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Fortnite update version 5.0.0 was released last week, and, several days later, the first content update has arrived which has added the Submachine Gun to the Battle Royale mode.

This new SMG weapon has a fast rate of fire and improved mobility, and can now be found in-game in both Uncommon and Rare variants – whether that be from floor loot, chests or vending machines.

Fortnite 5.0.0 Content Update Patch Notes

Battle Royale: Weapons + Items

Submachine Gun added:

  • Available in Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants.
  • 19-21 base damage.
  • Uses Light Ammo.
  • 30 round capacity.
  • Can be found in floor loot and chests.

Tactical SMG has been added to the Vault.

Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle damage increased to 75/78 from 63/66.

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Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.