Fortnite has been updated to version 5.20 today, adding a brand new shotgun weapon and a new limited time mode to sink your teeth into.

The new weapon is called the Double Barrel Shotgun, unsurprisingly featuring a two-shot mechanism for devastating damage at close range. The new gun is available in epic and legendary variants, and delivers high burst damage at very close range while falling off heavily at a distance. At extremely close range, this beast can deal up to 150 base damage per shot. Ouch!


The new limited time mode features one constantly moving storm which closes in on the island. In Steady Storm, players must stay ahead of the terrifying, ever-lurking storm and take down the other players along the way.

Mode Details
One Storm that closes in over the course of 15 minutes.
- There are no safe zone circles. Keep an eye on the map to predict where the Storm will close in.
- The Storm does 10 damage per second.
- Challenges are tracked in this mode

On top of all this, the usual, high number of tweaks have been made to eliminate any new bugs and optimise performance across all platforms, but a particularly tasty bit of news for Switch owners is that there has been a "significant GPU optimisation" for this particular version. Essentially, this increases the dynamic resolution by 10% in scenes that are heavily demanding. Hopefully, this will help to alleviate some of the recent performance issues experienced by those playing on Nintendo's platform. 

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