As Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 winds down, new leaks claim the Pump Shotgun and Tactical Shotgun are returning in Chapter 4 Season 5.
There are already plenty of weapon changes taking over Fortnite as Fortnitemares 2023 unfolds on the island. Pumpkin Launchers and the Kinetic Blade are back, and the new Wood Stake Shotgun comes out of almost every Chest. Plus, the newly added Tactical DMR offers another long-range option perfect for Zero Build.
In just a few weeks, two of the best shotguns in Fortnite history could also join the game after years in the vault.
LEAK: Pump Shotgun and Tactical Shotgun Returning in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5
According to reliable Fortnite leaker, Wensoing, the Pump Shotgun and Tactical Shotgun are returning in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5. Fans have begged for the old weapons to come back, and it looks like Epic Games is finally giving the community what they want.
The leak reveals, "Their animations have been modified in every update since 25.20. This usually happens before an unvault."
Although new iterations of both shotguns have appeared in Fortnite, like the Havoc Pump Shotgun, Sharp Tooth Shotgun, and Maven Auto Shotgun, they are simply not as good or popular as the original weapons.
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5 Leaks: Everything We Know So Far
Along with the rumored weapons coming back to Epic Games' Battle Royale, other Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5 leaks tease the return of multiple Fortnite Chapter 1 maps. Instead of making a few map changes in the next season, Epic Games is allegedly rotating iconic maps from OG Fortnite to close out Chapter 4.
In fact, Epic Games themselves even hinted at the return of the Fortnite Chapter 1 Season 5 map when they changed the time stamp on Kado Thorne's Time Machine to the map's original release date in 2018.
The map rotations will be the first time fans can explore old maps and POIs outside of Fortnite Creative 2.0.