A new Shotgun type might be headed to Fortnite Battle Royale according to leaked images from data miners.

Fortnite Battle Royale Season 9 has been a wild ride so far in terms of weapons.

The beginning of the season saw the unvaulting of the Drum Gun which was fan-voted through Season 8’s in-game event.

Since then the pump shotgun has been removed, and there are more explosive weapon options than any other type in the game.

Thanks to images posted by Lucas7Yoshi, the weapon meta in Fortnite might soon be changing.

Lucas7Yoshi posted three new images on Twitter on June 18 which show off the drum shotgun.

If the weapon does get implemented into Fortnite, the gun will come in three rarities – common, uncommon, and rare.

The Drum Shotgun looks to be a fusion of the Heavy Shotgun and Drum Gun, however, we will not know the DPS for the weapon until it is added to the game.

Before new weapons are added into Fortnite Battle Royale, the news section will give players a heads up of its imminent arrival.

Epic does not comment on leaks or rumors, so the only way we will know if the weapon will be added will be through the in-game news section.

What do you think of the rumored Drum Shotgun? Do you think a new weapon is needed to balance the meta?

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