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Strange Fortnite Glitch Causes the Drum Gun to Deal No Damage to Players or Structures

Published: 10/Aug/2018 15:41

by DG Goldstein


The recent V5.2 update in Fortnite: Battle Royale seems to have caused a strange glitch with the Drum Gun.

After Epic Games implemented a number of changes to the Drum Gun in the V5.2 update earlier this week, community members have reported several issues with the weapon.

It appears that in some instances, the Drum Gun does zero damage to opposing players while being fired, and may not show up as being shot at all while watching in Replay mode.

Reddit user /u/ZSNO puts the glitch on display perfectly with a side-by-side video of their in-game perspective and what is shown in the Replay.

Gun not shooting on the server? from r/FortNiteBR

Epic Games employee MrPopoTFS would later reply to the Reddit post by mentioning how the issue could be caused by a ‘mismatch between a hotfix that was applied and a server deploy,’ however, some users are still reporting problems.


At the time of writing, it is unclear what exactly is causing the Drum Gun glitch, and it is unknown if Epic Games plans to remove the weapon in order to make the necessary changes.

More information on the latest V5.2 update in Fortnite: Battle Royale including patch notes, new additions, and much more can be found right here.


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!