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Leak: All-new Fortnite Drum Shotgun coming soon

Published: 18/Jun/2019 9:32 Updated: 18/Jun/2019 9:37

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale, after potentially leaked images surfaced of the weapon. 

There have been a number of changes to the battle royale game’s weapon list throughout Season 9, with some weapons escaping the vault at the very beginning – such as the Drum Gun – and some headed into the vault throughout the course of the season. 

However, after the Pump Shotgun was controversially removed from Fortnite in May, players might soon be handed a brand new alternative – should new leaks prove to be correct. 

Epic GamesIs this new Drum Shotgun going to finally replace the Pump Shotgun?

Three variants of a ‘Drum Shotgun’ have been posted to Twitter by notorious Fortnite leaker Lucas7Yoshi, after finding the weapon in the data files that were added by Epic Games for the v9.30 update. The weapon looks to be available in grey, green, and blue rarities – a little different from the Pump Shotgun, of course, which came in Legendary and Epic colors. 

The new gun seems to bare a striking resemblance to the Drum Gun already found in the game, but whether or not it will be just as powerful remains to be seen at this stage. 

It’s worth noting that this leak, or any potentially leaked information for that matter, is best taken with a pinch of salt until Epic Games make an official announcement. 

Most weapons that are coming soon to Fortnite, as many will be aware, soon pop up in the online news feed. So, keep your eyes peeled for changes in that regard. 

There’s not yet any specific details available regarding the Drum Shotgun, but as soon as they are made available to us, we’ll be the first to let you know. 


Fortnite tease exclusive new Drift Crew skin with Fox Clan hints

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:18 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 17:22

by Julian Young


The official Fortnite Twitter account started the hype train for the game’s next Fortnite Crew release by changing their avatar and issuing cryptic tweets about ‘Fox Clan,’ and fans are already speculating on when the next big surprise might arrive.

Fortnite has a long history of using in-game and social media teasers to hype up the BR’s future content. Whether teasing some new skins or a complete rework of the game’s universe, Epic Games is no stranger when it comes to feeding players a slow drip of hints to build up the hype.

With Chapter 2 Season 5 well underway, players have already been treated to special events like Terminator and Predator crossovers. However, Season 5 doesn’t end until March 15 and players are already looking for clues on what the season’s next content drop might include.

On January 24, Fortnite’s official Twitter account changed its avatar and tweeted out two mysterious hints linked to the game’s next big reveal. The community quickly flooded Twitter to discuss what these new teasers might mean for the February Fortnite Crew release.

Fortnite Drift Crew Pack Skin HYPEX Leak
Epic Games
Fortnite data miner HYPEX revealed the game’s new teasers are related to an upcoming Fortnite Crew skin for Drift.

The first tweet referenced establishing a connection and beginning a scan, which didn’t give fans much to go off of. However, the second part had some important implications, and included a reference to one of the games most iconic characters: Drift.

“Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” the last sentence read. Drift was originally introduced in Fortnite’s first Season 5, and was loved by players for his unique kitsune appearance and skins (kitsune means fox in Japanese, and these creatures often appear in Japanese folklore).

The second tweet issued a cryptic warning: “I know you don’t know who I am, but the Fox Clan is in trouble. We need you.” Fox Clan is something completely new to Fortnite, but it appeared to tie in with Drift’s previous in-game aesthetic and the account’s updated avatar.

Fortnite data miner HYPEX also believed the teasers are related to Drift. The leaker shared an image of an unreleased Drift skin – which appeared to be a female version of the previously-male character – and confirmed the skin will be included in the February edition of the Fortnite Crew subscription.

Fortnite Crew – Epic’s monthly subscription model – nets players each new battle pass and 1,000 V-bucks every season, along with Crew Packs that include an exclusive outfit and matching accessory. HYPEX confirmed that the teased Drift skin will be tied to an upcoming Crew Pack.

So far, Epic Games has not revealed any additional clues other than the two mysterious tweets. While new information will continue to be discovered by HYPEX and other data miners, no additional clues have been posted at the time of writing.

Fortnite fans will need to wait for confirmation on exactly what Epic has planned for the February Crew Pack. We will make sure to keep you updated as any new information is revealed at Fortnite Intel on Twitter.