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Burst SMG
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced 9.10 Content Update
Vaulted Patch 10.30

Burst SMG was an SMG in Battle Royale. It is available in Common, Uncommon and Rare. It fires a quick 4-round burst shot, has a 1.75x headshot multiplier and uses Light Bullets as ammunition. It has heavy recoil when fired.

The Burst SMG was vaulted in Patch 10.30 to bring back the Tactical Submachine Gun.

The Rapid Fire SMG was added in Patch 12.00 which shares the same model as the Burst SMG but it's full auto instead of burst.

The Common version of the Burst SMG was available in the Arsenal LTM.

Despite the community considering the Burst SMG as a bad SMG, the Burst SMG deals the most damage out of all SMGs, even the Suppressed Submachine Gun and the Drum Gun, an Assault Rifle. But, the Burst SMG has a slow firerate and burst-fires.

Stats

Burst SMG
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 180
Damage 24
Fire Rate 7.5
Magazine Size 24
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 24
Burst SMG
Burst-smg.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 187.5
Damage 25
Fire Rate 7.5
Magazine Size 24
Reload Time 2.4
Structure Damage 25
Burst SMG
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Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 195
Damage 26
Fire Rate 7.5
Magazine Size 24
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 26

Texture

Patch Common Uncommon Rare
Since

9.10 Content Update

Burst-smg.png

Availability

Chapter 1

Rarity Chest Floor Loot
Common
Uncommon
Rare

Changes

Patch Notes

Patch 10.30 (September 11th)

Weapons + Items

  • Vaulted
    • Burst SMG

9.30 Content Update #1 (June 25th)

Weapons + Items

  • Burst SMG
    • Availability adjustments
      • Availability from floor loot reduced from 5.03% to 3.1%
      • Availability from chests reduced from 18.66% to 10.32%
    • Balance adjustments
      • Base accuracy increased by 13.6%
      • Jumping accuracy penalty reduced from 15% to 5%
      • Sprinting accuracy penalty reduced from 30% to 20%
      • Base damage increased from 23/24/25 to 24/25/26

9.10 Content Update (May 29th)

What's New?

  • Burst SMG
    • This burst-fire SMG packs a real punch in close quarters encounters.

Vault Log

Patch Vault Unvault
10.3 Common, Uncommon & Rare

Strategy

  • The Burst SMG works best at close-to-mid ranges, as four body shots can be effective at an enemy, with the Uncommon and Rare variants able to take out a full health/shield bar in a single burst. It can be very useful for long-range attacks, as it has the highest damage of any SMG in the game. It may be difficult to hit shots, though, as it has quite high recoil.
  • Headshots can be potentially effective at closer ranges, although it would not have the same effectiveness as a shotgun.
  • Make sure to carry a steady supply of light ammo, as its 4-round burst feature may consume bullets very quickly.

Trivia

  • The weapon appears to be based on a Kriss Vector. Unlike the Vector, which has a 2-round burst and full auto modes, the gun only has a 4-round burst fire.
  • All three rarities of the Burst SMG deals 4 more damage than all three rarities of the Suppressed Submachine Gun, while having a slightly slower fire rate and a smaller magazine size of 24. The damage is quite high compared to all SMGs, and the weapon's fire rate of 7.5, beats the Burst Assault Rifle’s fire rate.
  • The Rare Burst SMG deals the same Headshot Damage as a Common Assault Rifle and a Rare Suppressed Assault Rifle.
  • It looks like a machine pistol, but the weapon is held with one hand on the handle and the other for support.
  • Followed by the Compact SMG, this is the second submachine gun to have the "submachine gun" part abbreviated to "SMG."
  • Although the Burst SMG looks like the Rapid Fire SMG, it is burst-fire. While the Rapid Fire SMG is full auto, has lower damage, x1.75 headshot multiplier and a smaller magazine size (Except the Epic and Legendary variant which has 26).
  • Due to a bug, if you equip a Burst SMG to a Sentry, it will shoot 2x faster. Having a fire rate of 15 and a tremendous DPS of over 360.
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