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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to return your Fortnite NFL skin without using a refund token

Published: 13/Oct/2020 20:00

by Bill Cooney

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After a recent update introducing a change to Fortnite’s NFL skins, Epic Games is giving players the chance to return them for a limited time, and we have all the info on how to do so.

Fortnite’s v14.30 update brought a change to the game’s NFL skins, removing the name and logo for the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins. 

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After years of public backlash, the team removed their nickname and are now officially called the “Washington Football Team” while they work on getting a new trademark.

In-game, the team has been removed from the available options in their line of NFL skins. Now, when you visit the customization tab, Washington will be the last option with no logo. With this change, Epic is allowing players to return their purchase for a limited time – without using a refund token.

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Washington’s NFL Fortnite skin will be this instead.

But this exchange isn’t as straightforward as you might think, and has led to some confusion amongst players trying to figure out how to do it.

Players who still have refund tokens should be able to navigate to the proper tab by going to Settings > Profile (far right) > Lifetime Return Requests > Submit a Request. There, you should see the NFL outfit listed as one of the items eligible for returns.

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Where to request a return for Washington’s Fortnite NFL skin.

But, if you’ve already used all of your refund tokens, the “Submit a Request” Button won’t’ be active. Another problem you may run into is that your game didn’t update right away, making the NFL skin not show up as a return option – until it does update at least.

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The good is that a fix for this is very simple: all you need to do is play a game or enter and leave Creative Mode. After that, you’ll see the prompt shown below and will be able to navigate to the Settings tab and issue a refund.

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This prompt should let you return your NFL skin even with no tokens.

While the NFL skins were a fun addition to Fortnite for a lot of gamers, some players have found that they don’t use these skins as much as they did when they first came out. Trading one of these in will net you 1,500 V-Bucks as well, which could almost seem like an extra payday if you bought the skin a year or two ago.

Now that you’ve got an extra 1,500 V-Bucks burning a hole in your pocket, you can save them for later, or use them for one of the new skins that were leaked in the v14.30 update.

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