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.


Vaulted & unvaulted weapons in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 2/Dec/2020 10:05

by Jacob Hale


A number of weapons and items have been either vaulted or unvaulted in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5, including some fan favorites and old classics. 

Fortnite Season 5 officially dropped on Wednesday, December 2, bringing a number of major changes with it. As specified in the new update’s patch notes, the game is going to look pretty different going forward.

Some big map changes hint toward a slow revert back to the old map, with the likes of Flush Factory and Dusty Depot starting to come back, which is more than enough reason to get excited.

And, although new weapons such as the Dragon Shotgun have arrived, one thing all players will be looking for is the old items that have returned from the vault, and those which have been placed back in it.

Fortnite Season 5 zero point battle pass
Epic Games
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 is named Zero Point — and brings some fun changes to the game.

Vaulted weapons

Vaulted weapons are those that have been stashed away, unplayable in the game, that might one day return to the game.

Here’s what we know has been vaulted:

  • Revolver
  • Fire Trap
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Pump Shotgun
  • Legendary Combat Shotgun
  • Scar assault rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Tac SMG

Unvaulted weapons

Of course, with some weapons leaving the game, some are making their grand return. Here’s what:

  • Charge Shotgun
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • P90
  • SMG
  • Storm Scout Rifle
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Balloons

So, that’s everything that’s been vaulted or unvaulted according to the patch notes for Fortnite Season 5, and there’s definitely some there that we’re going to miss, such as the Scar assault rifles and Pump shotguns, but the Tactical Shotgun and P90 making a return could make up for that and keep the weapons feeling fresh and fun.

With a number of big streamers starting to switch back to Fortnite, it looks like Season 5 could be one of the biggest yet — so have fun destroying those new and returning players!