Rapid Fire SMG

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Rapid Fire SMG
Rapid Fire SMG.png
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 12.00
Last Adjustment Patch 13.2

The Rapid Fire SMG is a SMG in Battle Royale, it's available in , Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary. You can obtain it via sidegrading a Submachine Gun, its rarity depends on the Submachine Gun's rarity.

The Rapid Fire SMG has a headshot multiplier of ~1.75x and a very high fire rate, at the cost of low damage, high damage dropoff, and a very short range.

At first, in update Patch 12.00 only the Rare Rapid Fire SMG was in the game with the Uncommon coming out later in Patch 12.10, Before the Patch 13.00 Update. After the Chapter 2 Season 3 Update, the Common, Epic and Legendary variants of the Rapid Fire SMG can be obtained in regular matches now.

In Patch 13.00, the Rapid Fire SMG now can be obtained by sidegrading using the upgrade bench with a Submachine Gun. And in Patch 13.20, the Common variant can be obtained just like its other rarities, by sidegrading a Submachine Gun with an Upgrade Bench.

The Rapid Fire SMG is a Shadow exclusive Submachine Gun. Ghost uses the Suppressed Submachine Gun and Neutral uses the Submachine Gun.

With the introduction of Patch 13.3 the Common,Epic and Legendary variants of the Rapid Fire SMG can be obtained in Creative by a glitch.

The Rapid Fire SMG could be making the SMG be vaulted and replaced by another SMG at the start of Chapter 2 Season 4 for being worse & slower than the Rapid Fire SMG.

  • NOTE: This is just a theory.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Rapid Fire SMG
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 195
Damage 13
Fire Rate 15.0
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 1.7
Structure Damage 13
Rapid Fire SMG
Rapid Fire SMG.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 210
Damage 14
Fire Rate 15.0
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 1.6
Structure Damage 14
Rapid Fire SMG
Rapid Fire SMG.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 225
Damage 15
Fire Rate 15.0
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 1.5
Structure Damage 15
Rapid Fire SMG
Rapid Fire SMG.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 240
Damage 16
Fire Rate 15.0
Magazine Size 26
Reload Time 1.4
Structure Damage 16
Rapid Fire SMG
Rapid Fire SMG.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 255
Damage 17
Fire Rate 15.0
Magazine Size 26
Reload Time 1.3
Structure Damage 16

Texture[edit | edit source]

Rapid Fire SMG.png

Availability[edit | edit source]

Chapter 2, Season 3[edit | edit source]

Rarity Upgrading Shadow Henchman Chests Eliminating Shadow Henchmen
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Sidegrading[edit | edit source]

Rarities Sidegraded from SMG Material Cost
Common Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).pngCommon , Uncommon & Rare Wood icon.png20x

Stone icon.png20x

Metal icon.png20x

Uncommon
Rare
Epic P90 new.pngEpic & Legendary
Legendary

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch Notes[edit | edit source]

Patch 13.20 (June 30, 2020)
  • Common Rapid Fire SMG damage reduced from 14 to 13
  • The Rapid Fire SMG can now be obtained by sidegrading an SMG of any rarity, the Compact SMG can still be used to side-grade to a Rapid Fire SMG as well.

Patch 13.00 (June 17, 2020)

  • Common, Epic, and Legendary variants added
  • The Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants can now be sidegraded between a Submachine Gun of the same rarity
  • The Epic and Legendary variants can be sidegraded between a Compact SMG of the same rarity (presumably a bug)

Patch 12.20 (March 17, 2020)

  • Magazine size increased from 18 to 20
  • Epic and Legendary variants added into Operation: Dropzone LTM, later into Knockout, Payload and Infiltration.

Patch 12.10 (March 3, 2020)

  • Uncommon variant added

Patch 12.00 (February 20, 2020)

  • Rapid Fire SMG added (Rare variant only)

Vault Log[edit | edit source]

This gun has never been vaulted.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Although the Rapid Fire SMG looks like the vaulted Burst SMG, it is full auto. While the Burst SMG has a 4 shot burst that deals higher damage and has a 24 magazine size. (Technically it is 6 due to the four burst, 24 shots is technically 96 bullets, which only the Light Machine Gun (Battle Royale) beats.
  • The Rapid Fire SMG fires extremely quickly, finishing an entire 20 bullet magazine in 1.33 seconds.
    • Due to this high fire rate, it is best to make sure you line up your first bullet to get guaranteed damage off first instead of spraying it roughly in the direction of players like other SMGs.
      • It is also important to use it at very close range as the bullet spread is very high and the damage dropoff is also very high.
  • The Uncommon to Legendary variants of the Rapid Fire SMG have the highest Damage Per Second of any weapon currently in Battle Royale. This makes them very desirable over the standard Submachine Guns and the Suppressed Submachine Guns, as the Rapid Fire SMG has a significantly higher dps than the other 2 SMG's.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Rapid Fire SMG is the third SMG in Battle Royale have SMG in its name instead of the expanded form "Submachine Gun" instead, the first two being Compact SMG and Burst SMG.
  • The Rapid Fire SMG has the highest fire rate of any weapon ever added into Battle Royale.
  • The Rapid Fire SMG is a black recolor of the Burst SMG, but the difference is that the Rapid Fire SMG has a higher fire rate and lower damage than the Burst SMG.
  • The Rapid Fire SMG uses the model of the Burst SMG, with the color being changed from white to black and having 2 orange lines added to it.
    • Both weapons are based on Kriss Vectors.
  • The Common Rapid Fire SMG would be the least used weapon in Chapter 2 Season 3 since you need a Common Submachine Gun from floor loot (Since Common weapons on spawn only the floor) and use 20 wood, stone, metal for it. It is cheaper to upgrade to a Uncommon Submachine Gun since it only costs 10 wood, stone and metal. Though the Legendary Rocket Launcher would also be the least used weapon in C2S3. Since you'll need 200 of each material and an Epic Rocket Launcher which is already hard to get.
  • The Rapid Fire SMG is the only weapon in the game available in all 5 rarities without using a different model for the Epic and Legendary variants, as is present in weapons such as the Assault Rifle.
  • The Rapid Fire SMG has a fire rate of 15 which means it can outshoot someone trying to hold their wall up.
  • The Rapid Fire SMG has the second highest DPS in game with the Legendary variant dealing 255 Damage Per Second. The third highest DPS weapon in game is the Legendary Minigun with 252 DPS and The highest DPS weapon in game is the Legendary Tactical Submachine Gun with 273 DPS.
  • This is the first weapon to have 5 rarities, but all have the same texture. (The Suppressed Submachine Gun was technically the first but the Epic and Legendary were Spy Games Exclusives and the Common variant was vaulted.)
  • This is also the second weapon to have a higher magazine size depending on the rarity. The first was the Infantry Rifle, and the third was the Charge Shotgun.