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Pistol: Semi-Automatic. Versatile sidearm with moderate damage, good rate of fire and large magazine.
— In-Game Description

The Pistol is a Pistol in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in Season 0 alongside the Battle Royale game mode.

Functionality

The Pistol is a semi automatic, high fire-rate cap, any range weapon, but it excels at close to medium range combat. The Pistol has first shot accuracy, meaning it is capable of consistent damage at longer ranges.

Stats

Pistols range from dealing 24-29 damage per shot (162 - 195.75 Damage per second). All Pistols use Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo. The Pistol has a Headshot Multiplier of 2.0x.

Pistol Pistol Pistol
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Common Uncommon Rare
DPS: 162 DPS: 168.7 DPS: 175.5
Damage: 24 Damage: 25 Damage: 26
Fire Rate: 6.75 Fire Rate: 6.75 Fire Rate: 6.75
Magazine Size: 16 Magazine Size: 16 Magazine Size: 16
Reload Time: 1.5s Reload Time: 1.5s Reload Time: 1.4s
Pistol Pistol
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Epic Legendary
DPS: 189 DPS: 195.7
Damage: 28 Damage: 29
Fire Rate: 6.75 Fire Rate: 6.75
Magazine Size: 16 Magazine Size: 16
Reload Time: 1.3s Reload Time: 1.3s

The Pistol is a hitscan weapon, with First Shot Accuracy enabled.

Sounds

Sound Type Rarity Audio
Pullout Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Shooting Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Reload Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Pickup Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Drop Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary

Obtained

From when the weapon was last available in Chapter 2: Season 5

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Henchman

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Strategy Guide

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


  • The Pistol is very deadly the faster you can fire it. If you have good trigger finger, the pistol will have an almost on par DPS with the Assault Rifle.
  • Landing headshots is very beneficial with this weapon. At a decent fire-rate and mixing in headshots gives the pistol a higher DPS than the Assault Rifle.

History

Pre-Season

Season 4

Season 5

Chapter 2: Season 1

  • Update v11.0: Epic and Legendary variants introduced. Rare variant unvaulted.

Chapter 2: Season 2

  • Update v12.10: Common, Uncommon, and Rare pistol sounds adjusted.

Chapter 2: Season 3

Chapter 2: Season 5

Chapter 2: Season 6

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Low Tier Pistol is based on the American Colt M1911 with altered iron sights.
  • The High Tier Pistol is based on the STI Combat Master 2011, which is based upon the M1911 itself.
  • During the initial release of Battle Royale, the Pistol was called the "Semi-Auto Handgun".
  • A similar weapon to the Pistol is the Suppressed Pistol, although it has different statistics to the original version.
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