Drum Gun

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Drum Gun
Drum gun icon.png
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced 4.5 Content Update
Last Adjustment 8.01 Content Update (Creative Only)
Vaulted 5.40 Content Update

Drum Gun is a hybrid Rifle-SMG in Battle Royale. It is available in Uncommon and Rare variants. It uses Medium Bullets. The Drum Gun was Vaulted in the 5.40 Content Update, making it only available in Creative and the Unvaulted LTM.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Drum Gun
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 234
Damage 26
Fire Rate 9
Magazine Size 50
Reload Time 3.15
Structure Damage 22
Drum Gun
Drum gun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 243
Damage 27
Fire Rate 9
Magazine Size 50
Reload Time 3
Structure Damage 23


Availability[edit | edit source]

Releases[edit | edit source]

  • Patch 4.5 - Released
  • Patch 5.40 - Vaulted
  • Patch 8.01 - Re-Released (Only in Creative)

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Drum Gun is best used in close to mid range combat as its high spread and recoil makes it unreliable at longer ranges, as well as the lack of first-shot accuracy.
  • It can be considered a lower-tier version of the Machine Guns, as it is pretty common to find one.

Changes[edit | edit source]

8.01 Content Update (March 5, 2019)
Creative: Weapons + Items
  • Added Drum Gun

5.40 Content Update (September 11, 2018)

Weapons + Items
  • Vaulted Drum Gun

5.20 Weapon and Building Balance Changes (August 9, 2018)

Drum Gun
  • Reduced falloff range damage from 80% to 70% at 3500 units
  • Reduced falloff range damage from 65% to 55% at 5000+ units
  • Added environmental damage fall off matching player damage fall off
  • Decreased jumping accuracy by 5%
  • Decreased targeting accuracy by 10%
  • Reduced spawn rate from chests and floor loot by 40%

4.5 Content Update (July 3, 2018)

Drum Gun added
  • The Drum Gun is a hybrid weapon that combines the stopping power of a rifle with the suppressive ability and fire rate of an SMG.
  • Available in Uncommon and Rare variants.
    • 26/27 base damage.
  • 50 round capacity.
  • Uses Medium Ammo.
  • Can be found from floor loot, chests, and Vending Machines.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Drum Gun is based on the Thompson Submachine Gun (Tommy Gun) M1928, with a drum magazine, Lyman 55B rear sight, Cutt compensator and a foregrip.
  • The Drum Gun is similar to the LMG, with both using medium bullets, having a large clip size, a rapid fire rate, and a long reload time. The differences being that the Drum Gun has a slower fire rate and it deals slightly higher damage to players, and the LMG having a much larger clip size and it deals more damage to structures.
  • The Drum Gun is the only SMG that doesn't use Light Bullets (the Light Machine Gun was finally categorized as an Assault Rifle) Most likely due to the fact that the real life version uses .45 ACP, a pistol round that is larger and better than the 9mm round which other submachine guns use.
  • Both the Drum Gun and the Suppressed Submachine Gun have the same fire rate. Although the Drum Gun is slightly better than the Suppressed SMG, the Suppressed SMG is more accurate than the Drum Gun.
  • The Drum Gun used to sound suppressed to players, but when added back in Creative, it uses the same new sound as the Assault Rifle, which it already had in the Unvaulted LTM. It was soon changed in patch v8.10.

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