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Minigun
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 2.4
Last Adjustment Patch 13.00

The Minigun was an Assault weapon in Battle Royale, formerly classified as either an Explosive weapon or a Minigun. It is available in Epic, Legendary and Mythic variants. It uses Light Bullets and has a headshot multiplier of x1.5. The Minigun takes a moment to power up but fires 72 bullets very quickly that accumulate damage on your opponents fast for 6 seconds once it gets started.

The Minigun has never had an actual weapon classification until Season 6 when the weapon was exclusively classified as "Minigun". During Patch 9.20 it has been classified as an Assault Rifle. However when the Minigun was first introduced, it was classified as an Explosive Weapon.

The Minigun got vaulted in Patch 11.00, with the launch of Chapter 2 Season 1.

On Patch 12.00, the Minigun was unvaulted but could only be obtained from eliminating Henchmen. It most likely replaced the Epic and Legendary SMG as it's fire rates, DPS and damage are the same; thus the only improvement from them would be their unlimited magazine size. However, the Legendary Minigun could only be obtained by upgrading an Epic one at an Upgrade Bench. Also on this update, a Mythic variant was added, called Brutus' Minigun and could only be obtained by defeating Brutus in The Grotto. Only one can be found per match.

The Minigun was in Tier 38 and 46 of SHADOW in Spy Games. There was also a Rare Minigun exclusive to Spy Games.

With the launch of Chapter 2 Season 3, all variants of the Minigun have been vaulted. However, it is still possible to find in Team Rumble.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Minigun
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 240
Damage 20
Fire Rate 12.0
Magazine Size[1][2][3]
Reload Time 4.7
Structure Damage 32
Minigun
Minigun icon.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 252
Damage 21
Fire Rate 12.0
Magazine Size[1][2][3]
Reload Time 4.5
Structure Damage 33
Brutus' Minigun
Minigun icon.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 252
Damage 21
Fire Rate 12.0
Magazine Size[1][2][3]
Reload Time 4.5
Structure Damage 33

The Mythic Brutus' Minigun has a faster spin-up, better accuracy and has a bigger overheat capacity (fires longer).

Spy Games Exclusive[edit | edit source]

Minigun
Minigun icon.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 228
Damage 19
Fire Rate 12.0
Magazine Size[1][2][3]
Reload Time 4.9
Structure Damage 30

Former Stats[edit | edit source]

Stats (Patch 2.20 - 9.30 Content Update #1)[edit | edit source]

Minigun
Minigun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 216
Damage 18
Fire Rate 12.0
Magazine Size[1][2][3]
Reload Time 4.7
Structure Damage 32
Minigun
Minigun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 228
Damage 19
Fire Rate 12.0
Magazine Size[1][2][3]
Reload Time 4.5
Structure Damage 33

Availability[edit | edit source]

Chapter 1[edit | edit source]

Rarities/Ways to Obtain Chest Floor Loot
Epic
Legendary

Chapter 2, Season 2[edit | edit source]

Rarities/Ways to Obtain Henchman Chest SHADOW Henchman Chest Upgrading Eliminating a SHADOW Henchman Eliminating a Boss
Rare SPY GAMES ONLY, UNOBTAINABLE IN CORE OR OTHER MODES
Epic
Legendary
Mythic ✅ - Brutus at The Grotto

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Minigun can be a great choice for dealing with a target at close/medium ranges, but the time required to start the weapon may be a drawback when the target has a gun that can shoot immediately.
  • The Minigun does not need to reload, as all the ammo feeds the gun directly, but be aware of how long you use it since the Minigun will overheat after six seconds of use.
  • Having a high fire rate and being able to sustain it for a long time, it is perfect to destroy structures quickly, as well as for suppressive fire for your teammates.
  • Even though it has an infinite clip size, in Patch 7.20, they added an overheat feature where technically the clip size is 72 and requires a 5-second cooldown. Originally it displayed the bar, but no longer does.
  • Being at least three building squares away from someone using a Minigun drastically reduces the chance of the Minigun's wildly inaccurate shots hitting.
  • If the player can sneak up behind someone and position themselves right next to them, the Minigun can melt them almost instantly once it is spun up.
  • The Minigun comes with 90 Light Bullets. Even if you do not plan on using the Minigun, make sure to pick up the Light Bullets. But now in Chapter 2 Season 2, it has decreased to 21.
  • Always pay attention to your Light Bullet count, as the Minigun directly drains your supply quickly.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch Notes[edit | edit source]

Patch 13.0
  • Vaulted ALL variants.

Some time in Season 12' after 12.20

  • Spy Games : Tier 39 and beyond unlocked for both sides
    • Tier 39 SHADOW : Rare variant

Patch 12.0

  • Vaulted
  • New Mythic variant
    • Obtained from eliminating Brutus at The Grotto
    • Has a faster spin-up capacity
    • Has a lot more accuracy

Patch 11.0"'

  • Vaulted

Patch 9.30 (June 25,2019)

  • Minigun now does 20/21 instead of 18/19
  • Minigun now overheats after 5 seconds, not 6

Patch 7.20 (January 15, 2019)

Minigun adjustments
  • Added an overheating mechanic. Overheat occurs after approximately 6 seconds of continuous fire.
  • Reduced the wind-up time by 37%.
  • Updated the audio for the Minigun.

Patch 5.21 (August 15, 2018)

Minigun
  • Minigun headshot multiplier has been reduced from 2.5 to 1.5.

Patch 5.10 (July 24, 2018)

Supply Drop loot rates adjusted.
  • Minigun to 10.42% from 14.2%.

4.3 Content Update (June 5, 2018)

  • Minigun adjusted
    • Accuracy increased by 10%.
    • Light Ammo spawn increased from 60 to 90.
    • Damage against structures increased from 25 to 30.

Vault Log[edit | edit source]

Update/Patch Vault Unvault
11.0 ✅ - Epic & Legendary
12.0 ✅ - Epic & Legendary
13.0 ✅ - Epic, Legendary & Mythic

(+ Rare with Spy Games)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Minigun is featured in Save the World, although not as a weapon, but as an Ability: upon activating the Goin' Commando!!! ability, the Soldier whips out a Minigun that lasts for a limited time and produces a large DPS burst.
  • The Minigun seems to be inspired by the Predator's movie M134 Minigun, a rotary machine gun that features Gatling-style rotating barrels and a lower handguard. The Battle Royale Minigun is obviously a work of fantasy, as the weapon is just a box-like object that unfolds when equipped, revealing the main body, the front grip, the side plates, and the barrels. It is better seen in a match replay.
  • Before the cooldown was added, the weapon was overpowered as you could no matter what spray people as long as you had Light Bullets.
  • The text on the side, "HUSK A LA VISTA!", is a reference to The Terminator's famous quote, "Hasta la vista, baby!" or Spanish words literally translated to "Husk insight", with the first word combined with the word "Husk", a type of monster in Save the World.
  • The Minigun is the only weapon to drop with a different amount of ammunition to the normal drop quantity, with the Minigun dropping with 21 Light Bullets as opposed to the standard amount of 18.
  • The maximum bullets fired before the overheat is 72.
  • The Minigun has the third-fastest fire rate of any weapon only to be beaten by the Rapid Fire SMG, Tactical SMG and the TEC-9 Submachine Gun.
  • The Minigun has the largest magazine size of any weapon. However it only fires 72 bullets before overheating, so technically the second-largest beaten by the LMG.
  • The Minigun deals a fairly low, but balanced damage.
  • The Minigun is the 2nd tied fastest and 2nd tied most deadly weapon currently in Battle Royale in factors of DPS, being exceeded only by the Tactical SMG. This weapon has a maximum DPS of 240 or 252 (depending on rarity), meaning getting your hands on at least an Epic Minigun is very powerful. The other Guns are the Epic and Legendary SMG.
  • This weapon, the Tactical SMG, and the LMG are closely related in terms of destroying structures very fast.
  • The Legendary and Mythic Miniguns deal the same damage which means if you have Legendary minigun already, you really don't have to go for Brutus at The Grotto as they deal the same damage and have the same DPS.
    • However, the Mythic Minigun lasts longer in terms of bullet fire compared to 60 bullets of the other two Miniguns. It also has a near instant recharge from overheating, unlike the Epic and Legendary variants. Finally, the accuracy of this weapon is far superior than the others.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Minigun will fire until Light Ammo runs out.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Minigun will overheat, so technically that max you can shoot until overheat is 60.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Minigun's stats say that the magazine size is zero, but doesn't actually have zero rounds in the clip.