Further Data Mining Reveals the 3D Model and Audio Files for Fortnite's Leaked "Drum Gun" Weapon - Dexerto

Further Data Mining Reveals the 3D Model and Audio Files for Fortnite’s Leaked “Drum Gun” Weapon

Published: 27/Jun/2018 15:58 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Ross Deason


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.

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.


Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun


Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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Twitch, @MrSavage
A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by Epic Games from participating past the first match of the Finals. 

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, it was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.


As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.


While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.