Fortnite’s V5.0 Content Update Introduces the All-New Submachine Gun

The relatively small V5.0 Content Update has been released for Fortnite, introducing the all-new Submachine Gun and sending the Tactical SMG to the Vault.

After the Major overhaul that came with the V5.0 patch at the start of Season 5, the Content Update on July 17 was never expected to be a big one.

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However, the introduction of the brand new Submachine Gun is still an exciting one. According to the description, the SMG will be “ideal for those close range battles”.

Available in Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants, the Submachine Gun does 19-21 base damage and uses light ammunition with a 30 round capacity.

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The Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle has also received what could turn out to be a fairly significant buff as base damage has been increased to 75/78 from 63/66.

The full patch notes, including those for the “Save The World” version of the game, can be found below.


Two new weapons make their way into Save the World and Battle Royale. Try these new additions for yourself in the v5.0 Content Update.

Submachine Gun (Battle Royale)Make enemies think twice before they push you. Run and gun with the new Submachine Gun, ideal for those intense close range battles.

Typewriter Assault Rifle (Save the World)If the pen is mightier than the sword then what does that make the Typewriter Assault Rifle? This high capacity weapon takes the cake when it comes to Husk clearing!

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  • 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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  • Typewriter Assault Rifle added to the Weekly Store.
    • A mid-range assault weapon with a high capacity magazine and a lateral kick. Its shooting profile makes it ideal for clearing groups of nearby enemies in mobile engagements.
    • Available Wednesday, July 18 at 8 PM EST until Wednesday, July 25 at 8 PM EST.