Drum Shotgun

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Drum Shotgun
Drum-Shotgun.png.png
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced 9.30 Content Update 2
Vaulted Patch 10.20.2

Drum Shotgun was a shotgun in Battle Royale. It was available in Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants and has a headshot multiplier of 1.2x. It was released on 9.30 Content Update #2.

It was vaulted with the 10.20.2 hotfix on September 4th 2019. No reason was provided for the vault, however it may have been due to it being too strong and not many players using it.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Drum Shotgun has a chance to appear among same weapon class in the following circumstances:[1]


Drum Shotgun has a chance to appear among all weapons in the following circumstances:


Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Drum Shotgun is a very good choice at very close range as it has a high fire rate, the largest magazine size of all shotguns and high DPS. However, its bad accuracy and low damage make the weapon better for extra close range, to keep its damage.
  • The Drum Shotgun should only be used at super close range, as it has a wide spread and steep damage dropoff. It is recommended only at the start of a game, when you can swap it for a better weapon.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Drum Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 180
Damage 45
Fire Rate 4.0
Magazine Size 12
Reload Time 4.7
Structure Damage 45
Drum Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 188
Damage 47
Fire Rate 4.0
Magazine Size 12
Reload Time 4.5
Structure Damage 47
Drum Shotgun
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Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 200
Damage 50
Fire Rate 4.0
Magazine Size 12
Reload Time 4.3
Structure Damage 50


Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 10.20.2 (September 4th, 2019)
  • Vaulted
    • Drum Shotgun

Patch 9.40 (July 17th, 2019)

Weapons + Items

  • Drum Shotgun now has the correct environmental damage falloff.

9.30 Content Update #2 (July 2nd, 2019)

What's New?

  • Drum Shotgun
    • Pick up the beat with this brand new Shotgun!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Drum Shotgun has the fastest fire rate in game as a shotgun, firing 4 bullets per second, The fire rate is 2.1 times bigger than Combat Shotgun, 5.7 times bigger than Pump Shotgun and 2.6 times bigger than Tactical Shotgun.
  • It's name is similar to the Drum Gun, as it has high fire rate, low damage input and higher magazine clip size.
  • The Drum Shotgun may be a reference to the Fostech Origin 12 shotgun: [1], with a drum magazine attached to it.
  • Drum Shotgun has the largest magazine size in game as a shotgun, having a 1.2 times higher magazine size than Combat Shotgun, 2.4 times higher magazine size than Pump Shotgun and 1.5 times higher magazine size than Tactical Shotgun
  • Drum Shotgun does the least amount of damage as a shotgun.
  • Drum Shotgun does the second highest amount of DPS on a shotgun. The first is Double Barrel Shotgun.
  • This is the third shotgun to be available in common and uncommon rarities, the first being the Pump Shotgun and Tactical Shotgun.
  • Due to the weapon's (somewhat) large magazine capacity, as well as a (somewhat) fast fire rate, the weapon would be classed as an "assault shotgun" in real life.
  • It was one of the most shortest lived items, and the shortest lived shotgun, in the game. It was only around for a little over 2 months.
  • The Drum Shotgun is also the first shotgun to use an actual magazine, instead of loading it by hand one by one, which shortens the time it takes to load a shotgun.