Combat Shotgun Vaulted Patch Notes

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You may come here to find some information about Combat Shotgun vaulted patch notes. Well, we are going to share information about this here. So, make sure that you do not miss any details of information that we will give.

What is Combat Shotgun? In Fortnite Battle Royale, this was a semi-automatic shotgun which replaced the pump shotgun and it was added in Season 9. It is able to be found in Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants. Also, it is used Shells ‘n’ Slugs as ammunition and it is able to hold 10 bullets at one time, fires 9 pellets in a spread and has a headshot multiplier of 1.50x. It has a bullet spread which is very tight and it makes it much harder to hit shots at close range. But, it and its very low damage dropoff used to permit it to deal damage at more than 100 meters until it was nerfed to 60 meters.

On September 4th, 2019, this Combat Shotgun was vaulted with the 10.20.2 hotfix. It was replaced by the Suppressed Assault Rifle and it is not 100% certain why it was vaulted. However, it may have been due to the weapon which becomes very strong and was not able to deal high damage from far distances. Also, like the Tactical Assault Rifle, it probably has been vaulted because of the John Wick crossover being over.

According to the, one of the primary factors for the removal of Combat was likely the crowded shotgun lineup in Fortnite. Battle Royale was home to two shotguns including the Pump and the Tactical. In Season 9, that all changed when the Drum and Combat enter the game. Then, for a short time, the Pump was vaulted but public outcry let to its comeback. With four shotguns in the game, it became harder for players to discover the one they preferred. And with an overabundance of the weapon, Fortnite then made the call to remove some. However, it may have been the wrong one.

In a blog post, the developers sneaked in a change to its B.R.U.T.E mech. The spawn rate for the vehicle has been dropped once again. But, at this point, Fortnite has shown no indication that they plan to remove the vehicle so players should get used to having it around for the foreseeable future.

Here are some of the V10.20.2 patch notes



  • Combat Shotgun
  • Drum Shotgun
  • Proximity Launcher


  • Suppressed Assault Rifle (Epic/Legendary)
  • Automatic Sniper. It was underperforming relative to some of the other Sniper Rifles. After the adjustment to damage, it should make this weapon more desirable as an alternative long-range weapon. The damage has been increased from 31/33/35 to 40/42/44



The spawn rate of the B.R.U.T.E in Storm phases 3-6 in core modes is lowered. Arena spawn rates will remain unchanged. With this change, it is hoped to reduce the impact of B.R.U.T.Es on late-game scenarios, while retaining their presence in the early game.

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