Breaking news: Hearthstone: Puzzle Lab Guide - Release date, puzzles and card back reward

Sections

Fortnite: Double Barrel Shotgun guide - Stats, rarity and locations

Everything you need to know about this new shotgun.

Picture of Ed Thorn

About Ed Thorn

Ed joined Metabomb in May 2017 and puts together many guides across the site.

Our Fortnite Double Barrel Shotgun guide contains weapon stats, rarity details, tips for using it effectively and information on finding the new weapon.

Remember the heady days of Double Pump? Equipping multiple Shotguns and swapping between them after each shot eliminated the need for reloading and essentially made up one of Fortnite’s first meta-games. Almost every fight was decided by who could best use this method and eventually Epic decided enough was enough and nerfed it out of the game.

Epic’s response to Double Pump has been a steady trickle of SMG releases which has successfully brought more variety into close range engagements. The Double Barrel Shotgun comes as a pleasant surprise then, especially as it embodies the power of the “Double Pump”. It has its obvious drawbacks which we’ll get to further down the page, but for those who miss the good old days, this weapon certainly brings you closest to bringing down enemies in two swift blasts.

Below we’ve put together everything you need to know about this new weapon, including its base stats, how it feels in hand and some strategy advice to best utilise its close quarters power.

For a breakdown of everything else that's arrived with patch V5.20, make sure you check out our original news story and our Steady Storm LTM guide!

What rarities is the Double Barrel Shotgun available in?

The Double Barrel Shotgun is available in Epic and Legendary variants and will blast out a hefty 143 damage at extreme close range, or 150 if you bag the Legendary version. No matter what rarity you manage to pick up then, as long as you get close enough to your opponent you’ll drop them in no time at all.

Any other stats for the Double Barrel Shotgun?

One of the main drawbacks of the Double Barrel Shotgun is its huge damage falloff. If the opponents manages to put some distance between you both, then a blast from this weapon will only tickle them with a fraction of the base damage. You need to get right up in their face to sink all the pellets and clock the highest possible damage numbers.

Don’t forget that the Double Barrel Shotgun is also capable of rapid firing two shots in quick succession. This doubles the base damage to a whopping 286 - 300!

More Fortnite: Battle Royale guides

Where can you find the Double Barrel Shotgun?

You’ll be able to get your mitts on the Double Barrel Shotgun in a variety of ways:

  • Floor Loot
  • Supply Drops
  • Vending Machines
  • Chests

Any Double Barrel Shotgun tips?

Here are a handful of tips which should help you use the Double Barrel Shotgun more effectively:

  • The main thing you’ve got to remember with this shotgun is its miniscule range. You absolutely must get right next to your opponent before pulling the trigger. This way most of, if not all your pellets will hit your enemy and deal huge amounts of damage. If there’s any chance they’ll get away from your blast, it’s best to switch to another weapon. The damage falloff is massive.
  • To secure kills, it’s best to pull the trigger in quick succession to deliver maximum damage in a short space of time.
  • We’d recommend aiming for the body instead of the head as more of your pellets are likely to land. The chest hitbox is larger than the head!

Comment on this article

  • There are no comments on this article yet! Could you be the first to post one?

Artifact

Discover the very best information about Artifact:

A

Artifact

Artifact has a release date and will be playable at PAX West

Get an early look at the game before its November launch.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: Deck building guide

How you'll build your decks in Valve's upcoming collectible card game.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: Release date (PC, Mac, iOS, Android)

When you can expect Valve's upcoming card game to land.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: The Dota Card Game guide

Our continuously updated guide to everything we know about Artifact.

A

Call of Duty

Discover the very best information about Call of Duty:

C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout guide

Our complete guide to everything we know about COD's upcoming Battle Royale mode.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Trailers & Screenshots

Every trailer and screenshot released for COD Blackout so far

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Vehicles

Our guide to the vehicles that are expected to feature in COD Blackout.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Weapons list

Your guide to every weapon coming with COD's take on Battle Royale.

C

Destiny 2

Discover the very best information about Destiny 2:

D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Dreaming City guide - Raid and Blind Well

Everything we know so far about Forsaken's endgame area.

D
D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Forsaken DLC guide - Release date, Annual Pass, New Raid and Gambit Mode

Everything you need to know about Destiny 2's fall expansion.

D
D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Moments of Triumph Challenges and Rewards List

All challenges and rewards for Destiny 2's Moments of Triumph event.

D

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Discover the very best information about Fortnite: Battle Royale:

F

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite Summer Skirmish: Results, Players, Schedule and Stream

UPDATE - Now includes full details of all of Week 6's King Pin action.

4 F
F

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite: Timed Trials guide - Trial and ATK (All Terrain Kart) locations

Everything you need to know about completing this week's Timed Trials challenge.

F
H

Hearthstone

Combo Priest deck list guide - Boomsday - Hearthstone (August 2018)

Our advanced guide to playing Combo Priest in the Boomsday meta.

H
H

Hearthstone

Secret Hunter deck list guide - Boomsday - Hearthstone (August 2018)

How to play the revitalised Secret Hunter in the Boomsday expansion.

H

Hearthstone

Hearthstone: Puzzle Lab Guide - Release date, puzzles and card back reward

Everything you need to know about Hearthstone's new single player content.

H
H

Hearthstone

Kingsbane Rogue deck list guide - Boomsday - Hearthstone (August 2018)

How to play the latest version of Kingsbane Rogue in the Boomdsay meta.

H

League of Legends

Discover the very best information about League of Legends:

L

League of Legends

League of Legends: Nexus Blitz guide

Everything you need to know about this new Experimental Mode.

L
L

League of Legends

League of Legends: How to jump divisions

How to skip divisions in League of Legends.

L
L

League of Legends

League of Legends: Best quality settings

How to achieve the best quality settings in League of Legends.

L

Off-Meta

Discover the very best information about Off-Meta:

O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: How to queue for a solo match

Feeling brave? Here's how you can queue up to play solo in Realm Royale.

O
O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: How to get more Shards and spend them at the Forge

How Realm Royale's currency system works and what you can do to earn more.

O
O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: Mage guide - Tips, Best Abilities, Builds and Legendary Weapon

Our complete guide to getting started with the Mage class in Realm Royale.

O
O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: How to download and install

How to grab the game and get stuck into the latest Battle Royale craze.

O

Overwatch

Discover the very best information about Overwatch:

O

Overwatch

Overwatch: Summer Games start time 2018: US, UK and Europe - Overwatch

Here's when you'll be able to hop into Summer Games 2018, wherever you are in the world.

O
O

Overwatch

Overwatch: Summer Games start time 2018: US, UK and Europe - Overwatch

Here's when you'll be able to hop into Summer Games 2018, wherever you are in the world.

O
O

Overwatch

Summer Games 2018 guide - Overwatch

What to expect from the return of last year's special event.

O
O

Overwatch

Best Tank Hero - August 2018 (Season 11) - Overwatch

Our updated evaluation of the best Tanks in Overwatch this month.

O

PUBG

Discover the very best information about PUBG:

P

PUBG

PUBG: War Mode - Dodgebomb guide

Everything you need to know about this new limited time mode.

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: The best Sniper Rifle guide (PC, Xbox One)

Our essential guide to the best Sniper rifles in PUBG.

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: Sanhok Forty-Fivers LTM guide

Everything you need to know about this limited-time Event Mode.

P