If Fortnite shotguns are your thing, you will be excited to learn that we have a couple of new Pump Shotgun variants on their way to the game. K1ngS1r3 on Reddit posted today an image from the in-game news announcement.
What to Expect With the New Variants Arriving
Only the most basic information came with the image. We know that the two Pump Shotgun variants will be Epic and Legendary. Obviously, these variants will be superior to the basic version of the gun. Exactly how much better they will perform is currently unknown. Going off the picture, they appear to be based off of the SPAS-12.
Typically, after Epic Games makes a news announcement like this in-game, the new item shows up pretty rapidly. Most likely, the new guns will be available with the forthcoming 6.31 update.
Since we’re getting two new Pump Shotgun variants, does that mean that we will be sacrificing existing shotguns? Possibly. But being as there are so many shotguns already in Fortnite, it is possible that nothing will be heading to the vault. Perhaps the collection is simply growing larger.
Fortnite Pump Shotguns Will Receive Other Improvements As Well
This is not the only shotgun-related news for Fortnite. Last week on Twitter, lead designer Eric Williamson made the following tweet:
The upcoming 6.31 update will include a Pump Shotgun rebalance to improve effectiveness: damage will increase in close quarters and range will be reduced slightly. Additionally, ALL shotguns will have a minimum damage of 3 pellets (even if only 1 or 2 hit).
— Eric Williamson (@erwil9) November 20, 2018
The text reads, “The upcoming 6.31 update will include a Pump Shotgun rebalance to improve effectiveness: damage will increase in close quarters and range will be reduced slightly. Additionally, ALL shotguns will have a minimum damage of 3 pellets (even if only 1 or 2 hit).”
How soon can we expect the update to arrive? We still don’t have any official word. If we do hear something, we will let you know in our Fortnite news area. In the meantime, keep up with other developments with weapons, events and more.