Tactical Submachine Gun

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Tactical Submachine Gun
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 1.6.3
Last Adjustment Patch 8.01
Vaulted 5.0 Content Update

Tactical Submachine Gun is an SMG in Battle Royale. It is available in Uncommon, Rare, and Epic variants. It fires very quickly and can therefore compete in damage with other weapons such as Shotguns despite its low damage per shot. It uses Light Bullets.

The Tactical Submachine Gun was Vaulted in the 5.0 Content Update, making it only available in Creative and the Unvaulted LTM. In the Unvaulting event on May 4,2019,it was given as an option,but the Drum Gun was chosen instead

Stats[edit | edit source]

Tactical Submachine Gun
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 234
Damage 18
Fire Rate 13.0
Magazine Size 35
Reload Time 2.4
Structure Damage 18
Tactical Submachine Gun
Riptide icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 247
Damage 19
Fire Rate 13.0
Magazine Size 35
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 19
Tactical Submachine Gun
Riptide icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 260
Damage 20
Fire Rate 13.0
Magazine Size 35
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 20

Availability[edit | edit source]

It was available in uncommon, rare and epic.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Tactical Submachine Gun is best used in close to mid range combat, with its high fire rate outclassing almost all other weapons.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 8.01 (March 6, 2019)
  • Creative
  • Added Tactical SMG
  • Added Drum Gun

5.0 Content Update (July 17, 2018)'

  • Tactical SMG has been added to the Vault.

Patch 5.0 (July 12, 2018)

  • Tac and Silenced SMG environmental damage now correctly matches player damage.

Patch 4.5 (June 27, 2018)

Tactical SMG
  • Removed first shot accuracy.
  • Increased base accuracy by 25%.
  • Lowered the sprinting accuracy penalty by 15%.
  • Lowered the ADS bonus by 10 %.
  • Increased damage by +2. [From 16/17/18 to 18/19/20.]

4.3 Content Update (June 5, 2018)

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

Patch 2.5 (February 12, 2018)

Tactical Submachine Gun
  • Magazine size increased from 30 to 35.
  • Firing rate increased from 10 to 13.

Hotfix (November 17, 2017)

  • Tactical SMG damage increased from 14/15/16 to 16/17/18 for all rarities.
  • Adjusted SMG/Tactical SMG environmental damage to match base damage.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Tactical Submachine Gun shares its appearance with the Save the World guns Scavenger Machine Pistol and Riptide.
  • The Tactical Submachine Gun bears resemblance to the Intratec TEC-9 pistol with a barrel shroud, though the one in-game is automatic, while the TEC-9 was only manufactured semi-automatic.
  • Although the Drum Gun is considered the best SMG, The Tactical SMG is actually the best weapon in game. It also has the highest DPS in Battle Royale, beating the Drum Gun's DPS.
  • Despite it being an SMG, the Tactical Subachine Gun is closely similar to a pistol. This is because the weapon is held like one.
  • This was the Fifth item to head into the Vault after the Crossbow.
  • A Tactical Submachine Gun can be seen on one of the monitors in a Loot Lake government facility. It also appeared inside one of the crystals in the In-Between during the Unvaulting event. However it was not unvaulted, and the Drum Gun was instead.

References[edit | edit source]