Fortnite is Adding the Burst SMG in Exchange for the Silenced SMG

The Change Will Help Fortnite Differentiate the SMG and Assault Rifle

Fortnite is releasing a new patch (v9.10) that will bring a change to the available weaponry. The new patch will vault the Silenced SMG and replace it with a Burst SMG. This will likely affect many platers as the Silenced SMG has grown in popularity over the last few seasons.

The Burst SMG will use light ammo and inflict a moderate amount of damage. It fires in 4-round bursts and has a magazine capable of holding 24 bullets. The gun is available in Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants and can be found in chests, vending machines or as floor loot.

The dividing line between the Assault Rifle and SMG has begun to blur in recent seasons. The Silenced SMG is extremely accurate and as such is a capable replacement for a rifle. In comparison, the new Burst SMG is not as accurate but according to the Fortnite website, “packs a real punch in close quarters encounters”. This change will help Epic Games distinguish the two weapon types and ensure a wide variety of weaponry and. combat styles.


Fortnite Season 9 is bringing some changes to the game. Hopefully, the loss of the Silence SMG doesn’t impact players ability to vanquish dragons. Although if there’s anything I’ve learned about dragons recently, the best way to kill them is with four consecutive, perfectly placed shots to the head from a scorpion, that’s bobbing up and down on a boat, while hiding behind a cliff…

Below is a video showcasing the Burst SMG in action!

What do you think of the new update to Fortnite? Are you going to miss the Silenced SMG? Let us know!

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