The new child on the block can’t appear to catch a break. The Primal Shotgun has, as soon as once more, been nerfed. Is this sufficient to place the weapon out of favor?
When Chapter 2 Season 6 dropped, the Primal Shotgun was by far the most effective weapon the sport’s seen shortly. It even overshadowed the return of the a lot commemorated Pump Shotgun.
I really like the Primal Shotgun. It feels wonderful to tear via the early sport when you obtained one in your beginning loot and gave you the safety to be secure at shut vary in the course of the ultimate circles. It made you’re feeling invincible while you had it, however that additionally meant when you didn’t have one and your opponent did you’d get blasted and your sport ended.
We’ve launched a hotfix adjusting:
⬆️ The Recycler now harvests ammo sooner and does extra injury to buildings
⬇️ Primal Shotgun injury decreased and pullout time elevated pic.twitter.com/2pZxxHsbee
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) April 8, 2021
Primal Shotgun nerfed once more
Yesterday’s hotfix lowered the injury of the Primal by about 10 factors throughout all rarities, and elevated the pullout time. The Primal Shotgun performed very like another shotgun: run in shut and let it go. While it has even worse accuracy and vary than the Pump, getting hit by the Primal Shotgun’s one-two punch mainly ensured sure dying.
The commonest criticism I’ve seen about Season 6 is in regards to the Primal Shotgun. Players hate being killed by this factor, and Epic appears to agree that it’s a bit too robust.
With the nerf to pullout time, it’s much less dependable to change into if you end up in a good scenario. You’d should have the Primal Shotgun prepared earlier than participating and decide to the assault.
These nerfs comes lower than a fortnight from the final adjustment to the Primal Shotgun, the place its firerate was slowed down. Considering the Primal Shotgun already has a slower firerate, I’m involved in regards to the weapon’s longterm viability.
Ideally, each shotguns ought to occupy their very own niches. Mechanical weapons are extra correct and constant whereas Primal weapons do extra injury. Every different weapon follows this design precept, however the Primal Shotgun doesn’t appear to observe the rule.
For the Primal Shotgun, the drawbacks had been simply the traditional drawbacks to utilizing a daily shotgun. It both must be extra inconsistent to stability its excessive injury output, or be extra punishing while you miss a shot. The present suite of nerfs to the Primal Shotgun makes it each.
It might take some extra tinkering to get the Primal Shotgun excellent, however I hope that it turns into a viable different to the Pump.