Compact SMG

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Compact SMG
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 5.10
Last Adjustment Patch 6.10

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 x2.0, 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 found from floor loot, Chests, Vending Machines, Supply Drops, and Buried Treasure.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Compact SMG
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 200
Damage 20
Fire Rate 10
Magazine Size 40
Reload Time 3.135
Structure Damage 20
Compact SMG
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Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 210
Damage 21
Fire Rate 10
Magazine Size 40
Reload Time 2.97
Structure Damage 21


Availability[edit | edit source]

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

Class Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Epic 4.3% 4.3% n/a n/a
Legendary 1.6% 1.6% 100% n/a

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.
  • 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 very viable choice to fire while moving, whether from the hip or while aiming down sights.
  • The Uncommon Suppressed Submachine Gun beats out the Epic Compact SMG in DPS, and the Rare Suppressed Submachine Gun 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.

Changes[edit | edit source]

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

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.
  • The Compact SMG is currently the only SMG that hasn’t been vaulted once.
  • 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, its name has "Submachine Gun" abbreviated to "SMG".

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