Submachine Gun

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Disambig.png This article is about the Battle Royale weapon added in the 5.0 Content Update. For the previously vaulted Battle Royale weapon by the same name, see Submachine Gun (old).
Submachine Gun
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced 5.0 Content Update
Vaulted Patch 7.30

Submachine Gun was an SMG in Battle Royale. It is available in Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants.

The Submachine Gun was rotated out in Patch 7.30, making it therefore currently available exclusively in Creative. It was vaulted due for the Suppressed Submachine Gun to be unvaulted again.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Submachine Gun
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 204
Damage 17
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.42
Structure Damage 17
Submachine Gun
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 216
Damage 18
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.31
Structure Damage 18
Submachine Gun
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 228
Damage 19
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 19

Availability[edit | edit source]

Submachine Gun has a chance to appear among same weapon class in the following circumstances:[1]

Class Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Common 65.1% 65.1% n/a n/a
Uncommon 21.7% 21.7% n/a n/a
Rare 7.3% 7.3% n/a n/a

Submachine Gun has a chance to appear among all weapons in the following circumstances:

Rarity Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Common 11.2% 3.32% n/a n/a
Uncommon 3.73% 1.11% n/a n/a
Rare 1.26% 0.37% n/a n/a


Changes[edit | edit source]

7.30 Patch Notes (January 29,2019)
Weapon + Items
  • Vaulted
    • Submachine Gun
      • Common, Uncommon and Rare.

Patch 5.20 (August 7, 2018)

Weapon + Items
  • Added a higher accuracy penalty to jumping and sprinting for Dual Pistols, Submachine Guns, and Hunting Rifles.

5.10 SMG Update (July 25, 2018)

  • SMG and Compact SMG accuracy bonus reduced from 35% to 15%.
  • SMG damage reduced from 19/20/21 to 17/18/19.
  • Compact SMG damage reduced from 23/24 to 21/22.
  • SMG fire rate reduced from 13 to 12.
  • Compact SMG fire rate reduced from 11 to 10
  • SMG, Compact SMG, and Silenced SMG damage falloff.
    • Range reduced from 2400/3500/5000 to 2000/3000/4000.
    • Percentage reduced from 100/80/65% to 100/70/40%.
  • Rare SMG and Compact SMGs drop rates slightly reduced.

5.0 Content Update (July 17, 2018)

Submachine Gun added.
  • Available in Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants.
    • 19-21 base damage.
    • 40-43 headshot damage
  • Uses Light Ammo.
  • 30 round capacity.
  • Can be found in floor loot and chests.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The SMG is very good at close to medium range and boasts a fire rate of 12 bullets per second. It looks like the Suppressed Submachine Gun, with a higher rate of fire, but shorter range. The SMG is a Tactical and Suppressed Submachine Gun combined. If needed, you can use it as an Assault Rifle. The SMG can even be used in final battles and you can rush with it too. It can easily tear through any walls opponents make.
    • This may be the reason why the weapon was vaulted
  • The Submachine Gun bears resemblance to the Heckler & Koch MP5 SMG.
  • It is the new version of the Submachine Gun
  • One thought of why the weapon was vaulted was because the fire rate of the weapon was higher than any SMG in the game (even the Compact). Because of this, the Compact SMG (unless the player found a Common SMG, then the Compact would be better) was completely useless as the DPS for Uncommon and Rare SMGs beat all Compact SMGs. It was also as good as a Minigun.
    • The Common SMG is weaker that the Compact.
  • Today the Submachine Gun looks slightly darker than in Seasons 5 and 7.

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