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.
New Drum shotgun is effective pic.twitter.com/5SNWQeqie9— Ninja (@Ninja) July 2, 2019
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.
When Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends, Season 3 start date
Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts. The season is off to a heated start, and it’s only going to get more intense.
Fortnite Chapter 3 has just entered its second season, and it’s off to a great start. Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.
Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ended without much warning ahead of time from Epic Games. In fact, only a day before the Season ended did we get an announcement for Season 2.
Regardless, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is off to a hot start. We have new POIs, weapons, and a flashy new Battle Pass. There’s also no building to start and an ongoing turf war.
Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.
When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 End?
Fortnite Season 2 will end on June 3, 2022. This means the second season of the new chapter will last a little less than three months making it fairly short compared to Season 1.
This end date was found in the in-game files by data miners. Unlike last season where Epic Games listed two season end dates, there is only one end date this time around.
When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Start?
New Fortnite seasons usually start within 24 hours after the previous one ends. Players can expect Chapter 3 Season 3 to start on June 4.
That being said, leaker Shiina believes there will be an extended period of downtime after the season ends to prep for Season 3. We will know more about this delay as time draws closer.
Is There a Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event?
The final update for Fortnite Season 2 is here and we now have confirmation that, yes, there will be a live event!
The Season 2 live event will likely focus on stopping the new Doomsday Device from going off at Loot Lake. It is a very similar tower to that of Midas’ Doomsday Device in Chapter 2 Season 2.
What Season is Fortnite on?
Fortnite is currently in Chapter 3 Season 2. This is the second season of the third chapter which started after Chapter 2 Season 8. While most players refer to this season as “Season 2”, it’s technically Season 20.
There were 10 seasons in Chapter 1 and 8 seasons in Chapter 2.
For now, that’s everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2. This chapter will likely span the next year or so and will be filled with exciting events.
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We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 3 starts. For more Fortnite, check out the best controller settings for Chapter 3, and stay tuned for more news and guides.
Fortnite Omni Chip locations: how to upgrade Omni Sword in Season 2
Fortnite Season 2 introduces a pickaxes called the Omni Sword that players can customize using Omni Chips. Here’s how to get them!
Epic Games has introduced Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2 which players can use to customize the new Omni Sword.
With each new Fortnite season, players can look forward to a new form of currency used to unlock different cosmetics. In seasons past, players had to collect feathers, paint cans, and alien artifacts.
Now, Fortnite Season 2 introduces Omni Chips. This seasonal currency can be used by players to unlock customization options for the Omni Sword.
Here’s how to unlock the Omni Sword and where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2.
Where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2
In order to start collecting Omni Chips, players first need to unlock the Omni Sword Pickaxe. This is on page one of the Battle Pass and can be purchased for 7 Battle Stars.
Now that players have the sword, it’s time to start collecting Omni Chips. Each week, players will be given a new set of Omni Sword quests that reward them with Omni Chips once completed.
The quests are as simple as visiting specific locations and collecting Omni Chips. The maps below will show where that week’s chips are located starting with week 1.
Week 1 Omni Chip locations
Collect Omni chips at Greasy Grove, Logjam Lumberyard, and Mighty Monument:
Week 2 Omni Chip locations
Collect Omni Chips at Loot Landing, The Temple, and Chonkers Speedway.
Week 3 Omni Chip Locations
Collect Omni Chips at Synapse Station, Sanctuary, and Camp Cuddle.
Week 4 Omni Chip Locations
Collect Omni Chips at The Daily Bugle, Condo Canyon, and Windbreakers.
Week 5 Omni Chip Locations
Collect Omni Chips at Rocky Reels, Launchpad, and Shifty Shafts.
Week 6 Omni Chip locations
Collect Omni Chips at Seven Outpost II, Crispy Crater, and Tumbledown Temple.
Week 7 Omni Chip Locations
Collect Omni Chips at Sleepy Sounds, Command Cavern, and Cuddle Cruisers.
Week 8 Omni Chip Locations
Collect Omni Chips at The Joneses, Shell or High Water, and Coney Crossroads.
It’s important to note that while the challenges are released weekly, they won’t expire until the end of the season. Meaning you can wait until the last minute to collect all of the Omni Chips.
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How to unlock Marvel’s Prowler in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2
Fortnite Season 2 introduced Marvel’s Prowler to the Battle Royale, and players can unlock him via the Battle Pass and a few challenges.
Fortnite Season 2 adds not one but two Marvel characters to the game via the Battle Pass, but players might not be familiar with Prowler.
Season 2 started off hot with an amazing battle pass and a shocking removal of the game’s iconic building mechanic. Players were even more excited to see the Battle Pass had two crossover characters.
The first is Doctor Strange who has a new movie releasing in May. However, players may not be super familiar with the second crossover character. And it was surprisingly released alongside the Fortnite v20.20 update.
Prowler is an alias used by a number of people in the Marvel universe. But he most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse as Miles Morales’ uncle. And the in-game skin is a similar depiction of the character.
Unlocking Prowler in Fortnite Season 2
As mentioned before, Prowler was locked behind a time gate. Players can unlock him by completing special challenges starting on April 19.
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There are nine cosmetic items in the Prowler set, and the skin comes in two styles. Players can unlock an emote, pickaxe, glider, and more in a little over a month.
His unlock requirements are identical to that of Superman or The Foundation. Once the timer runs out, players can complete Prowler-specific challenges to unlock each piece of the set.
Here are the Fortnite Season 2 Prowler challenges and rewards:
- Headshot opponents with a thermal weapons x 3 – Mark of the Prowler wrap
- Use a spray at The Daily Bugle – Prowler Tag spray
- Collect 300 Bars – On The Prowl loading screen
- Collect three different weapon types of Epic Rarity or higher in a single match – Prowler Banner Icon
- Damage Opponents while crouched or sliding x 500 – Energy Claw Pickaxe
- Mod a Vehicle, then drive it 500 meters in a single match – Prowler’s Grasp Emoticon
- Complete 3 Prowler Quests – Prowler skin
- Complete 7 Prowler Quests – Slash and Smash Emote/Sky Prowler Glider
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