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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

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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.

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Fortnite Season 4 Week 6 Challenge guide

The Fortnite Season 4 Week 6 challenges are here! Take a look at how to complete them.

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It seems like just yesterday that we were staying up all night, waiting for the new season of Fortnite. Surprisingly, we’re already into Week 6 with another batch of challenges to help carry us through the Battle Pass.

Although weekly challenges offer a lower amount of XP this season, it seems like we’re working through the Battle Pass quicker than normal. Even still, we have a long way to go before we unlock all of our holographic variants, so we’ll be grinding away at these challenges.

The week’s challenges are pretty straightforward. All we need to do is consume some foraged items, deal some damage, and search some chests. Here are the challenges for Week 6:

  • Search Chests at Weeping Woods (7)
  • Eliminations at Misty Meadows (3)
  • Collect Stone from Coral Castle (300)
  • Consume a Legendary Fish
  • Consume Foraged Items at Holly Hedges (10)
  • Ride a Zipline from Retail Row to Steamy Stacks
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Black Panther’s Kinetic Shockwave (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Slurpy Swamp (500)

The inclusion of a challenge involving Black Panther’s ability suggests that we could see it come into the base game this week, but we don’t know that for sure. Epic could be pushing us toward the Marvel-based LTMs that have been rotating in and out of the game. We’ll know more when these challenges go live, tomorrow.

Collecting foraged items at Holly Hedges is as easy as taking some damage in Team Rumble and eating the Cabbage that is growing in the backyards of a few houses.

If you’re having trouble catching a legendary fish, take a look at our fishing guide for Season 4. You should be able to catch one if you hit a fishing hole with a Pro Fishing Rod – but this one will take a bit of persistence.

There’s a zipline network that connects Steamy Stacks and Retail Row, so you just have to ride this once and be done with it.

Apart from that, the rest of these challenges are straightforward. Of course, you’ll also need to land at Weeping, Slurpy, and Misty to get your chests, damage, and elimination. Good luck!

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New esports org Gamma Gaming makes splash with Fortnite roster

A new organization, Gamma Gaming, has entered the professional Fortnite arena with some huge signings.

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Fortnite is, again, the driving force behind the creation of an esports organization – this time, in the European market. Gamma Gaming – established by Arsenal FC player, Sead Kolašinac – made a splash on the EU Fortnite scene by announcing the acquisition of six Fortnite players on September 27.

The announcement included some of the hottest professional free agents in the region: Th0masHD, Kami, Tschinken, and Merijn along with content creators Obitoo and Mambo.

The most noteworthy of these acquisitions is, likely, Th0masHD who qualified for the Fortnite World Cup, placed 4th in the recent Solo FNCS, won the BenjyFishy Cup, and, most recently, placed first and second in two of the FNCS Warmup competitions.

Going into the Season 4 Trios FNCS, he and his team are one of the top picks to win it all.

Gamma Gaming’s model follows that of another new organization, One Percent, which has built its foundation on the back of their professional Fortnite lineup. The young org will, undoubtedly, branch out from here, but they’re starting with solid EU Fortnite talent.

With some strong European players on their team, it will be interesting to see where these new Gamma Gaming recruits land when the FNCS competition comes around. We have a new organization to keep our eyes on.

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Fortnite leak reveals new SHIELD Henchmen coming soon

New Henchmen are coming to Fortnite, pointing to the spawn island helicarrier entering Fortnite as a POI.

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Fortnite Season 4 might be the most progressively evolving season of Chapter 2, so far. We’re getting the map evolution that we thought we’d get last season, this time with fan-favorite Marvel characters.

Players were split as to whether or not the Marvel crossover would be good for Fortnite. Now, five weeks in, it’s hard to argue that Season 4 isn’t the most entertaining season in the new chapter. Epic are keeping the game fresh and it’s bringing players back. There’s a reason that Ninja is playing Fortnite again, this season.

One of the map developments that hasn’t yet come to the game is a helicarrier appearing above the map. This is rumored to be the same helicarrier used as the Season 4 pregame island.

More recently, however, popular data miner, Hypex, revealed that there are unused Henchmen in the game files. These Henchmen are, reportedly, members of the Marvel Comics organization, SHIELD.

According to this leak, SHIELD is running the spawn island helicarrier as a base of operations. Another leaker, ShiinaBR, replied to Hypex’s tweet, linking these two pieces of information. His conclusion was that the SHIELD Henchmen will enter the game when the helicarrier moves over the map.

We’ve already seen several Fortnite creators like SypherPK and Ali-A make their way to the spawn island from a Battle Royale lobby. There’s a vault on this island, and they tested whether or not one of the keys that Doctor Doom or Iron Man carry will unlock it. As you might expect, their keys didn’t work.

All of this points to the idea that the current helicarrier – or spawn island – will, eventually, be a POI in Fortnite. We may have to build up to it or take a helicopter, making it one of the more exclusive places to loot. For now, all we can do is speculate – but we’ll let you know when we learn more.

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