Shotguns Are Getting Nerfed In Fortnite Battle RoyaleShotguns in Fortnite Battle Royale are something that I have a love and hate relationship with and from what I can tell, many other players feel the same way.
There is nothing more awesome than when you find a shotgun and are able to take a couple of players down who have not yet found a weapon. You feel like a badass, you feel like a villain and you really appreciate how powerful they are. On the flip side of this, I have been taken out by a shotgun way, way more times than I have ever managed to do some damage with one.
Some folks have said that the shotguns in Fortnite Battle Royale needed to be nerfed and the people at Epic Games agree as they have decreased the damage a shotgun does by around 12 percent. This means (not that I am a math genius) that the chances of getting one-shot killed by a person with a shotgun are very, very slim. So you do have a slight chance to get out of there if you are snuck up upon by another player with a shotgun.
I can see why Epic Games have done this as a player with a shotgun always has an unfair advantage, but I must admit that despite being taken down with a shotgun more times than I would like to admit….. usually within the first 20! I did like the tradeoff where on the odd occasion I got a shotgun early, I could do that to other players.
Overall though I am happy to see that Epic Games are still tinkering with the formula to make Fortnite Battle Royale as balanced as possible.