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

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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 9 starts and Chapter 2 Season 8 ends

Here is when Fortnite Season 8 ends and Chapter 2 Season 9 starts. The season is off to a wild start, and it’s only going to get crazier.

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Fortnite Season 8 just started, but it might not be your cup of tea. Here is when Fortnite Season 8 ends and Season 9 starts.

Fortnite Season 7 was out of this world in the most literal sense. But Fortnite Season 8 is even wilder. From a map filled with cubes to mysterious alternate realities, it’s already surpassed Season 7 on the crazy scale.

But that doesn’t mean Season 8 is for everyone. Some players are already asking when Fortnite Season 8 ends and season 9 starts. This article will answer both those questions and more!

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

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When Does Fortnite Season 8 End?

Fortnite Season 8 will end on December 5, 2021. This will allow for Fortnite Season 9 to start just-in-time for the annual Holiday event.

Since Fortnite is reaching a climactic point in its overarching storyline, players can expect an end-of-season event. Fortnite Season 7 featured an interactive experience, and a similar event will likely be held at the end of Season 8.

When Does Fortnite Season 9 Start?

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 9 will start on December 6, 2021. Keeping with the recent trend, Fortnite Season start the day after the current season ends. It wouldn’t make sense for Epic Games to delay the start of Season 9 past December 6th.

Fortnite has made a habit recently of jumping from one season to the next with no breaks in between. There will likely be some downtime between Season 8 and 9, and it could be as long as 13 hours like the end of Season 7.

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Is There a Fortnite Season 8 Live Event?

As of right now, we don’t know. We likely won’t know anything about a live event until close to the end of Fortnite Season 8. However, we will keep this article updated with the latest information.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 2 Season 8. This is the eighth season of the second chapter which started after Chapter 1 Season 10. While most players refer to this season as “Season 8”, it’s technically Season 18.

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As well, the Fortnite Crew Pack is starting a storyline connected to Midas that will span the next three months. This is the same time frame that Fortnite Season 8 will take place. This means the new Fortnite season could be related to another one of Midas’ plans.

We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 9 starts. For more Fortnite, check out every Alien Artifact location in Season 7 and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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How to get Fortnite Inflate-A-Bulls and how to use them

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Epic Games have added another disguise to Fortnite Season 8 following the v17.10 update, and they’re called Inflate-A-Bulls.

If you ever wanted to tip-toe around the Fortnite world hidden in a cow costume, well, now is your chance!

On July 13, 2021, Epic posted a new update on their official live blog, confirming the Inflate-A-Bull has been added to the game.

Now, you’re going to need to know how to use it, and where to find them – because they look like a lot of fun.

How to use Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull

Fortnite Inflate-A-Bulls can be attached to your back and can be – shock horror – inflated to bounce or roll away from dangerous scenarios.

Essentially, they may save your life during close gunfights.

Quick tips!

Even if a player shoots your way and pops the inflatable, you will be protected from the damage.

Epic have also released a quick tip for players to follow as well, to get the most out of this strange disguise. They posted: “Tip: Rolling downhill with an Inflate-A-Bull is a LOT faster than just running downhill”.

Where to find Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull

These pesky disguises can be found in two ways: IO Chests and normal Chests.

Guarantee yourself one of these items at this location, where Rick Sanchez will wait for you.

However, there is one NPC on the Fortnite island selling these as well – Rick Sanchez. For those who don’t know, Sanchez can be found at the IO Base east of Weeping Woods (seen above).

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Fortnite LeBron James skin: Release date, price, trailer & more

A LeBron James Fortnite skin is reportedly being added to the game during the next update, and he will come with exclusive quests.

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NBA superstar LeBron James has officially joined Fortnite’s ICON Series skin set, with two outfits coming to the Fortnite Item Shop.

During the first day of the Epic Games vs. Apple trial, multiple planned or scrapped Fortnite crossovers had been leaked. The crossover information came from a Quarterly Business Review document for Epic Games. Among these leaks were planned crossovers with Naruto, Metroid, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and more.

A crossover with LeBron James was also found in the court documents. The still image of LeBron James included the Icon Series logo. Players assumed a LeBron James Fortnite skin would be released during the Fortnite x NBA The Crossover event, but a set of customizable skins was released instead.

Epic Games put rumors to bed with an announcement on their official blog page on July 12, confirming the date NBA’s MVP would be arriving in the world-famous Battle Royale.

He joins a list of celebrities to now have their own character in-game, including Marshmello, Ninja, Loserfruit, and more.

When is Fortnite’s LeBron James skin coming out?

Here’s a first look at both of LeBron James’ Fortnite skins.

On July 14, 2021, LeBron James will be given his very own Fortnite Battle Royale skin, as part of the ICON Series.

How much is Fortnite’s LeBron James skin?

Fortnite ICON Series skins usually cost around 1,500 V-Bucks individually, with a price point of between 2,500 or 3,000 V-Bucks for the full bundle.

What does the King James Gear Bundle include?

  • The Lion Pickaxe 
  • Wingspan Glider
  • Quiet the competition with LeBron’s emphatic on-the-court celebration, The Silencer. 

A new trailer dropped as part of the announcement, too, as seen below.

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Leaks

A number of these details were revealed before Epic Games had the chance to do a full press release, too.

ShiinaBR on Twitter was the first to break the news stating: “LEBRON JAMES WILL BE THE NEXT ICON SERIES SKIN.”

HYPEX quote retweeted Shiina’s announcement with more information. They stated that the LeBron James Fortnite skin will come with an exclusive quest line called King’s Bling.

And now LeBron James will be added to the game right before the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy.

For basketball fans, this is an exciting addition to Fortnite. Not only can players equip their own custom basketball skins, but now they can play as one of the greatest to ever play the game of basketball. Let us know down below if you are excited about the collab and if you plan to purchase the LeBron James Fortnite skin.

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