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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 Ammo, aside from the Ray Guns which use Energy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Energy Ammo (Although it is infinite and does not need to reload).

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
Submachine Gun
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo Short Ranged, High Fire Rate SMG.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Suppressed Submachine Gun
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo Suppressed version of the Submachine Gun.
Uncommon
Rare
Compact SMG
Epic Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo Identical to the High Tier Submachine Guns.
Legendary
Tactical Submachine Gun
Uncommon Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo Medium Fire Rate SMG.
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Rapid Fire SMG
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo Very High Fire Rate SMG.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Burst SMG
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo Burst Fire SMG.
Uncommon
Rare
Machine Pistol
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo Medium Fire Rate Automatic Pistol.
Uncommon
Rare
Makeshift Submachine Gun
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo Medium Fire Rate SMG.
Uncommon
Rare
Primal SMG
Uncommon Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo 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.

Strategy Guide

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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