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:

“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.

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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.

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

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Luke
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Luke

Can u pls add double pump back

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Nope

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Yes

Anonymous
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Anonymous

DOBLE PUMP PLESE

Cooper
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Cooper

Can you add double pump please

jerry will not allow pump x2
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jerry will not allow pump x2

nope

Faloooo
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Faloooo

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

Dylan
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Dylan

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

George
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George

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

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

Abdullilah
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Abdullilah

Thats the right thing to do !!

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

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Double pump

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Nope

Anonymous
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Anonymous

yes

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Doublepump!!!!!!!!!

Kj
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Kj

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
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Anonymous

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

your pump is mine
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your pump is mine

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

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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
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Bring back rubble pump

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

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You’re a fool

MOIST ANKLES
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MOIST ANKLES

1v1 me

Anonymous
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Anonymous

ok

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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
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Anonymous

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

Anonymous
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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
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Josiah

Thank God now just add double pump back

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Doubleee pumpppl

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hi my name is cat27

Dylan
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Dylan

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

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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
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Anonymous

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
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Anonymous

Get rid of FOOD FIGHT LTM

jeff
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jeff

FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

Brian
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Brian

Double pump plz

Sasa
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Sasa

pls bring back double pump!!!