Frustration Abounds as Fortnite Players Denounce Drum Shotgun in Season OG’s Final Days
As the end of Fortnite season OG quickly approaches, players are becoming increasingly frustrated with the newly released Drum Shotgun. As one of the most highly anticipated weapons of the season, the Drum Shotgun was released to Noble Gold tier players in one of the last patches of the season, yet it has been met with largely negative reviews by players who view it as a misstep in balancing the Fortnite meta.
The Drum Shotgun boasts a high burst damage range of 90/95 body/head but has been criticized by players for its low reload speed, lack of range, and double-barrel capacity, which mean that players will often be at a disadvantage against lone opponents. Players have been vocal about their opinions on the Drum Shotgun, with some calling it a “lazy addition” to the game and a “permanent meme”.
Despite its debated usefulness in the game, the Drum Shotgun has seen some success in competitive play. Professional players such as Nate Hill and Kinstaar have been able to utilize the shotgun’s high burst damage in clutch moments, allowing them to take an opponent by surprise and secure a win.
Players have begun to call for Fortnite to take another look at the Drum Shotgun during the season’s final days and make some adjustments to keep it from becoming a permanent feature. In particular, players have asked for an increase in reload speed and for the gun’s double-barrel capacity to be toned down. Until then, however, Fortnite players will continue to express their frustration with the beloved but underperforming Drum Shotgun.