New Drum Shotgun
Fortnite Drum Shotgun

The new Drum Shotgun seems to be a powerful new addition to Fortnite Battle Royale, but how does it compare to the rest of the shotgun arsenal? I crunched the numbers to show you where it stands.

This weapon was added with v9.30 Content Update #2. You can check out the full patch notes here.

Drum Shotgun Damage

Fortnite Shotgun damage comparison

As you can see, the new Drum Shogun is pretty low on the damage scale as far as shotguns go. It does 45/47/50 Damage depending on rarity, which is much lower than any other shotgun in Fortnite. This is a big change from the pump and combat shotguns, that do 76 to 100 damage at their max rarities.

Drum Shotgun DPS (Damage Per Second)

Fortnite Shotgun Damage Comparison

When it comes to dps, the new Drum Shotgun is way above the rest. This is due to insanely fast rate of fire. With this new shotgun, you are able to hold down left click or R2/RT to fire shots in quickly succession. This allows you get a lot more damage off in a short amount of time.


The new Drum Shotgun is an interesting addition to Fortnite, considering the current line-up of the combat, pump, and tactical variants. This weapon excess at close range, but struggles when you have a small window to get a shot off. If you like to play aggressive and chase down other players, this is the gun for you. But, if you would rather use your building skills and take powerful shots before building for cover, you might find more success with the combat or pump.

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