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How to make Fortnite’s Charge Shotgun shoot faster

Here’s how to use the Charge Shotgun in Fortnite Season 3 to achieve the best results



Fortnite’s Charge Shotgun is the newest addition to the loot pool in Fortnite Season 3. Epic added some other weapons and items to the new season, but the Charge Shotgun is in the spotlight, as it replaced the fan-favorite Pump Shotgun in the loot pool.

Initial impressions were that the Charge Shotgun was bad. The primary complaint from most players was that the new shotgun took too long to shoot. People were used to confirming an edit, shooting, and resetting with the Pump. The timing of this combo is now a bit different.

After a couple of days of testing, however, pro players and streamers are getting used to the new weapon. The same people who were hating on the gun are now picking it up over the nerfed version of the Tac, as the damage threshold is much higher.

There are still a couple of issues with the new Charge Shotgun, at least on the surface. The ability to hear an opponent charge their shot seems to be one of the glaring issues. Most people aren’t going to peak, edit, or break a wall if they know that their opponent is waiting to hit them with the full charge.

There are a few tips that help you improve with the Charge Shotgun. You should only charge your shot if you’re waiting for your opponent to peak or are jumping on them from above. Waiting for your bullets to charge with every shot will take too long and will be predictable. You’ll end up getting outplayed by someone who chose quantity over quality in their shot selection.

The other tricks, shown to us by exploit master, OrangeGuy, allow you to shoot your Charge Shotgun a lot faster than we first thought. Double-tapping the ‘fire’ button, for instance, triggers the gun to shoot a little bit faster than pressing it once.

The other trick is for keyboard and mouse players, only. Binding your ‘fire’ button to your scroll wheel actually makes the Charge Shotgun shoot at a similar speed as the Pump Shotgun. Just take a look at this video and see how quickly OrangeGuy pumps out his shots.

These tricks probably aren’t intended and might get patched in the future. Then again, ‘scroll wheel reset’ wasn’t intended, either, and Epic were content to let it stay in the game.

The Charge Shotgun remains a controversial weapon but it’s one of two options, now. You can pick the Charge Shotgun or a nerfed version of the Tac. A Gold version of the latter only does a maximum of 124 damage. It’s still early, and players are still learning the weapon, but public perception seems to be turning around in regards to Fortnite’s newest shotgun. It doesn’t seem to be as bad as we first thought.


Bizzle joins old teammates after split with Commandment & Clix

Bizzle, Clix, and Commandment have split as Bizzle rejoins Dubs and Megga.



There’s been a bit of shuffling in professional Fortnite trios over the past couple of days. The team of Bizzle, Commandment, and Clix has split, each going their separate ways. Bizzle joined his old partners, Megga and Dubs, While Commandment joined Edgey and Cented. For now, Clix is the only one of the three to not have a trio team.

This news comes after a rough server performance in a recent Trios tournament, which saw all of the players rubber-banding, lagging, and being lost in the storm with no way to get out. As Bizzle tweeted, the performance looked like one of the first Fortnite tournaments to exist.

Following this tournament, Commandment was the first to announce that he’d be leaving the team. Bizzle released a TwitLonger, stating that he’d be teaming back up with Megga and Dubs rather than looking for a third player to join him and Clix.

The TwitLonger also took aim at the current state of competitive Fortnite along with the server performance. “The Shockwave launcher disabled us from playing the way we were used to and crazy end game lag lead to a lot of thrown games. Every game we would have height, or outplay the team who had it and take it from them, and with the Shockwave launcher being in the game it completely ruined our play-style and attitude,” he wrote.

Despite the split, the three players appear to be on good terms with one another. Clix replied to Bizzle’s tweet, telling him that he’s the best player that Clix has played with.

The most interesting part of this situation is that Chap and Edgey called this split a few weeks back. The dueling trios were having a grief battle in pro scrims, leading to Chap telling his team and viewers, “I can’t wait for this trio to split.”

Edgey, who is ironically now teamed-up with Commandment, told Chap and Av that Bizzle and Clix would “snake each other for Dubs and Megga.” It may not have ended in any bad blood, but that’s essentially what happened.

Although the Season 3 FNCS is Solos, most of the pros prefer the Trios format, meaning that’s what we largely see in scrimmages. We’re also seeing several Trios tournaments and Cash Cups this season, so we’ll undoubtedly see the new teams hit Season 3 soon. Now, all that’s left is to see where Clix lands. Fellow NRG member UnknownArmy needs a team…

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How to claim the new PlayStation Plus Celebration pack

Epic and Sony have joined forces to offer PlayStation players another free Fortnite cosmetic pack.



Yesterday, we covered the news of Sony’s large investment in Epic Games and what that meant for Fortnite. One of our biggest takeaways in the article is that PlayStation would likely get some additional exclusive cosmetic bundles for their players.

It didn’t take long for this to come to fruition. A day later, Epic announced the new PlayStation Celebration bundle to go along with their other exclusive skins. This one includes the “Introducing” emote, Stratosphere Glider, and Down Arrow Contrail.

The Celebration Pack should be available to all players, worldwide, on July 10. Some players already have access to it. Those who have already claimed their exclusive Fortnite cosmetic items should know the process, but here it is for those who are unaware:

  • Visit the PlayStation Store
  • Navigate to Fortnite
  • Scroll down until you see the new Celebration Pack
  • Download the cosmetic pack.

This pack replaces the old Celebration Pack that included a couple of free skins, but you can grab both if the former pack is still in the shop. Don’t worry too much if you missed it, as we expect Fortnite to release several exclusive PlayStation packs in the future.

We don’t know how long this bundle will be in the store, but you can expect it to last a couple of months, at least. Grab it now to make sure you don’t miss out!

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What does the $250 million Sony investment mean for Fortnite?

The implications of a massive investment on the biggest game in the world, Fortnite.



On July 9, it was announced that Sony invested $250 million in Fortnite developer, Epic Games, making them a minority investor in the company. This brings Epic’s total investment capital to $1.58 billion.

Epic has been a major player in video games for a long time but made their biggest mark on the space with Fortnite, the game that we all came here to talk about.

Although Fortnite is Epic’s biggest product, at the moment, the company has their hands in several different titles and sources of income The Epic Games store, for instance, is looking to rival Steam by purchasing some massive games as exclusive content.

According to multiple reports, Sony’s investment in Epic will not affect the release of future titles. It’s not like Epic are going to make Fortnite a PlayStation exclusive. It might work in reverse, however. There’s a chance that Sony could bring some of their PlayStation exclusives to the Epic Games store on PC.

What does this mean for Fortnite? Well, in the words of Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, “Fortnite will never die.” This is a tad hyperbolic, but it’s clear that the gaming industry, as a whole, is ready for Fortnite to stick around for another ten years, or so. It wouldn’t be the first game to have a massive lifespan.

Apart from some additional money to work with, the biggest thing this means for Fortnite is probably in the cosmetic department. Now that Sony is a major investor in Epic, we can expect the developer to scratch their back with some exclusive skins.

Don’t worry, though. PlayStation players probably won’t get any priority when it comes to using new features or anything like that. What does the $250 million Sony investment mean for Fortnite? Ten more years of our favorite battle royale.

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