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4.5 Content Update Notes
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Date 3 July 2018
Major Patch 4.5
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Topple your rivals with the latest weapon to drop into Battle Royale, the Drum Gun. Need to clear the room? Throw a stink bomb, now in Save the World. A firework show on the go, find the Freedom’s Herald Pistol in Save the World now.

Drum Gun (Battle Royale)

The stopping power of a rifle and the fire rate of an SMG. Find the new Drum Gun in-game now.

The stopping power of a rifle and the fire rate of an SMG. Find the new Drum Gun in-game now.

Stink Bomb (Save the World)

What’s that smell? Give a Smasher a whiff of the Stink Bomb, available now in Save the World.

What’s that smell? Give a Smasher a whiff of the Stink Bomb, available now in Save the World.

Freedom Herald Pistol (Save the World)

Brighten a Husk's day with the Freedom Herald Pistol.

Brighten a Husk's day with the Freedom Herald Pistol.

Stars and Stripes Heroes (Save the World)

Celebrate summer with the Star and Stripes Heroes! Find them in the Event Store for a limited time.

Celebrate summer with the Star and Stripes Heroes! Find them in the Event Store for a limited time.

Known Issues

  • Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

Battle Royale

Weapons + Items

  • Drum Gun added
    • The Drum Gun is a hybrid weapon that combines the stopping power of a rifle with the suppressive ability and fire rate of an SMG.  
    • Available in Uncommon and Rare variants.
      • 26/27 base damage.
    • 50 round capacity.
    • Uses Medium Ammo.
    • Can be found from floor loot, chests, and Vending Machines.

Save the World

Heroes

  • Stars and Stripes Constructor has been added to the Event Store.
    • Stars and Stripes Penny - Legendary Electro-Pulse.
    • Available July 4, at 8pm ET.
  • Stars and Stripes Outlander has been added to the Event Store.
    • Stars and Stripes A.C. - Legendary Trailblaster.
    • Available on July 4, at 8pm ET.

Weapons + Items

  • Stink Bomb added
    • Hurls a grenade that unleashes a cloud that damages enemies over time. Doesn't persist outside of missions.
  • Freedom’s Herald Pistol added to the Weekly Store. 
    • Launches firecrackers that bounce off walls, and will knockback and damage enemies in a small radius when they explode.
    • Available on July 4, at 8pm ET.
  • The Lynx Assault Rifle has been added to the Weekly Store. 
    • A slow firing burst assault rifle with above average headshot damage and excellent stability.
    • Available on July 4, at 8pm ET.

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