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Submachine Gun (Battle Royale)

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Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced 5.0 Content Update
Last Adjustment Patch 11.0

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

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

The SMG was unvaulted on the initial patch of Chapter 2 Season 1 with the additions of the Epic and Legendary variants, replacing the Suppressed Submachine Gun and the Tactical Submachine Gun.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 204
Damage 17
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.4
Structure Damage 17
Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 216
Damage 18
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 18
Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 228
Damage 19
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 19
Submachine Gun
P90 SMG.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 240
Damage 20
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 1.9
Structure Damage 20
Submachine Gun
P90 SMG.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 252
Damage 21
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 1.7
Structure Damage 21

Classic Textures (Before 11.00)[edit | edit source]

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 like a less powerful Tactical SMG. 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 is often referred to by the community as the Heckler und Koch MP5, due to popularity in many FPS games like CoD, while the upper-tier Epic and Legendary variants are referred to as the Fabrique Nationale FN P90, due to the submachine gun's signature design. Curiously enough, the P90 Submachine Gun actually shares its model with the Compact SMG, which ironically enough is also a P90 with a larger clip and nerfed fire rate.
  • 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) and the 2nd highest ever (tied with the Minigun and beaten only by the Tactical SMG). Because of this, the Compact SMG (unless the player found a Common SMG, then the Compact would be better) was much less useful as the DPS for Uncommon and Rare SMGs beat all Compact SMGs.
    • The Common SMG is weaker that the Compact.
    • The fact that the white MP5 SMG is weaker than the Compact aside, the fact that it had a higher DPS than the Compact P90 SMG led to people favouring the MP5 more, as it absolutely shredded through builds. It can be said that the gamers' opinions on the MP5 was pretty much the same as when the Desert Eagle Hand Cannon got the damage buff to structures, allowing the Desert Eagle to one-shot freshly placed wood, brick and metal builds.
  • Today the Submachine Gun looks slightly darker than in Seasons 5 and 7.
  • This is the first SMG to be available in all 5 rarities. The Tactical SMG almost had all 5 rarities, but is missing the Common variant.
    • This SMG was streamlined (which is using all rarities) like all other weapons that were still in the game
  • The Common and Uncommon SMG's reload time appears to be quicker than the Rare, Epic and Legendary variants. This may be a bug.

References[edit | edit source]