Epic Games will be adding a new shotgun to Fortnite: Battle Royale in a future update.
On Monday, August 6, it was announced in the ‘New Updates’ menu that a Double Barrell Shotgun will be introduced to Fortnite in the near future.
The description reads, “New Epic and Legendary shotgun that can be fired twice in rapid succession,” which would be quite different from any other shotgun currently in the game at the time of writing.
It is unknown when the Double Barrel Shotgun will be added to Fortnite: Battle Royale, although based on previous additions, it will most likely be implemented later this week, or sometime next week.
Community members have voiced concern to Epic Games regarding the ‘state’ of shotguns in Fortnite following recent updates, with many believing that the weapon class is no longer able to compete with SMG’s.
We will continue to provide information on the Double Barrel Shotgun as it is made available.