Shotguns have been an incredibly large part of the Fortnite loot pool since the beginning. Sometimes the game releases a shotgun that changes the way every player plays the game, while some end up being scrapped and never used by anyone. Here are the top seven best shotguns in Fortnite.
The Best Shotguns In Fortnite
While the game has released multiple shotguns, some with various variations, only a few standout as the best shotguns within the Battle Royale. From having different hitboxes to having fast fire rates, quite a few of the shotguns in Fortnite stand out from shotguns in other games. Here are the best shotguns in Fortnite.
7. Combat Shotgun
The Combat Shotgun was extremely popular when first released in Chapter 1. In fact, the gun would probably have made a higher spot on this list, but due to the dramatic nerfing it took, it stands at number seven on our list. Still, this weapon had an incredibly fast fire rate while also being able to do quite a bit of distance from afar.
The Combat Shotgun might not be as good as it once was, but it is still an absolutely legendary weapon within the game.
6. Dragon’s Breath Shotgun
The Dragon’s Breath Shotgun is quite unique compared to all the other shotguns. This weapon could do over 200 damage when fired at an opponent point blank. Like its name, the Dragon’s Breath Shotgun could also ignite wooden surfaces on fire. The only downside of this weapon was that it used four shotgun shells at once when firing.
The Dragon’s Breath Shotgun is iconic, making it one of the best shotguns to ever be in the game.
5. Drum Shotgun
The Drum Shotgun, which was first released in Chapter 1, became quite an annoyance for many players. This gun not only had a massive magazine, but it had an incredibly quick-fire rate. It was similar to firing an SMG at an opponent, as it blasted out shotgun shells like no other.
The Drum Shotgun still stands as one of the best Fortnite shotguns ever to exist.
4. Heavy Shotgun
Also released in Chapter 1, the Heavy Shotgun quickly became a fan favorite. Its large hitbox and massive damage count made it quite the heavy hitter. Fortnite has also released other variants of the weapon, including the exotic Breacher Shotgun, which could take a player’s walls on the first try.
The Heavy Shotgun is simply one of the best Fortnite shotguns, and there is no debating it.
3. Charge Shotgun
Released in Chapter 2, Season 3, the Charge Shotgun got a lot of hate in the beginning. Players were not used to the adjustment it added when fighting, but once learned, it quickly became a favorite. Its powerful shots were what made it so unique. A full charge with a Legendary variant of the weapon could take a player from 200 to zero just like that.
The Charge Shotgun is iconic and will always be one of the best shotguns in the popular Battle Royale.
2. Tactical Shotgun
Being one of the first shotguns to ever join the game, the Tactical Shotgun stands as a legendary weapon within the Fortnite loot pool. This weapon had a fast fire rate, while still dealing a heavy amount of damage. Its Epic and Legendary variants are considered the best weapons for box fighting by many.
The Tactical Shotgun has a special place in many Fortnite players’ hearts, making it one of the best shotguns in the game.
1. Pump Shotgun
The Pump Shotgun is hands down the best shotgun in Fortnite. In fact, many gamers believe it’s the best gun that has ever been in the Battle Royale. Its Epic and Legendary variants being able to do 200 damage made playing with the weapon incredibly fun. It is a fun and unique weapon and also great for the competitive scene.
The Pump Shotgun still holds the title as the best shotgun within Fortnite and will be incredibly difficult to beat over time.
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