Without a doubt, practically every Fortnite fan is still talking about the sandbox survival shooter’s recent missile launch that took place, as it will likely be remembered as one of the more impressive events to have occurred in the title, if not multiplayer releases in general. While Epic Games could easily rest on its laurels at this point, the company remains dedicated to supporting the free-to-play battle royale portion of the game as long as people continue to play it.
As it so happens, Epic Games recently teased in Fortnite‘s in-game news feed that it plans to bring a new weapon into the title called a “Drum Gun”. As seen in the image below from the Redditor known as MangoYTMango, the description of the firearm notes that it will contain a “high capacity drum magazine” alongside a “quick rate of fire”. These features will likely see it become a highly coveted piece of equipment to have on the battlefield among players.
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For those unaware, the Drum Gun was initially unveiled by a datamine from the Twitter account known as “TwoEpicBuddies”, but this is the first instance of Epic Games confirming that the content updates in regards to weapons will continue along as planned. And with such recent additions as Dual Wield pistols, the inclusion of a Drum Gun will certainly make for an expansive and varied armory for Fortnite players to master.
Taking all of this into consideration, the new Drum Gun should please Fortnite fans, as it will add another level of variety to the game and will also hold the potential to shift its meta by making the weapon a main tool to get Victory Royales. Naturally, though, there are other domains that Epic needs to tend to in order to ensure the overall product caters to as many players as possible, with others still waiting on the now-delayed Playground LTM.
Fortnite is available now for iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.