Pistol

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Pistol
Pistol.png
Description
Pistol: Semi-Automatic. Versatile sidearm with moderate damage, good rate of fire and large magazine.
Details
Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 1.6
Last Adjustment Patch 15.00
Vaulted

Patch 5.40 Rare

Patch 14.00 Epic and Legendary

The Pistol (formerly "Semi-Auto Handgun"), as the name suggests, is a Pistol in Battle Royale. It has a headshot multiplier of x2, & 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.

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

The Pistol has been quite popular from Patch 13.00 due to Assault Rifle headshot nerfs. The Rare Pistol does the same headshot damage as an Epic Assault Rifle. The Legendary Pistol does more headshot damage than the Epic Legendary and Mythic Assault Rifles.

On Patch 14.00, the Epic and Legendary variants have been vaulted, replaced by the Epic and Legendary Revolver.

On Patch 15.00 the Epic and Legendary Pistol had been unvaulted replacing the Revolver.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Pistol
Pistol.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 24
Pistol
Pistol.png
Details
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
Details
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

Former Stats[edit | edit source]

Initial BR Release to Patch 11.00[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

Sound[edit | edit source]

Textures[edit | edit source]

Patch Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
After 11.00 Pistol.png Pistol (Epic and Legendary).png
Before 11.00 Semi-auto handgun icon.png Didn't exist.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Chapter 1[edit | edit source]

Rarities Chest Floor Loot
Common
Uncommon
Rare

Chapter 2[edit | edit source]

Rarities Chest Rare Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop Upgrading Eliminating any Henchman Challenging and eliminating Kondor
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic ❌ (Since Chapter 2 season 5) ❌ (Since Chapter 2 season 5)
Legendary ❌ (Since Chapter 2 season 5) ❌ (Since Chapter 2 season 5)

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The button must be un-pressed and re-pressed to fire each shot. Simply holding down the button will not work.
  • The Legendary variant can 4 shot at 100 health, however can 7 shot someone at 200 health meaning it can kill at the rate of an Assault Class (Battle Royale).
  • The pistol is tied with the Rapid Fire SMG and Boom Bow (Battle Royale) for the fastest reload speed in the game at 1.3 seconds which means you can not only delete someones entire career in not even half a mag, but also reload and immediately shoot again in rapid succession making this an underrated gun.
  • The Pistol is typically a starting weapon. It has overall bad stats compared to other weapons and the Common and Uncommon variants 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 poor damage and accuracy at range. 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.
  • 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. 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.

Changes[edit | edit source]

15.00 Patch Notes (2nd December 2020)
  • Epic and Legendary Variants were unvaulted

14.00 Patch Notes (27th August 2020)

  • Epic and Legendary variants were vaulted

12.10 Patch Notes (3rd March 2020)

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

5.40 Patch Notes (6th September 2018)

Weapons + Items
  • Removed Rare Pistol

4.3 Content Update (5th June 2018)

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

Vault Log[edit | edit source]

Update/Patch Vault Unvault
5.40 Rare
11.00 Rare
14.00 Epic, Legendary
15.00 Epic, Legendary

Damage, Reload Time, Fire Rate, Magazine and HSM Changes Log[edit | edit source]

Update/Patch Damage Structure Damage Effected Rarities HSM/HS Damage Reload Time Fire Rate Magazine Size
4.3 (Content Update) Not affected Damage fall-off removed All Not affected The Pistol did not

receive any reload time, fire rate,

or magazine size changes.

Reload time stays at 1.5, 1.5, 1.4, 1.3, 1.3.

Fire rate stays at 6.75.

Magazine stays at 16.

11.00 23, 24, 25, 26*, 28* > 24, 25, 26, 28, 29 All Stays at x2.0

46, 48, 50, 52*, 56* >

48, 50, 52, 56, 58

* = Unreleased rarity/rarities during that time

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(making it the highest fire rate gun that isn’t automatic), 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 had every rarity vaulted(only the Rare, Epic and Legendary was), the others being the Assault Rifle, and Rocket Launcher.
  • The Pistols does more damage to the head than the Assault Rifles and Burst Assault Rifles. Ocean's Burst Assault Rifle does the same headshot damage of the Legendary Pistol.