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


The Rapid Fire SMG was 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 that fires faster than most other SMGs. Compared to the standard SMG, the Rapid Fire SMG has a higher DPS, but depletes its magazine around twice faster, making accuracy important. The weapon can function at longer ranges, but the damage falloff is high and the accuracy low.

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: 1.65s Reload Time: 1.58s Reload Time: 1.5s
Structure Damage: 13 Structure Damage: 14 Structure Damage: 15
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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: 1.42s Reload Time: 1.32s
Structure Damage: 16 Structure Damage: 16

The Rapid Fire SMG is a hitscan weapon. It does not have First Shot Accuracy.

Damage falloff

  • Damage falloff begins at 20 metres (4 tiles)
  • Damage reaches its minimum value of 45% of its maximum at 40 meters (8 tiles).
  • Damage falloff does not affect Structure Damage.

Obtained

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Crafting
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Trespassers now use and drop a Rare Rapid-Fire SMG.

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 because it was vaulted (Instead it will be a Submachine Gun).

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

Chapter 2: Season 7

Chapter 2: Season 8

  • Update v18.00: Trespassers now use and drop a Rare Rapid-Fire SMG.

Chapter 3: Season 1

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.

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