Lever Action Shotgun in Fortnite, Explained

The Lever Action Shotgun comes to Fortnite in the v15.20 update.
The Lever Action Shotgun comes to Fortnite in the v15.20 update. | Photo Courtesy of Epic Games

The Lever Action Shotgun comes to Fortnite in the v15.20 update.

Chapter 2 Season 5 has brought a ton of new weapons into the game and the v15.20 update keeps that trend going. We already have had the Lever Action Rifle and the various Exotic weapons, now we see Epic has added in the Lever Action Shotgun.

Lever Action Shotgun in Fortnite

Fortnite content creator, SypherPK, posted a video on his ever-growing YouTube channel using the new Lever Action Shotgun in-game.

Sypher picked up the common version of the new weapon and then fully upgraded it to its gold version in Catty Corner. Fortnite players can find the new Lever Action Shotgun from floor loot, chests, and supply chests.

The common version of the Lever Action shotgun deals 10.4 damage per pellet with a reload time of 6.6 seconds and six bullets in a clip. The legendary version does 12.7 damage per pellet and has a reload time of 5.4 seconds. In the YouTube video, Sypher does a standing still headshot to one of the NPCs to see what the maximum damage is and it hit for 165 with the legendary version.

While Sypher appeared to enjoy the ability to edit and do pop shots with the new weapon, one Fortnite professional did not share the same enthusiasm.

Co1azo is one of the best controller Fortnite professionals on the scene right now so his opinion does have weight to it.

For now we have to wait and be patient and let a few days get under our belts before a final verdict can be made on the new Lever Action Shotgun.