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New Legendary shotgun variant coming soon to Fortnite

Published: 16/Jul/2019 0:19 Updated: 16/Jul/2019 1:08

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Tactical Shotgun is getting a massive upgrade in Fortnite Battle Royale as Epic Games have decided to add Epic and Legendary variants of the weapon.

The in-game announcement menu in Fortnite updated on July 15 to reveal that two new variants of the Tactical Shotgun were being added in the battle royale.

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“Get up close and personal with the new Epic and Legendary variants of the Tactical Shotgun,” he announcement message read. 

As far as appearances go, the weapon looks as different as can be from its lower variant counterparts, resembling the Heavy and Pump Shotguns much more than the futuristic look of the Tactical.

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The variants will most likely be released as part of the next update in Fortnite, which is expected to go live sometime during this week, the likeliest date being July 17.

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The announcement of these variants has come as a surprise to many in the Fortnite player-base, as this type of news is usually leaked beforehand by data-miners.

As of now, there is no information, confirmed or otherwise, about the damage profiles of these variants, apart from the fact that they will undoubtedly be stronger than their Common, Uncommon, and Rare counterparts. 

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Functionality-wise, their fire-rate will likely be high compared to other shotguns, which has always been the most-defining feature of the Tac Shotgun. 

Epic GamesThe Tac Shotgun has looked the same since the start of Fortnite, but that will all change when the Epic and Legendary variants are released.

Needless to say, this announcement has caused quite a stir in the Fortnite community, as the addition of two higher-rarity variants of the Tac Shotgun has the potential of changing gameplay and the competitive meta in a massive way. 

For one, it strongly suggests that the lower variants of the Tac will likely be on their way out of the core default modes and into the Vault.

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That would still leave four shotguns in the active pool, which is an unusually high amount, so there’s also the chance that Epic could do away with another shotgun to balance out the class.

Seeing as how the Combat is the most popular shotgun, and the Drum was added very recently, the Pump remains the likeliest candidate to get vaulted, which wouldn’t be the first time anyway. 

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The addition of two new Tac Shotgun variants could see the Pump get vaulted… again.

Of course,  the Tac hasn’t really been part of the competitive meta for a while now, but if the Epic and Legendary versions prove to be powerful enough, they could force themselves into players’ preferred arsenals.

Also, let’s not forget that the Fortnite World Cup is less than two weeks away, so a shift in the meta could have a multi-million dollar effect. 

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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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