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

The Pump Shotgun is a Shotgun in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Season 1.


The Pump Shotgun is a high damage, short range and slow firing shotgun, best suited to very close quarters. It has 5 shells in the magazine and must be pumped between shots, leading a slow fire rate. It excels at close range combat with its ability to deal significant damage. At lower rarities it still does significant damage, but is very punishing if you miss. The Pump Shotgun can hit targets at mid range, but the damage drop off is so high, and the spread so great that only 1 or 2 pellets will hit.


Pump Shotguns fire 10 pellets that are densely packed. Pump Shotguns range from dealing 92 Damage per shot to 128 Damage per shot (64.4-89.6 Damage Per Second). All Pump Shotguns use Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.png Shells. The Shotgun has a headshot multiplier of 2.0x. The maximum damage is capped at 165 to 185.

The Pump 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: 64.4 DPS: 70.7 DPS: 77
Damage: 92

Maximum Damage: 165

Damage: 101

Maximum Damage: 170

Damage: 110

Maximum Damage: 175

Magazine Size: 5 Magazine Size: 5 Magazine Size: 5
Fire Rate: 0.7 Fire Rate: 0.7 Fire Rate: 0.7
Reload Time: 5.1s Reload Time: 4.75s Reload Time: 4.4s
Structure Damage: 45 Structure Damage: 49 Structure Damage: 50
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Epic Legendary
DPS: 83.3 DPS: 89.6
Damage: 119

Maximum Damage: 180

Damage: 128

Maximum Damage: 185

Magazine Size: 5 Magazine Size: 5
Fire Rate: 0.7 Fire Rate: 0.7
Reload Time: 4.05s Reload Time: 3.7s
Structure Damage: 54 Structure Damage: 55

The Pump 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 7 meters (1.5 tiles).
  • Damage steadily decreases down to 77% of its maximum at 10 meters (2 tile).
  • Damage decreases down to 48% of its maximum at 15 meters (3 tiles).
  • It deals damage until 30 meters (6 tiles).


Sound Type Rarity Audio
Pullout Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Shooting Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Reload Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Pickup Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Drop Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary


From when the item was last available in Chapter 2: Season 8:

Rarity Chest Rare Chest Cosmic Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop Fishing (Plain) Fishing (Hole) Crafting

Combining a Pump Shotgun with:

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.

  • The Pump Shotgun is a very powerful shotgun in Battle Royale, at the cost of having a low fire rate and small ammo capacity of five rounds. A well-placed shot could remove a target's shield completely or eliminate a target in one shot at close ranges, depending on the rarity.
  • This shotgun has a slower fire rate than many other shotguns. If you are reloading this shotgun, make sure to check for opponents that can possibly attack you.
    • A fast-firing weapon to switch to is recommended, such as a submachine gun or pistol, as the Pump Shotgun is quite slow to shoot and is rather unpredictable at medium distances, sometimes dealing very low damage. A good strategy is to fire the Pump Shotgun to do a lot of damage then switching to your fast firing weapon to eliminate your enemy.
  • The Pump Shotgun is incapable of quickly destroying structures due to its extremely lowered structure damage.
  • In close quarters, other shotguns like the Tactical Shotgun can easily outpace the Pump's slow firing, making it a high risk, high reward weapon. It is recommended to use a pump if you are more confident in your abilities, especially with hitting headshots.



  • Update v1.6: The Pump Shotgun is added to the game, in Rarities from Common to Uncommon.

Season 1

  • Update v1.8.2: Adjusted the Pump Shotgun
    • Adjusted Pump Shotgun falloff damage.
      • 100% damage up to 7.68 meters
      • 70% damage at 18 meters
      • 20% at 30 meters
      • 0% at 41 meters
  • Increased the time it takes to transition from hip-fire to targeting mode after unintentionally decreasing it in a previous update.
    • It previously took 0.25 seconds to raise and lower weapons.
    • It now takes 0.4 seconds to raise weapons and 0.45 seconds to lower weapons.

Season 3

  • Update v3.00: Pump Shotgun rarity increased from Common and Uncommon to Uncommon and Rare. Stats are the same.
    • Pump Shotgun cannot shoot until pull-out animation is complete.

Season 4

  • Hotfix June 6, 2018: Reduced damage from 90 Uncommon and 95 Rare to 80 Uncommon And 85 Rare
    • Reduced headshot multiplier from 2.5x to 2x
  • Update v4.50: Adjustments
    • Weapon damage to structures now correctly scales with rarity.
    • Shotgun damage to structures has been reduced by 50% for Pump Shotgun

Season 5

  • Update v5.00: General Adjustments
    • Shotguns will now indicate how many pellets hit, visible within the reticle.
    • Adjusted shotgun spread patterns to be consistent with no random variation.
    • After firing a shotgun, another shotgun cannot be fired for a very short time.
  • Update v5.30: Pump Shotgun equip time has been shortened from 0.96 seconds to 0.88 seconds.

Season 6

  • Update v6.31: Increased damage of the Uncommon and Rare variants from 80/85 to 95/100
    • The Epic and Legendary Pump Shotgun variants are introduced.

Season 9

Chapter 2: Season 1

  • Update v11.00: Unvaulted the Pump Shotgun in all rarities.
    • The Pump Shotguns received an updated look.
    • Adjusted damage from 95/100/105/110 to 70/80/90/100/110

Chapter 2: Season 3

Chapter 2: Season 4

Chapter 2: Season 5

Chapter 2: Season 6

  • Update v16.00: The Pump Shotgun is unvaulted in all rarities except Common.
    • The Pump Shotgun's damage has been buffed from 70/80/90/100/110 to [[1]]/108/116.
    • Pump Shotgun critical hit multiplier was nerfed from 2.0x to 1.75x, making the headshot damage deal 147/161/175/189/203.

Chapter 2: Season 7

  • Update v17.00: Common Pump Shotgun Unvaulted.
    • All rarities of the Pump Shotgun can be crafted into a Lever Action Shotgun of the same rarity using Nuts 'n' Bolts.

Chapter 3: Season 1

  • Update v19.00: Vaulted the Pump Shotgun in all rarities.
  • Update v19.01: The Pump Shotgun can be found from a Malfunctioning Vending Machine with a very rare chance.
    • This was a mistake and was reversed in a hotfix.

Chapter 3: Season 2

  • Update v20.30: Increased damage from 84/92/100/108/116 to 92/101/110/119/128 (this also increased the DPS of the weapon) and changed the multiplier from 1.5x to 2.0x. To combat these changes, the maximum damage is capped at 165/170/175/180/185.



  • The Common, Uncommon and Rare models are based on the American Remington 870.
  • Its Epic and Legendary model is based on the Italian SPAS-12. In real life the SPAS-12 can switch between Semi-automatic and Pump action, hence why its presence in other games may be of a different configuration.
    • This is the reason for players often referring to these rarities of Pump Shotguns as "SPAS".
    • When reloading, the player does not press the carrying hatch button on the side of shotgun like most other games.
  • The Pump Shotgun was part of Tilted Town's exclusive loot pool to match the Western theme.
  • During Chapter 3: Season 1, there was a tiny chance to obtain it from a Malfunctioning Vending Machine.