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Disambig.png This article is about a Heavy Weapon. For the others, see Heavy Weapons.
Disambig.png This article is about the Battle Royale shotgun. For the Save The World shotgun described as a "heavy shotgun", see Backbreaker.
Heavy Shotgun
Heavy Shotgun.png
Shotgun: Pump-Action. Deals moderate damage at a fast fire rate. Long range and large magazine size.
Category Battle Royale Weapons
Introduced Patch 3.3.1
Vaulted Patch 7.30

Heavy Shotgun is a Shotgun in Battle Royale. It is available in Rare, Epic and Legendary variants. It is a heavier version of the Common and Uncommon Tactical Shotgun, dealing more damage and having increased range. It has a x2.5 Headshot Multiplier, and used Shells 'n' Slugs.

The Heavy Shotgun was vaulted on Patch 7.30 therefore making it only available in Playground and Creative. It was vaulted due to the addition of the Epic & Legendary Pump Shotgun which was used a lot more often than the Heavy shotgun.

Heavy Shotgun has been unvaulted on June 29th, 2019 for 24 hours for the 14 Days of Summer event. Following the Crossbow, this is the 5th item to be unvaulted.

The Heavy Shotgun was unvaulted and the Rare Heavy Shotgun was introduced in the Spy Games LTMs during the Spy Games event in Chapter 2, Season 2 but was only available in the Operation Gamemodes.

Currently in Creative the shotgun’s headshot is broken. If you walk up to someone and shoot it, it’ll only do bodyshot damage. If you back up the gun will do full headshot damage. (Epic: 184, Legendary 192)


Heavy Shotgun
Heavy Shotgun.png
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 70
Damage 70
Fire Rate 1.0
Magazine Size 7
Reload Time 6.2
Structure Damage 75
Heavy Shotgun
Heavy Shotgun.png
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 74
Damage 74
Fire Rate 1.0
Magazine Size 7
Reload Time 5.9
Structure Damage 79
Heavy Shotgun
Heavy Shotgun.png
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 77
Damage 77
Fire Rate 1.0
Magazine Size 7
Reload Time 5.6
Structure Damage 83


  • Heavy Shotgun Pullout

  • Heavy Shotgun Shoot

  • Heavy Shotgun Reload

  • Heavy Shotgun Pickup

  • Heavy Shotgun Drop


Patch Rare Epic Legendary
Since 3.3.1 Heavy Shotgun.png


Chapter 1

Rarities Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop


  • Although the Heavy Shotgun deals less damage than the Pump Shotgun, it compensates for this with its superior range and fire rate.
  • The Heavy Shotgun is viable at longer ranges where the other Shotguns (with the exception of the Combat Shotgun) would be ineffective. This is despite having a fire rate that is slower than the Tactical Shotgun's and nearly identical body shot damage. The Heavy Shotgun's viability at longer ranges is due to it having higher headshot multiplier of 2.5 (In comparison to 1.5) and better range.
    • Despite the increased headshot multiplier, the Heavy Shotgun is still unable to deal 200 damage with a complete headshot.


Patch Notes

7.30 Patch Notes (January 29,2019)
Weapon + Items
  • Vaulted
    • Heavy Shotgun

Patch 5.10 (July 24, 2018)

Weapon + Items
Supply Drop loot rates adjusted.
  • Heavy Shotgun to 10.42% from 7.1%.

Patch 5.0 (July 7, 2018)

  • Shotguns will now indicate how many pellets hit, visible within the reticle.
  • Adjusted shotgun spread patterns to be consistent with no random variation.
  • Heavy Shotgun now fires 10 pellets rather than 5.
    • Maximum damage for the Heavy Shotgun remains unchanged.
  • After firing a shotgun, another shotgun cannot be fired for a very short time.

Patch 4.5 (June 27, 2018)

  • Weapon damage to structures now correctly scales with rarity.
  • Shotgun damage to structures has been reduced by 50% for Pump Shotgun, and 25% for both Tactical Shotgun and Heavy Shotgun.

Patch 4.3 (30 May, 2018)

Bug Fix
  • Shotgun fire adjusted to help alleviate situations where it would hit world objects instead of players.

Vault Log

Patch Vault Unvault
7.30 Epic & Legendary


  • This weapon resembles a non-bullpup hybrid of DP-12 and Kel-Tec KSG shotguns with EOTech 551 holographic sight.
  • Strangely, the Epic variant used to have a base damage of 73.5 making it the first weapon to have a base damage that isn't a whole number.
  • Before Patch 5.0, many players preferred to Double-Heavy as opposed to Double-Pumping because of the decreased swapping time between two Heavy Shotguns.
  • The Heavy shotgun as of Season 9 has the second best range of a Shotgun as the Combat Shotgun has the best range. (keep in mind that this is including pellet spread making it have better range damage than the Tactical Shotgun yet sharing the same range excluding the pellet spread).
    • The Heavy Shotgun had the best range of all shotguns, before the Combat Shotgun was released.
  • It appears at some point the red dot on the Heavy Shotgun had red lens but in more recent updates, it appears as a green dot instead.
  • The Heavy Shotgun is the first of 3 shotguns that deal more damage to structures than to players. (Others being the Epic and Legendary Tactical Shotgun and Double Barrel Shotgun).
  • The Heavy Shotgun was shown in the Season 9 loading screen, hinting that it may be unvaulted in a future update.
  • Although the Combat Shotgun has the longest range capabilities for a shotgun, the Heavy Shotgun is still better than the Combat Shotgun at mid range due to its headshot multiplier being much bigger (2.5x of a Heavy Shotgun and 1.5x of a Combat Shotgun).
  • Just after the launch of version 5.00, the Heavy Shotgun was changed to fire 10 pellets instead of 5. This was not supposed to affect the max damage, however, epic made a mistake and players could hit for double the intended damage.
  • Although being the heavier version of a Common and Uncommon Tactical Shotgun, currently the difference between this two is of 1-2 damage.
    • In fact when it was added, it dealt 7 more damage than the Common and Uncommon Tac, but because it was buffed, the damage of the Heavy Shotgun should be increased from 70/74/77 to 77/79/83 (making the Legendary variant able to deal 200 to the head).
  • As of Chapter 2 Season 6, the Legendary Heavy Shotgun has the lowest DPS of any shotgun in their highest rarity, with only 77.