Fortnite Removes Controversial Drum Gun Among 5.4 Content Update Patch Notes

Get Victory IRL with Fortnite Nerf Blasters and a Monopoly board on the way

Get Victory IRL with Fortnite Nerf Blasters and a Monopoly board on the way

Per usual, the update has followed closely behind the latest in-game news reveal for Fortnite.

While Fortnite gives, it also takes as the Drum Gun has been placed in the vault. It features a quick and easy spray technique with a fast rate of fire that can mow down nearby enemies and even those at longer ranges. Teased via an in-game message earlier this week, users can now get their hands on the Suppressed Assault Rifle. Since its inception, the Drum Gun has dominated the game's meta, an essential tool in virtually every situation.

The Drum Gun has been a source of controversy for the Fortnite community ever since it was first introduced into Fortnite, as a large majority of players felt that its large magazine size, high power, and ability to destroy structures easily was disruptive to the overall meta and health of Fortnite. It is one of the most profitable games available on market and generates millions in revenue for developer Epic Games.T hey are also committed to supporting it with weekly game updates and brand new seasons that bring in new content and other changes. Several bugs were fixed for the High Stakes LTM as well. Besides a few bug fixes, the update is fairly small otherwise, but you can read the complete patch notes over on Epic's blog.

Michael Koczwara is IGN's Weekend Web Producer who calmly agrees with the decision. The weapon offers players precision as long as they focus on trigger discipline over spraying.

For instance, players can "no longer land on the van without building".


Victory music at the end of a Getaway LTM match has been lowered. The gun can be found in vending machines, supply drops, chests, and as floor drops.

- Jewel will no longer appear in inventory hotbar after being put in the Down-But-Not-Out state.

Moreover, players won't be getting trapped under the van after winning also.

Once you've signed up to the beta, Epic will email you with a link once it's publicly available and then you can download the installer and play.

In this regard, players need not worry about their items falling off after winning too.

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