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Everything vaulted & unvaulted in Fortnite Season 4: Pump Shotgun, more

Published: 27/Aug/2020 8:20

by Andrew Amos


Fortnite Season 4 will include over a dozen changes to the loot pool in the battle royale. Eight Season 3 items will be vaulted ⁠— including the Tactical Shotgun ⁠— but the big news is the Pump Shotgun is back, alongside seven other weapons and items.

If you missed the Pump in Season 3, you’re in luck. Yes, Season 4 is bringing a host of new content ⁠— and if you’re a Marvel fan, you’re definitely going to relish in it. However, gameplay-wise, some fan favorite guns are making a return after what feels like forever.

The Pump Shotgun is back in Season 4, returning from the Vault. In its place though, some weapons like the Tactical Shotgun and regular SMG are being vaulted. Here’s a list of everything you need to know about what’s returning, and what’s leaving, in Season 4.

Pump Shotgun returns after being vaulted in Season 3

After a short stint in the vault, the Pump Shotgun is back. No longer will you be forced onto the Charge every game ⁠— you can pick up the Pump in all its rarities across the map in Season 4.

The Pump Shotgun is available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary rarities. The Legendary Pump was one of the strongest weapons in the game, dealing up to 110 damage in one burst.

The Pump Shotgun isn’t the only thing returning to Fortnite in Season 4. Weapons-wise, the Legendary and Epic Revolvers, the Rare and Uncommon Scoped Assault Rifle, and three rarities of the Tactical SMG have been unvaulted. Most of these were vaulted in Season 3.

The Combat Shotgun is also reportedly making its return, although VastBlastt noted “the drop rate is significantly [lower].” Items-wise, The Shockwave Grenade, Boogie Bomb, and Bounce Pad are returning.

Tactical Shotgun, SMG vaulted

Six weapons from Season 3 will be traded back into the vault to make space for the new arsenal. The Tactical Shotgun, SMG, and Flare Gun are the headliners for the changes.

All renditions of the Tac and the SMG will no longer be available in Season 4. The Rapid Fire SMG will also be disappearing at Rare, Epic, and Legendary. It’s unclear if you’ll be able to get the Uncommon or Common variants by sidegrading, but it’s unlikely given the SMG is now totally out of the game.

The same goes for the Hunting Rifle and Pistol, which are both losing its Epic and Legendary variants. The other rarities should still be available at the lower grades, but at the higher levels, it’s gone.

The Launch Pad, Stink Bomb, and Decoy Grenades have also been vaulted as part of Season 4. Given some of their similarities to items added ⁠— like the Launch Pad vs the Bounce Pad ⁠— it makes sense.

Fortnite Season 4 has added a host of new skins, a new battle pass, and more ⁠— all Marvel themed, of course. The update is available right now, so if you want to get cracking with the new content, be sure to get your download rolling ASAP.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.