Drum Shotgun

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Drum Shotgun
Category Battle Royale Weapons
Introduced 9.30 Content Update 2
Last Adjustment Patch 13.0
Vaulted Patch 10.20.2

Drum Shotgun was a shotgun in Battle Royale that was available in Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants and has a headshot multiplier of 1.25x. 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 not many players using it.

The Drum Shotgun has been unvaulted for 24 hours on December 26, 2019. Following the Shockwave Grenade, this is the 9th weapon to be unvaulted for the Winterfest event.

Surprisingly, on Patch 13.0, the weapon's recoil was reduced, making it more accurate when aiming. The reason was unknown, but it was probably due of its comeback in some LTMs.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Drum Shotgun
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
Bullet Type Shells 'n' slugs icon.png
DPS 192
Damage 48
Fire Rate 4.0
Magazine Size 12
Reload Time 4.5
Structure Damage 48
Drum Shotgun
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

Texture[edit | edit source]

Patch Common Uncommon Rare

9.30 C.U. #2


Availability[edit | edit source]

Chapter 1[edit | edit source]

Rarity Chest Floor Loot

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.
  • Although people thinks that the Drum Shotgun has the same range and damage fall off as the Double Barrel Shotgun & Dragon's Breath Shotgun, they're wrong. The Drum Shotgun actually has the same maximum range as the Heavy Shotgun, of 8 tiles, while the damage fall off starts at a distance of 1.25 tiles from the enemy, the same as the Pump Shotgun.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch Notes[edit | edit source]

Patch 13.0 (June 17th, 2020)
  • Reduced recoil of Drum Shotgun.

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!

Vault Log[edit | edit source]

Patch Vault Unvault
10.20.2 Common, Uncommon & Rare

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 2.3 times bigger than Combat Shotgun, 3.3 times bigger than Pump Shotgun and 2.5 times bigger than Tactical Shotgun.
  • Its 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 2.4 times higher magazine size than the Pump Shotgun and 1.5 times higher magazine size than both the Combat Shotgun and 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 second shotgun to use an actual magazine, instead of loading it by hand one by one, which was supposed to shorten the time it takes to load a shotgun. However, the reload time is pretty long - not much faster than reloading the rarest SPAS-12 Pump Shotgun - meaning that one was basically better off filling up a SPAS-12 with 5 rounds one-by-one than reloading a Drum Shotgun's full clip of twelve rounds all at once, as well as the fact that a Drum Shotgun needs a minimum of four rounds to kill someone at headshot damage, whilst a SPAS-12 Gold can one-shot someone full health and shields with a little bit of inaccuracy.
  • Surprisingly, the Drum Shotgun, even having a high damage falloff, it actually has the same maximum range as the Heavy Shotgun (8 Tiles), so it has more range than the Pump Shotgun, Tactical Shotgun and Charge Shotgun.