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Fortnite Battle Royale • Oct 08, 2018

How to weapon swap from pickax and builds in Fortnite without making a sound

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How to weapon swap from pickax and builds in Fortnite without making a sound

A game mechanic has been found in Fortnite Battle Royale that allows players to silently swap from their pickaxes and builds to a weapon.

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Audio is a huge strategic component in Fortnite, and swapping weapons not only alerts enemies of a player's nearby presence, but the cocking noise also reveals what type of weapon they are carrying.

Reddit user 'ImSpeedyGonzalez,' who is known for his Fortnite instructional videos and tutorials, has found a way to counter this by making no noise when swapping to a weapon.

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According to his video, a player can silently swap to a weapon from their pickax or builds by moving forward and spamming the aim button at the same time while switching to the weapon.

He demonstrates this by queuing into a match and picking up a Tac shotgun, which makes a distinct cocking noise when switched to. 

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This new tutorial comes in addition to the one made by Reddit user 'SCG_2018,' which showed how to switch silently from one weapon to another.

For that process, a player must simply move forwards slowly, ADS with one weapon, and then switch to another while holding down the ADS.

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It's not clear whether this mechanic was added intentionally by Epic Games, or if it is merely a glitch soon to be patched.

Regardless, as long as it exists in the game, players will look to use it to their advantage, especially since proximity audio is a such a tactical part of Fortnite.