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

Published: 1/Jul/2018 16:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 15:33

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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Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.

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Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

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Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 

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Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.