Shotguns are a type of weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. The purpose of these weapons is for short range combat. All Shotguns use Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells.

Functionality

Shotguns fill the role of a short range weapon and are often used for up close engagements, due to their high damage per shot. Shotguns uniquely fire a spread of pellets rather than a single shot. Swapping between two shotguns after firing results in a small cooldown to prevent the player dealing too much damage per second. Shotguns are very weak at longer ranges and oftentimes cannot even hit a player at medium range.

List of Weaponry

This list does not include Collaboration or LTM exclusive weaponry.

Name Image Ammo Type
Charge Shotgun
Charge Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Charge Shotgun
Charge Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Charge Shotgun
Charge Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Charge Shotgun
Charge Shotgun (2nd Skin) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Charge Shotgun
Charge Shotgun (2nd Skin) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Kit's Charge Shotgun
Charge Shotgun (2nd Skin) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Combat Shotgun
Combat Shotgun - Weapon Icon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Combat Shotgun
Combat Shotgun - Weapon Icon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Combat Shotgun
Combat Shotgun - Weapon Icon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Double Barrel Shotgun
Double Barrel Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Double Barrel Shotgun
Double Barrel Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
The Dub
The Dub - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Dragon's Breath Shotgun
Dragon's Breath Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Dragon's Breath Shotgun
Dragon's Breath Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Drum Shotgun
Drum Shotgun.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Drum Shotgun
Drum Shotgun.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Drum Shotgun
Drum Shotgun.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Heavy Shotgun
Heavy Shotgun.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Heavy Shotgun
Heavy Shotgun.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Lever Action Shotgun
Lever Action Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Lever Action Shotgun
Lever Action Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Lever Action Shotgun
Lever Action Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Lever Action Shotgun
Lever Action Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Lever Action Shotgun
Lever Action Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Pump Shotgun
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Pump Shotgun
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Pump Shotgun
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Pump Shotgun
Chapter2pump2.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Pump Shotgun
Chapter2pump2.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Tactical Shotgun
Chapter2tac.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Tactical Shotgun
Chapter2tac.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Tactical Shotgun
Chapter2tac.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Tactical Shotgun
Tactical Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Tactical Shotgun
Tactical Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Makeshift Shotgun
Makeshift Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Makeshift Shotgun
Makeshift Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Makeshift Shotgun
Makeshift Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Primal Shotgun
Primal Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Primal Shotgun
Primal Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Primal Shotgun
Primal Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Primal Shotgun
Primal Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells
Spire Assassin's Primal Shotgun
Primal Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Ammo Shells - Icon - Fortnite.pngShells

Strategy Guide

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


  • Many Shotguns load one shell at a time. This means that if you are careful, you can interrupt your reload in order to shoot at an opponent if you are unable to complete a full reload. Some shotguns load multiple shells at once, such as the Combat Shotgun, meaning the same is applicable but with two shots.
  • The Combat Shotgun is more of a medium ranged weapon than a close ranged one, meaning it should be handled differently to the other shotguns.
  • Though cross-hairs show where the spread will hit, players should still rely on the center of the reticle when aiming, otherwise they risk only getting a partial shot in, thus dealing out sometimes much lower damage.

Trivia

  • In season prior to Season 5, shotguns, especially the Pump Shotgun, could be swapped quickly without needing to 'pump' the weapon. This allowed for much higher than intended damage per second outputs, and so a delay was added between swapping guns and firing.
    • However, The Dub can still be swapped with another shotgun without having delay, this could be because it is Exotic.
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