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Everything you need to know about the Drum Shotgun – Stats, pro gameplay, and more



Well, the last two patches for Fortnite have produced positive results and we’ve loved every minute of them. However, it seems Epic Games has cracked the perfection streak with the brutally overpowered Drum Shotgun.

We talk about the Fortnite meta a lot as a community and how we would like the game to play out. The first v9.30 content update became quickly beloved as Epic deployed a wave of smart changes.

Unfortunately, our excitement for Fortnite’s turning tide has been cut short by the introduction of the Drum Shotgun. Let’s take a deep dive into why the weapon preforms drastically above the rest.

Drum Shotgun’s incredibly impressive stats

Before we begin, we know that Fortnite has had overpowered weapons in the past and the Drum Shotgun isn’t the most broken item ever added. With that said, the new gun packs an immense amount of firepower along with its ease-of-use.

The Drum Shotgun drops in three rarities: Rare, Uncommon, and Common. As with other weapons, each rarities slightly increased the gun’s potential killing power.

DPS (Damage per second) serves as a great stat point for comparing weapon damage across every item. 180 to 200 DPS is gargantuan when compared to the stats of other weapons.

For example, the grey Tactical Shotgun only delivers 106.5 optimal DPS. Even the rare Combat Shotgun pales in comparison with only 135.1 DPS. We love Fortnite, but something’s wrong with these numbers from a balancing perspective.

Now, onto a little gameplay from this new destructive monster.

Gameplay of new Drum Shotgun

First off, we’ll give you small taste of the weapon’s fire rate, sounds, and general handling. The following was recording by us within Fortnite’s Creative mode:

It’s definitely a destructive weapon and can break through build walls in only a few blasts.

As great as our showcase gameplay is, let’s move on to some better examples of the weapon’s power. Dakotaz posted an excellent video showing the ridiculous pushing power of the new weapon. While we hate 1×1 campers as much as anyone, the Drum Shotgun aggressiveness might be over doing it a little.

The problem with the Drum shotty isn’t really its damage, but rather the ease-of-use. Any one can hold down a single button, aim in the enemy’s general direction, and shoot. The addition of a such a ‘noob-friendly’ weapon seems to back up the theory that Epic decreases Fortnite’s difficulty during summer months.

Ninja also posted up a clip showing the potency of the new weapon in the end-game. It’s hard to fight against the constant onslaught of lead. We believe that the 12 shots per magazine will likely be the first target of any future nerfs.

Now, we’re bashing on the new weapon due its balance problems, but we want to defend it in one category. The Drum Shotgun is fun to use beyond any reasonable doubt. While it might not take the skill of a one-pump to the head, blasting an opponent with 12 rounds of shells makes us get a warm feeling inside.

We would still argue that the feeling of satisfaction should be reversed for skillful kills, but we can’t deny reality. Hopefully, Epic finds a way to tone down the power without taking away that exhilarating feeling of aggressive gameplay. The first round of nerfs will likely arrive after the 14 Days of Summer event.

What do you think of the Drum Shotgun? Do you agree with out assessment of the weapon or do you have other thoughts on the matter? Please, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comment below.

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When Fortnite Season 7 ends and Season 8 starts

Fortnite Season 7 has just begun, but some players are wondering when it will end. Here is when Season 7 ends and Season 8 starts.



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Fortnite Season 7 is here, but fans are already wondering when does Season 8 start. Here’s everything we know so far.

Leading up to the launch of Season 7, Epic Games went all out to hype up the launch of the new season. Mysterious DVDs followed by various ARG puzzles kept fans hungry for more. If real world events weren’t enough, players randomly started to get abducted by aliens during matches.

However, Sci-fi and aliens may not be your cup of tea. Sure, the hype for Season 7 Epic Games has attempted to build has been unreal, but that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. It’s also early in the season, so it could improve over time. Regardless, some players may have already written off this season as another boring one.

Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.

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Fortnite Season 7 start date

Fortnite Season 7 is scheduled to take place until September 12, 2021 meaning Fortnite Season 8 will likely begin on September 13. This isn’t a confirmed start date as Fortnite has taken multiple days in-between season in the past. However, Fortnite has made a habit recently of jumping from one season to the next with no breaks in between.

There’s always a chance that seasons get delayed and extended. This has happened a number of times during Chapter 2, especially when gearing up for a more ambitious season. We’ll update this article if the Fortnite Season 8 start date changes. But the last patch planned for Season 7 is Fortnite v17.50. This means that the season will likely end a week or two after the last patch.

As for a live event to close Season 7, it’s too soon to tell. Season 6 didn’t have a live event, but it’d be hard to see Season 7 not having one. It seems as if Epic Games is going all out this season, and an epic finale would be the perfect way to top it all off. Regardless, fans can expect to see Fortnite Season 8 start sometime in September.

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5 updated Fortnite Zone Wars codes you have to try

Want to try out some of the newest Fortnite Zone wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.



Want to try out some of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

Zone Wars is one of the most popular Creative Mode map genres in Fortnite – so much so that Epic included a Zone Wars playlist during Chapter 2.

We probably won’t see another official Zone Wars lineup while Chapter 2 is still fresh, but here are five updated map codes for some of the best Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps for your Playground Fill matches.

Make sure to get to the Hub as fast as you can so you can avoid the Red vs. Blue battle.

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1): 1234-0621-9943

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1) by Prettyboy may not have “zone wars” in the name, but it is an authentic competitive experience that can get intense quickly. Two to 16 players spawn in random locations across various well-crafted maps. With randomized loadouts, players race to be the last one standing.

Nuketown 2025 Zone Wars: 1149-4422-7888

Nuketown 2025 zone wars by Clapzfn is more of a novelty than anything. It’s very cool to revisit this highly detailed recreation of a Call of Duty classic. Some of the buildings have invisible barriers at the top, and the storm always pushes to the center of the map. Regardless, it’s a ton of fun to be the last player standing in Nuke Town.

Desert Zone Wars Chapter 2: 1811-9621-1739

Those who have been playing zone wars maps for a long time are probably familiar with Jotapegame’s desert zone wars maps. However, this is the latest installment in the series that incorporates the changes made in Chapter 2. Enjoy the classic desert-themed zone wars with modern weapons and items.

Area 51 Alien Zone Wars: 9843-7754-8806

Area 51 Zone Wars by Dropnite is one of the most aesthetically pleasing zone wars maps available. From the way it spawns players in to all of the decorative pieces, it really makes you feel like you’re in Area 51. It also offers a fantastic competitive experience that’s sure to get players ready for the final moments of FNCS tournaments.

50 Player Zonewars: 6167-1882-6710

50 Player Zonewars is one of the most intense creative maps once the lobby is full. The loot pool changes regularly to match Arena Mode, and there are plenty of different maps. For the higher skill tourneys that have 50 or more people in the endgame, this mode is perfect for realistic practice.

Leave us some codes in the comments if we missed your favorite Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps!

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Best Prop Hunt maps available to play now in Fortnite



Prop Hunt has long been part of collective gaming culture. The mode has finally arrived in Fortnite and it looks to be a whole lot of fun!

Due to some mishaps on the part of Epic, Fortnite has been suffering some negative strides. In order to switch things back around, the devs need a successive streak of victories.

Prop Hunt has been a much asked for ‘just for fun’ mode and Epic is now delivering. This, along with great v9.30 changes, could really bring back a lot of excitement for Fortnite!

Prop Hunt playable now in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Creative mode is a stirring pot of creative genius and remarkable talents. For the lucky few chosen by Epic, the creations made in Creative become legendary adventures played by millions.

Prop Hunt has been brought to life by a team of talented Creative creators. The team at StrayKite managed to create a replica of the classic experience that plays like a dream.

Prop Hunt now in Fortnite! – via Epic Games

The mode is available to play now in Creative & Playground lobbies.

The basic rules of Prop Hunt are as follows:

  • Props are given a set amount of time to hide before Seekers try to find them
  • Each Prop can switch between differing objects a certain amount of times
  • Seekers try to find all the Props before the time limit is reached. If they manage to do so, the Seekers win.
  • If all Props are not found, the Props win.

Epic Games has not given any end-date for the Prop Hunt island feature, but the prop hunt mode can always be played from here on out. This can be done by using the Island Code provided by Epic (6069-9263-9110).

Using the Creative mode’s configuration settings, you can also create custom Prop Hunt game types. This includes longer Seeker time limits, stricter win conditions, banned props, and more. More options will be added for the mode in the future.

Best Prop Hunt island codes 2021

Island NameIsland CodeCreator
Prop Hunt: Modern Mall1679-1165-5282Regirom
Prop Hunt: Cozy Cafe8851-5874-9250Regirom
Lazer Tag Prop Hunt4313-9914-2759Puzzler
Prop Hunt: Battle Pass Edition9565-6442-7019Shride
Mall Prop Hunt!7666-6510-5877Gamerzhits
Prop Hunt Infinite7263-1478-7522Puzzler
Prop Hunt: The Simpsons3913-1259-2687Marablind
Asteroid Arcade (Prop Hunt1534-1221-2242SHAVERMAN46
Stranger Things Prop Hunt7011-8363-9120Mr_glaisternator
The Office Prop Hunt3006-8634-9197Mr_glaisternator
Prop Hunt With Abilities9249-3264-0093TeamUnite
Prophunt: Esports Villa5097-8380-0119H4llover4ter
Silhouette Prop Hunt5176-4146-5073ChannelFN
Swimming Pool Prop Hunt3487-1374-0131Fortniteart
Warlock’s Grave Prop Hunt6180-5637-0525Shinohara

Happy hunting!

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