Sharp Tooth Shotgun: A New Bite in FortniteGamexBoost
If you’re a fan of pump action shotguns in Fortnite, you might have noticed a new addition to the loot pool: Sharp Tooth Shotgun. This beast of a weapon was introduced with the v25.11 update on June 29, 2023, and it brings some changes to the shotgun meta. In this article, we’ll take a look at what makes the Sharp Tooth Shotgun different from the old Pump Shotgun, and how to use it effectively in your matches.
What is the Sharp Tooth Shotgun?
Sharp Tooth Shotgun is a pump action shotgun that has a longer range and narrower spread than the standard Pump Shotgun. This means it can hit targets more accurately at medium range, without losing much damage. However, it also has some drawbacks: it has a small magazine size of 4 shells, and a slow reload time that can leave you vulnerable. It also has a lower headshot multiplier of x1.65, compared to x2 for the Pump Shotgun.
The Sharp Tooth Shotgun is available in Uncommon to Legendary rarities, with the following stats:
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You can find the Sharp Tooth Shotgun in various places: on the floor, in regular or rare chests, in holo-chests with keys, in fishing spots, as a reward for capturing points, or by shooting down drones. You can also upgrade it at a weapon upgrade bench or visit the Munitions Expert at Fallow Fuel north of Kenjutsu Crossing.
How does it compare to Pump Shotgun?
Pump Shotgun is a classic weapon in Fortnite that has been vaulted and unvaulted several times. It is a high damage, short range and slow firing shotgun that can deal up to 200 damage with a headshot at close range. It has 5 shells in the magazine and must be pumped between shots, resulting in a slow fire rate. It suffers from significant damage dropoff at mid range, and has a wide spread of pellets that can miss moving targets.
Pump Shotgun uses shells and has a headshot multiplier of x2. The maximum damage is capped at 165/170/175/180/185 depending on the rarity. Pump Shotgun reloads one shell at a time.
Pump Shotgun is available in Common to Legendary rarities, with the following stats:
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The Pump Shotgun is a hitscan weapon, but fires a spread of 10 pellets when both aiming down sights and hipfiring. Aiming down sights tightens the spread of pellets.
How to use Sharp Tooth Shotgun?
The Sharp Tooth Shotgun is a versatile weapon that can adapt to different situations. Here are some tips on how to use it effectively:
- Use it at medium range: Sharp Tooth Shotgun has an advantage over other shotguns at medium range, thanks to its longer range and narrower spread. You can hit enemies more consistently and deal more damage than with the Pump Shotgun or the Tactical Shotgun.
- Aim for the body: Sharp Tooth Shotgun has a lower headshot multiplier than the Pump Shotgun, so aiming for the body will give you more consistent damage output. You can still go for headshots if you’re confident, but don’t rely on them too much.
- Switch weapons after shooting: Sharp Tooth Shotgun has a slow fire rate and reload time, so you don’t want to get caught with an empty magazine in a close fight. After shooting once or twice, switch to another weapon like an SMG or an AR to finish off your enemy.
- Use cover and movement: Sharp Tooth Shotgun is not very forgiving if you miss your shots, so you need to use cover and movement to avoid getting hit by your enemy’s return fire. Use walls, ramps, cones and edits to protect yourself while reloading or switching weapons. Jump, crouch and strafe to make yourself a harder target to hit.
Sharp Tooth Shotgun is a new weapon that adds some variety to the shotgun meta in Fortnite. It is a pump action shotgun that has a longer range and narrower spread than the standard Pump Shotgun, but also has a smaller magazine size and slower reload time. It is best suited for medium range combat, where it can deal significant damage with its body shots. It requires good aim, timing and weapon switching to use effectively.
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