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Powerful Fortnite Drum Shotgun is coming soon

Published: 1/Jul/2019 14:30 Updated: 1/Jul/2019 14:38

by David Purcell

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Epic Games have finally teased the long-awaited arrival of the Drum Shotgun in Fortnite Battle Royale, confirming previously leaked information from data miners. 

The developers of the popular battle royale game might be on a long-awaited summer break, hence the arrival of the 14 Days of Summer Fortnite event, but that hasn’t stopped them from revealing a potentially very exciting addition to the game’s weapon list. 

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The Drum Shotgun, which was first uncovered in the game files added with the v9.30 content update, has officially been added to the in-game news feed as of July 1. 

Epic GamesThe Drum Shotgun has now arrived in the Fortnite daily news feed.

It is expected to be added to Fortnite with the game’s upcoming weekly update on July 4 and should come in three different rarities, Common, Uncommon, and Rare – if information included in the initial leak turns out to be correct. 

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The gun’s statistics have also been leaked by data miners ahead of its release, with the Drum Shotgun set to dish out between 4-5 damage per second with a fire rate of 4 per second, as well as a reload speed between 4.3 and 4.7 seconds depending on rarity. 

Some early footage of the weapon can be seen below, posted to Twitter by KrispyLeaks on June 18. 

Whether or not those details, provided by popular Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi, turn out to be accurate or not remains to be seen. After all, some of the details might have been tweaked since it was first added to the data files. 

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A number of other weapons have been unvaulted on a daily basis during the 14 Days of Summer event, including the Crossbow, Compact SMG, and others, some of which fans will have been excited to play with again. 

However, there will be an overwhelming number of players wanting to get their hands on this new shotgun when it eventually lands on the game. 

If it turns out to be anything like the Drum Gun, but in shotgun form, there’s no doubt that this could be a game changer. 

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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