Blizzard did Reaper dirty
The shotgun spread change was nice. As a Reaper main, I felt like I could finally do consistent damage and secure kills without praying to RNGesus for good random spread. Then Blizzard covertly took away the set spread from Reaper ONLY and hoped nobody would notice. Nothing in the patch notes, no notification whatsoever. I NOTICED. AND IT IS BULL****. GIVE MY EDGEBOI HIS SET SPREAD BACK BLIZZARD.
The spread changes not going through for Reaper is indeed a bug.
We’ll get it fixed, thanks for the report!