Today has seen another new update arrive, this time version 5.40, and it brings with it a new character, a new weapon and the usual array of bug fixes. In this instance, we say hello to the Suppressed Assault Rifle and goodbye to the Drum Gun.
Although the removal of the Drum Gun is certainly shocking, it wasn't the only change to Fortnite in the new patch.
But it's not all bad! It can also rip through enemy buildings putting other assault rifles to shame and making the Minigun and Light Machine Gun obsolete.
In the drum gun's stead the suppressed assault rifle has been added, a legendary weapon that "rewards precision over rapid-fire".
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Much like the standard SCAR Assault Rifle, the weapon only comes in Epic and Legendary variants, dealing 32 and 33 damage per shot, respectively.
Players will no longer be able to land on the getaway van in the Getaway LTM.
Fortnite is now offline whilst Epic Games release a quick client update to the game aimed at fixing a few serious bugs. Save The World also has an added Weekly Horde Challenge 6 which comprises of battles without any shields.
There will also be storm cards, which when drawn will take up pieces of property on the board to reduce the size of the playing area, similar to how the deadly storm pushes players closer to each other in Fortnite matches.
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The biggest change is the storm damage to player-built structures in the final stages of the game.
- Jewel will no longer appear in inventory hotbar after being put in the Down-But-Not-Out state.
A list of the full patch notes including those for the Save the World mode can be found here.
Player models will no longer get stuck under the van after winning a match.
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Though vaulted items occasionally return to the game, this is the first instance of Epic removing a weapon that is so integral to the game's current foundation.