Minigun

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Minigun
Minigun icon.png
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 2.4
Last Adjustment 5.21 Patch Notes

Minigun is a weapon in Battle Royale. It is available in Epic and Legendary variants. It uses Light Bullets. Upon firing the Minigun, there is a short delay before it begins to shoot bullets.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Minigun
Minigun icon.png
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Rarity Epic
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 216
Damage 18
Fire Rate 12.0
Magazine Size[1]
Reload Time N/A
Structure Damage 32
Minigun
Minigun icon.png
Details
Rarity Legendary
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 228
Damage 19
Fire Rate 12.0
Magazine Size[1]
Reload Time N/A
Structure Damage 33

Availability[edit | edit source]

Minigun has a chance to appear among same weapon class in the following circumstances:[2]

Class Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Minigun n/a n/a n/a n/a
Epic 66.7% n/a n/a n/a
Legendary 33.3% n/a 100% n/a

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

Rarity Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Epic n/a n/a n/a n/a
Legendary n/a n/a n/a n/a


Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Minigun can be a great choice for dealing with a target at close/medium ranges, but the time required to start the weapon may be a drawback when the target has a gun that can shoot immediately. However, the Minigun does not need to reload, as all the ammo feeds the gun directly.
  • Having a high fire rate, it is perfect to destroy weak structures quickly, as well as for suppressive fire for your teammates in Duo or Squad matches.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 5.21 (August 15, 2018)
Minigun
  • Minigun headshot multiplier has been reduced from 2.5 to 1.5.

Patch 5.10 (July 24, 2018)

Supply Drop loot rates adjusted.
  • Minigun to 10.42% from 14.2%.

4.3 Content Update (June 5, 2018)

  • Minigun adjusted
    • Accuracy increased by 10%.
    • Light Ammo spawn increased from 60 to 100.
    • Damage against structures increased from 25 to 30.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Minigun is featured in Save the World, although not as a weapon, but as an Ability: upon activating the Goin' Commando!!! ability, the Soldier whips out a Minigun that lasts for a limited time and produces a large DPS burst.
  • The Minigun seems to be inspired by the M134 Minigun, a rotary machine gun that features Gatling-style rotating barrels. The Battle Royale Minigun is obviously a work of fantasy, as the weapon is just a box-like object that unfolds when equipped, revealing the main body, the front grip, the side plates, and the barrels. It is better seen in a match replay.
  • The text on the side, "Huska la Vista", is a reference to a popular quote from Terminator ("Hasta la vista, baby"), with the first word combined with the word "Husk", a type of monster in Save the World.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Minigun will fire until Light Ammo runs out.
  2. https://db.fortnitetracker.com/weapons