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Fortnite Nerfs Shotguns Again As Traps Get Buffed

If there are certain elements of Fortnite that you can depend on, getting one pumped is high on that list, especially if you run into someone with a better aim than yourself but while the shotguns continued to be a menace to society, traps became increasingly hard to use after being nerfed previously, until now.

Game creators Epic Games have once again made changes to their game that are set to turn the tables of your gameplay once again, with a new roll out now nerfing the damage that shotguns can do while reinstating traps back to their initial 150hp damage after a short spell at half of that!

The update means that getting one pumped is still a very real possibility, as long as you have less than 200 health, but in general you can expect them to be dealing out 80hp or 85hp damage but the major change that comes with this update is that the critical damage multiplier has been reduced to give it a max 170hp damage scale after being nerfed from 2.5x to 2x multiplier.

The community are yet to lay their thoughts on the fact that being one pumped is about to be ever so slightly reduced, however the general option is that the nerf is a solid move towards allowing players the chance to be able to fight their battles, at least for an additional few seconds.

While the prospect of being ‘one pumped’ is now set to be put to rest, you can expect to see an increase in the infamous ‘double pump’ attacking style, so time to double up and get your quick switch game on point.

The changes were revealed in the patch notes released by Epic Games, with the following points the ones of interest here:

Shotgun balance

-Pump Shotgun

  • Headshot multiplier reduced from 2.5 to 2.0
  • Damage reduced from 90/95 to 80/85

-Tactical Shotgun

  • Headshot multiplier reduced from 2.5 to 2.0

Trap balance

  • Trap Damage increased from 75 to 150

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