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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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How to earn the free Fortnite Crew emote in Season 5

Epic Games are offering players who sign up for the Fortnite Crew membership a free, exclusive emote for a limited time.

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Epic Games is offering players a free emote to go with their Fortnite Crew membership in Fortnite Season 5.

The Fortnite Crew membership is an interesting idea. Players can sign up for the system for $11.99 per month. In return, they receive the Battle Pass, an exclusive cosmetic set, and 1,000 V-Bucks to use as they please.

January 2021 was the second month of the Crew system, and it wasn’t without its speed bumps. Some players logged in on January 1 to see that their Green Arrow skin pack was nowhere to be found.

Even more players had to wait over 2 weeks to receive their V-Bucks for the month. The system is still new, but it’s clear that Epic have some polishing to do.

As a way to throw Fortnite Crew members a bone, Epic are offering a free “Members Only” emote to anyone who signs up for the Crew pack.

You need to sign up for a Fortnite Crew membership and log into Fortnite before February 15. This timing means that non-members can wait and see what the February cosmetic pack holds before committing.

The Crew membership, when it’s working, is a good deal for dedicated Fortnite players who want to get the most bang for their buck. An exclusive skin, pickaxe, back bling, and 1,000 V-Bucks is well worth the $11.99 price tag.

We’ll let you know when we learn more about the February Fortnite Crew pack. Until then, enjoy Season 5.

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All XP Coin locations for Fortnite Season 5 Week 7

XP Coins have finally returned to Fortnite Season 5. Here’s where you can find all of them as of Season 5 Week 7.

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XP Coins have returned to Fortnite Season 5. Here’s where to find all of them as of Season 5 Week 7.

Fortnite Season 5 is offering players a plethora of ways to earn XP and rank up through the Battle Pass. The most recently-added XP-gathering method is through the XP Coins.

Most players will remember XP Coins from the past few seasons. They seemed to be everywhere back then, but they were removed at the start of the season.

Ahead, we’ll give you a map of all the XP coin locations. We’ll make sure to update you as more XP Coins are added to the map.

Fortnite XP Coin locations

XP coins are scattered all across the map. You can find them from Catty Corner to Stealthy Stronghold. Here’s a map of all of the available XP Coins, so far.

We’ll keep this post updated as more XP coins become available. You’ll need to reach level 250 to unlock all of the enlightened skins in Season 5, so finding these will be well worth your time.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenge guide

The Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges are here. Take a look at how to complete all of them in this challenge guide.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 is here. Take a look at all of the challenges and how to complete them.

Fortnite Season 5 is chugging along, but there’s still about two months left. The holiday break extended the latest season, so there’s still plenty of time to make your way through the Battle Pass.

The Week 7 challenges are relatively straightforward, with most of them able to be completed without too much effort.

A couple of these challenges will have you searching the same area in Slurpy Swamp, so a favorable bus path in Team Rumble will allow you to complete them in one shot. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges

The good news in the Week 7 challenges is that all of them can be completed in Team Rumble. We have a separate article detailing the locations of Books in Holly Hedges and Sweaty Sands. You can find that here.

The Legendary challenge requires players to deal damage to opponents in Vehicles. This one is going to be a headache, as there’s no way to force another player to be inside of a car or boat when you shoot them.

Hopefully, you can get into a game of Team Rumble with like-minded enemies – sitting in Motorboats and trading shots with you. If not, it’s going to take some serious gaming to finish this one. Good luck!

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