"Fortnite Battle Royale" players used the "double pump" technique for two seasons. However, Epic Games had decided to remove this technique with the v3.0.0 patch, adding a short delay when players switch from one shotgun to another. Before the patch, players were able to use up to five Pump Shotguns to fire them in rapid succession. This allowed them to quickly eliminate multiple enemies without pumping the weapon.

Ever since the patch was released, players have had to deal with the shotgun switching delay, making it impossible to effectively use two or more shotguns.

However, the popular shotgun technique has recently made its way back to "Fortnite Battle Royale," which was discovered by players. Considering that the video game developer hasn't released this information in the last patch notes, there is a chance that this change was accidental.

Double Pump is back to the game

Twitter user FNBRHQ was one of the first "Fortnite Battle Royale" players to discover the return of the double pumping technique. The user shared a video of this technique on a mobile version of the popular video game, making many players believe that the technique was only possible on mobile phones. However, it turns out that it is possible to do this trick on a PC version as well.

Ali "Myth" Kabbani has also discovered that it was possible to perform this trick on a PC.

The popular streamer has entered the Creative Mode and added two Legendary Pump Shotguns to his inventory. The streamer then demonstrated that the once-popular shotgunning technique has been brought back to "Fortnite Battle Royale."

Epic Games has yet to comment on this. If it turns out that this was an accidental change, there is no doubt that the double pumping technique will be removed from the video game once again.

However, there is a chance that the game creator enabled the technique once again to make players engage in close-quarters combat more often. "We will be monitoring any fallout from this and continuing to iterate on how this works throughout the next patches," is what Epic Games posted in the v3.0.0 patch notes, which could mean that the change was not an accident.

The map change

The "Fortnite Battle Royale" developer has released a few big updates for the game recently. Beside gameplay and balance changes, the video game creator has released a map change, turning the entire in-game island into a snowy area.