Scrappy base SMG that can be crafted.
— In-Game Description

The Makeshift Submachine Gun is a Submachine Gun in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 6.

Functionality

This weapon is similar to the Tactical Submachine Gun, but lacks first-shot accuracy. It is ideal for close range engagements, but begins to lack in damage at medium and longer ranges. It has a fast fire-rate meaning accuracy is less important with this weapon.

Crafting and Upgrading

The Makeshift Submachine Gun comes in Common, Uncommon, and Rare.

Primal Crafting
Rarity Resource Result
Common Makeshift Submachine Gun 2 Animal Bones Uncommon Primal SMG
Uncommon Makeshift Submachine Gun 4 Animal Bones Rare Primal SMG
Rare Makeshift Submachine Gun 6 Animal Bones Epic Primal SMG

It can be made into a Submachine Gun also.

Mechanical Crafting
Rarity Resource Result
Common Makeshift Submachine Gun 2 Mechanical Parts Uncommon Submachine Gun
Uncommon Makeshift Submachine Gun 4 Mechanical Parts Rare Submachine Gun
Rare Makeshift Submachine Gun 6 Mechanical Parts Epic Submachine Gun

Stats

Makeshift Submachine Guns range from dealing 17 Damage per shot to 19 Damage per shot (153 - 171 damage per second). All Makeshift Submachine Guns use Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo. The Makeshift Submachine Gun has a headshot multiplier of 2x.

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Common Uncommon Rare
DPS: 170 DPS: 180 DPS: 190
Damage: 17 Damage: 18 Damage: 19
Magazine Size: 25 Magazine Size: 25 Magazine Size: 25
Fire Rate: 10.0 Fire Rate: 10.0 Fire Rate: 10.0
Reload Time: 2.3s Reload Time: 2.2s Reload Time: 2.1s

Strategy Guide

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This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.


  • If choosing between the Makeshift Submachine Gun and regular Submachine Gun or Primal SMG, you should opt for the latter ones, as their stats and usage as a close range weapon excel compared to the Tactical version.

History

Chapter 2: Season 6

  • Update v16.00: The Makeshift Submachine Gun is introduced in Common, Uncommon, and Rare. It is part of the new craftable weapons system.
  • Update v16.10: Crafting adjustments altered based on rarity, formerly 4 resources across the board, now 2/4/6 depending on rarity.

Trivia

  • The Makeshift Submachine Gun uses the same model as the Tactical Submachine Gun, but includes a different render for its icon.
    • It also has similar statistics to the Tactical Submachine Gun.
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