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Fortnite’s new Drum Shotgun is ridiculous and everyone’s mad

Published: 2/Jul/2019 15:49 Updated: 2/Jul/2019 16:06

by Matt Porter


Epic Games have officially introduced the brand-new Drum Shotgun to second v9.30 Content Update, becoming the third different version of the shotgun to be available for use on the Fortnite island.

Unlike the other shotguns in the game though, the Drum Shotgun is an automatic weapon, meaning players don’t need to continue to press fire when they use it, but instead can hold it down and let the Drum Shotgun do the work for you, and has quickly become unpopular with those who have been on its receiving end.

Epic GamesThe Drum Shotgun fires rounds incredibly quickly.

The automatic nature of the weapon means it’s extremely easy to fire off a number of rounds in a short space of time, meaning there is very little punishment for missing your first shot. It also gives opponents very little chance to react as the second shot will always follow the first one extremely quickly.

Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins was able to use this to his advantage in his first game on the new update, taking down an opponent with a barrage of bullets, leaving his opponent unable to fire back quickly enough as the Twitch star wiped him off the map.

It’s not just the game’s biggest stars that are using the weapon to their advantage, with a redditor uploading a clip that showed them drilling an opponent with the weapon, taking them down in seconds with little chance to fire back.

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Others have complained that it’s just the speed at which the weapon fires shots that is making it difficult to fight back against, but that the weapon is causing a flashing effect on-screen that makes it impossible to see.

Twitter user utd_raj complained: “When they spam you, it causes a blinding effect making it next to impossible to shoot back.”

Others complained that it was “the most ridiculous gun ever, “ and that “noobs” keep spraying with it. 

Plenty made their opinions clear by simply labeling the weapon as overpowered, with one player even begging developers Epic Games to vault the weapon just hours after it was introduced to the game originally.

The Drum Shotgun certainly looks like it’s powerful, and could replace the Tactical Shotgun altogether, with its automatic firing system much easier to use than the semi-automatic found in the Tac. 

It seems unlikely that Epic Games will immediately vault the weapon, so fans of the game who don’t like the Drum Shotgun will have to hope that the developers choose to make some balancing changes in the v9.40 update.


How to get God of War Kratos skin in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:45

by Brad Norton


One of the faces of PlayStation has arrived in Fortnite Season 5 as the God of War himself now has his very own skin. Here’s how you can grab the new Kratos reward for yourself.

Seemingly out of nowhere, some of the biggest leaks in Fortnite history appeared online over the past few days. Both Sony and Microsoft are getting their own items in Epic’s popular battle royale title. While Master Chief will seemingly be available soon, Kratos is the standout for now.

After a critically-acclaimed revamp of the franchise in 2018, the PlayStation nation is anxiously awaiting any new information surrounding the 2021 follow-up. Before we get there, however, there are a few new goodies to hold the community over in Fortnite.

You can now drop into Fortnite’s Season 5 update with everyone’s favorite dad. Not only that, but you can even wield his Leviathan Axe in battle, along with a few other iconic items. Here’s how you can grab them all.

Kratos bundle now available in Fortnite

As the first iconic character in a new ‘Gaming Legends’ series in Fortnite, Kratos is making a huge impact. The Oathbreaker set contains more than just his standard skin. You’ll also be able to use the Leviathan Axe to chop down materials, drop into battle with the Guardian Shield Glider, and bring Mimir with you as Back Bling.

Two subtle rewards are also crammed into the set as well. Just wielding the all-powerful Axe gives you access to an exclusive emote in-game. Additionally, for those on PlayStation 5, there’s another full skin to unlock.

Just by playing a single game with the standard Kratos skin, you’ll unlock an Armored Kratos Style cosmetic fit with stunning golden armor.

All of these new rewards are available to purchase in the Item Shop. A full bundle is available, priced at 2200 V-Bucks. Though you can also buy a few individual items. Kratos alone will run you 1,500 V-Bucks. The Axe is up for grabs at 1,000 V-Bucks. While the Glider is also available as a separate piece for 800 V-Bucks.

Fortnite shop Kratos skin
Epic Games
The God of War franchise has well and truly made its mark on Fortnite.

Season 5 has only just kicked off in Fortnite. Yet we’ve already got both Star Wars and now God of War characters running around the map. It’s only a matter of time before the next major crossover.

We already know Master Chief is on the way thanks to some early leaks. But the door is now wide open for future additions.