Best weapon mods for Shotguns in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3

Rishabh Sabarwal
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On the hunt for potent weapon mods for your reliable Shotgun in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3? Discover the top attachments to enhance your gameplay right here.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 has finally arrived, and it provides players with an abundance of features to immerse themselves in the action on an entirely new Battle Royale Wasteland.

You can find these weapons in chests or loot them from buildings and Wasteland outposts spread throughout the map. The returning Weapon Mods feature, however, allows you to customize your weapon by adding attachments using a Mod Bench.

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Mod Benches are available only in Weapon Bunkers on the island.

Previously, players could only use their reliable shotguns without attachments. However, that has changed as weapon mods enable them to be more powerful than ever before.

So to make the most of your Shotguns in the Chapter 5 Season 3, here are the most effective weapon mods in Fortnite.

Best weapon mods and attachments to use for Shotguns in Fortnite

In the ongoing Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3, there are three Shotguns in the game – namely, the Hammer Pump Shotgun, the Gatekeeper Shotgun, and the Combat Shotgun. While Combat is a fast-firing weapon, perfect for those mid to close-range fights, the Hammer Pump is a more heavy-hitting weapon that mimics the classic Pump Shotguns that existed in Fortnite.

Furthermore, the Gatekeeper Shotgun fires three hard-hitting shots consecutively and works perfectly in close-range combat scenarios. You can also claim the mythic Oscar’s Frenzy Auto Shotgun by challenging Oscar NPC in a duel at Classy Courts POI and defeating him.

Here are the weapon mods and attachments recommended for you to use to get the best out of all the guns.

Modded Hammer Pump Shotgun in Fortnite
The modded Hammer Pump Shotgun is perfect for close-range combat.

Here are the recommended attachments for the Hammer Pump Shotgun in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3:

  • Optic: Red Eye Sight with 1.15x scoped view
  • Barrel: Muzzle Brake (Reduce recoil)
  • Magazine: Speed Mag (Increases Reload Speed)
  • Underbarrel: Laser (Increase Hipfire Accuracy)

Using the above-recommended combination, the Hammer Pump Shotgun becomes a force to be reckoned with. Thanks to the Muzzle Brake and Speed Mag, the weapon experiences minimal recoil and reloads instantly which makes it a reliable choice even if you are not using ADS during a close combat build fight.

Modded Gatekeeper Shotgun in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2
Modded Gatekeeper Shotgun in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3.

Here are the recommended attachments for the Gatekeeper Shotgun in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3:

  • Optic: No Optic
  • Barrel: Muzzle Brake (Reduce recoil)
  • Magazine: Speed Mag (Increases Reload Speed)
  • Underbarrel: Angled Foregrip (Reduces time to ADS)

Using the above-recommended combination, the Gatekeeper Shotgun becomes overpowered in close-quarter combat. Unlike the other shotguns, the Gatekeeper needs no scope due to its short range and limited bullet count. But with the Speed Mag and Angled Foregrip, you can get the jump on your opponents and fire faster.

Modded Combat Shotgun is quick in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3
Modded Combat Shotgun is pretty quick in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3.

Here are the recommended attachments for the Combat Shotgun in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3:

  • Optic: Red Eye Sight with 1.15x scoped view
  • Barrel: Muzzle Brake (Reduce recoil)
  • Magazine: Speed Mag (Increases Reload Speed)
  • Underbarrel: Laser (Increase Hipfire Accuracy)

Using the above-recommended combination, the Combat Shotgun becomes a quick-firing weapon that deals damage from mid to close-range enemies. Unlike most Shotguns, the newly modeled Combat shotgun deals effective damage from a distance and reloads faster with a Speed Mag to get the action going.

It’s best to use this weapon with a hipfire strategy, however, it is effectively put to use using a Laser mod which ensures accuracy at every shot you fire.

If you’re looking for the best weapons to arm you as you survive the wasteland, check out the newly added Nitro Fists, Boom Bolt, and new vehicle mods that can help you claim the Victory Royale.