Inspired by the Prohibition Era’s Tommy Gun, Fortnite Battle Royale is adding a Drum Gun.
Epic Games has teased another new weapon coming to Fortnite Battle Royale. Revealed via the in-game news feed, the Drum Gun is a new weapon with “a high capacity drum magazine and a quick rate of fire.”
The weapon looks inspired by the Thompson submachine gun which became infamous during the Prohibition era, becoming a signature weapon of various organized crime syndicates across the United States. As a side note, it was also referred to as the “Tommy Gun,” “Chicago Typewriter,” or simply “The Thompson.”
We don’t yet have stats for the new weapon, though based on what we know about the Thompson submachine gun along with Epic’s brief description, it should offer a high volume of fully automatic fire along with surprising accuracy. Perhaps it’s intended to be used as a more accurate LMG at close to medium range?
We’ll find out soon enough. The Drum Gun should be released into Fortnite Battle Royale at some point this week. It’s likely the map will also be updated with more rocket-related changes. Check out the latest changes from yesterday’s rocket launch here.