Learn How to Run a Shotgun With These Fortnite Tips and Tricks - Dexerto

Learn How to Run a Shotgun With These Fortnite Tips and Tricks

Published: 13/Aug/2018 17:09 Updated: 13/Aug/2018 17:13

by Vincent Genova


Learn how to dominate the new meta with MonsterDFace’s Fortnite Shotgun tips and tricks.

The Double Barreled shotgun was added to Fortnite in Season 5’s v2 update and is incredibly popular as fans want to try out the latest weapon.

According to MonsterDface however, it is not the best option in the current meta.

[The Double Barreled] Shotgun is not better in the current meta as opposed running the Heavy Shotgun. Not that it’s not fun to use, not that it doesn’t shine in it’s own area… the Heavy Shotgun has way too much good than it does bad to be outclassed by the Double Barreled Shotgun.

It is not all bad news for those who love the Double Barrel, MonsterDface claims it is the second best Shotgun in Fortnite, preferring it to the Tactical and Pump shotguns.

You can do some really devastating damage with [the Double Barrel].. So it’s not completely useless.

So unless you are competing against pros in the Fortnite Summer Skirmish, the Double Barrel Shotgun will most likely be fine for your needs. It does take a unique play style to be effective, which MonsterDface goes over.

He lays out a few simple “Do’s and Dont’s” to get a Victory Royale with the Double Barrel.

First up is to know your range.

Do not use this gun at an extended range. When we talk close quarter with the Double Barrel, we mean extremely close quarter… Chest to chest, I can smell your breath in the morning close. If you are not that close with the Double Barrel, you are probably using it at the wrong time.

But if you are that close with the new shotgun, it will outshine all the others, even the Heavy.

MonsterDface goes over what the Double Barrel is capable of when used correctly.

The damage output on this thing is phenomenal, the plays that you can make with this gun in edit situations and other types of high-level, intense PvP in close quarters are crazy.

To complete your loadout in this meta, MosterDface recommends a backup weapon that makes up for the Double Barreled’s weaknesses.

The loadout preferences for this weapon definitely heavily rely upon running a big magazine weapon as a backup. An LMG, P90 or Drum Gun.

For MonsterDface’s complete tips on how to run the Double Barreled Shotgun in Fortnite’s current meta, check out the video below.


Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce


Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!