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Fortnite's Drum Gun here to stay, update on disconnecting Duos

Published: 12:05, 09 May 2019
Epic Games
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We must say that not all Fornite players were delighted with the choice of Drum Gun in the runup to Epic's Season 9 reveal, but it's here to stay. Epic wrote it will be featured in Tournaments this weekend, and talked more about Duos.

In spite of pushback by some Fortnite players, Epic made it clear that at the Unvaulting event, "the community at large" made its choice. 

So the Drum Gun is heading for this weekend's Tournaments, but Epic already made some tweaks and will be monitoring the situation.

"In the v9.00 update today we’ve adjusted the spawn rate of the Drum Gun to be more in line with other similar items. We will be closely monitoring feedback over the Season launch to determine any next steps", they wrote.

As for Fortnite's disconnecting Duos, i.e. situations where your Duo partner drops out, Epic are thinking about different solutions for the future but in general - one-man Duo teams are not awarded points and the match is not counted towards the 10 placement matches. 

"This was by design, as we see playing alone against Duos as a heavy disadvantage, and many players would not want to have one of their 10 possible placement matches scored under those unusual and unfair conditions", Epic wrote.

However, the dev also wants to add an option for players "who are able to excel despite being faced with a disconnection", so as of v9.10 update, Fortnite players can look forward to "new in-game messaging and options" for such situations. 

Namely, Fortnite players whose partner disconnects will be given an option to leave the match or to plough through as a Solo player. Not making a selection, however, will default to removing you from the match, just to be sure your 10 placement matches are spent wisely.

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Epic also wrote that once Fortnite World Cup Online Opens are done, they will be experimenting by adding non-Battle Royale events to the weekly tournament rotation, just to spice things up.

Also, here's a list of items vaulted with Fortnite v9.0:

  • Balloons
  • Clingers
  • Poison Dart Trap
  • Pump Shotgun
  • Scoped Revolver
  • Suppressed Assault Rifle
  • Thermal Assault Rifle
  • Treasure Map

You can learn more on Fortnite's official website here .

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