The removal of the Pump Shotgun for Season 9 has created a rift in the Fortnite community as it has been one of the constants since the launch of the game and without it, the game lacks a go-to weapon for many eliminations.
Epic Games replaced this with the Combat Shotgun and while it has shotgun in the name, it's nowhere near the level of the pump. In fact, TSM Daequan uploaded a video showing the problem with the shotgun.
The Combat Shotgun is all over the place
Daquan uploaded a video to Twitter showing how a direct headshot could do 131 damage, but could also do only 31, despite hitting in the exact same spot.
The video seems pretty clear cut and showcases the problems with the shotgun as it is right now.
The new shotgun is broken in a bad way. I knew somethin wasn't right sometimes :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing::shrug::skin-tone-4:♂️ pic.twitter.com/5u173m6plp
— Daequan (@TSM_Daequan) May 10, 2019
Fortnite pros and streamers weighed in on the video
Tfue reacted to it with a simple Daquan gif of him saying "Trash" which has since become on Daquan's catchphrases.
— Tfue (@TTfue) May 10, 2019
Meanwhile, Ninja responded to it with simply "hmmmmm."
— Ninja (@Ninja) May 10, 2019
It's clear something is wrong with the shotgun in its current state, it's hard to really argue otherwise based on what was seen in that video.
It'll be interesting to see what Epic Games does in the coming days if more people start complaining. Ninja and Tfue has two of the loudest voices in the community so if changes are coming, it might have something to do with them.
Last updated on Saturday May 11 at 07:40 EST
Since Daequan's video received considerable community attention, Epic Games employee Daniel Vogel has replied, stating that they are aware and looking into the issue.
We will continue to keep you updated on Epic Games' response, and any changes that they make to Fortnite Battle Royale.