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Clever Fortnite trick makes Charge Shotgun perfect for pushing enemies

Published: 22/Jun/2020 12:14

by Joe Craven


A clever and simple Fortnite trick can make the brand new Charge Shotgun the ideal weapon to use when pushing opponents, despite the inherent delay to shooting. 

Fortnite Chapter Two: Season 3 finally launched 0n June 17, following multiple delays. The patch changed a host of features in Epic’s building battle royale.

These changes included the vaulting of the Pump Shotgun, replaced by the Charge Shotgun which, as it sounds, needs to charge up prior to shooting to achieve maximum damage. While shotgun tweaks are nothing new in Fortnite, this new Charge weapon adds a wholly new dynamic into close range engagements.

Fortnite's Charge Shotgun on a gold background
Epic Games
Fortnite’s Charge Shotgun replaced the Pump in Season 3.

Because of the unfamiliar dynamic the Charge weapon adds, it may take some time for players to learn how to truly master the new shotgun. However, a simple trick shared on June 21 can make the Charge Shotgun a great weapon to push enemies, despite the delay before firing.

Redditor ‘maxjoness‘ shared a clip showing that the new shotgun can be charged while opening a door, meaning it can be fired instantly upon the door opening. Pair this with a smart right-hand peak, and the Charge Shotgun instantly becomes more viable for pushing enemies.

“You can charge your charge shotgun while opening a door for a powerful right hand peak shot,” they said.

TIP: You can charge your charge shotgun WHILE opening a door for a powerful right hand peak shot. from r/FortniteCompetitive

While the tactic can certainly work, many Redditors pointed it out that it has to be carried out correctly, or enemies with P90s will dominate. Do not peak before your shotgun is ready to fire is essentially the backbone of this tip.

The timing may take players a bit of time to perfect but, seeing how well the Fortnite community has adjusted to new weapons and mechanics in the past, it should be no time at all before we see the tactic in high levels of Epic’s BR.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.