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Primal Shotgun
Primal Shotgun.png
Description

Burst shotgun with a drum magazine.

Spire Assassin's personal Primal Shotgun.
Details
Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 16.00

The Primal Shotgun is a Shotgun in Battle Royale. It is available in Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary and Mythic variants. It uses Shells.png Shells 'n' slugs and has a headshot multiplier of x1.25. The Primal Shotgun is similar to the Drum Shotgun but shoots at a 2-burst fire (like the Burst Assault Rifle and the Burst SMG).

Stats

Primal Shotgun
Primal Shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 216.6
Damage 57
Fire Rate 3.8
Magazine Size 12
Reload Time 3.9
Structure Damage 17
Primal Shotgun
Primal Shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 228
Damage 60
Fire Rate 3.8
Magazine Size 12
Reload Time 3.8
Structure Damage 18
Primal Shotgun
Primal Shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 239.4
Damage 63
Fire Rate 3.8
Magazine Size 12
Reload Time 3.6
Structure Damage 19
Primal Shotgun
Primal Shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 250.8
Damage 66
Fire Rate 3.8
Magazine Size 12
Reload Time 3.4
Structure Damage 20
Spire Assassin's Primal Shotgun
Primal Shotgun.png
Details
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 262.2
Damage 69
Fire Rate 3.8
Magazine Size 12
Reload Time 3.2
Structure Damage 20


Sounds

Coming Soon!

Textures

Patch Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary Mythic
After 16.00 Primal Shotgun.png

Availability

Rarities Chest Rare Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop Fishing (Plain) Fishing (Spots) Upgrading Defeating a Boss
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Mythic

Crafting

The Uncommon, Rare and Epic Primal Shotgun can be crafted by using a Common, Uncommon and Rare Makeshift Shotgun. For this crafting, animal bones are also needed.

Makeshift Rarities Result Material Cost
Common Primal Shotgun Uncommon Makeshift Shotgun Icon.pngx1

Animal bones.pngx4

Uncommon Primal Shotgun Rare
Rare Primal Shotgun Epic

Strategy

  • The Primal Shotgun can be extremely deadly to Pump Shotgun users, since it deals enough damage to counter the damage of the pump.
    • In fact the Uncommon variant can deal 114 with a single burst, that is almost the same damage of the Legendary Pump Shotgun of 116. The only advantage that the Spaz has over the Primal Shotgun is headshot damage.
    • Between this two shotguns, the Primal Shotgun actually has more range. Being essentially a variant of the Drum Shotgun means that it also has a damage falloff that starts at 1.50 tiles (same as the Tac and Charge) and a maximum range of 8 tiles (same as the Heavy).
  • Combining this weapon with a Pump Shotgun can surprisingly be very strong, as you can shoot the Pump first for high damage and then switch to the Primal to finish an opponent. But be careful for the shotgun delay, you can easily lose a fight if you don't do enough damage with both shotguns.
  • If the weapon is aimed down, it has a reduced fire rate, but more precision.
  • Make sure you have a backup weapon because this weapon has a long reload.
  • You don't really need an SMG if you have this weapon.
    • However, if the enemy is boxed up, you would actually need one, because this shotgun only deals 20 to structures.

Changes

Trivia

  • The Primal Shotgun bears a resemblance to the Black Drum from Save the World. Strangely, the Balck Drum is ALSO burst-fire like the Primal Shotgun.
  • Upon launch, players found this weapon to be too overpowered due to how high the damage is and how easy it is to get eliminations with this weapon. Many requested this thing to be nerfed, but Epic has yet to do so.
  • It is one of the five Primal weapons in Battle Royale.
  • It currently holds the Highest DPS, for both shotguns and all other weapon (262). Second being the Legendary Rapid Fire SMG (255).
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