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Fortnite Battle Royale • Jul 03, 2018

New V4.5 Content Update for Fortnite Finally Adds the Highly Anticipated Drum Gun Weapon - Patch Notes

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New V4.5 Content Update for Fortnite Finally Adds the Highly Anticipated Drum Gun Weapon - Patch Notes

The V4.5 Content Update for Fortnite has been released and the highly anticipated new Drum Gun weapon has officially gone live!

Released on July 3rd, the V4.5 Content Update focuses more on the "Save The World" version of the game but that doesn't mean that the Battle Royale mode has been ignored.

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The addition of the Drum Gun has been something that players have been hoping for ever since it was originally leaked on June 27th and now it is finally here for all players to enjoy.

The description of the new weapon certainly seems in line with what people expected of it as the developers state "the Drum Gun is a hybrid weapon that combines the stopping power of a rifle with the suppressive ability and fire rate of an SMG."

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Many people believed that the Drum Gun was based off of the famous Thompson submachine gun from the prohibition era and the official description definitely seems to confirm those theories.

The Drum Gun will be available in Uncommon and Rare variants and do 26/27 base damage with a round capacity of 50, using medium ammo.

The full patch notes for the V4.5 Content Update can be found below.

SUPPRESSING FIRE!

Topple your rivals with the latest weapon to drop into Battle Royale, the Drum Gun. Need to clear the room? Throw a stink bomb, now in Save the World. A firework show on the go, find the Freedom’s Herald Pistol in Save the World now.

Drum Gun (Battle Royale)
The stopping power of a rifle and the fire rate of an SMG. Find the new Drum Gun in-game now.

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Stink Bomb (Save the World)
What’s that smell? Give a Smasher a whiff of the Stink Bomb, available now in Save the World.

Freedom Herald Pistol (Save the World)
Brighten a Husk's day with the Freedom Herald Pistol.

Stars and Stripes Heroes (Save the World)
Celebrate summer with the Star and Stripes Heroes! Find them in the Event Store for a limited time.

KNOWN ISSUES

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BATTLE ROYALE

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Drum Gun added
    • The Drum Gun is a hybrid weapon that combines the stopping power of a rifle with the suppressive ability and fire rate of an SMG.  
    • Available in Uncommon and Rare variants.
      • 26/27 base damage.
    • 50 round capacity.
    • Uses Medium Ammo.
    • Can be found from floor loot, chests, and Vending Machines.

SAVE THE WORLD

HEROES

  • Stars and Stripes Constructor has been added to the Event Store.
    • Stars and Stripes Penny - Legendary Electro-Pulse.
    • Available July 4, at 8pm ET.
  • Stars and Stripes Outlander has been added to the Event Store.
    • Stars and Stripes A.C. - Legendary Trailblaster.
    • Available on July 4, at 8pm ET.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Stink Bomb added
    • Hurls a grenade that unleashes a cloud that damages enemies over time. Doesn't persist outside of missions.
  • Freedom’s Herald Pistol added to the Weekly Store. 
    • Launches firecrackers that bounce off walls, and will knockback and damage enemies in a small radius when they explode.
    • Available on July 4, at 8pm ET.
  • The Lynx Assault Rifle has been added to the Weekly Store. 
    • A slow firing burst assault rifle with above average headshot damage and excellent stability.
    • Available on July 4, at 8pm ET.