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NICKMERCS explains why Fortnite’s Tac Shotgun is “underrated”

Published: 24/Jan/2020 20:19

by Eli Becht

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Twitch star Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff thinks players might be underestimating the power of the Tactical Shotgun in Fortnite.

In Fortnite Chapter 2, players are now back to having two types of shotguns after previously having several different options. The strongest one is still the Pump Shotgun, and one that many players gravitate towards, but that doesn’t mean the Tactical is a gun players should ignore.

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For starters, the Tac is far more forgiving than the Pump since players can miss a few shots while still keeping the edge over their enemy. The latter requires you to be accurate with your shots as it shoots a lot slower, and if you aren’t able to take out your opponent with the first hit, the fight could quickly go south.

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NICKMERCS has long been a proponent of the Tactical Shotgun.

Nick actually says the Tac is underrated and thinks players should start using it more often, citing one specific reason. In a YouTube video uploaded on January 24, the Fortnite content creator says something people might not know about this gun is its superior range.

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“The purple and gold Tac are really underrated,” he says. “The damage is cool but the one thing a lot of people don’t talk about is the f**king range, bro. The range of the shotguns is pretty crazy.”

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While you won’t be hitting for extremely high numbers from range, the Tac will perform better than the Pump does from the same distance. If you’re somebody who doesn’t like getting up close and personal with your enemy, this might be the shotgun you’ll prioritize going forward.

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Another thing he mentions he likes about the gun is the ability to perform “jump shots” on people with high ground. The quick-firing ability allows you to take away a large chunk of health from an enemy before they even realize what’s happening.

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The Gold Pump shotgun still reigns supreme.

In his ranking of the Chapter 2 shotguns, NICKMERCS ranked the Tacs high, with only the Gold and Purple Pumps sitting above them. Amusingly enough, he ranked the Grey one lower than a pickaxe, showing how much he really hates that gun.

He’s been preaching to his audience about the importance of using the Tac, so hopefully, this will be what it takes to finally get his viewers to convert from the Pump.

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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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