Fans have wanted it for a long while, and now it has been confirmed - the Pump is back in Fortnite, as part of the big overhaul that is Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6.
The Pump Shotgun was originally introduced way back in Season 1 of Fortnite, and it has gone in and out of the Vault several times since then. Most recently, the Pump was available during Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4, but then it was Vaulted again during Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5.
But now, it looks like fans could get their wish, with the Pump Shotgun confirmed for a return. Read on for all the details.
Is the Pump back in Fortnite?
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 has gone live just now, so fans will be clamouring to download the update and unpack its many treats.
Meanwhile, Epic Games has shared a blog about the new Primal content that has come with the update, bringing a whole new survival edge to the game.
In the blog, the developers from Epic confirmed that the Pump Shotgun is returning as part of this new survival-centric initiative. There is a bit of a twist, though - you can get this gun by crafting it!
How to get the Pump in Fortnite
As Epic explains on its blog, one way to get a Pump Shotgun in Fortnite is by making one yourself.
"Makeshift weapons can be crafted into familiar favorites like the Pump Shotgun, Revolver, and Assault Rifle" as part of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 update, the blog states.
"To craft these weapons, you’ll need Mechanical Parts instead of Animal Bones," the blog adds. "Weapons made with these parts tend to be more precise than others."
If you don't know where to find Mechanical Parts, fear not! As the blog explains, "You can find Mechanical Parts by harvesting mechanical equipment from vehicles, forklifts, and tractors."
Once you've got the parts, "Change a Makeshift weapon by either interacting with the Mechanical Parts or by gathering them and going to the Crafting tab of the inventory menu. Both classic and Primal weapons can also be found as loot, but with crafting, make them on demand!"
It looks like you'll need four Mechanical Parts to craft a Pump Shotgun during Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6. The video below lays out the steps you need to follow.
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