Fortnite SMG Update Is Out; Full Patch Notes Detail What's New

Guns. Guns. Guns.


Epic Games has updated Fortnite for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile to introduce two new weapons: the Submachine Gun and the Typewriter Assault Rifle. The former is available in the Battle Royale version of the game, while the latter comes to Save the World. The Submachine Gun is available to play now, alongside all the other new content added through the Fortnite 5.0 update. The Typewriter Assault Rife, however, becomes available on July 18.

"Make enemies think twice before they push you," reads the description for the Submachine Gun, or SMG. "Run and gun with the new Submachine Gun, ideal for those intense close range battles." It comes in Common, Uncommon, and Rare forms and uses Light ammo. The Tactical SMG weapon that already existed has been sent to the Vault, joining a number of other weapons that have been temporarily removed from Battle Royale. There's no word on when it will return.

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Save the World's new Typewriter Assault Rife, meanwhile, is described as a "high capacity weapon" that "takes the cake when it comes to Husk clearing." Take a look at the new Fortnite patch notes below, courtesy of Epic.

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Battle Royale

  • 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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Save the World

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.

Epic is also hosting a 50% off sale for the Save the World mode. The offer begins July 17 and will be available until July 30.

On July 12 Epic launched Fortnite Season 5, which brought with it a whole lot of new content and made a number of tweaks. The headliners are the All Terrain Kart, the Lazy Links and Paradise Palms locations, a new desert biome, a whole bunch of new skins, a fresh Battle Pass, and more. You can read all about the Fortnite Season 5 details here or use the list below for a comprehensive look at everything included.

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