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Assault Weapon: A heavy weapon with high damage, an extreme rate of fire, and a huge magazine size. Very inaccurate unless aiming down sights from a fixed position, and firing in short bursts.
— In-Game Description

Brutus' Minigun is a Mythic Assault Weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in Chapter 2: Season 2. It is a Mythic version of the Minigun, obtained by eliminating Brutus at The Grotto.


The Brutus' Minigun has no magazine limit, fires much faster than other Assault Weapons, and has a cool-down period if fired for too long. The cool-down period exists to balance the lack of a magazine. The minigun is not very accurate, and has a spin up timer, which means the player cannot fire it instantly. It is not really made for actual combat, but exists to destroy builds and outplay those building for cover. Aside from this, the minigun is impractical for regular gunplay.

Compared to the original version, Brutus' Minigun has a faster spin up time, meaning the time between pressing fire, and the weapon firing is quicker.


Brutus' Minigun deals 21 Damage per shot (252 damage per second). Brutus' Minigun uses Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets. Brutus' Minigun has a headshot multiplier of 1.5x.

Brutus' Minigun
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DPS: 252
Damage: 21
Fire Rate: 12
Magazine Size: ∞
Cooldown Time: 4.5s
Structure Damage: 33

The Brutus' Minigun is a hitscan weapon. It does not have First Shot Accuracy Enabled.


From when the weapon was last obtained in Chapter 2: Season 2.

Brutus' Minigun could only be obtained by eliminating Brutus at The Grotto. Only one of them spawned per match because of this.

Strategy Guide

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The risk was calculated... but man am I bad at math.
This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.

  • Brutus' Minigun has a high DPS and is good at breaking enemy structures fast.
  • Brutus' Minigun does not need to be reloaded, so when you do not need to shoot, hold your Minigun and wait for it to cool down.


Chapter 2: Season 2

Chapter 2: Season 3

Chapter 3: Season 1


  • Brutus' Minigun on first glance appears identical to the Legendary Minigun, although its hidden stat of a spin-up timer is the difference.