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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.

Weapons Tips

Submachine Guns are usually good in close-range combat.

Submachine Gun

Ranges across all 5 rarities. It is usually a go-to weapon to bring anywhere.

Compact SMG

Available in Epic and Legendary rarities. With a magazine size of 30, it can do good damage.

Tactical SMG

Ranges from Uncommon to Rare (includes Legendary in Starry Suburbs). It can do so much damage, especially when headshotting the opponent.

Drum Gun

Only obtained by killing Midas in The Agency, the Drum Gun is a really good weapon to carry. It consumes Medium Ammo, the standard for Assault Rifles.

The Drum Gun was also the pick during The Unvaulting in Season 8, though received negative feedback and a nerf after its return. It was available in Uncommon and Rare.

Submachine Gun (SMG/Mp5)

Stats Submachine Gun (Common) Submachine Gun (Uncommon) Submachine Gun (Rare)
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Damage 17 18 19
Headshot 34 36 38
Fire Rate 12 12 12
Magazine Size 30 30 30
Reload Speed 2.4 2.3 2.2
Ammo Type Light Bullets Light Bullets Light Bullets
Stats Submachine Gun (Epic) Submachine Gun (Legendary)
Icon Compact SMG - Battle Royale
Icon Compact SMG - Battle Royale
Damage 20 21
Headshot 40 42
Fire Rate 12 12
Magazine Size 30 30
Reload Speed 1.8 1.7
Ammo Type Light Bullets Light Bullets


Suppressed SMG (MP5SD)

Stats Suppressed SMG (Common) Suppressed SMG (Uncommon) Suppressed SMG (Rare)
Suppressed Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite
Suppressed Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite
Suppressed Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite
Damage 22 23 24
Headshot 44 46 48
Fire Rate 9 9 9
Magazine Size 30 30 30
Reload Speed 2.2 2.1 2.0
Ammo Type Light Bullets Light Bullets Light Bullets

Tactical SMG (MAT-49)

Stats Tactical SMG (Uncommon) Tactical SMG (Rare)
Tactical Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite
Tactical Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite
Damage 18 19
Headshot 36 38
Fire Rate 13 13
Magazine Size 35 35
Reload Speed 2.4 2.3
Ammo Type Light Bullets Light Bullets
stats Tactical SMG (Epic) Tactical SMG (Legendary)
Tactical Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite
Tactical Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite
Damage 20 21
Headshot 40 42
Fire rate 13 13
Magazine Size 35 35
Reload Speed 2.2 2.1
Ammo Type Light Bullets Light Bullets

Minigun

Stats Minigun (Epic) Minigun (Legendary)
Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite
Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite
Damage 20 21
Headshot 30 32
Fire Rate 12 12
Magazine Size Unlimited Ammo Size Unlimited Ammo Size
Reload Speed 4.7 4.5
Ammo Type Light Bullets Light Bullets

*Does not technically reload; reload speed refers to startup

Compact SMG (FN P90)

Stats Compact SMG (Epic) Compact SMG (Legendary)
Icon Compact SMG - Battle Royale
Icon Compact SMG - Battle Royale
Damage 20 21
Headshot 40 42
Fire Rate 10 10
Magazine Size 40 40
Reload Speed 3.3 3.1
Ammo Type Light Bullets Light Bullets

Light Machine Gun (M249/FN Minimi)

Stats Light Machine Gun (Rare) Light Machine Gun (Epic)
Icon Light Machine Gun
Icon Light Machine Gun
Damage 25 26
Headshot 50 52
Fire Rate 8 8
Magazine Size 100 100
Reload Speed 5.0 4.7
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets

Submachine Gun (SMG/Intratec TEC-9) [Old Version]

Stats Submachine Gun (Common)
Vaulted
Submachine Gun (Uncommon)
Vaulted
Submachine Gun (Rare)
Vaulted
Icon Submachine Gun
Icon Submachine Gun
Icon Submachine Gun
Damage 15 16 17
Headshot 30 32 34
Fire Rate 15 15 15
Magazine Size 25 25 25
Reload Speed 2.2 2.1 2.0
Ammo Type Light Bullets Light Bullets Light Bullets

Drum Gun (Thompson M1928 "Tommy Gun")

Stats Drum Gun (Uncommon)

Vaulted

Drum Gun (Rare)

Vaulted

Icon Drum Gun - Fortnite
Icon Drum Gun - Fortnite
Damage 22 23
Headshot 44 46
Fire Rate 8 8
Magazine Size 40 40
Reload Speed 3.2 3
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets

Burst SMG (KRISS Vector)

Stats Burst SMG (Common)

Vaulted

Burst SMG (Uncommon)

Vaulted

Burst SMG (Rare)

Vaulted

Burst SMG Icon - Fortnite
Burst SMG Icon - Fortnite
Burst SMG Icon - Fortnite
Damage 24 25 26
Headshot 40 42 44
Fire Rate 3.5 3.5 3.5
Magazine Size 24 24 24
Reload Speed 2.475 2.3625 2.25
Ammo Type Light Bullets Light Bullets Light Bullets

Notes

  • 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.
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