Hand Cannon (Battle Royale)

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Hand Cannon
Bald Eagle icon.png
Details
Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 3.0.0
Last Adjustment Patch 7.40

Hand Cannon is a pistol in Battle Royale. It is available in Epic and Legendary variants. It uses Heavy Bullets.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Hand Cannon
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Rarity Epic
Bullet Type Heavy bullets icon.png
DPS 60
Damage 75
Fire Rate 0.8
Magazine Size 7
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 100
Hand Cannon
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Rarity Legendary
Bullet Type Heavy bullets icon.png
DPS 62.4
Damage 78
Fire Rate 0.8
Magazine Size 7
Reload Time 2.0
Structure Damage 105


Availability[edit | edit source]

Hand Cannon has a chance to appear amongsame weapon class in the following circumstances:[1]

Class Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Epic 80% 80% n/a n/a
Legendary 20% 20% n/a n/a

Hand Cannon has a chance to appear among all weapons in the following circumstances:

Rarity Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Epic 2.48% 0.24% n/a n/a
Legendary 0.62% 0.06% n/a n/a


Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Hand Cannon can be a good choice for medium to long range fights, but it is difficult to use in close-range fights, as it has low fire rate and accuracy, unless one is lucky and lands their shots on the target.
  • The Hand Cannon can be considered as a substitute to a sniper rifle in case the player does not have one.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 7.40 (February 5, 2019)

Weapon + Items

Hand Cannon
  • Epic Rarity
  • Reduced environmental damage from 150 to 100.
  • Legendary Rarity
  • Reduced environmental damage from 157 to 105.

Patch 5.10 (July 24, 2018) Weapon + Items

Supply Drop loot rates adjusted.
  • Removed Hand Cannon, Dual Pistols, and Silenced Pistol.

4.3 Content Update (June 5, 2018)

  • Damage fall-off vs. structures removed for Rifles, SMGs, Pistols, and LMGs.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Hand Cannon is based on the Desert Eagle Mark XIX pistol in the ported barrel configuration. It is very likely chambered for the .50 AE pistol ammunition.
  • The Hand Cannon is considered to be the complete opposite of most pistols as the Hand Cannon suffers from close-range, while is successful at medium and far-range. The Pistol, Suppressed Pistol, Revolver, and Dual Pistols are manly used in close-range (however the Revolver is extremely capable of far-range) and the Scoped Revolver is fit for medium and far-range like the Hand Cannon. Also the Hand Cannon is basically a Sniper Pistol.

References[edit | edit source]