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The Drum Gun comes to Fortnite

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This is an otherwise small patch

A Tommy Gun Epic Games

Fortnite’s in-game rocket has been launched, and it tore what looks to be a hole in the sky and right through reality itself ... and that tear is getting bigger and bigger. You’d think that this latest content update would address that situation in even some small way, but at least we have a new machine gun?

“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,” the Fortnite team explains in the patch notes. It holds 50 rounds, uses medium ammo and delivers 26/27 base damage. You can find it among the floor loot, in chests or in vending machines.

The good news is that it looks really cool in the game, and is a very satisfying weapon to use. Who doesn’t want to use a Tommy Gun Drum Gun when hunting down the other team?

A character in a black superhero suit shoots a Tommy Gun Epic Games via Polygon

Our first impression of the Drum Gun is that it’s a weapon that can fire for a long time without reloading, hits pretty hard and could be really useful at ripping apart structures or clearing out rooms. Watching the community find the best use for it is going to be enjoyable, because it’s a fun weapon just in terms of firing rate, visuals and sound.

And that’s it for the content update, really. Save the World gets the stink bomb and two patriotic skins, but it looks like we may have to wait until July 12, when season 5 begins, for more.

You can read about the rest of the content update notes in the official blog post.