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Footage of Fortnite’s New Double Barrel Shotgun in Action

Published: 7/Aug/2018 15:10 Updated: 7/Aug/2018 15:11

by Ross Deason

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The Double Barrel Shotgun has officially been added to Fortnite Battle Royale and players around the world are already beginning to get to grips with it.

Initial footage seems to suggest that the new weapon will be extremely powerful in close range gun fights but that the damage drop off will be significant at distance.

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Popular Twitch streamer dakotaz was quick to pick up a Victory Royale with the Double Barrel and exclaimed “Oh my god it hits so hard bro! Dude… this thing is a monster, oh my god! Yooo this gun is crazy”.

Concerns about the gun being potentially overpowered have been replaced, by and large, by comments about the low effective range making it fairly balanced.

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One Reddit user stated “I got into a fight with it, at a range of around 5-10 meters (1-2 floor tiles). I was only hitting 50% of my pellets, for around 75 damage each shot. When you consider the damage with the effective range, this thing is really not as overpowered as everyone thought it would be.”

The Double Barrel Shotgun’s biggest selling point is the fact that players can fire two shots in quick succession; something that has been sorely missed since switching between two different shotguns and shooting was nerfed.

It looks like the Double Barrel will be a weapon that rewards accuracy at close range but punishes players that spam shots or “spray and pray”.

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As tends to be the case with a new weapon, it will take a few days of practice before players come to a final conclusion about the viability of the Double Barrel Shotgun.

However, early feedback certainly seems to suggest that it will be a specialist weapon that is only used in very specific situations.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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