There’s a new gun added in the 2.4.0 patch of Fortnite Battle Royale and it’s the Minigun! Check out all of the information you could possibly want on the new addition to the game in our guide below.
Minigun Ammo & Clip Size
The Minigun uses LIGHT ammunition, which is the same stuff you’ll find for the Pistol, Revolver, SMGs, and the Suppressed Pistol. The clip size is…. However much light ammo you have! So you will no longer want to skip that light ammo that’s floating around because this thing will eat it up when you use it. You can continually hold down the fire button and it will continue to shoot until you run out of ammo.
Minigun Fire Delay
While the Minigun shoots almost as fast as an SMG, it does have a delay on it before it starts firing so you won’t want to expose yourself until that delay is over.
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Minigun Rarities & Where to Find it
The minigun comes in two rarities: Epic & Legendary. It can only be found in Chests and Supply Drops according to the official patch notes. If we see it as a normal loot spawn we will update this post.
The epic Minigun does 18 damage per hit to the body and the legendary version does 19 damage. The epic version does 45 damage to the head and 47.5 with the legendary version.
Minigun Pros & Cons
It’s very early in the lifespan of the gun so these might be updated in the near future.
- Uses light ammo that usually goes unused in most games.
- Can tear through walls and structures.
- Can overwhelm people due to the constant torrent of fire.
- Has a delay before it starts firing which can be hard to get used to.
- Leaves you very exposed while firing.
- Pretty bad bloom that makes it extremely inaccurate.
How-to Counter the Minigun
The big weakness of the Minigun is how exposed it makes you while firing. You can’t relent to the pressure, it’s generally going to be better to just attempt to shoot the person with an AR at mid-range or close the gap with single ramps and go for a shotgun kill. The Minigun is very inaccurate, so the quicker you just go for the kill the less likely they are to hit you enough to kill you.
You can watch here as Ninja faces down another player who is using the Minigun. He is able to throw down a couple of walls, use movement, and then continually fire back so he can take down his enemy even under constant pressure.