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Clever Fortnite trick makes the Charge Shotgun much faster

Published: 15/Jul/2020 11:51

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite players have uncovered a simple trick with the new Season 3 weapon, the Charge Shotgun, allowing you to cut out the waiting time on its slow fire rate.

The Charge Shotgun is one of the latest weapons to be added to Fortnite, since its release in the Season 3 update, and features unusual mechanics compared to other guns in its class.


As its name suggests, the Charge Shotgun allows players to charge up their bullets in order to deal more damage, although this delay can be costly during gunfights.

Charge shotgun in Fortnite
Epic Games
The Charge Shotgun was added to Fortnite in Season 3.

How to skip waiting time on Charge Shotgun

This new gun requires players to hold their fire button before shooting, but players have found that double-clicking shoot can fire the Shotgun without being charged.


While there’s still a short delay when skipping the charge this way, one Fortnite fan u/Alukarulz shared a trick to completely cut out the waiting time with a certain keybind.

Alukarulz highlighted that by using their mouse wheel they could minimize the delay which occurs when tapping the fire button twice.  Here’s what you’ll need to do.

  1. Open your settings menu and go to your ‘Keyboard Controls’ tab.
  2. Select the ‘Fire’ button and add a secondary keybind using ‘Mouse Wheel Up’.
  3. When you have the Charge Shotgun, you will simply need to scroll the mouse wheel upwards to fire.

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Once you follow these steps you should be able to quickly fire shots off with the new gun, giving you the edge over your opponents in close range fights.


Although firing it instantly does not have the same damage potential as its fully charged rounds, it can allow you to get a few shots off in quick succession.

However, this clever trick is only available for PC players, as a method to skip the delay on a controller has yet to be discovered.

It should not be too hard to find this Charge Shotgun in-game as multiple variants were added in Season 3, including a new Mythic Weapon which can be found in Catty Corner.


How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.


With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.


As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.


FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.


FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.


FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson