Fortnite Lever Action Shotgun: Where to get it, stats, rarities

Published: 13/Jan/2021 13:07

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite has introduced a brand new weapon called the Lever Action Shotgun with its v15.20 update, but are its stats any good?

The latest update for Epic Games’ popular battle royale has introduced a trickle of new content to refresh the game, including a new crashed Predator ship in Stealthy Stronghold and an Exotic weapon called the Hop Rock Dualies.

While those additions will no doubt get plenty of attention, the game has also introduced a new regular weapon called the Lever Action Shotgun. As the name suggests, it’s a short-range companion to the currently-available Lever Action Rifle.

Here’s everything we know about the weapon so far, including damage, reload time, and how to find one.

Fortnite Lever Action ShotgunThe Lever Action Rifle was introduced to Fortnite with the v15.20 update.

What is the Lever Action Shotgun?

The official description for the Lever Action Shotgun from Epic Games is as follows: “Pump-Action. Deals high damage at a moderate fire rate. Short range and limited magazine size.”

It seems as though the weapon is meant to act as a replacement for the fan-favorite Pump Shotgun, which was vaulted at the start of Season 5. Many players were frustrated at that decision, so hopefully, this will keep them happy.

Fun fact: The Lever Action Shotgun reloads with a pretty nice swivel animation. This is purely a visual detail, of course, but it’s a nice feature that definitely adds to the weapon’s cool factor.

Fortnite lever action shotgun
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The Lever Action Rifle deals heavy close-range damage but isn’t very good at long-range assaults.

How to get the Lever Action Shotgun in Fortnite

Fortunately, the Lever Action Shotgun is relatively easy to find. Unlike the Exotic weapons that require you to purchase them from specific NPCs on the map, this new shotgun will appear almost everywhere you go.

The Lever Action Shotgun can be found lying around as floor loot or by searching in chests and supply drops. It’s available in common, uncommon, rare, epic, and legendary variations.

Is the Fortnite Lever Action Shotgun any good?

The common version of the Lever Action Shotgun deals 10.4 damage per pellet and has a reload time of 6.6 seconds. The legendary version deals 12.1 damage per pellet and has a reload time of 5.7 seconds.

All variations of the weapon have a magazine size of 6 and use Shells as ammo.

It’s worth pointing out that each shot has multiple pellets in it, so the actual amount of damage it deals is far higher than the numbers above. We’ll definitely be adding this weapon to our loadout.

At the end of the day, whether a weapon is any good often comes down to personal preference. That said, we can see a lot of fans of the Tactical Shotgun and Pump Shotgun making the jump to the Lever Action Shotgun in future games.

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Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

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Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

For any updates regarding new features in the Fortnite Crew service and Fortnite in general, keep it locked to Dexerto.