarities of the Charge Shotgun have been unvaulted.
    • Hotfix:
      • Increased damage across the board and magazine size by 1 for each rarity.
      • Vaulted in Common rarity.

Chapter 2: Season 6

  • Update v16.00
    • All rarities of the Charge Shotgun have been vaulted.

Chapter 2: Season 8

Chapter 3: Season 1

Chapter 3: Season 2

  • Update v20.30: Reduced the base damage from 84/88/93/98/102 to 81/86/90/95/99. While the charged damage has been reduced from 126/132/139/147/153 to 121/129/135/142/148.
    • Increased the headshot multiplier to x1.75. To combat this, this weapon now has a max damage cap of 141/150/157/166/173. While the charged max damage has been capped to 175/180/185/190/195.

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