The Charge Shotgun uncharged deals 126/132/139/147/153/160 damage to head. Charging the Shotgun will deal 189/198/209/220/229/240 to the head.
It is a unique shotgun, being the first of its kind to have to be charged to deal more damage. It can be charged by holding down the fire button, taking 1.7 seconds to fully charge. However it can be used like a regular shotgun.
The magazine size for the Epic and Legendary variants has been increased from 3 to 4 in Patch 13.20. All variants' reload time have also been decreased (buffed) to 4.8/4.6/4.4/4.2/4.0/3.8.
The MythicKit's Charge Shotgun was vaulted in Patch 14.00, However Kit's Charge Shotgun can still be obtained on iOS and macOS devices as those platforms are stuck on Patch 13.40.
As of Patch 14.00, the Charge Shotgun was the only shotgun to have never been vaulted before as the Tactical Shotgun was vaulted.
All of the variants of the Charge Shotgun have been vaulted for the first time on Patch 14.40 because of the Fortnitemares 2020 update, players having a 50-50 liking to the weapon, being too slow and overpowered when charged, small magazine size, not many players using the weapon recently, to balance the shotgun pool, and to bring back Fiend Hunter Crossbow and Pumpkin Launcher. Yet at the moment all variants of this weapon are still available on iOS and macOS due to the platforms still currently stuck on Patch 13.40.
The Charge Shotgun has been unvaulted with Patch 15.00, replacing the Combat Shotgun and the Pump Shotgun once again. A few hours after the release of Chapter 2 Season 5, the Common variant of the Charge Shotgun has been re-vaulted once again with 15.00.1 Hotfix due to not many players using that variant of the Charge Shotgun, but it is still available after eliminating NPCs occasionally. With Patch 15.10, the Common variant can now once again be found as floor loot, however, it is quite rare.
With 15.00.2 Hotfix, the magazine size for the Common, Uncommon and Rare variants has been increased from 3 to 4, while the magazine size for the Epic and Legendary variants from 4 to 5. All variants' reload time have also been decreased (buffed) of 0.1s each variant. While its damage has been increased. The Charge Shotgun finally has been added into the Creative Inventory with Patch 15.10, over 6 months after it's release. With the hotfix after the original 15.0 Patch Notes the Common variant was vaulted. But some NPCs have the shotgun.
The Common Charge Shotgun was officially vaulted in the v15.00.1 hotfix, but some NPC's could drop it. In the v15.20 update, the Common Charge Shotgun have been replaced with the CommonLever Action Shotgun.
Damage, Reload Time, Fire Rate, Magazine and HSM Changes Log
This is the first Shotgun to be available six out of seven rarities (there is no Exotic variant for this shotgun).
The Charge Shotgun might be a Modified Benelli M4 shotgun without a piston grip and a pressure gauge and air tank. The tank and pressure gauge are to store and charge air in order for the shotgun to be fired.