Are Pumps Back in Fortnite?

The fan-favorite weapons known affectionately as "Pumps" could be coming back to Fortnite.
The fan-favorite weapons known affectionately as "Pumps" could be coming back to Fortnite. | Epic Games

The fan-favorite weapons known affectionately as "Pumps" could be coming back to Fortnite.

Games as long-lived as Fortnite have a laundry list of weapons that have been debuted, retired, and rotated over the years. Veteran players will remember many of them fondly—including the "Pump" shotgun, which remains at the top of the list to this day. Epic Games decided to shelf the weapon and replace it with a similar model, but players never truly accepted the transition.

Many still hope that Pumps will return to Fortnite.

Are Pumps Back in Fortnite

Unfortunately, no. Pumps are not back in Fortnite at the time of writing. There has been neither word from Epic nor credible information leading to their re-release.

The weapon was originally "vaulted" following Chapter 2, Season 3, and replaced with the Charge Shotgun in matches. Fortunately, it is still available in creative mode, so players who miss it still have the opportunity to relive the experience from time to time.

Pumps may also make an appearance in Limited Time Modes (LTMs) as the pool of available weapons is constantly in flux for these matches. Players should check in regularly to see which is currently being used—especially if they're interested in getting their hands on the solid gold variant.