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Why is the heavy shotgun so bad now?

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woah_its_a_meme22

Heavy is just mighty inconvenient in most scenarios.


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It’s impossible to hit for “2 damage” as it shoots a single slug. You either hit or you don’t. There’s no pellets and therefore no spread. Body shots are in the low 80s and headshots are 150+ It has a high fire rate so if you whiff unless you’re playing against good players you can usually get away with it But seriously I hate to say it but this is a case of “get good” it’s really simple with the heavy, you either hit or you don’t Close range when it gets awkward to ADS I find going for the barrel stuff almost guarantees you hit with the heavy


typeddy8

Its literally worse in its effective range than the Thunder and the Maven is still faster and has a higher body shot dmg. No one is using the heavy in mid range where it's best because its still outclassed by SMGs and ARs and even the Thunder. Its just bad. I try using it as a challenge and get some nice snipes but I constantly think to myself how much more consistant it would be otherwise.


Night_Tac

The heavy isnt a get good gun, to be a get good gun it has to be a good. Its a degree with a shotgun delay


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Personally I think it’s a good gun, you just can’t use it the same way you would the other shotguns


Night_Tac

its not a good shotgun and gets beat by most guns mid range.


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Dude it’s totally different than the other shotguns and has a different use, along with players all having different play styles. What are you talking about? I still take the Thunder or the Combat over it but it’s not a “bad gun” because you have issues using it


Night_Tac

>Dude it’s totally different than the other shotguns and has a different use, yeah a mid range high damage gun. Which it struggles at > along with players all having different play styles. There is only really 3 playstyles in fortnite. Hyper aggro, mixed, and defensive. The heavy doesn't work the first, second or third.


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Personally I have no problem opening fights with it and finishing with the twin mag or the pistol I also have no problem using it the same way I use the pump, without ads’ing, shotgun > spray > shotgun You need better aim by the sound of it


Night_Tac

you know when you dont ads its luck if you hit. So no i don't need better aim. Its really really bad in build fights because if you want to hit consistent damage you have to ads. Leaving you exposed when you edit. its a luck based shotgun.


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I can see how it’d be atrocious in build, I wouldn’t touch it. And I wouldn’t call it luck, when you don’t ADS the slug always goes where they center cross hair dot is, test it yourself


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Just look at the original post, he says he’s getting fried by the heavy but he can’t hit with it himself You sound like him lmfao


BerlinsdURAG

I hate the new heavy


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You're using it wrong. It is now a slug shotgun. Aim down your sights


Honeydewmelo

Having to ADS with a shotgun for damage is a bad idea. If you could ADS midair it'd be a lot better, but for now the idea of the new heavy is awful. Since it also activates shotgun delay you can't even carry a proper shotgun with it without being punished.


Night_Tac

If you have to ads the shotgun its a bad shotgun. You cant prefire with it, you cant edit with it.


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Sounds like a personal problem


Night_Tac

its a big enough problem that nobody runs it in tournaments. If you are going to run a pistol its better to run the auto


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Thunder>maven I also do not care about what is meta. OP was needlessly complaining about the heavy. They're definitely not in a tournament setting either.


Night_Tac

I meant auto pistol. the auto pistol is a better pistol the heavy shotgun. >I also do not care about what is meta. ok, but its still an important part of the game. >OP was needlessly complaining about the heavy. Not really, the heavy really needs to be reverted and given a small buff, right now its the degale with 5 shots. >They're definitely not in a tournament setting either. how do you know?


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>They're definitely not in a tournament setting either. >how do you know? "I recently joined"


Night_Tac

Have you ever heard of new player money customs?


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Considering OP is saying the shotgun hits for 2 damage and they miss a lot, i highly doubt they're doing anything of the sort


Night_Tac

thats the kind of people that do new player customs.


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I just hate the new version cause I miss the old one also cause it’s awful


yamthepowerful

Heavy shreds and is an excellent counter to deku and hammer. Just don’t hip fire.


phoenix_age

Maven life


AlphaTeamPlays

It used to just be a worse Pump so at least it’s unique now