Fortnite Content Update V4.5 adds Drum Gun as part of its throwback to the 1920s

By Shabana Arif
3 July 2018 13:20 GMT

Fortnite’s latest patch introduces a Tommy gun to go along with hardboiled detective skins.

Fortnite’s latest update has rolled out a 1920s era drum gun and hardboiled detective skins that may support the time travel theory doing the rounds after the Blast Off event tore the sky a new one.

The crack in the sky has been growing, with patches across the map beginning to suffer the same fate. Dataminers have already dug up Wild West-themed items, so it may be possible that we’ll see different era-themed areas across the map. Or perhaps the two aren’t related at all.

The drum gun was teased ahead of the update and has a “high capacity drum magazine and quick rate of fire.”

According to the Content Update the gun has the “stopping power of a rifle and the fire rate of an SMG.”

The gun is available in Uncommon and Rare variants, has a 50 round capacity, and can be found in floor loot, chests, and Vending Machines.

In other Fortnite news, the long-awaited Playground LTM is finally live. You can read up on everything you need to know about the mode right here.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 merch