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Submachine Guns
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Category Battle Royale Weapons

SMGs are ranged weapons in Fortnite, that come in burst-fire, suppressed, tactical and semi-auto variants. All SMGs use Light Bullets for ammo and are extremely useful at close range. They have a headshot multiplier of 1.75x, and they're effective at close to mid range typically after firing a shotgun.

All SMGs

All SMG Variants - Total Count
Rarities Total (Vaulted) SMG Rapid Fire Supressed Burst Tactical Compact Machine Pistol (OG) Machine Pistol (NEW)
Common 2 (2)
Uncommon 3 (2)
Rare 3 (2)
Epic 2 (2)
Legendary 2 (2)

Currently available

SMG

Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 170
Damage 17
Fire Rate 10
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.4
Structure Damage 17
Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 180
Damage 18
Fire Rate 10
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 18
submachine gun
P90 new.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 190
Damage 19
Fire Rate 10
Magazine Size 35
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 19
submachine gun
P90 new.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 200
Damage 20
Fire Rate 10
Magazine Size 35
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 20


Suppressed SMG

Suppressed Submachine Gun
Suppressed smg icon.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 156
Damage 20
Fire Rate 7.8
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 20
Suppressed Submachine Gun
Suppressed smg icon.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 163.8
Damage 21
Fire Rate 7.8
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 21
Suppressed Submachine Gun
Suppressed smg icon.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 171.6
Damage 22
Fire Rate 7.8
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2
Structure Damage 22
Suppressed Submachine Gun
Suppressed smg icon.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 179.4
Damage 23
Fire Rate 7.8
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 1.9
Structure Damage 23
Suppressed Submachine Gun
Suppressed smg icon.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 187.2
Damage 24
Fire Rate 7.8
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 1.8
Structure Damage 24

Rapid Fire SMG

Rapid Fire SMG
Rapid Fire SMG.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 195
Damage 13
Fire Rate 15.0
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 1.6
Structure Damage 13
Rapid Fire SMG
Rapid Fire SMG.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 210
Damage 14
Fire Rate 15.0
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 1.6
Structure Damage 14
Rapid Fire SMG
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 225
Damage 15
Fire Rate 15.0
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 1.5
Structure Damage 15
Rapid Fire SMG
Rapid Fire SMG.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 240
Damage 16
Fire Rate 15.0
Magazine Size 26
Reload Time 1.4
Structure Damage 16
Rapid Fire SMG
Rapid Fire SMG.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 255
Damage 17
Fire Rate 15.0
Magazine Size 26
Reload Time 1.3
Structure Damage 16

Vaulted

Tactical Submachine Gun

Tactical Submachine Gun
Riptide icon.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 162
Damage 18
Fire Rate 9.0
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 18
Tactical Submachine Gun
Riptide icon.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 171
Damage 19
Fire Rate 9.0
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 19
Tactical Submachine Gun
Riptide icon.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 180
Damage 20
Fire Rate 9.0
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.0
Structure Damage 20
Tactical Submachine Gun
Riptide icon.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 189
Damage 21
Fire Rate 9.0
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 1.9
Structure Damage 21

Burst SMG

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

Compact SMG

Compact SMG
New Compact SMG.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 200
Damage 20
Fire Rate 10
Magazine Size 40
Reload Time 3.1
Structure Damage 20
Compact SMG
New Compact SMG.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 210
Damage 21
Fire Rate 10
Magazine Size 40
Reload Time 3.0
Structure Damage 21


Machine Pistol

OLD

Machine Pistol
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 196
Damage 14
Fire Rate 14
Magazine Size 32
Reload Time 2.6
Structure Damage 14
Machine Pistol
Ripper icon.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 210
Damage 15
Fire Rate 14
Magazine Size 32
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 15
Machine Pistol
Ripper icon.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 224
Damage 16
Fire Rate 14
Magazine Size 32
Reload Time 2.4
Structure Damage 16

NEW

Machine Pistol
MachinePistol.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 210
Damage 15
Fire Rate 14
Magazine Size 32
Reload Time 2.4
Structure Damage 15
Machine Pistol
MachinePistol.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 224
Damage 16
Fire Rate 14
Magazine Size 32
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 16
Machine Pistol
MachinePistol.png
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Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 238
Damage 17
Fire Rate 14
Magazine Size 32
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 17

Trivia

  • All SMGs have been vaulted at least once.
  • The Drum Gun was the first SMG to use medium bullets, before changing to an Assault Rifle.
  • In the Solid Gold LTM at the beggining of Season 10/X, the new version of the Machine Pistol was leaked, hinting its return.
  • The Compact SMG was the first SMG to have a Legendary variant.
  • The highest DPS of the SMGs and of all the weapons is the Legendary Rapid Fire SMG (255), while the lowest is the Common Suppressed SMG, just 154.
  • The one with the least damage/bullet is the Common Rapid Fire's damage (just 13), while the one with the most damage is the Rare Burst SMG, 26.
    • But the Common old SMG dealt just 10 damage before it was buffed a bit but it is removed completely from the game.
  • The Slowest one to recharge is the Epic Compact SMG (3.1), while the Fastest one is the Legendary Rapid Fire SMG (1.3).
  • The quickest SMG is the Rapid Fire, firing 15 bullets in just a second (it also has the smallest magazine), and the slowest one is the Burst SMG, firing 7.5 bullets per second, but it is a burst, so the Suppressed SMG is the slowest that fires normally, with 7.8 bullets per second.
  • SMGs, despite being expected to have high fire rate so they have a high DPS, Patch 14.0 made SMGs are very weak and even Assault Rifles have more DPS. This was because the incidents when the Submachine Gun (S5) and Compact SMG was first added, making the SMGs overpowered, and Epic Games decided to nerf SMGs.

Textures Trivia

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(BR)

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(STW)

Weapon Rarity Name in STW Real Life Counterpart
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png

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MP5 SMG.png Submachine Gun

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Compact SMG

Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic & Legendary Specter MP5A4, P90
New Compact SMG.png Bobcat icon.png Epic & Legendary Bobcat P90
Suppressed smg icon.png Suppressed SMG Common, Uncommon & Rare Silenced Specter MP5SD6
Burst-smg.png Burst SMG Common, Uncommon & Rare The Trinity Kriss Vector (Burst)
Rapid Fire SMG.png N/A Rapid-Fire SMG Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic & Legendary Doesn't exist. Kriss Vector (Automatic)
Riptide icon.png Tactical SMG Uncommon, Rare, Epic & Legendary Riptide MAT-49
Ripper icon.png Machine Pistol (Old) Common, Uncommon & Rare Ripper TEC-9
MachinePistol.png N/A Machine Pistol (New) Common, Uncommon & Rare Doesn't exist. IWI Mini Uzi
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