In addition to the arrival of the delayed Playground mode, a new content update is now available for Fortnite on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. The update introduces a handful of new weapons to both Save the World and Battle Royale modes, including the recently-teased Drum Gun.
Following the rollout of the 4.5 content update, players can now find and wield the Drum Gun in Battle Royale mode. Epic describes the new gun as a "hybrid weapon that combines the stopping power of a rifle with the suppressive ability and fire rate of an SMG." It comes in Uncommon and Rare varieties, uses Medium Ammo, and can be found in chests, Vending Machines, or as floor loot.
The Drum Gun is the only new weapon to arrive in Battle Royale this week, but Save the World players can now get their hands on two new items: the Freedom Herald Pistol and the Stink Bomb--the latter of which made its debut in Battle Royale mode last month. Additionally, to coincide with Independence Day, Stars and Stripes Heroes are now available to purchase from the Event Store for a limited time. You can read more about the new items in the patch notes on Epic's website.
The new content update arrives after last week's 4.5 patches, which also introduced a new weapon to Battle Royale: the Dual Pistols. On top of that, the patch made a number of changes to existing weapons--particularly shotguns--and introduced the Final Fight Teams of 12 limited-time mode, which would eventually be replaced by 50v50.
Season 5 of Fortnite: Battle Royale is right around the corner. Ahead of the new season, players got to witness the Evil Lair's rocket take off and create a mysterious crack in the sky. Since the rocket launch, additional rifts have begun popping up around the island, and they appear to be growing and swallowing up nearby objects. What that means for the future of the game remains to be seen, but players won't have to wait too long to find out, as Season 5 kicks off next week on July 12.