Compact SMG

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Compact SMG
New Compact SMG.png
Category Battle Royale Weapons
Introduced Patch 5.10
Last Adjustment Patch 13.00
Vaulted Patch 13.20

The Compact SMG is an SMG in Battle Royale. It is available in Epic and Legendary variants. It uses Light Bullets, has a head shot multiplier of x1.75, and lacks first shot accuracy. The Compact SMG quickly fires low damage shots for long periods of time, but has mediocre accuracy, a long reload time, and very quickly decreasing damage at range. The Compact SMG can be obtained from Henchmen, Vault Chests, Upgrade Benches, Supply Drops, and sidegrading a Epic or Legendary Rapid Fire SMG.

The Compact SMG has been added to the Vault on Patch 9.01, making it exclusively available in Creative. It was vaulted due to the release of the Tactical Assault Rifle, and due to Drum Gun being unvaulted.

The Compact SMG was unvaulted on July 1st for 24 hours, following the Scoped Revolver, this is the 7th item to be unvaulted in 14 Days of Summer event.

In Chapter 2 Season 1, the Compact SMG texture was used for the Epic and Legendary Submachine Gun while the Compact SMG got a new texture, probably because Epic Games made a mistake. The Compact SMG and the Submachine Gun of equivalent rarities have almost the exact same stats with the reload speeds being adjusted to balance the weapons due to differing magazine sizes

The Compact SMG has been unvaulted in Chapter 2 Season 3 and can be obtained by upgrading an SMG, searching chests, eliminating any type of Henchmen or by sidegrading an Epic or Legendary Rapid Fire SMG. Though something weird and confusing is that the normal Epic and Legendary Submachine Gun was unvaulted too.

After a while after the Patch 13.00 released, a hotfix was deployed and made the Epic and Legendary variants of the Submachine Gun's stats match the Compact SMG.

As of Patch 13.20, only Henchmen can drop the Compact SMG which is more powerful then the Epic and Legendary Submachine Gun.

Sometime after Patch 13.20 has released, the Compact SMG has been removed from Henchmen and Henchmen Chests therefore meaning the Compact SMG has been vaulted. It remains available in Creative.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Compact SMG
New Compact SMG.png
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 200
Damage 20
Fire Rate 10
Magazine Size 40
Reload Time 3.1
Structure Damage 20
Compact SMG
New Compact SMG.png
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 210
Damage 21
Fire Rate 10
Magazine Size 40
Reload Time 3.0
Structure Damage 21

Previous Stats (Patch 5.10)[edit | edit source]

Compact SMG
P90 SMG.png
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 253
Damage 23
Fire Rate 11
Magazine Size 50
Reload Time 3.2
Structure Damage 23
Compact SMG
P90 SMG.png
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 264
Damage 24
Fire Rate 11
Magazine Size 50
Reload Time 3.0
Structure Damage 24

Textures[edit | edit source]

Bobcat icon.png

After Patch 11.00

New Compact SMG.png

Supposed icon:

P90 SMG.png

Availability[edit | edit source]

Compact SMG has a chance to appear among same weapon class in the following circumstances:[1]

Compact SMG has a chance to appear among all weapons in the following circumstances:

Rarity Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Epic 0.74% 0.22% n/a n/a
Legendary 0.28% 0.08% 14.6% n/a

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Compact SMG's large magazine of 40 bullets allows it 4 seconds of sustained fire. This makes it a powerful tool to pressure buildings and opponents alike.
  • Its large magazine and fast fire rate allow it to melt through many buildings in no time.
  • Its larger magazine size comes with a disadvantage of a 3 second reload time, which is enough time for an opponent to drink a Small Shield Potion.
  • The Epic and Legendary Submachine Gun deal the same damage while only holding 10 less Light Bullets than the Compact, and fire 2 more bullets per second, with DPSs of 240/252, substantially higher than the Compact, and reloads in nearly half the time, making the Compact not viable, as they both have the same accuracy. (However, this was changed in the Patch 13.00 hotfix, the Epic and Legendary Submachine Gun has the same stats as the Compact.) The Epic and Legendary Tactical Submachine Gun have an even higher rate of fire, holds only 5 less, and reloads in about 1 second less than the Compact, having the highest DPS of any weapon in the game, with even more accuracy and range.
  • Its mediocre accuracy and lack of first shot accuracy isn't a problem at its optimal close range. This only starts affecting the Compact SMG at medium range and beyond.
  • The Compact SMG has very high damage drop off at range. This combined with its accuracy makes it unsuitable as a weapon to be used beyond close range, even at the start of a match if it's your only gun.
  • The Compact SMG has practically no penalties for continuous fire and strafing, making it a somewhat very viable choice to fire while moving, whether from the hip or while aiming down sights.
  • The Uncommon Rapid Fire SMG beats out the Epic Compact SMG in DPS, and the Rare Rapid Fire SMG beats out both variants of the Compact SMG in that area.
  • Its downgrade, the Suppressed Submachine Gun, actually destroys materials faster than the Compact SMG, taking four shots to destroy a freshly built piece of wood whereas the Compact SMG takes five for about 0.5 seconds difference. The Suppressed Submachine Gun takes seven shots to destroy a fully built piece of wood whereas the Compact SMG takes eight.
  • The Compact SMG was more similar to an Upgraded Drum Gun However it later started to be more of a Submachine Gun Upgrade Instead.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 9.01 (May 15,2019)
Weapon + Items
  • Vaulted
    • Compact SMG

6.10 Patch Notes (October 16, 2018 )

Bug Fixes
  • Added missing audio to the Compact SMG and SMG medium/distant fire sounds.

5.20 Weapon and Building Balance Changes (August 9, 2018)

Compact SMG
  • Reduced damage from 22/21 to 21/20
  • Reduced mag size from 50 to 40

5.10 SMG Update (July 25, 2018)

  • SMG and Compact SMG accuracy bonus reduced from 35% to 15%.
  • SMG damage reduced from 19/20/21 to 17/18/19.
  • Compact SMG damage reduced from 23/24 to 21/22.
  • SMG fire rate reduced from 13 to 12.
  • Compact SMG fire rate reduced from 11 to 10
  • SMG, Compact SMG, and Silenced SMG damage falloff.
    • Range reduced from 2400/3500/5000 to 2000/3000/4000.
    • Percentage reduced from 100/80/65% to 100/70/40%.
  • Rare SMG and Compact SMGs drop rates slightly reduced.

5.10 Patch Update (July 24, 2018)

Compact SMG added.
  • Available in Epic and Legendary variants.
    • 23-24 base damage.
    • Uses Light Ammo.
    • Can be found from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Compact SMG takes inspiration from the FN P90, though it has a longer handguard, shorter rear end with a small stock and the railed frame is moved further from the trigger grip. Also, the shell ejection port is moved directly under the thumb grip hole.
  • Despite its Legendary variant being the rarest SMG in the game, it still deals less damage than all three rarities of the Suppressed Submachine Gun.
  • Unlike all of the other submachine guns in Battle Royale besides the Burst SMG, its name has "Submachine Gun" abbreviated to "SMG".
  • In real life, this weapon's bullet calibre would be unique. While in-game this weapon is portrayed as firing 9x19mm "Parabellum" rounds (light ammo), in reality, the weapon has its own unique calibre, FN 5.7x28mm. Considering the 9x19mm's squat form and rounded tip, if a real-life P90 would be converted to fire Parabellum rounds, it would probably be able to store 80 rounds in the magazine.
  • This was the only Legendary SMG in the game. (Until Patch 10.40 when the Legendary Tactical Submachine Gun was added).
    • The new texture that the weapon received was originally meant for the new Epic andLegendary SMG, but it was changed an unknown reason. Here's a proof, its file name is "SMG (Epic).png" which means it was meant for the new SMG.
  • The Compact SMG is the first vaulted weapon to get a new texture. However, this was an accident, as it was supposed to go to the Epic and Legendary Standard Submachine Gun.
  • This weapon used to have 50 bullets in the magazine, but because of complains due to it being overpowered, it has been decreased to 40.
    • The Epic and Legendary Standard Submachine Gun have 30 bullets in the magazine, copying it's model and other things. However, it now deals 12 shots a second when it used to do 10, following the Submachine Gun style.
  • The Weapon was Unvaulted in "The End" Event for an Unknown reason. This is likely due to Epic Planning to add it back in for Chapter 2 but was simply Used for its Damage and Model for the Epic and Legendary Standard Submachine Gun brought in Chapter 2 Season 1.
  • The Compact SMG may have original been an Indirect Extension to the normal SMG possibly making the SMG the only weapon in the game with 2 Legendary Extensions.
    • It could have also been an Extention to the Drum Gun.
  • This at one point had the 3rd Highest DPS in the game (264 beating the Epic Tactical SMG's 260)
    • However even if the stats of the Release Compact SMG stayed, The Legendary Tactical SMG (273) and the Legendary Double Barrel Shotgun (Season 5 with 285) would still beat it for the Highest overall DPS.
  • The Compact SMG has the triangle on it, which the Suppressed weapons have too. It is probably a company which makes the weapons in Battle Royale.

References[edit | edit source]