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Pistol: Machine Pistol. Fires at a very high rate, dealing great damage while consuming a lot of ammo. Good for run-and-gun combat, and accurate enough to fight at mid range when fired in short bursts.
— In-Game Description

The Tactical Submachine Gun is a Submachine Gun in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in the Pre-Season.

Functionality

The Tactical Submachine Gun is a short range weapon with good ADS Accuracy. The purpose of the Tactical Submachine Gun, in comparison to the regular version, is that it fairs slightly better at longer ranges, and has less bloom, at the cost of fire-rate and damage.

Stats

Tactical Submachine Guns range from dealing 18-21 damage per shot (162 - 189 Damage per second) to both players and structures. All Tactical SMGs use Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets. They have a Headshot Multiplier of 1.75x.

Tactical Submachine Gun Tactical Submachine Gun
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Uncommon Rare
DPS: 162 DPS: 171
Damage: 18 Damage: 19
Magazine Size: 25 Magazine Size: 25
Fire Rate: 9 Fire Rate: 9
Reload Time: 2.2s Reload Time: 2.1s
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Epic Legendary
DPS: 180 DPS: 189
Damage: 20 Damage: 21
Magazine Size: 25 Magazine Size: 25
Fire Rate: 9 Fire Rate: 9
Reload Time: 2.0 Reload Time: 1.9

Sounds

Sound Type Rarity Audio
Pullout Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary
Shooting
Reload
Pickup
Drop

Obtained

From when the weapon was last obtainable in Chapter 2: Season 4:

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

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.


  • If choosing between the Tactical Submachine Gun and regular Submachine Gun, you should opt for the latter, as its stats and usage as a close range weapon excel compared to the Tactical version.
  • The Tactical SMG has a more controlled fire rate, so it doesn't use up all of your ammo as quickly as other Submachine Guns.

History

Pre-Season

  • Update v1.6.3: Added the Tactical Submachine Gun in Uncommon , Rare and Epic rarities.

Season 1

  • November 17th, 2017 Hotfix: Increased damage by 2.

Season 2

  • Update v2.50: Magazine Size increased from 30 to 35, Fire-rate increased from 10 to 13.

Season 4

  • Update v4.50: Tactical Submachine Gun Adjustments:
    • Removed First Shot Accuracy.
    • Increased base accuracy by 25%.
    • Lowered Sprinting accuracy penalty by 15%.
    • Lowered the ADS bonus by 10%.
    • Increased Damage by 2.

Season 5

Season 9

  • Content Update 2 v9.30 (July 13th): Unvaulted the Tactical Submachine Gun in all rarities.
    • July 14th: Vaulted the Tactical Submachine Gun in all rarities.

Season X

  • Update v10.30: Unvaulted the Tactical Submachine Gun and added Legendary rarity.

Chapter 2: Season 1

  • Update v11.00: Vaulted the Tactical Submachine Gun.
  • Update v11.31 (24th December): Unvaulted the Tactical Submachine Gun in Uncommon, Rare and Epic rarities.
    • 25th December: Vaulted the Tactical Submachine Gun in Uncommon, Rare and Epic rarities.
    • 4th January: Unvaulted the Tactical Submachine Gun in Uncommon, Rare and Epic rarities.
    • 5th January: Vaulted Hand Tactical Submachine Gun in Uncommon, Rare and Epic rarities.

Chapter 2: Season 4

  • Update v14.00: Unvaulted the Tactical Submachine Gun, Adjustments:
    • Fire-rate reduced from 13 to 9.
    • Magazine size reduced from 35 to 25.
    • Uncommon Tactical Submachine Gun reload time decreased from 2.4s to 2.2s.
    • Rare Tactical Submachine Gun reload time decreased from 2.3s to 2.1s.
    • Epic Tactical Submachine Gun reload time decreased from 2.2s to 2s.
    • New sound when shooting the Tactical Submachine Gun

Chapter 2: Season 5

Trivia

  • The Tactical Submachine Gun appears to be based off of the American TEC-9 , but heavily modified. The reason it appears this way is because the Submachine Gun, which was the first SMG introduced, resembled the same weapon, but as an unmodified version.
  • Its design is the same to that of the Scavenger weapon in Save the World known as the Riptide.
  • The Legendary Tactical Submachine Gun was unique in that it could only be obtained in Starry Suburbs, a location that only existed for three weeks during Season X, and by extension, Chapter 1 as a whole.
  • The Makeshift Submachine Gun uses the same model as the Tactical Submachine Gun, albeit a different render.
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