Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1: Find out where you can get the Heavy Shotgun location, damage, and more– In Chapter 3 Season 1, the Heavy Shotgun has returned to Fortnite, and close combat has become a lot riskier. The Heavy Shotgun is a monster in the hands of people with skilled aim. Unlike the regular shotguns, it does not fire a burst of pellet, instead of sending a single slug towards your enemy.
Consequently, it is a weapon that is either all or nothing. If you land a slug, the damage is intense, but if you miss, you will not do any damage at all. Heavy Shotguns can be found in chests, as loot, and can be obtained from Supply Drops and Sharks.
The Common rarity will do 81 damage to the body, 142 damage to the head, and has a reload time of 4.8 seconds. Meanwhile, the Legendary will do 99 damage to the body, making it nearly a one-hit kill, and 173 with a headshot. The reload time drops to 3.9 seconds.
As you can see, it is capable of putting out incredible damage, and players will want to avoid letting their opponents close the distance on them now. Anyone capable of snapping off quick and accurate headshots will find this is a fantastic option, however.