Fortnite Tactical Shotgun (Rare/Blue)
The Rare/Blue Fortnite Tactical Shotgun is one of the best shotguns in Fortnite at the moment. Fortnite has been plagued with unpredictable damage from shottys due to recent updates, and unfortunately, this gun fell prey to the same strangeness. That being said, it remains a solid contender and should never be taken lightly. It has the largest clip of its class—8—and fires quickly. It’s best used in conjunction with a weapon to bring down structures to expose an enemy player, such as a Drum Gun or Minigun.
- Color: Blue (Rare)
- Thrill factor: High. As with all close-range weapons, each moment is playing with life and death. You never know when you might get the winning shot or catch a bad case of mortality and go back to the Main Menu. Plug away at will!
- Popularity: All of the shotguns are currently lambasted by the community, but the Blue Tactical is one of the exceptions. Shooting a player can either deal upwards of 100 damage or an underwhelming “7,” but the clip size and firing speed make it something worth using.
- Odds of finding the weapon: It’s surprisingly common to find one. Though it will not be left at the start of the game, many players refuse to use shotguns and thus, it’s an easy matter to come across one sometime later in the game. On drop, it’s unusual to find one—but it is a blessing when you do.
- Interesting Note: Many people use it in conjunction with other weapons for close-quarters combat, such as a Drum Gun. They fire once with the Tactical and finish off an enemy with the faster-firing secondary.
The Rare/Blue Fortnite Tactical Shotgun a great way to fight in frenzied build battles or similar situations. It’s very poor to use after only a few feet away because of how unreliable it becomes, but a blast from one when you’re near enough is almost certain to stagger an enemy player. It’s most recommended for players who trust their shots and who can take advantage of an enemy being vulnerable for a split second.