At the start of each season, Epic Games makes adjustments to the weapons in the game by vaulting and unvaulting some of the weapons we have seen and doesn’t forget to add a few new additions.
The start of Season 9 vaulted the Pump Shotgun and now it is aimed to be replaced by the Combat Shotgun. It is a very similar weapon to the Pump Shotgun but with less base damage and a faster fire rate. The Combat Shotgun holds 10 shells, and fire 9 pellets with 73/77/81 range of base damage. It reloads 2 shells at a time and since it has a fast rate of fire and ”tight spread” it can devastate enemies with a few landings. Although this weapon is aimed to replace the Pump Shotgun, they are nothing like each other. Pump Shotgun was something that could take out enemies with a single shot, especially if you landed a headshot. On the other hand, Combat Shotgun isn’t as strong as that but has a faster firing rate which means even if you miss, you will be able to fire back sooner.
Just like most other weapons in the game, it comes with different varieties, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. It can be found easily but it isn’t all that common but we’re pretty sure that you will come across to one of these every match. Compared to previous seasonal updates, which were filled in with more new weapons to the game but this time we only got two. Epic may be working on new weapons that we may see in the near future. Stay tuned for more Fortnite Battle Royale releases!