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The Rapid Fire SMG is a Submachine Gun in Fortnite: Battle Royale that was first introduced in Chapter 2: Season 2.

Functionality

The Rapid Fire SMG is a short range, high hip-fire accuracy weapon and fast firing weapon, firing faster than most other SMGs. The purpose of the Rapid Fire SMG is to deal high amounts of DPS, with a focus on accuracy, due to lower per shot damage. The weapon can function at longer ranges, but the damage falloff is high and the accuracy low.

Obtained

The Rapid Fire SMG can be found as Floor Loot or in Chests.

Upgrading

Rapid Fire SMGs could be upgraded from Common to Legendary at an Upgrade Bench. It could also be sidegraded to a Submachine Gun and vice versa, when available. A Compact SMG could also be sidegraded into one, but not vice versa.

As of its latest appearance, it can be upgraded by interacting with Characters for Bars.

Stats

The Rapid Fire SMG ranges from dealing 13 to 17 damage per shot (195 to 255 Damage Per Second). All Rapid Fire SMGs use Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo . The Rapid Fire SMG has a headshot multiplier of 1.75x.

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Common Uncommon Rare
DPS: 195 DPS: 210 DPS: 225
Damage: 13 Damage: 14 Damage: 15
Magazine Size: 20 Magazine Size: 20 Magazine Size: 20
Fire Rate: 15 Fire Rate: 15 Fire Rate: 15
Reload Time: 1.6s Reload Time: 1.6s Reload Time: 1.5s
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Epic Legendary
DPS: 240 DPS: 255
Damage: 16 Damage: 17
Magazine Size: 26 Magazine Size: 26
Fire Rate: 15 Fire Rate: 15
Reload Time: 1.4s Reload Time: 1.3s


Strategy Guide

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


  • The Rapid Fire SMG is ideal paired with a Shotgun, due to their close range abilities, if you do not kill the enemy with the shotgun, switch to the Rapid Fire SMG to finish them off.
  • The Rapid Fire SMG rewards accuracy. Landing all shots can easily knock a full HP and Shield Target.
  • The Rapid Fire SMG is great for destroying builds, due to its high fire rate and fast reload.

History

Chapter 2: Season 2

Chapter 2: Season 3

  • Update v13.00: Common, Epic, and Legendary rarities added.
  • Update v13.20: Common rarity damage reduced from 14 to 13.
    • The Epic and Legendary Rapid-Fire SMG cannot be sidegraded to a Compact SMG anymore (Instead it will be a Submachine Gun), but a Compact SMG can still be sidegraded to a Rapid Fire SMG.

Chapter 2: Season 4

Chapter 2: Season 5

  • Update v15.50: Un-vaulted the Rapid-Fire SMG. It is now obtained like regular weapons, rather than needing a sidegrade, or dropped from Henchmen.

Chapter 2: Season 6

Trivia

  • The Rapid Fire SMG has a near identical model to the Burst SMG, the only difference is the Rapid Fire SMG is black, not white.
  • The weapon is based off of the American KRISS Vector Submachine gun.
  • The Rapid Fire SMG is the only weapon which could be sidegraded to two different weapons, as the distinction between the Compact and Regular Submachine Gun was complicated, allowing the rapid fire to be sidegraded to both.
    • Furthermore, it is the only weapon which had a non-reversible sidegrade, as the Compact SMG could not be obtained from sidegrading a Rapid Fire SMG, but vice versa worked.
  • You can obtain the Legendary Rapid Fire SMG in Fortnite: Creative by holding a Rare variant of the weapon and using a Midas Flopper.

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