This long-range shotgun is a doozy.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 has been keeping folks busy for over a week now, and it’s finally time to dig into what the first of many updates has to offer. And the answer is–well, not a whole lot. In addition to Boogie Bombs landing back in the vault, the only notable addition in this update is the unvaulting of the Ranger Shotgun. Read on to find out where you can grab one and why you should use it.

Where to find a Ranger Shotgun and how it works

First introduced in Chapter 3 Season 2, the Ranger Shotgun quickly became a favorite due to its extended range and high damage capabilities. After being vaulted for only a season, it’s back for now and can be found on the ground or in chests and supply drops.

The Ranger Shotgun is a single-shot firearm with a tight spread and one of the highest ranges in the shotgun class. It uses shotgun ammo, of course, and comes in Common (329 DPS), Uncommon (345 DPS), Rare (364), Epic (383), and Legendary (402 DPS) versions.

While it won’t replace your AR or sniper in terms of range, you can score some pretty big damage with this unique shotgun at short to medium range. Damage dropoff doesn’t start until you’re 11 meters from your target, so chunking some shields off someone as they rush you can be easy, giving you a moment to reload or switch to another gun before you’re forced into close-quarters engagements.

The downside to the Ranger Shotgun having only one shell per magazine is that missing your shots can be punishing, especially once you’re in close quarters. Make sure to carry an SMG or AR to ensure that you don’t get caught out of sorts after your Ranger shot, and you should be good to go.

For more on Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4, check out all of the new map changes and the best landing spots.

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