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TSM’s Daequan Makes Another Case For Shotguns to be Buffed in Fortnite

Published: 1/Aug/2018 20:46 Updated: 1/Aug/2018 21:00

by Albert Petrosyan


Team SoloMid professional Fortnite player ‘Daequan’ has yet again expressed his frustrations with the current state of shotguns in Fortnite.

An outspoken critic of how much shotguns have been nerfed, Daequan contends that the weapons will not become viable again until they are strengthened.

The pro player took to social media on August 1 to propose how Epic Games can improve shotguns, specifically the Pump, to make them practical options once again.

Pumps need to one tap or not have that long pull time. The only reason the long pull was justified was because it one tapped or you could double shotty & now you can’t do either. Pump is doodoo and tac shotguns are literally worthless cause everyone & their grandma has an op Smg.

Regardless of whether you prefer using shotguns or not, Daequan’s argument does make sense. 

With Epic having neutralized the ‘double shotgun’ meta by adding a delay when switching between shotguns, coupled with the unreliability of the damage dealt and long pull-out time of the Pump, the weapon class has become essentially useless. 

This is especially true considering the current popular meta of using high fire-rate weapons, such as the SMGs or Drum Gun, which have proven to be extremely powerful, even after the latest set of balancing adjustments pushed out by Epic.

With the chances being slim to none that the Season 5 changes to shotguns will be reversed, the only hope for players like Daequan is that Pump’s damage and/or pull-out time gets improved dramatically. 


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.