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Disambig-icon.pngFor information on the weapon of a similar name, see Compact SMG.

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This Page/Section is about an item / mechanic that has been put in The Vault.

This item has been made unavailabe in standard playlists to balance the loot pool. It may return in the future.

Fires at a very high rate. Difficult to master but exceptionally strong.
— In-Game Description

The Combat SMG is a Submachine Gun in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 3: Season 2.

Functionality

The Combat SMG is a fast firing SMG with a tight spread, but has significant recoil that must be controlled to fire accurately.

Stats

Combat SMGs range from dealing 17 to 22 damage per shot (204 - 264 damage per second). All Combat SMGs use Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets. The Combat SMG has a headshot multiplier of 1.75x.

Combat SMG Combat SMG Combat SMG
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Common Uncommon Rare
DPS: 204 DPS: 216 DPS: 228
Damage: 17 Damage: 18 Damage: 19
Fire-Rate: 12 Fire-Rate: 12 Fire-Rate: 12
Magazine Size: 32 Magazine Size: 32 Magazine Size: 32
Reload Time: 2.64s Reload Time: 2.52s Reload Time: 2.4s
Combat SMG Combat SMG Combat SMG
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Epic Legendary Mythic
DPS: 240 DPS: 252 DPS: 264
Damage: 20 Damage: 21 Damage: 22
Fire-Rate: 12 Fire-Rate: 12 Fire-Rate: 12
Magazine Size: 32 Magazine Size: 32 Magazine Size: 32
Reload Time: 2.28s Reload Time: 2.16s Reload Time: 2.04s

The Combat SMG is a hitscan weapon. It does have first shot accuracy.

Obtained

As of Chapter 3: Season 3, when the Weapon was last Present.

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Seven

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Reality Sapling Creative
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Mythic

Strategy Guide

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The risk was calculated... but man am I bad at math.
This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.


  • While the Combat SMG deals more damage than a Stinger SMG, you must control its recoil, or you will miss your shots.
  • The Combat SMG is ideally paired with a slow firing, high damage Shotgun, with the Shotgun dealing the initial damage then following up with the SMG for the elimination.

History

Chapter 2: Season 8

Chapter 3: Season 2

  • Update v20.00: Added the Combat SMG in Common to Legendary.
  • Content Update v20.00: Reduced the damage to Players and Structures by 2 across the board, reduced the headshot multiplier from 2x to 1.75x.

Chapter 3: Season 3

  • Update v21.00: Added a Mythic rarity version to Fortnite: Creative.
    • June 9th, 2022: Reduced the damage by 1 across the board (3 for the Mythic)
  • Update v21.20: Vaulted the Combat SMG to make room for the Charge SMG.
    • The Combat SMG was also removed from Competitive, which is notable as its replacement, the Charge SMG, did not replace it in the mode.
    • Nerfed the Headshot Multiplier of the Mythic from 2.0x to 1.75x

Trivia

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