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Something is seriously wrong with Shotgun aiming in Fortnite Chapter 2

Published: 17/Oct/2019 1:09 Updated: 17/Oct/2019 4:43

by Brad Norton


With the introduction of Fortnite Chapter 2, the game has seen its biggest overhaul to date but one simple function appears to be completely faulty.

Chapter 2 of Fortnite released on October 15 and brought with it a wide array of new content. From an entirely new map, to brand new features and a slew of cosmetic items, there’s plenty for the Battle Royale community to digest.

With many variants of the shotgun weapon type having been featured in the past, Chapter 2 released with just two options. The pump shotgun and the tactical shotgun, both available in all rarities from common to legendary. Yet the recent update appears to have thrown off this weapon type in a major way.

The issue stems from hit-detection in the latest update. While a large majority of weapons appear to have been kept largely intact, the accuracy of shotguns has evidently taken a hit.

As demonstrated throughout a recent clip, no longer do players need to have pinpoint precision in order to connect their shots with the close-ranged weaponry.

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Walking towards a static opponent, the clip from Twitter user ‘jvmsidxx,’ begins by demonstrating just how faulty the current hit-detection is with shotgun weapons. 

Aiming to the left of the enemy, with the reticle completely off the target at times, the clip highlighted how damage can still be dealt, even if you miss your shots by a significant margin.

The 40 seconds clip gave time for the enemy to respawn before being picked off one last time by shotgun shells that undeniably should have missed.

Such an egregious example of a horrendous, game-changing bug, the video even caught the attention of Fortnite superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. “Here is the clip,”  he Tweeted in order to circulate the gameplay and hopefully bring it to the attention of Epic Games so that a fix can soon be implemented.

Being able to find eliminations without properly aiming and connecting shots is obviously a huge issue for any competitive shooter, let alone Fortnite just days after the launch of Chapter 2.

The latest update is one of the biggest in Fortnite history, yet the full patch notes are still yet to be unveiled. Perhaps there are more bugs under the surface similar to the shotgun hit-detection, that haven’t yet been discovered.


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.