All New Drum Gun Weapon Officially Coming to Fortnite Battle Royale Soon - Dexerto
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All New Drum Gun Weapon Officially Coming to Fortnite Battle Royale Soon

Published: 1/Jul/2018 16:38 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:26

by Vincent Genova

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An all new Drum Gun is coming to Fortnite soon, announced today by Epic Games through the in-game news feed.

According to Epic, the Drum Gun is a “new weapon with a high capacity drum magazine and a quick rate of fire.” This confirms earlier reports about the weapon being added to the game.

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The Drum Gun does about twice the damage at a little more than half the fire rate of the SMG in Fortnite, with a significantly larger magazine. It is more closely compared to a fast firing AR.

Call of Duty fans will instantly recognize the Drum Gun as the M1928 Thompson SMG from previous titles. In CoD:WW2, the Thompson does not have a Drum magazine by default, but one can be added through the Extended Mags attachment.

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The Thompson is a signature United States weapon, and is associated with both the second World War as well as many a gangster film.

Storm Shield One already has the stats of the Drum Gun:

Drum Gun – Rare

  • Damage: 27
  • Fire Rate: 9
  • Magazine Size: 50
  • Reload Time: 3 seconds
  • Ammo: Medium

Drum Gun – Uncommon

  • Damage: 26
  • Fire Rate: 9
  • Magazine Size: 50
  • Reload Time: 3.15 seconds
  • Ammo: Medium

 

With a giant space time hole in the sky after the rocket launch and fans speculating wildly about time travel becoming possible, it would seem the 1920’s era Thompson fits into that theory.

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The Drum Gun will be available as an Uncommon and Rare weapon when it launches. As the first classic weapon in Fortnite, some significant changes to the map might be on the way as well.

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Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett

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A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 

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This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

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The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”

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While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.