Drum Gun

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Drum Gun
Drum gun icon.png
Category Battle Royale Weapons
Introduced 4.5 Content Update
Vaulted 5.40 Content Update

The Drum Gun was a hybrid Rifle-SMG that was available in Battle Royale in Uncommon and Rare variants, and uses Medium Bullets.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Drum Gun
Drum gun icon.png
Details
Rarity Uncommon
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
Rarity Rare
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

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 beyond that, as well as the lack of first-shot accuracy.
  • It can be considered the lower-tier version of the machine guns, as it is pretty common to find one.

Changes[edit | edit source]

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), with a drum magazine and foregrip.
  • It 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 slightly higher damage, and the LMG having a much larger clip size and more damage per bullet and DPS on structures.
  • The Drum Gun is the only SMG to not use Light Bullets.

References[edit | edit source]

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