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The ‘double pump’ is back in Fortnite – but there’s a catch

Published: 19/Jan/2019 13:30 Updated: 19/Jan/2019 17:45

by Calum Patterson


Fortnite players have discovered that the infamous ‘double pump’ shotgun mechanic is back – players have now discovered it is possible on PC as well as mobile.

The term ‘double pump’ refers to using two pump shotguns in tandem. Before an update removed it, it was possible for players to completely avoid the ‘pump’ animation, by switching rapidly between two pump shotguns.

By shooting, swapping to the other pump, shooting again, and then swapping back, players would skip out the pumping animation of the weapon, allowing for rapid firing.

Considered a glitch, developers Epic Games later rolled out a fix, which forced players to endure the pump animation even when switching to a new pump shotgun.

It was a well received change, as players had grown tired of the overpowered nature of the double pump exploit, but it looks like it has made a return on the mobile version of Fortnite.

Discovered by Twitter user @FNBRHQ, the clip below showcases how the once hated double pump action is possible on mobile.

Update, 12pm EST: It has now been discovered that the double pump is in fact possible on PC too, and is particularly effective when using the Heavy Pump shotgun.

Top streamer and TSM player Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, showcased on his stream that the double pump is possible with the heavy variant.

It’s unclear if this is an intentional addition to the the game, perhaps in an attempt to help make engagements at close range feel smoother. It’s much more likely that this is an unintentional bug, which once Epic Games are made aware of, they will look to remove.

For the time being, Fortnite players will want to be very wary of any opponents wielding two pump shotguns.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.