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Shotgun: Break-Action. Deals high damage at a fast fire rate. Short range and very limited magazine size.
— In-Game Description

The Dragon's Breath Shotgun is a weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in Chapter 2: Season 5.

Functionality

The Dragon's Breath Shotgun is a single shot weapon, which consumes all four rounds of its magazine. It is short ranged, with a large hipfire spread.

When fired, the weapon will ignite wooden objects and structures. The weapon's shells are piercing, meaning they will ignite them through players. The weapon will not ignite a player unless they stand on the burning structure.

Stats

Dragon's Breath Shotguns range from dealing 158-165 damage per shot. (158-165 Damage per second). All Dragon's Breath Shotguns use Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.png Shells and have a headshot multiplier of 1.25x. There is a maximum damage cap of 195 to 200.

Unlike other Shotguns, the Dragon's Breath Shotgun reloads all shells at once, instead of one at a time.

Dragon's Breath Shotgun Dragon's Breath Shotgun
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Dragon's Breath Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic Legendary
DPS: 158 DPS: 165
Damage: 158 Damage: 165
Fire Rate: 1.0 Fire Rate: 1.0
Magazine Size: 4 Magazine Size: 4
Reload Time: 4.3 Reload Time: 4.1
Structure Damage: 64 Structure Damage: 67

The Dragon's Breath 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 9 meters (1.75 tiles).
  • Damage steadily decreases down to 70% of its maximum at 10 meters (2 tile).
  • Damage decreases down to 30% of its maximum at 12.5 meters (2.5 tiles).
  • It deals damage until 18 meters (3.5 tiles).

Sounds

Sound Type Rarity Audio
Pullout Epic and Legendary
Shooting Epic and Legendary
Drop Epic and Legendary
Pickup Epic and Legendary
Reload Epic and Legendary

Obtained

From when the weapon was last available in Chapter 2: Season 5

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Epic
Legendary

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.


  • As the Dragon's Breath Shotgun deals Health damage with the fire it produces, it can be useful when attacking enemies in the storm, as the storm will contribute to lowering the enemy's Health, and ignore Shields.
  • If you do not kill an enemy with the gun, you can use another close range weapon such as an SMG to quickly kill your enemy. Try not to pair it with another shotgun, as there is a delay between switching with another shotgun.
  • If you headshot someone with the shotgun, you can deal 200 damage to them. Try breaking into their box with and SMG, and if you’re close enough to them, fire the weapon.

History

Chapter 2: Season 5

  • Update v15.00
    • Introduced the Dragon's Breath Shotgun in Epic and Legendary rarities.
  • December 4th, 2020 Hotfix
    • Dragon's Breath increased effective range and damage[1].

Chapter 2: Season 6

  • Update v16.00
    • Both rarities of the Dragon's Breath Shotgun have been Vaulted.

Chapter 3: Season 2

  • Update v20.30: Increased the damage from 152/160 to 158/165. Now there is a maximum damage of 195/200.

Trivia

  • It is the first non-disposable weapon which is able to deal fire damage to players. The first weapon to deal fire damage was the Flare Gun.
  • Dragon's Breath is the real world name of the standard incendiary cartridge used for shotguns.
  • The weapon appears to be based on the American Winchester Liberator, a prototype four-barrelled shotgun designed in 1962. However, the real Liberator fires only one shell at a time, whereas all four barrels are unloaded after one trigger pull in-game. It has a similarity with the DP-12 Incendiary shotgun.
  • As of Update v20.30, the Legendary Dragon's Breath Shotgun is the only shotgun able to deal 200.
  • Considering it can only be fired once, and all four shells are loaded at the same time, it has the slowest effective reload of any shotgun, as it cannot be cancelled to quickly fire.
  • This is the only gun that requires a full magazine to be fired, unless the player doesn't have enough shells to do a full reload.
    • The weapon will deal full damage and fire the same amount of pellets despite this.
  • When other players are firing the Dragon's Breath Shotgun, it makes firing sounds of a Double Barrel Shotgun.

References

Weapons
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Assault Weapons
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Assault Rifle (Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Skye's) • Suppressed Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Assault RifleBurst Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst Assault Rifle (Striker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Ocean'sStriker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Slone's) • Heavy Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy Assault Rifle (Heavy Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Meowscles' Peow Peow) • Combat Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat Assault RifleScoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Scoped Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Scoped Assault RifleChitauri Laser Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Chitauri Laser RifleThermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle (Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Huntmaster Saber's) • Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical Assault RifleInfantry Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Infantry Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Infantry RifleLight Machine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Light Machine GunMinigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Minigun (Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Brutus') • Stark Industries Energy Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Stark Industries Energy RifleDrum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Drum Gun (Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Midas'Jules' Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Jules'Shadow Midas' Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Shadow Midas') • Makeshift Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift RiflePrimal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Rifle (Primal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Spire Guardian's) • First Order Blaster Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png First Order Blaster RifleE-11 Blaster Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png E-11 Blaster RiflePulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pulse Rifle (Pulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Slone'sBurst Pulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst Pulse Rifle) • Sideways Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sideways RifleSideways Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sideways MinigunMK-Seven Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png MK-Seven Assault Rifle (MK-Seven Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png The Foundation's) • Ranger Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Ranger Assault RifleStriker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Striker Burst Rifle (Striker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Slone's) • Hammer Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hammer Assault Rifle
Makeshift Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Bows
Boom Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Boom Bow (TNTina's Ka-Boom Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png TNTina's Ka-Boom) • Hawkeye's Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hawkeye's BowMakeshift Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift BowPrimal Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal BowPrimal Flame Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Flame BowPrimal Stink Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Stink BowMechanical Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mechanical BowMechanical Explosive Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mechanical Explosive Bow (Mechanical Explosive Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Raz's) • Mechanical Shockwave Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mechanical Shockwave BowGrappler Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Grappler BowUnstable Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Unstable Bow
Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Crossbows
Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Crossbow (Cupid's Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Cupid's) • Fiend Hunter Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Fiend Hunter CrossbowDual Fiend Hunters - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dual Fiend HuntersPlunger Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Plunger Bow



Rocket Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Explosive Weapons
Rocket Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rocket Launcher (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rocket Launcher (Pumpkin Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pumpkin) • Quad Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Quad Launcher (Burst Quad Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst) • Guided Missile - Weapon - Fortnite.png Guided MissileGrenade Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Grenade Launcher (Snowball Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png SnowballEgg Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png EggOrange Paint Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Orange PaintPurple Paint Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Purple PaintEgg Launcher (New) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Cinematic PaintSnowball Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png The Big Chill) • Chitauri Energy Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Chitauri Energy LauncherShockwave Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Shockwave Launcher (Shockwave Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Kit's) • Proximity Grenade Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Proximity Grenade LauncherGrenade - Item - Fortnite.png GrenadeClinger - Item - Fortnite.png ClingersDynamite - Item - Fortnite.png DynamiteBottle Rockets - Item - Fortnite.png Bottle RocketsProximity Mine - Item - Fortnite.png Proximity MineRemote Explosive - Item - Fortnite.png Remote ExplosiveFirefly Jar - Item - Fortnite.png Firefly JarRecycler - Weapon - Fortnite.png Recycler (Recycler - Weapon - Fortnite.png Spire Assassin's) • Pulsar 9000 Schematic - Weapon - Fortnite.png Alien Knockgun LauncherPlasma Cannon - Weapon - Fortnite.png Plasma CannonAnvil Rocket Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Anvil Rocket Launcher
DMR - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Marksman Rifles
DMR - Weapon - Fortnite.png DMR




Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Submachine Guns
Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Submachine Gun (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Submachine GunSuppressed Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Submachine GunCompact SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Compact SMGTactical Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical Submachine GunRapid Fire SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rapid Fire SMGBurst SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst SMGMachine Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Machine PistolMakeshift Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift Submachine GunPrimal SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal SMGKymera Ray Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Kymera Ray Gun (Kymera Ray Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Zyg and Choppy's) • Stinger SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Stinger SMG (Stinger SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Gunnar's) • Combat SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat SMGCharge SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge SMG
Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Pistols
Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pistol (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png PistolSuppressed Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Pistol (Dual Suppressed Pistols - Weapon - Fortnite.png DualShadow Tracker - Weapon - Fortnite.png Shadow Tracker) • Dual Pistols - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dual Pistols (Hop Rock Dualies - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hop Rock Dualies) • Hand Cannon - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hand Cannon (Deadpool's Dual Hand Cannons - Weapon - Fortnite.png Deadpool's Dual) • Revolver (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png RevolverScoped Revolver - Weapon - Fortnite.png Scoped Revolver (Night Hawk - Weapon - Fortnite.png Night Hawk) • Six Shooter - Weapon - Fortnite.png Six Shooter (Marksman Six Shooter - Weapon - Fortnite.png Marksman) • Flashlight Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Flashlight PistolFlint-Knock Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Flint-Knock Pistol (Flint-Knock Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lazar's) • Makeshift Revolver - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift RevolverPrimal Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal PistolCombat Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat PistolSidearm Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sidearm PistolCharge SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge SMG
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Sniper Rifles
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (Dragon's Breath Sniper - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dragon's Breath Sniper) • Suppressed Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Sniper RifleHeavy Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy Sniper Rifle (Boom Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Boom Sniper Rifle) • Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Semi-Automatic Sniper RifleAutomatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Automatic Sniper RifleHunting Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hunting Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hunting RifleLever Action Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lever Action RifleStorm Scout Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Storm Scout Sniper Rifle (Storm Scout - Weapon - Fortnite.png Storm Scout) • Amban Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Amban Sniper RifleRail Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rail GunZapotron - Weapon - Fortnite.png ZapotronHunter Bolt-Action Sniper - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Shotguns
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pump Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pump ShotgunTactical Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical ShotgunHeavy Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy ShotgunDouble Barrel Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Double Barrel Shotgun (The Dub - Weapon - Fortnite.png The Dub) • Combat Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat ShotgunDrum Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Drum ShotgunCharge Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge Shotgun (Charge Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Kit's) • Dragon's Breath Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dragon's Breath ShotgunLever Action Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lever Action ShotgunMakeshift Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift ShotgunPrimal Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Shotgun (Primal Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Spire Assassin's) • Auto Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Auto ShotgunStriker Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Striker Pump ShotgunRanger Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Ranger ShotgunTwo-Shot Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Two-Shot ShotgunPrime Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Prime Shotgun
Infinity Blade - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Melee Weapons
Pickaxe (Chapter 3) - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png Harvesting ToolInfinity Blade - Weapon - Fortnite.png Infinity BladeSideways Scythe - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sideways ScytheKylo Ren's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rey's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Luke's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mace Windu's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Obi Wan's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lightsaber (Darth Vader's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Darth Vader's) • Kingsman - Weapon - Fortnite.png KingsmanStormbreaker - Weapon - Fortnite.png Thor's StormbreakerYautja Wristblades - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png Predator Claw



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