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Charge Shotgun
Charge Shotgun gif.gif
Description
Shotgun: Pump-Action. Deals high damage at a moderate fire rate. Short range and limited magazine size.
Details
Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 13.00
Last Adjustment 15.00.1 Hotfix
Vaulted

Patch 14.40

Patch 16.00

Charge Shotgun was a Shotgun in Battle Royale that was available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary and Mythic variants. All variants are currently vaulted. It has a headshot multiplier of x1.5 and uses Shells. The shotgun was added to the game as a replacement to the Pump Shotgun, which was vaulted in the same patch.

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 Mythic Kit'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.

All variants of the Charge Shotgun have been vaulted once again in v16.00 update to bring back the Pump Shotgun and also to make room for the new Primal Shotgun and Makeshift Shotgun.

The Mythic Kit's Charge Shotgun was obtainable from Creative for a short period of time on December 22nd, 2020. It is still obtainable, but only with the use of the Item Granter device.

Stats

0% Charged

Charge Shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 74.8
Damage 88
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 4
Reload Time 4.5
Structure Damage 52
Charge Shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 79.05
Damage 93
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 4
Reload Time 4.3
Structure Damage 55
Charge Shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 83.3
Damage 98
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 4.1
Structure Damage 57
Charge Shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 86.7
Damage 102
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 3.9
Structure Damage 60

100% Charged

charge shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 112.2
Damage 132
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 4
Reload Time 4.5
Structure Damage 78
charge shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 118.15
Damage 139
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 4
Reload Time 4.3
Structure Damage 82
Charge Shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 124.95
Damage 147
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 4.1
Structure Damage 86
charge shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 130.05
Damage 153
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 3.9
Structure Damage 90

Vaulted Rarities

0% Charged

Charge Shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 71.4
Damage 84
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 4
Reload Time 4.7
Structure Damage 49
Kit’s Charge Shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 90.95
Damage 107
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 3.7
Structure Damage 62

100% Charged

Charge Shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 107.1
Damage 126
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 4
Reload Time 4.7
Structure Damage 74
Kit's Charge Shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 136
Damage 160
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 3.7
Structure Damage 94

Former Stats

Patch 13.20 to 15.00.2 Hotfix

0% Charged

Charge Shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 68
Damage 80
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 4.8
Structure Damage 49
Charge Shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 72.25
Damage 85
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 4.6
Structure Damage 52
Charge Shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 75.65
Damage 89
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 4.4
Structure Damage 55
Charge Shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 79.05
Damage 93
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 4
Reload Time 4.2
Structure Damage 57
charge shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 83.3
Damage 98
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 4
Reload Time 4.0
Structure Damage 60
Kit’s Charge Shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 86.7
Damage 102
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 3.7
Structure Damage 62

100% Charged

charge Shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 102
Damage 120
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 4.8
Structure Damage 74
charge shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 107.95
Damage 127
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 4.6
Structure Damage 78
charge shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 113.05
Damage 133
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 4.4
Structure Damage 82
Charge Shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 118.15
Damage 139
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 4
Reload Time 4.2
Structure Damage 86
charge shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 124.95
Damage 147
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 4
Reload Time 4.0
Structure Damage 90
Kit’s Charge Shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 130.05
Damage 153
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 3.7
Structure Damage 94

Patch 13.00 to Patch 13.20

0% Charged

Charge Shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 68
Damage 80
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 5.5
Structure Damage 49
Charge Shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 72.25
Damage 85
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 5.3
Structure Damage 52
Charge Shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 75.65
Damage 89
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 5.0
Structure Damage 55
Charge Shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 79.05
Damage 93
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 4.8
Structure Damage 57
charge shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 83.3
Damage 98
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 4.5
Structure Damage 60
Kit’s Charge Shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 86.7
Damage 102
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 4.3
Structure Damage 62

100% Charged

charge Shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 102
Damage 120
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 5.5
Structure Damage 74
charge shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 107.95
Damage 127
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 5.3
Structure Damage 78
charge shotgun
Gray to blue charge shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 113.05
Damage 133
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 5.0
Structure Damage 82
Charge Shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 118.15
Damage 139
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 4.8
Structure Damage 86
charge shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 124.95
Damage 147
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 3
Reload Time 4.5
Structure Damage 90
Kit’s Charge Shotgun
LegendaryChargeShotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 130.05
Damage 153
Fire Rate 0.85
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 4.3
Structure Damage 94

Sound

  • Charge Shotgun and Kit's Charge Shotgun Pullout

  • Charge Shotgun and Kit's Charge Shotgun Uncharged Shoot

  • Charge Shotgun and Kit's Charge Shotgun Charged Shoot

  • Charge Shotgun and Kit's Charge Shotgun Half-Charge Shooting

  • Charge Shotgun and Kit's Charge Shotgun Reload

  • Charge Shotgun and Kit's Charge Shotgun Pickup

  • Charge Shotgun and Kit's Charge Shotgun Drop

Textures

Patch Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary Mythic
Since 13.00 Gray to blue charge shotgun.png LegendaryChargeShotgun.png

Availability

Chapter 2

Rarity Chest Rare Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop Upgrading Fishing (Plain) Fishing (Spots) Eliminating a Boss
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Mythic - C2S3 ONLY ✅ (Kit at Catty Corner)

Sidegrading (C2S4 Only)

Rarities Sidegraded from Pump Shotgun Material Cost
Common Pump shotgun.pngCommon, Uncommon & Rare
Wood icon.png20x

Stone icon.png20x

Metal icon.png20x

Uncommon
Rare
Epic Purple gold pump.pngEpic & Legendary
Legendary

Changes

Patch Notes

Patch 15.10
  • Common variant has once again been unvaulted.

Patch 15.00 Hotfix 2

  • Damage:
    • Damage increased from 80/85/89/93/98/102 to 84/88/93/98/102/107
  • Ammo Capacity increased of the Common, Uncommon and Rare variant from 3 to 4.
  • Ammo Capacity increased of the Epic and Legendary rarity from 4 to 5.
  • All variants' reload time have been decreased of 0.1s each variant.

Patch 15.00 Hotfix 1

Patch 15.00

  • Unvaulted Charge Shotgun

Patch 14.40

  • Vaulted Charge Shotgun.

Patch 13.20

  • Epic & Legendary variants magazine size increased (3 to 4).
  • All variants has a faster reload time.

Vault Log

Update/Patch Vault Unvault
14.00 Mythic
14.40 Common to Legendary
15.00 Common to Legendary
15.01 Common
16.00 Common to Legendary

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 Common Lever Action Shotgun.

Damage, Reload Time, Fire Rate, Magazine and HSM Changes Log

Update/Patch Damage Structure Damage Affected Rarities HSM/HS Damage Reload Time Fire Rate Magazine Size Charge Time
13.20 Not affected All Not affected 5.5, 5.3, 5.0, 4.8, 4.5, 4.3 >

4.8, 4.6, 4.4, 4.2, 4.0, 3.8

Not affected Epic, Legendary 3 > 4 Not affected
15.01 80, 85, 89, 93, 98, 102 >

84, 88, 93, 98, 103, 107

All Not affected 4.8, 4.6, 4.4, 4.2, 4.0 >

4.7, 4.5, 4.3, 4.1, 3.9

Not affected Common, Uncommon, Rare 3 > 4

Epic, Legendary 4 > 5

Not affected

Trivia

  • In Chapter 2 Season 5, the Legendary Charge Shotgun is by far the rarest weapon to obtain from chests with a mere 0.1% chance of getting one from chests, even rarer than the Legendary Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle.
  • The Charge Shotgun is the second shotgun to replace the Pump Shotgun, as the Combat Shotgun did the same in Season 9.
  • It is the second weapon in all of Battle Royale to have to be charged to fire, with the first being the Zapotron from Season 1.
  • 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.
  • It was the only shotgun and weapon that had 3 different sizes of magazines. Common - Rare variants had 3, Epic and Legendary variants had 4 and the Mythic has 5.
  • The Charge Shotgun uses the equip and reload sounds of a Common - Rare Tactical Shotgun, except for the charging and firing sounds.
  • If charged enough, this weapon can deal up to 160 damage for the Mythic variant. With a headshot, it can deal up to 240.
  • The Charge Shotgun is slightly faster than the Pump Shotgun, Charge's 0.85 to Pump's 0.7. Though charging takes 1.7 seconds to fully charge.
  • The Charge Shotgun to date has had the shortest time of any weapon in the vault (1 month and 12 days in the Vault).
  • The Common variant of the Charge Shotgun was unvaulted for a mere 13 hours before being vaulted again.
  • Usually players tend to say that the Charge Shotgun has more or less range than the Pump Shotgun and Tactical Shotgun. In reality this three shotguns have the same maximum range of 6 tiles.
    • But what changes is the damage falloff, where the Charge Shotgun's one, together with the Tactical Shotgun, starts at a distance of 1.50 tiles, while the Pump Shotgun from 1.25 tiles.
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