For the Save The World SMGs, See Submachine Guns (Save The World).
Submachine Guns, abbreviated as SMGs, are class of weapons available to players in Fortnite: Battle Royale. They tend to have the largest magazine capacity, the fastest rate of fire and the highest damage per second among all weapon types, but at the severe cost of slower reload,high ammunition consumption and lower damage output per round.
Submachine Guns are usually good in close-range combat.
Ranges across rarities Common to Rare. It’s a good idea to bring this with you if you have a spare spot in your inventory, and/or your using a Pump Shotgun.
Available in Epic and Legendary, this gun looks like a Compact SMG but it is slightly different, dealing 19 and 20 damage respectively (Compact SMG did 20 and 21) and having 35 bullets instead of 40.
Compact SMG (Vaulted)
Available in Epic and Legendary rarities. With a magazine size of 40, it can deal quite a bit of damage. It was unvaulted in Chapter 2 Season 3, though it was later revaulted in 13.20 in favor of the slightly different Epic and Legendary SMG (see above).
Tactical SMG (Vaulted)
Rapid Fire SMG (Vaulted)
The Uncommon variant can be dropped from SHADOW Henchmen while Rare can be found in Henchmen Chests at the SHADOW locations, or from upgrading the Uncommon variant at an Upgrade Bench.
Though technically classified as an Assault Rifle, it behaves as an AR-SMG hybrid. It was available in Uncommon and Rare, though the Mythic ‘Midas' Drum Gun’ was added as a reward for killing Midas at The Agency in Chapter 2 Season 2 and the Mythic ‘Jules’ Drum Gun’ is available as a reward for killing Jules at The Authority in (the ongoing) Chapter 2 Season 3.
Burst SMG (Vaulted)
Ranged from Common to Rare this SMG fired in 4-round bursts. It is not a very good weapon, dealing somewhat low damage and having mediocre accuracy because of the burst, so it’s best to drop it for something else. The Burst SMG is an ideal weapon to carry if you want to quickly destroy a few builds, because the structure damage on this SMG is high.
Suppressed Submachine Gun (Vaulted)
Ranges from Common to Rare, this SMG is effective at short-medium range. It does medium damage and is slightly silenced.
Available in Epic and Legendary, plus Mythic in the form of Brutus' Minigun. This is very much a spray-and-pray weapon, its low accuracy and fast fire rate (720 rpm) make it effective in breaking builds and killing opponents in close quarters.
All Submachine Guns
|Submachine Gun||Common||17||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Submachine Gun||Uncommon||18||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Submachine Gun||Rare||19||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Suppressed Submachine Gun||Common||22||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Suppressed Submachine Gun||Uncommon||23||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Suppressed Submachine Gun||Rare||24||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Suppressed Submachine Gun||Epic||25||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Suppressed Submachine Gun||Legendary||26||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Tactical Submachine Gun||Uncommon||18||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Tactical Submachine Gun||Rare||19||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Tactical Submachine Gun||Epic||20||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Tactical Submachine Gun||Legendary||21||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Burst SMG||Common||24||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Burst SMG||Uncommon||25||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Burst SMG||Rare||26||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Rapid Fire SMG||Common||13||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Rapid Fire SMG||Uncommon||14||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Rapid Fire SMG||Rare||15||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Rapid Fire SMG||Epic||16||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Rapid Fire SMG||Legendary||18||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Compact SMG||Epic||20||Light Bullets||SMG|
|Compact SMG||Legendary||21||Light Bullets||SMG|
- These are meant more for close to mid-range; their damage drops off very quickly at higher ranges.
- A high rate of fire makes SMGs great 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.
- The common, uncommon and rare submachine gun is modeled on the MP5, the suppressed submachine gun is modeled from the MP5SD, the epic and legendary SMG and Compact SMG is modeled off the FN P90, the rapid fire/burst fire appears to be a Kriss Vector, and the Drum Gun is a Thompson M1921.