Fortnite: First footage of the Epic Legendary Pump Shotguns in action shows just how powerful they will be - Dexerto

Fortnite: First footage of the Epic Legendary Pump Shotguns in action shows just how powerful they will be

Published: 27/Nov/2018 14:20 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 14:27

by Ross Deason


The most exciting aspect of Fortnite’s v6.31 update was the introduction of the new Pump Shotgun variants, and now we can show you them in action.

The introduction of the new Epic and Legendary Pump Shotguns on November 27 is part of Epic’s attempt to make shotguns in general a more viable and predictable class of weapons for all players.


The Epic variant will deal 105 maximum damage, while the Legendary will 110. Both will be available from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.

Now, thanks to ‘Ultrabluex’ on Reddit, we have footage of what the Epic variant is capable of doing – and it’s pretty damn impressive!


The player uploaded a video of themselves taking down opponents with single shots, but neither shot did 200 damage or more, so we couldn’t check for sure whether it would have one shot potential against full shields:

new epic shotgun gameplay from r/FortNiteBR

The Legendary version definitely does kill in one shot, though, as ‘Lagproz TheForth’ showed on YouTube with this 220 damage headshot:

One thing we know for sure is that we can’t wait to get out hands on the Legendary variant of the new weapon and see what it is capable of at range.


The new Pump Shotgun variants aren’t the only thing to get excited about if you’re a shotgun lover, though, as the patch notes confirmed that all shotguns will now deal a minimum of three pellet’s worth of damage for any two or one pellet hit – making them more predictable, especially at range.

The older variants of the Pump Shotgun also got some love, with the maximum damage increased from 80 / 85 to 96 / 100 for the Uncommon and Common versions.

The v6.31 patch saw Epic Games concentrate on making shotguns more viable.

It will be interesting to see whether these changes to shotguns will result in a return to the shotgun meta in the long run, and even more interesting to see how popular that return is with the community if it occurs.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


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.


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.


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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Epic Games
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.