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
Vaulted Patch 11.0

Hand Cannon is a pistol in Battle Royale. It is available in Epic and Legendary variants. It uses Heavy Bullets and has a headshot multiplier of x2.0. The Hand Cannon is accurate but fires slowly with powerful shots that do a lot of damage to materials. It can be found from floor loot, Chests, and Vending Machines.

The Hand Cannon was vaulted in Patch Patch 11.0 making it only available in Creative mode. It was vaulted to reduce the number of items in the game. It was also vaulted because it was not used a lot in game.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Hand Cannon
Bald Eagle icon.png
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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 among some 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 long 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. While the most common Desert Eagles are chambered for .357 Magnum bullets, this version is extremely likely to be chambered for .50 Action Express pistol ammunition. The community often refers to it as “Deagle” for short.
  • The Hand Cannon is the first pistol to use Heavy Bullets.

References[edit | edit source]