Hand Cannon (Battle Royale)

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Hand Cannon
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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 and has a head shot multiplier of x2.0. The Hand Cannon is inaccurate but slowly fires heavy damage shots that do incredible damage to materials. It can be found from floor loot, Chests, and Vending Machines.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Hand Cannon
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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
Bald Eagle icon.png
Details
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 while not impossible, it is difficult to use in close-range fights, as it has a low fire rate and accuracy.
  • The Hand Cannon can be considered as a substitute to a sniper rifle in case the player does not have one, as its minimum damage at range is 50.
  • It does enough material damage to take out a freshly built stone wall in one shot.
  • It can be used together with a shotgun if the player has enough accuracy, as both do heavy damage but do not fire fast, a downside which can be negated by switching between both. On top of this, the Hand Cannon can also be used to break materials that enemies try to place.

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 community often refers to it as “Deagle” for short.

References[edit | edit source]