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First Footage of Fortnite’s Drum Gun in Action Makes the New Weapon Look Incredibly Deadly

Published: 3/Jul/2018 14:39 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Ross Deason


The all-new Drum Gun has officially been added to Fortnite Battle Royale and early footage of it in action suggests that it could be one of the best weapons in the game.

The Drum Gun looks very similar to the famous Thompson submachine gun (Tommy gun) that is typically associated with the prohibition era and WWII.


Much like its real world counterpart, the Drum Gun in Fortnite aims to be versatile and combine “the stopping power of a rifle with the suppressive ability and fire rate of an SMG.”

While the description of the weapon certainly makes it sound like a useful tool, it is always hard to predict how a new gun will perform until it’s live and in the hands of the player base.


If the first clips are anything to go by, though, it looks like we could have a new contender for one of the best weapons in the game.

Reddit user arends33 shared some footage from his first game with the gun which shows it shredding opponents even when when he is running and firing from the hip:

This new gun feels good! from r/FortNiteBR

Arends33 isn’t the only person to have found such success with the new gun. Twitter user @JNGamingx also used the SMG/AR hybrid to get himself out of a sticky situation and numerous other community members are reporting similar results.


It will be interesting to see what the Drum Gun can do in the hands of the world’s best players but we wouldn’t be surprised to see a small nerf implemented if these early signs are anything to by.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.