Tactical Submachine Gun

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Tactical Submachine Gun
Riptide icon.png
Category Battle Royale Weapons
Introduced Patch 1.6.3
Last Adjustment 9.30 Content Update 2
Vaulted 5.0 Content Update

Tactical Submachine Gun is an SMG in Battle Royale. It is in Creative 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. The Tactical SMG was vaulted to make room for the addition of the New Submachine Gun and the weapon was too overpowered, having the Epic variant's DPS at 260.

The Tactical Submachine Gun has been unvaulted for 24 hours as of July 6th, 2019. Following the Double Barrel Shotgun, this is the 12th item to be unvaulted for the 14 Days of Summer event.

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
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
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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 is 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 Inventory
    • 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 a Mat-49 Submachine Gun without a stock and with a Barrel shroud and some extra scrap tossed and built onto that barrel shroud. However, it does bear a few resemblances to the TEC-9 pistol.
  • Despite it being an Submachine Gun, 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 could 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.
  • The fact that the Tactical Submachine Gun made an appearance in the leaked Season X trailer with a yellow glow around it perhaps suggests the weapon will be unvaulted, but as a Legendary rarity Submachine Gun.
  • The Epic Tactical Submachine Gun has the highest Damage per Second (DPS) of all the weapons currently in the game. It has 260 DPS compared to the Minigun's 252.

References[edit | edit source]