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Disambig.png This article is about a Heavy Weapon. For the others, see Heavy Weapons.
Hand Cannon
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 3.0.0
Last Adjustment 15.40.1 Hotfix
Vaulted

Patch 11.00

Patch 15.50

Hand Cannon is a pistol in Battle Royale. It is available in Rare, Epic and Legendary variants. It uses Heavy Bullets and has a headshot multiplier of x2.0. The Hand Cannon is accurate but fires slowly with powerful shots that do a lot of damage to materials. It can be found from floor loot, Chests, and Vending Machines.

The Hand Cannon was vaulted on initial release of Chapter 2, making it only available in Creative. It was vaulted to reduce the number of items in the game. It was also vaulted because it was not used a lot in-game.

The Hand Cannon has been unvaulted for 24 hours on December 28, 2019, and January 4, 2020, respectively. Following the Boom Bow and Infantry Rifle, this is the 11th and 18th weapon to be unvaulted for the event.

The Epic, Legendary and the new Rare Hand Cannon were unvaulted in the Spy Games LTMs during the Spy Games event in Chapter 2, Season 2.

In Spy Games, the Epic and Legendary Hand Cannons can knock you back or upwards when you shoot it, like the Flint-Knock Pistol.

In Patch 13.20, the Hand Cannon has received a new texture, hinting it will be unvaulted in the future.

The Hand Cannon was seen in the promotional image of the Cars, hinting again the return of the Hand Cannon.

The Hand Cannon has been unvaulted in Patch 15.40.1 Hotfix after 16 months of being in the vault. The Hand Cannon came back to replace the Flint-Knock Pistol.

The Hand Cannon was vaulted once again with Patch 15.50. However, it was replaced by the Rapid Fire SMG.


Stats

Hand Cannon
New Hand Cannon Icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Heavy bullets icon.png
DPS 60
Damage 75
Fire Rate 0.8
Magazine Size 7
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 100
Hand Cannon
New Hand Cannon Icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Heavy bullets icon.png
DPS 62.4
Damage 78
Fire Rate 0.8
Magazine Size 7
Reload Time 2.0
Structure Damage 105

Spy Games Exclusive

Hand Cannon
New Hand Cannon Icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Heavy bullets icon.png
DPS 56.8
Damage 71
Fire Rate 0.8
Magazine Size 7
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 95
Hand Cannon +
New Hand Cannon Icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Heavy bullets icon.png
DPS 60
Damage 75
Fire Rate 0.8
Magazine Size 7
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 100
When shot, propels you backwards and if the enemy is near you, propels them forward.

Sound

  • Hand Cannon Pullout

  • Hand Cannon Shoot

  • Hand Cannon Reload

  • Hand Cannon Pickup

  • Hand Cannon Drop

Texture

Patch Epic Legendary
After 13.2 New Hand Cannon Icon.png
Before 13.2 Bald Eagle icon.png

Availability

Chapter 1

Rarities Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop
Epic
Legendary


Chapter 2

Rarities Chest Floor Loot Rare Chest Supply Drop
Epic
Legendary

Strategy

  • The Hand Cannon can be a good choice for medium to long-range fights, but while not impossible, it is difficult to use in close-range fights, as it has a low fire rate and accuracy.
  • The Hand Cannon can be considered as a substitute to a sniper rifle in case the player does not have one, as its minimum damage at long range is 50.
  • It does enough material damage to take out a freshly built stone wall in one shot.
  • It can be used together with a shotgun if the player has enough accuracy, as both do heavy damage but do not fire fast, a downside which can be negated by switching between both. On top of this, the Hand Cannon can also be used to break materials that enemies try to place.

Changes

Patch Notes

Patch 7.40 (February 5, 2019)

Weapon + Items

Hand Cannon
  • Epic Rarity
  • Reduced environmental damage from 150 to 100.
  • Legendary Rarity
  • Reduced environmental damage from 157 to 105.

Patch 5.10 (July 24, 2018) Weapon + Items

Supply Drop loot rates adjusted.
  • Removed Hand Cannon, Dual Pistols, and Silenced Pistol.

4.3 Content Update (June 5, 2018)

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

Vault Log

Update/Patch Vault Unvault
11.0 Epic & Legendary
15.40.1 Epic & Legendary
15.50 Epic & Legendary

Trivia

  • The Hand Cannon is based on the Desert Eagle Mark XIX pistol in the ported barrel configuration. While the most common Desert Eagles are chambered for .357 Magnum bullets, this version is extremely likely to be chambered for .50 Action Express pistol ammunition. The community often refers to it as “Deagle” for short.
  • The Hand Cannon is the first pistol out of 2 to use Heavy Bullets. The Flint-Knock Pistol was the second.
  • The Hand Cannon has the 2nd lowest fire rate of a gun to not reload after every shot. The one lower is the Proximity Grenade Launcher, with a fire rate of 0.65. Furthermore, the Hunting Rifle, which does reload every shot, has the same fire rate. The Boom Bow, which formally in Season 8 did, had a fire rate of 1.
  • The Hand Cannon used to be able to destroy any wooden structure but the damage got nerfed.

Gallery

References

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