The double-pumping tactic, which players had hoped would make a comeback in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1, has taken an unexpected turn. Thanks to the addition of Mod Benches and Weapon Mods, players now have a new way to practice this tried-and-true tactic—this time with sniper rifles instead of pump shotguns.
Double pumping, which involved rapidly switching between two pump shotguns for quick close-quarters combat, was once a dominant strategy that was phased out in the early seasons of Fortnite Chapter 1 due to its overwhelming power.
Despite this, players have continued to wish for the return of this strategy.
Dual sniper rifles are the new meta in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1
Pump shotguns were the standard weapon of choice for double-pumping, but the new meta has taken an unexpected turn toward sniper rifles.
Chapter 5 Season 1 of the game introduced Weapons Mods and Mod Benches, allowing players to customize their weapons with different attachments, including various scopes.
The clever use of holographic and red dot sights on sniper rifles for double-pumping in the Zero Build mode is demonstrated in a Reddit post by user u/l4amav.
Players can deal a significant amount of damage quickly and efficiently with the new sniper rifles, which can be modified with scopes and have multiple shots per clip.
The change to the resurrected double-pumping tactic for the Chapter 5 Season 1 meta is that players are now using sniper rifles with precision scopes in place of shotguns.
This allows them to take advantage of the long-range potential of snipers as well as their close-quarters capabilities due to the shorter sight distance of the precision scopes.
Because of its adaptability, the twin sniper tactic is useful in matches, particularly in Zero Build games.
The community responds to Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1’s new dual sniper tactic
The community has been divided over the return of the double pump, even though it has changed. Some players are happy to see this well-liked tactic back and are experimenting with different weapon combinations and mods, while others claim that it is too slick for Fortnite and takes away from the enjoyment of other players.
The dynamic and ever-evolving character of the game is demonstrated by the resurrection of double-pumping with a sniper twist, and the game’s ever-changing meta and terrain continue to surprise players with inventive tactics and strategies.