Fortnite’s controversial ‘Double Pump’ method appears to be again. A post on the Battle Royale subreddit reveals streamer Jason Ruchelski exhibiting the method within the sport’s v3.5 update (you possibly can see a related video under).
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‘Double Pumping’ entails rapidly switching between two seperate slow-firing weapons, specifically shotguns, and was hottest with the sport’s Pump Shotgun (therefore the identify). The method would permit gamers to drastically improve the speed of fireplace on weapons designed to be high-damage however slow-firing.
Epic eliminated the method from the sport a number of weeks in the past, because it gave some gamers an unfair benefit. In at the moment’s patch notes, Epic stated that they have been really including “a short equip time” to a number of of the sport’s weapons in an try and “reduce the effectiveness of quickly switching between weapons for high burst damage.” The Pump Shotgun was one of many weapons talked about within the notes, however Epic additionally state that they’ve eliminated the reloading animation from the Pump Shotgun, which is probably going why the method appears to have been reintroduced.
Epic have been making modifications to the sport primarily based on points reported with the v3.5 replace, however are but to say the reintroduction of Double Pumping on Twitter. I’m assuming a mistake has been made someplace alongside the road, so if you wish to return to blasting your opponents away, I’d transfer rapidly earlier than it will get mounted.