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This Page/Section is about an item / mechanic that has been put in The Vault.

This item has been made unavailabe in standard playlists to balance the loot pool. It may return in the future.

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This Item/Mechanic is not present in competitive playlists.
It can still be found in core playlists and other game modes when available.

Otherworldy minigun that gains bonus fire rate while the weapon is hot!
— In-Game Description

The Sideways Minigun is an Assault Weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in Chapter 2: Season 8.

Functionality

The Sideways Minigun is a fully automatic, fast firing, medium ranged weapon, not very accurate, and has a spin up timer, which means the player cannot fire it instantly. The Sideways Minigun does not have a magazine size, and works on a cooldown system. Firing the weapon for too long will cause it overheat, and the player must wait a short time before using it again. When the weapon is close to overheating, the fire rate increases and the bullet spread decreases. The player can fire 55 bullets continuously before it overheats.

Stats

Sideways Miniguns range from dealing 19 Damage per shot to 24 Damage per shot (133 - 168 damage per second). All Sideways Miniguns use Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets. The Sideways Minigun has a headshot multiplier of 1.25x.

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Common Uncommon Rare
DPS: 126 DPS: 133 DPS: 140
Damage: 18 Damage: 19 Damage: 20
Fire-Rate: 7 Fire-Rate: 7 Fire-Rate: 7
Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞
Reload Time: 5.50s Reload Time: 5.25s Reload Time: 5s
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Epic Legendary Mythic
DPS: 147 DPS: 154 DPS: 168
Damage: 21 Damage: 22 Damage: 24
Fire-Rate: 7 Fire-Rate: 7 Fire-Rate: 7
Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞
Reload Time: 4.75s Reload Time: 4.50s Reload Time: 4s

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Common Uncommon Rare
DPS: 234 DPS: 247 DPS: 260
Damage: 18 Damage: 19 Damage: 20
Fire-Rate: 13 Fire-Rate: 13 Fire-Rate: 13
Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞
Reload Time: 5.50s Reload Time: 5.25s Reload Time: 5s
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Epic Legendary Mythic
DPS: 273 DPS: 286 DPS: 312
Damage: 21 Damage: 22 Damage: 24
Fire-Rate: 13 Fire-Rate: 13 Fire-Rate: 13
Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞ Magazine Size: ∞
Reload Time: 4.75s Reload Time: 4.50s Reload Time: 4s

The Sideways Minigun is a hitscan weapon, and does not have First Shot Accuracy.

Obtained

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

IO Chest Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Weapon Upgrading
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Mythic

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.


  • Make sure to time your cooldown correctly, as even though you will be dealing more damage per second, it will be very dangerous to wait for the several second cooldown period between firing again.
  • Sideways Miniguns of low rarities are not really made for actual combat, but exist to destroy builds and outplay those building for cover.

History

Chapter 2: Season 8

  • Update v18.00: Introduced the Sideways Minigun in Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary and Mythic.
    • It can be found from Sideways Anomalies and Sideways Chests. Players can use Cube Monster Parts to upgrade the weapon.
  • Update v18.10: Added the Sideways Minigun to creative, along with an unused Common Sideways Minigun.
  • Update v18.20: The Common Sideways Minigun is available in the Horde Rush LTM.

Chapter 3: Season 1

Chapter 3: Season 2

  • Update v20.40: Unvaulted the Sideways Minigun in all rarities.
    • As Cube Monster Parts have not returned, the weapon is only upgradable at Upgrade Benches.
      • This includes its Mythic version.
  • Content Update v20.40: Vaulted the Sideways Minigun in all rarities.

Gallery

Trivia

  • There are two Mythic versions of this weapon, both with identical stats. The Boss Minigun is an unused Mythic rarity of it.
  • The Mythic version of this weapon has the highest DPS of any weapon in Battle Royale at 312 DPS.
  • The Sideways Minigun has the same pull out animation as the Minigun, being a briefcase that quickly unfolds into a Sideways Minigun.
  • In Chapter 2: Season 8, Sideways Miniguns could be upgraded with:
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