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Disambig.png This article is about the Submachine Gun. For the "Submachine Gun" from Chapter 1, Seasons 1 and 2, see Machine Pistol (Battle Royale).
Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun battle royale gif.gif
Description
Pistol: Machine Pistol. Fires at a very high rate, dealing great damage while consuming a lot of ammo. Good for run-and-gun combat, and accurate enough to fight at mid range when fired in short bursts.
Details
Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced 5.0 Content Update
Last Adjustment Patch 16.00
Vaulted

Patch 7.30

Patch 12.00 Epic and Legendary

Patch 14.00

The Submachine Gun (most commonly called both the SMG and P90 by the community) is an SMG in Battle Royale. It is available in Common, Uncommon, Rare , Epic and Legendary variants and has a headshot multiplier of 1.75x (formally 2.0x). The weapon deals 28, 29, 31, 33 and 35 damage to the head (formally 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 damage to the head). The Submachine Gun Common, Uncommon, Rare was introduced in the 5.0 content update, replacing the Tactical Submachine Gun. The Epic and Legendary variants were added in patch 11.00 Chapter 2 Season 1.

Even though the gun has a totally different name in the files, Epic considers the Epic & Legendary Submachine Gun as the Compact SMG.

Patch 7.30, the SMG got vaulted, making it only available exclusively in Creative, Playground and in Unvaulted LTM. It was vaulted for for the Suppressed SMG to return.

The SMG was unvaulted on the initial patch of Chapter 2 Season 1 with the additions of the Epic and Legendary variants (an adjusted Compact SMG). It replaced the Suppressed SMG and the Tactical SMG. The Epic and Legendary variants were then vaulted on the initial patch of Chapter 2 Season 2 due to being overpowered.

In Chapter 2, Season 3, the Epic & Legendary variants of the gun had several adjustments :

  • In Patch 13.00, the Epic and Legendary Submachine Guns were unvaulted. But sometime after Patch 13.00, a hotfix was deployed and they got nerfed to fit the Compact SMG stats that was also unvaulted. The Compact SMG and the Epic and Legendary SMG were the same weapon, just different name and texture, this was most likely a developer mistake. The fire rate was decreased from (12 > 10), the magazine size got increased from (30 > 40) and the reload time was increased (1.8 > 3.1, 1.7 > 3.0). Thus, it made the Uncommon and Rare variants of the Submachine Guns faster than the Epic and Legendary variants.
  • In Patch 13.20, Common to Rare Submachine Guns' firerate were nerfed from 12 to 10, matching the one used in the Epic and Legendary variants. All variants of this weapon were also nerfed by 1 damage, with the Epic and Legendary variants' magazine size decreased from 40 to 35. As a result, the weapon became weaker than the Machine Pistol. It's other version, the Compact SMG was vaulted and cannot be dropped from Henchmen anymore, which means Henchmen now drop Epic Submachine Guns.
  • In Patch 13.30, the Epic and Legendary Submachine Guns' reload time was decreased to 1.9/1.8, it was probably unintended.
    • The issue was resolved via a hotfix.

All variants were vaulted in Patch 14.0, replaced by the Suppressed Submachine Gun. The Submachine Gun remains available in Creative and remains unvaulted on iOS and macOS because they are stuck on Patch 13.40

All of the Submachine Gun's variant's returned from the Vault with Patch 15.00, replacing the Tactical Submachine Gun once again.

The Common variant was vaulted on Patch 16.0 due to the new crafting system.

Stats

Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
Details
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
Details
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
Details
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
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 200
Damage 20
Fire Rate 10
Magazine Size 35
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 20


Vaulted Variant

Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 160
Damage 16
Fire Rate 10
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 16

Spy Games Variants

Starter Submachine gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 216
Damage 18
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 18
Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 228
Damage 19
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 19
Submachine Gun+
P90 new.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 240
Damage 20
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 50 (30 when respawned)
Reload Time 1.8
Structure Damage 20
Submachine Gun+ with Gun Smith Tech
P90 new.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 252
Damage 21
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 50 (30 when respawned)
Reload Time 1.7
Structure Damage 21

Former Stats

13.00 Hotfix to 13.20 Hotfix

Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 204
Damage 17
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 17
Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 216
Damage 18
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 18
Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 228
Damage 19
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 19
Submachine Gun
P90 new.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 200
Damage 20
Fire Rate 10
Magazine Size 40
Reload Time 3.1
Structure Damage 20
Submachine Gun
P90 new.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 210
Damage 21
Fire Rate 10
Magazine Size 40
Reload Time 3.0
Structure Damage 21

5.10 SMG Update/11.00 to 13.00 Hotfix

Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 204
Damage 17
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 17
Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 216
Damage 18
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 18
Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 228
Damage 19
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 19
Submachine Gun
P90 new.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 240
Damage 20
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 1.8
Structure Damage 20
Submachine Gun
P90 new.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 252
Damage 21
Fire Rate 12
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 1.7
Structure Damage 21

5.0 Content Update to 5.10 SMG Update

Submachine Gun
MP5 SMG.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 247
Damage 19
Fire Rate 13
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.4
Structure Damage 19
Submachine Gun
MP5 SMG.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 260
Damage 20
Fire Rate 13
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 20
Submachine Gun
MP5 SMG.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 273
Damage 21
Fire Rate 13
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 21

Sound

Textures

Patch Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
After 11.00 Submachine Gun (Chapter 2).png P90 new.png
Before 11.00 MP5 SMG.png Didn't exist.

Availability

Chapter 1

Rarity Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop
Common
Uncommon
Rare

Chapter 2

Rarity Chest Rare Chest Bunker Chest Floor Loot Upgrading Fishing (Plain) Fishing (Spots) Eliminating Any Henchman Challenging and eliminating an NPC (C2S5 Only)
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Sidegrading

(C2S3 ONLY)

Rarities Sidegraded from Rapidfire SMG Material Cost
Common Rapid Fire SMG.png Wood icon.png20x

Stone icon.png20x

Metal icon.png20x

Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Changes

Patch Notes

Patch 13.20 (30th June 2020)

17th June 2020 Hotfix

  • Epic and Legendary SMG stats changed to be identical to their Compact SMG variants
  • Upgrading a Rare SMG will now yield an Epic Compact SMG
  • The Epic SMG can no longer be upgraded into a Legendary SMG

Patch 13.00 (17th June 2020)

Patch 12.00 (20th February 2020)

Patch 11.00 (15th October 2019)

7.30 Patch Notes (29th January 2019)

Weapon + Items
  • Vaulted
    • Submachine Gun
      • Common, Uncommon and Rare.

Patch 5.20 (7th August 2018)

Weapon + Items
  • Added a higher accuracy penalty to jumping and sprinting for Dual Pistols, Submachine Guns, and Hunting Rifles.

5.10 SMG Update (25th July 2018)

  • SMG and Compact SMG accuracy bonus reduced from 35% to 15%.
  • SMG damage reduced from 19/20/21 to 17/18/19.
  • Compact SMG damage reduced from 23/24 to 21/22.
  • SMG fire rate reduced from 13 to 12.
  • Compact SMG fire rate reduced from 11 to 10
  • SMG, Compact SMG, and Silenced SMG damage falloff.
    • Range reduced from 2400/3500/5000 to 2000/3000/4000.
    • Percentage reduced from 100/80/65% to 100/70/40%.
  • Rare SMG and Compact SMGs drop rates slightly reduced.

5.00 Content Update (17th July 2018)

Submachine Gun added.
  • Available in Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants.
    • 19-21 base damage.
    • 40-43 headshot damage
  • Uses Light Ammo.
  • 30 round capacity.
  • Can be found in floor loot and chests.

Vault Log

Update/Patch Vault Unvault
7.30 Common, Uncommon & Rare
11.00 Common, Uncommon & Rare
12.00 Epic and Legendary
13.00 Epic and Legendary
14.00 Common to Legendary
15.00 Common to Legendary

Damage, Reload Time, Fire Rate, Magazine and HSM Changes Log

Update/Patch Damage Structure Damage Effected Rarities HSM/HS Damage Reload Time Fire Rate Magazine Size
5.10 19, 20, 21 >

17, 18, 19

All Not affected 13 > 12 Not affected
11.00 Not affected All Not affected 2.4, 2.3, 2.2, 2.1*, 2.0* >

2.5, 2.4, 2.3, 2.2, 2.1

Not affected
13.00 Not affected All x2.0 > x1.75

34, 36, 38, 40, 42 >

29, 31, 33, 35, 36

Not affected Not affected
13.00 Hotfix Not affected Epic & Legendary Not affected 1.8, 1.7 > 3.1, 3.0 12 > 10 30 > 40
13.20 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 >

16, 17, 18, 19, 20

All Not affected 3.1, 3.0 > 2.2, 2.1

Epic & Legendary

12 > 10

Common,

Uncommon & Rare

40 > 35

Epic & Legendary

13.30

(Unintended,

reverted later on)

Not affected Epic & Legendary Not affected 2.2, 2.1 > 1.9, 1.8 Not affected

* = Unreleased rarity/rarities during that time

Trivia

  • The Submachine Gun’s Texture used to be glitched from Patch 8.30 to Chapter 2, Season 1 as it was smaller and off center.
  • The old Epic and Legendary Submachine Gun was considered by some to be overpowered with its high damage per second and quick reload.
  • The Epic and Legendary Submachine Gun had exactly the same stats as a Compact SMG before its stats were changed in Patch 13.20. Unlike the Compact SMG, it can't be obtained from eliminating Henchmen, upgrading a Rare SMG or by sidegrading a Rapid Fire SMG, only in Supply Drops and sometimes chests.
  • This SMG did not coexist with the Tactical Submachine Gun outside of LTMs.
  • The Submachine Gun shared its resemblance with the Save the World weapon Specter.
  • Given the fact that this weapon and the Suppressed Submachine Gun are based off of variants of the H&K MP5, they share visual similarities.
  • The SMG is very good at close range and boasts a fire rate of 10 bullets per second. It looks like the Suppressed Submachine Gun, with a higher rate of fire, but shorter range. The SMG is like a way less powerful Tactical SMG. The SMG can even be used in final battles and you can rush with it too. It can easily tear through any walls opponents make.
    • This may be the reason why the weapon was vaulted.
  • The Submachine Gun is often referred to by the community as the Heckler und Koch MP5, due to popularity in many FPS games like CoD (Call of Duty), while the upper-tier Epic and Legendary variants are referred to as the Fabrique Nationale FN P90, due to the submachine gun's signature design. Curiously enough, the P90 Submachine Gun actually shares its model with the Compact SMG, which ironically enough is also a P90 with exactly the same stats.
  • One thought of why the weapon was vaulted was because the fire rate of the weapon was higher than any SMG in the game (even the Compact SMG) and the 2nd highest ever (tied with the Minigun and beaten only by the Tactical SMG). Because of this, the Compact SMG (unless the player found a Common SMG, then the Compact SMG would be better) was much less useful as the DPS for Uncommon and Rare SMGs beat all Compact SMGs.
    • The fact that the white MP5 SMG is weaker than the Compact aside, the fact that it had a higher DPS than the Compact P90 SMG led to people favouring the MP5 more, as it absolutely shredded through builds. It can be said that the gamers' opinions on the MP5 was pretty much the same as when the Desert Eagle Hand Cannon got the damage buff to structures, allowing the Desert Eagle to one-shot freshly placed wood, brick and metal builds.
  • Before Season 11, the Submachine Gun looks slightly darker than in Seasons 5 and 7, but now isn't as dark anymore.
  • This is the first SMG to be available in all 5 main rarities (Not including Mythic). The second is the Suppressed Submachine Gun, followed by the Rapid Fire SMG.
    • In seasons 1 and 3 of Chapter 2, this SMG is streamlined (which is using all rarities).
  • The Common and Uncommon SMG's reload time used to be quicker than the Rare, Epic and Legendary variants. This was most likely a bug.
  • The Legendary variant of the SMG is capable of eliminating an opponent in one less bullet than the lower tier versions.
  • The Epic and Legendary rarities of the regular SMG use the icon of the Compact SMG, and the Compact SMG had the icon changed to a new one matching the icons for items on Chapter 2. This appears to be an error.
  • When the damage per seconds of the Submachine Gun are compared to the Machine Pistol, it is weaker than the Machine Pistol. The Machine Pistol has a higher DPS than the Legendary Submachine Gun. The thing that makes the Machine Pistol weaker is the longer reload time.