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Fortnite v5.01: NEW SMGs and Semi Sniper Alterations!

In the most recent patch of Fortnite, the Submachine Gun was added to the game, as a non silenced mirror to the Silenced SMG. You can find this new gun on the floor and in chests. Also, the Semi-Auto Sniper has had it’s damage increased by 12 over all, the new stats being 75/78 from 63/66.


The new Submachine gun is almost identical to the Tactical SMG (which is now in the vault) Except for longer reload times by a fraction of a second and one more damage per bullet on each rarity level. I will insert a copy of the Tactical SMGs stats for you to compare yourself, but you can also view it in the post about SMGs.

With very similar spread and attack power to the Tactical SMG, it serves as more of a buffed replacement of the Tactical, so all of the points I made about the Tactical should still apply to the Submachine Gun. Structure Damage is a stat that has not been filled in yet, will be updated as soon as the information is known.

Submachine Gun 2.PNGSubmachine Gun












For your comparison:
Drum Gun 2.PNG







For a long time, the Semi-Auto Sniper has been one of the most avoided snipers in the game. The bolt does more damage, the crossbow had (had) a lot of style, and with the hunting rifle you feel like an absolute boss wielding it, even though nobody can hit shots. It seems that the damage buff is a strike to try to make the Semi relevant in common gameplay. A 12 point damage buff is quite a lot, especially with headshot damage putting it at 187.5 damage for a headshot, with base damage being 75, and that is just for the epic Semi.

The biggest issue with the Semi before now, at least in my experience, is that I became impatient with every shot. Sniping requires patience with every shot, waiting for the right moment to fire. With the fire rate of the Semi, I always felt rushed to spam as much as I could to get as many shots as possible.

I will be writing a post about snipers later on, so I will upload a Gif then, but until then, here are some stats to chew on.

Semi-Auto Sniper 2.PNG