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Fortnite adds Tactical Shotgun and Kevin’s Floating Island

Published: 10:06, 17 July 2019
Epic Games
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In the latest content update for Fortnite, Epic Games have added Tactical Shotgun in Epic and Legendary forms. There are also some changes to Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle and Combat Shotgun. In Creative, Kevin's islands and Ball Spawner are back.

Another weekly update for Epic Games' Fornite is now live on all platforms. Traditionally, the developer have shared the full patch notes which include the list of additions and changes that have been introduced this week.

The biggest addition is the return of Tactical Shotgun, which has been vaulted in one of the previous updates. However, there is a small change to the weapon - it arrives in Epic and Legendary variants.

The Epic variant of Tactical Shotgun deals 83 while Legendary deals 87 maximum damage. It fires 1.5 shots per second and can hold 8 shells. Its headshot multiplier is set at 2.25 and you can find it in Chests, Supply Drops, Loot Carriers and Vending Machines.

The update also introduces a couple of notable changes to other weapons such as Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle that now has reduced zoom while scoped to help improve the usability and feel of the weapon.

Furthermore, Combat Shotgun has also been updated. Its headshot multiplier has been reduced from 1.7 to 1.5 while the long-range effectiveness of the weapon also saw a minor drop. Epic say that this change was made to bring long-range effectiveness in line with other shotguns.

This week's vaulted item is Suppressed Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle in Epic and Legendary variants while the loud version of the same weapon - Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle - has been unvaluted in Rare, Epic and Legendary variants.

In Fornite Creative, Kevin's Floating Island is back along with Ball Spawner and additional channels for Triggers and Receivers. Traditionally, there is a fresh batch of Prefabs and Galleries that include Soccer Goal and Ice Cream among other things.

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The latest update also brings a lot of gameplay changes, several bug fixes and performance optimisations. For a closer look these and other tweaks, you can read .

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