Epic are always looking to improve Fortnite Battle Royale by making changes to existing items and adding new ones every week. Some items are place in the Vault so that Epic are able to rotate new items into the game. There are some items that are placed in the Vault when there are issues with the item/weapon and are added into the game after they have been improved. Even though an item is placed in the Vault, these items can be re-released back into the game, with some improvements.

The Pump Shotgun is a weapon the Fortnite Community have been asking Epic to change for quite some time and looks like necessary changes are being made. Eric Williamson, Lead Designer at Epic Games, has tweeted the following:

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“The upcoming 6.31 update will include a Pump Shotgun rebalance to improve effectiveness: damage will increase in close quarters and range will be reduced slightly. Additionally, ALL shotguns will have a minimum damage of 3 pellets (even if only 1 or 2 hit).”

The Pump Shotgun has been a concern for a long time, as there would be many times were players would only deal 9 damage to opponents in close quarters. As the reload time is long for the Pump Shotgun, it defeats the purpose of the weapon if the damage is so low and so many players do not pick up the weapon for this reason.

All Shotguns will have a minimum of 3 pellet damage, but they may not all hit the opponent.

The new changes for the Shotguns will be implemented in the next update, v6.31. It has not been announced when the update will take place, but we will keep you update with the latest.

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What do you think of these changes? Let us know in the comments section below.

Co-founder, Lead Writer and Finance at Fortnite Insider. Khadija has been gaming for more than 10 years in her free time, playing mainly FPS and Fortnite with over 500 hours played. Khadija specializes in challenge guides and breaking news. BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance. Contact: [email protected]
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Luke
Luke
1 year ago

Can u pls add double pump back

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke

Nope

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Yes

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke

DOBLE PUMP PLESE

Cooper
Cooper
1 year ago

Can you add double pump please

jerry will not allow pump x2
jerry will not allow pump x2
1 year ago
Reply to  Cooper

nope

Faloooo
Faloooo
1 year ago

I hate this idea give us back the double pump man damn…..

Dylan
Dylan
1 year ago
Reply to  Faloooo

that was the best thing u do when it was at the top of the game

George
George
1 year ago

I don’t understand the 3 pellets and the damage thing please clarify

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  George

It means that no more 9 damage, base damage is 27 now

Abdullilah
Abdullilah
1 year ago

Thats the right thing to do !!

Just nerf the new sentry gun because its OP and good luck !!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Double pump

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Nope

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

yes

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Doublepump!!!!!!!!!

Kj
Kj
1 year ago

Double Pump Double Pump everyone is commenting Double Pump but i feel like u guys arent listening to what we have to say we want Double Pump
Please now and nerf it to please 110 wtheck how about 201

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Kj

They Are never going to Add double pump back because it was a glitch!!

your pump is mine
your pump is mine
1 year ago

Players who want the double pump back are players who are too bad to play legit

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

True but what if there pump will not do enough damage to finish the player and they have to reload. It is such a unfair situation

Bring back rubble pump
Bring back rubble pump
1 year ago

U said that but u probably haven’t play long enuff to have ever used it so shut up

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Or were just players who liked the idea and concept of double pump but if wanna catch this 1v1 add me tsm_buildoverug

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

You’re a fool

MOIST ANKLES
MOIST ANKLES
1 year ago

1v1 me

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  MOIST ANKLES

ok

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Do you guys realize double pump was exploit it was never supposed to be on the game epic just never knew how to take it out…don’t u derstand why people cry over it

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Double pump to me would be best because of all these guns we have in the game now

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

I love the update, but would really like to see double pump come back. But because of how unlikely that is I’m fine settling with this and I think it is a massive improvement and can’t wait to test and play once the update is live. Should be lots of fun!!!

Josiah
Josiah
1 year ago

Thank God now just add double pump back

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Double Pump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Doubleee pumpppl

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Hi my name is cat27

Dylan
Dylan
1 year ago

like new ltm or something like that to get the game back to where it was

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Pls bring back double pump I have been waiting for .months

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

tbh fortnite was at it’s prime in season 4. This isn’t a double pump update, it’s a buff to pump damage. I think that epic should narrow the bullet spread and make the pump 1 or 2 shot weapon

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

The pump is so weak now why shouldn’t we be able to have double pump… I mean since they’re so weak bring back double pump or just make it where you’re shotgun can hit for 200 if all the pellets hit in the head

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Get rid of FOOD FIGHT LTM

jeff
jeff
1 year ago

FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

When will they get rid of food fight, it got lame after the second day, and bring back 50 vs 50?

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

Double pump plz

Sasa
Sasa
1 year ago

pls bring back double pump!!!