Further data mining of the files to the upcoming “Drum Gun” weapon for Fortnite Battle Royale has resulted in a 3D render of the weapon along with shooting and reload sounds.
One of the most exciting leaks to come from the June 27th V4.5 patch for Fortnite Battle Royale was a new weapon, called the Drum Gun, which is expected to be released next week.
Players will feel like Epic Games is spoiling them as the update itself already introduced the Dual Pistols, and it isn’t often that two new weapons are introduced in quick succession.
The initial leaks didn’t tell us a great deal about the Drum Gun, other than the fact that it looks like it is more old fashioned than most weapons in the game and has a similar appearance to the famous Thompson submachine guns from the First World War era.
However, further data mining from @GameCentral_FBR has resulted in a 3D render of the gun model and the audio sound for shooting and reloading.
* LEAK * DRUMGUN 3D + SOUND pic.twitter.com/OBD4Z0QuWc— Cross - Fortnite Leaks ボ (@GameCentral_FBR) June 27, 2018
The weapon is currently marked as an Assault Rifle, according to the various leaks, but some users have already pointed out that its similarity to the Tommy Gun might mean that it will be a new type of SMG.
The submachine guns are still some of the least used weapons in the game, while Assault Rifles are among the most popular, so it would certainly make sense to add a new SMG rather than an AR.
Keep an eye out for more information about the Drum Gun as it becomes available.