Fortnite's Tac and Heavy Shotguns are in need of a buff, and this would be the perfect way to make them more usable - Dexerto
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Fortnite’s Tac and Heavy Shotguns are in need of a buff, and this would be the perfect way to make them more usable

Published: 22/Jan/2019 3:13 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 7:47

by Albert Petrosyan

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One of the most important weapon classes in Fortnite Battle Royale is the shotgun, but certain types are currently outperforming others. 

While the Pump has generally always been the preferred shotgun of choice among most players, the other two options – Tactical and Heavy – are having trouble catching up lately.

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This has proved especially true after the addition of the Epic and Legendary variants, further making the Pump a lot more desirable than the other two.

With this in mind, Reddit user ‘nylon_rag‘ has proposed some changes be made to the Tac and Heavy to balance out the class and make them a lot more viable when compared to the Pump.

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The user believes that the Tac is the worst of the three, but that “it shouldn’t be vaulted because it should have a spot in the shotgun meta.”

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The proposal suggests that the hit-speed be increased from 1.5 to 1.6, the bullet spread be slight reduced, and the damage profile be increased from 67/70/74 to 69/71/75.

As for the Heavy shotgun, the user thinks that it’s currently as good as the Uncommon (green) variant of the Pump, despite the fact that the Heavy comes in Epic and Legendary rarities only. 

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In order to make the two shotguns a lot more comparable in usability, the user proposes that the reload speed be decreased from 5.9/5.6 to 5.6/5.3 seconds, while the damage profile increased from 74/77 to 78/80. 

The user even suggests increasing the volume of the sound of the Heavy to “make it sound way scarier,” so that the weapon sounds a lot more formidable. 

While that specific idea may not be the most effective, there is no doubting that the proposal overall would definitely make all of the shotguns a lot more balanced and reduce the RNG factor when it comes to the weapon class. 

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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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