There has been a divide in the community for those that were in favor of the Double Pump Shotgun nerf and those that weren’t. Regardless, Epic decided to nerf the Double Pump coming into Season 3. For those that don’t know, the Double Pump is when players would have two Pump Shotguns and would fire one and quickly switch to the other and fire. This was not the intended use for the Shotgun and so Epic decided to patch this. Now when players fire a Pump Shotgun and switch to the other Pump Shotgun, the shotgun would be forced to pump again before firing. You can read more about this here and join in the discussion in the comments section.
Epic has introduced a new gun to Fortnite for Season 3, the Hand Cannon. This gun takes Heavy Ammo and comes in the Epic and Legendary rarity. This means that this gun should not be easy to come by and players should not be able to find two of Hand Cannons at the start of the game.
However, there are players that are managing to get their hands on two of the Hand Cannons and are using them in the same way as the Double Pump Shotguns. This could now be the replacement Double Pump and so the question is when, if at all, Epic will nerf the Double Cannon.
In the article in which we mentioned the Pump Shotgun was going to be nerfed, we showed the following statement from Epic employee, EpicEricSW:
As you can see in this statement, Eric had said that the feature they had introduced to the Shotgun was only applicable to the Pump Shotgun, however, he went on to say “…but we will closely monitor other weapon types for similar concerns.”
Does this mean that the Double Hand Cannon will be nerfed? What do you think should happen? Should Epic allow the Double Hand Cannon, as it is hard to come by, or do you think that this should be nerfed, the same at the Double Pump? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.