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Submachine Guns, abbreviated as SMGs are a type of weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. The purpose of these weapons is for short range to medium range combat. All SMGs use Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets, aside from the Ray Guns which use Energy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Energy Ammo with an infinite reserve.

Functionality

Submachine Guns fill the role of a short to medium range weapon and are often used for up close engagements, due to their high damage per second. Some SMGs have first shot accuracy, but due to their low DPS rates and inaccuracy whilst aiming down sights, they are most useful for attacking opponents in close combat. SMGs however are hitscan, as well as them having excellent hipfire accuracy. This allows them to excel at close ranges and makes it very easy to hit consistent shots on a target.

List of Weaponry

Name Image Rarities Ammo Type Description
Standard Playlists
Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Short Ranged, High Fire Rate SMG.
Uncommon
Rare
Submachine Gun (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic
Legendary
Suppressed Submachine Gun
Suppressed Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Suppressed version of the Submachine Gun.
Uncommon
Rare
Compact SMG
Compact SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Identical to the High Tier Submachine Guns.
Legendary
Tactical Submachine Gun
Tactical Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Medium Fire Rate SMG.
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Rapid Fire SMG
Rapid Fire SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Very High Fire Rate SMG.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Burst SMG
Burst SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Burst Fire SMG.
Uncommon
Rare
Machine Pistol
Machine Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Very High Fire Rate Automatic Pistol.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Makeshift Submachine Gun
Makeshift Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Medium Fire Rate SMG.
Uncommon
Rare
Primal SMG
Primal SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets High Fire Rate SMG.
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Kymera Ray Gun
Kymera Ray Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Energy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Energy Ammo

(Infinite)

Fast firing, low damage, infinite ammo weapon.
Epic
Legendary
Zyg and Choppy's Ray Gun
Kymera Ray Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Energy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Energy Ammo

(Infinite)

Ray Gun used by Zyg and Choppy AI.
Stinger SMG
Stinger SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Fast firing Submachine Gun.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Mythic
Gunnar's Stinger SMG
Stinger SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Stinger SMG used by the Gunnar AI.
Combat SMG
Combat SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Fires at a very high rate. Difficult to master but exceptionally strong.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Charge SMG
Charge SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Must be charged before firing a very rapid burst of bullets.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Other Playlists
Suppressed Submachine Gun
Suppressed Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Suppressed version of the Submachine Gun.
Exclusive to the Spy Games' LTMs.
Legendary
Combat SMG
Combat SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Fires at a very high rate. Difficult to master but exceptionally strong.
Exclusive to Fortnite: Creative.
Charge SMG
Charge SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Must be charged before firing a very rapid burst of bullets.
Exclusive to Fortnite: Creative.

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.



  • A high rate of fire makes some SMGs decent for countering structures, especially when an opponent is attempting to build at the same time.
  • It is very easy to run out of ammo due to its high rate of fire, so keep an eye on ammo while using one.
  • These weapons are best for close range due to their low accuracy.

Trivia

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