Pistol

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Pistol
Pistol.png
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 1.6
Last Adjustment Patch 12.1

The Pistol, as the name suggests, is a pistol in Battle Royale. It has a headshot multiplier of x2, it is available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants.

The Rare variant was vaulted in Patch 5.40, but it was unvaulted in Chapter 2 Season 1, along with the introduction of the Epic and Legendary variants.

All of the Pistol's variants can be found from Floor Loot. The Uncommon - Legendary variants can be found from chests. The Rare variant can be found from fishing and it's Epic and Legendary variants can be found from Supply Drops, Rare Chests and Fishing.

The Common, Uncommon and Rare Pistol received a new equip, fire, pickup and drop sounds in Patch 12.10. Nothing else was changed.

This weapon was introduced with the name "Semi-Auto Handgun", and was later renamed to Pistol.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Pistol
Pistol.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 162
Damage 24
Fire Rate 6.75
Magazine Size 16
Reload Time 1.5
Structure Damage 24
Pistol
Pistol.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 168.75
Damage 25
Fire Rate 6.75
Magazine Size 16
Reload Time 1.5
Structure Damage 25
Pistol
Pistol.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 175.5
Damage 26
Fire Rate 6.75
Magazine Size 16
Reload Time 1.4
Structure Damage 26
Pistol
Pistol (Epic and Legendary).png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 189
Damage 28
Fire Rate 6.75
Magazine Size 16
Reload Time 1.3
Structure Damage 28
Pistol
Pistol (Epic and Legendary).png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 195.75
Damage 29
Fire Rate 6.75
Magazine Size 16
Reload Time 1.3
Structure Damage 29

Stats (Before Chapter 2)[edit | edit source]

Pistol
Semi-auto handgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 155.25
Damage 23
Fire Rate 6.75
Magazine Size 16
Reload Time 1.5
Structure Damage 24
Pistol
Semi-auto handgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 162
Damage 24
Fire Rate 6.75
Magazine Size 16
Reload Time 1.5
Structure Damage 25
Pistol
Semi-auto handgun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 168.75
Damage 25
Fire Rate 6.75
Magazine Size 16
Reload Time 1.4
Structure Damage 26

Textures[edit | edit source]

Common, Uncommon and Rare Texture[edit | edit source]

Semi-auto handgun icon.png

After Chapter 2 Season 1:

Pistol.png

Epic and Legendary Texture:[edit | edit source]

Pistol (Epic and Legendary).png

Availability[edit | edit source]

Rarities/Ways to Obtain Chest Rare Chest Floor Loot Upgrading Eliminating a GHOST or SHADOW Henchman
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Remember that the trigger must be un-pressed and re-pressed to fire each shot. Simply holding down will not work.
  • The Pistol is typically a starting weapon. It has overall bad stats compared to weapons that can be found from where it can be found, and the Common and Uncommon should be swapped out as soon as possible.
  • The Common Pistol takes five shots to take out a non-shielded opponent, while all other variants take 4 shots. It is a good weapon to use in combination with a Shotgun on early game.
  • Despite its stats suggesting otherwise, it is perfectly viable as a tool to take out materials quickly with its fast fire rate.
  • The Pistol suffers from damage and accuracy heavily at range, which does not make for a very good ranged weapon. Unlike the Suppressed Pistol, it is loud and will notify everyone to your location when you fire it.
    • The Uncommon Pistol in fact does enough damage to take out an enemy in four shots, just like its suppressed counterpart. If you are willing to lose the suppressor, it can be used as an alternative to the now vaulted Suppressed Pistol.
  • If aiming down sights, the Pistol is still very able to be a deadly weapon at close range and the start of the game when nobody has shields to survive its shots.
  • The Suppressed SMG does slighty lower damage, but fires faster, is more accurate, and is suppressed. The only thing it does worse is damage at a distance, but an assault rifle should be used for that. It is wise to consider any rarity of Suppressed Submachine Gun a direct upgrade over the Common and Uncommon Pistols.
    • The Compact SMG/Epic and Legendary Submachine Gun, while doing less damage, being less accurate, and not suppressed, takes the same amount of bullets to eliminate someone as a Common Pistol does, fires faster than the Suppressed Submachine Gun, and has a large magazine. If found, in a mode where it is available, it should be considered a direct upgrade over the Common and Uncommon Pistol.
  • The Uncommon Pistol takes one less shot to eliminate an enemy than a Suppressed SMG or Compact SMG. If you are willing to lose the fire rate and accuracy of a submachine gun for the elevated damage of the Uncommon Pistol, it is worth keeping.
  • You should replace a Common and Uncommon Assault Rifles for the Legendary Pistol if you have no Medium Bullets, since it has a faster firerate, faster reload time, higher headshot multiplier and just 1-2 damage less than the Assault Rifles. But the Pistol is not recommended for long-range fights.
  • Despite being the least desired weapon in the game, it deals more damage than the Drum Gun that uses Medium Bullets.

Changes[edit | edit source]

12.10 Patch Notes
  • Common, Uncommon, and Rare pistol sounds adjusted
    • Draw sound, reload sound, and fire sound changed

5.40 Patch Notes (September 6, 2018)

Weapons + Items
  • Removed Rare 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 Pistol bears a strong resemblance to the Beretta M9, and also bears some resemblance to the M1911, a real-life semi-automatic pistol. Additionally, the Epic and Legendary versions resemble an STI Combat Master 2011.
  • The lower rarities of the Pistol used the same model as the Semi-Auto Handgun in Save the World before Chapter 2.
    • Also, before the initial release of Battle Royale, the Pistol was called the "Semi-Auto Handgun".
  • The reason why the Pistol is the one of the worst guns is because it has significant damage drop-off, it doesn't fire automatically, has a hard recoil and a low DPS compared to other weapons that have around 7 fire rate. However, The Epic and Legendary variants are much better, with more accuracy, less recoil, and maybe even less extreme damage dropoff, it can compare to a Common Assault Rifle since they have a faster firerate, reloading and similar damage.
    • If it compared to Tactical Assault Rifle, which has around same DPS like Pistol, the Tactical Assault Rifle has a much higher magazine and range compared to the Pistol.
  • This is the second pistol to be available in all five rarities, the first being the Revolver.
  • This is one of the four weapons to never have been totally vaulted once (other than the Rare variant), the others being the Assault Rifle, Tactical Shotgun, and Rocket Launcher.

References[edit | edit source]