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This item has been made unavailabe in standard playlists to balance the loot pool. It may return in the future.

Scrappy base shotgun that can be crafted.
— In-Game Description


The Makeshift Shotgun is a Shotgun in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 6.

Functionality

The Makeshift Shotgun is a close-ranged weapon, and is suitable for attacking enemies at short ranges. It has a very small magazine size of only 3 (2 before Patch 15.10) and is very weak at medium range. It is completely incapable of hitting enemies at long range.

Crafting and Upgrading

The Makeshift Shotgun comes in Common, Uncommon and Rare rarities.

Primal Crafting
Rarity Resource Result
Common Makeshift Shotgun 2 Animal Bones Uncommon Primal Shotgun
Uncommon Makeshift Shotgun 4 Animal Bones Rare Primal Shotgun
Rare Makeshift Shotgun 6 Animal Bones Epic Primal Shotgun

It can also be crafted into a Pump Shotgun by using Mechanical Parts.

Mechanical Crafting
Rarity Resource Result
Common Makeshift Shotgun 2 Mechanical Parts Uncommon Pump Shotgun
Uncommon Makeshift Shotgun 4 Mechanical Parts Rare Pump Shotgun
Rare Makeshift Shotgun 6 Mechanical Parts Epic Pump Shotgun

Stats

Makeshift Shotguns range from dealing 88 Damage per shot to 98 Damage per shot (110- 122 damage per second). All Makeshift Shotguns use Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.png Shells. The Makeshift Shotgun has a headshot multiplier of 1.75x.

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Common Uncommon Rare
DPS: 110 DPS: 116 DPS: 122
Damage: 88 Damage: 93 Damage: 98
Magazine Size: 3 Magazine Size: 3 Magazine Size: 3
Fire Rate: 1.25 Fire Rate: 1.25 Fire Rate: 1.25
Reload Time: 3.5s Reload Time: 3.0s Reload Time: 2.5s

Strategy Guide

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  • The Makeshift Shotgun does more damage than an Uncommon and Rare Pump Shotgun and it's fire rate is even better than a Rare Pump Shotgun.
    • However, this weapon only has a magazine size of three and a lower headshot multiplier than the Pump Shotgun, making this weapon slightly weaker than a Pump Shotgun.
  • The Makeshift Shotgun is one weapon that you could get away with not crafting. Its high fire rate and decent damage allows you to eliminate a player slightly quicker than the Pump Shotgun if your shots land nicely.
  • The Makeshift shotgun is a good weapon to use early-game due to it's headshot of over 100, guaranteeing an elimination if non-shielded.

History

Chapter 2: Season 6

  • Update v16.00: The Makeshift Shotgun is introduced in Common, Uncommon, and Rare. It is part of the new craftable weapons system.
  • Update v16.10: The Makeshift Shotgun now has a Magazine Size of 3, instead of 2.
    • Crafting adjustments altered based on rarity, formerly 4 resources across the board, now 2/4/6 depending on rarity.

Chapter 2: Season 7

Trivia

  • This weapon is similar to the Pump Shotgun in many ways. The only main difference is that the Makeshift shotgun holds three shells, while the Pump holds five.
  • It's design is based of the Scavenger weapon in Save the World known as the Husk Buster.
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