The v9.10 content update added the Burst SMG into the game to replace its cousin, the Suppressed SMG. Now, let’s take a deep dive into the weapon stats and see what you said about the weapon!

We’ll start this article off with a little explanation for what you can expect from new weapon releases in the future.

After the release of a new weapon, we will release a poll (or two) to gauge the favor of the weapon. Once we have the final results, we will turn these into a ‘FortniteINTEL Rating’ that shows the general popularity of the weapon.

We think that this will not only help us better understand the community’s opinion, but let you visualize the results better as well.

Burst SMG FortniteINTEL Rating

We already showed off the stats of the Burst SMG in a earlier article, so let’s start with the FortniteINTEL Rating. Don’t worry, the stats analysis is also located below this section.

To measure the popularity of the Burst SMG, we released two polls. One on Twitter and another on the FortniteINTEL website.

Twitter Poll Results:

Site Poll Results:

We know the second poll is in a different format, so let’s standardize these before we get into anything else.

The second poll got a total of 1,345 votes. The breakdown of percentages is as follows (rounded to the nearest percent):

  • Love – 15%
  • Like – 42%
  • Dislike – 24%
  • Hate – 19%

For now, we’ll weight both of these poll the same for simplicity.

In the Twitter poll, 51% of voters gave the Burst SMG a positive opinion. Meanwhile, in the site poll, the percentage of positive votes rose to 57%. These polls were published within 30 minutes of each other.

Taking the average of these polls and converting it into a 10-point scale will give us our FortniteINTEL (community) Rating.

Burst SMG FortniteINTEL Rating: 5.4/10.0

In the future, we will also begin to mix in other elements in the rating. This could include damage stats, FortniteINTEL writer opinions, and more.

Burst SMG Stats & Structural Damage

The Burst SMG comes in three rarities: Common, Uncommon, and Rare. Similar in its role to the vaulted Suppressed SMG, this replacement does have slightly different stats along with a completely different firing style.

We’ll look at the stats of the new weapon alongside the stats of the Suppressed SMG for comparison’s sake.

Suppressed SMG Stats
Burst SMG Stats

As you can see, the Burst has a lower damage-per second than the Suppressed SMG due to its firing delay. Additionally, the bullets within each burst also come out slower than the interval of the suppressed.

Additionally, the Burst also only packs 24 bullets per magazine. Reload times are also longer.

Burst SMG

  • Available in Common, Uncommon and Rare variants.
  • Fires a quick 4 round burst.
  • Deals 23, 24, 25 damage.
  • 1.75x headshot multiplier.
  • 24 round magazine.
  • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, and Vending Machines.
  • Uses Light Ammo.

Structural Damage

Important Note: Epic Games nerfed the structural damage of the Burst SMG after the polls for the FIR (FortniteINTEL Rating) were conducted.

The videos below show you how much damage the Burst SMG can do to structures. It’s definitely a great build buster, but it doesn’t have the same staying power as the Suppressed SMG.

The Burst SMG has the unique feature of having no damage falloff against builds.

Grey Burst SMG

  • 2 bursts to destroy Wood
  • 3 bursts to destroy Brick
  • 5 bursts to destroy Metal

Green Burst SMG

Blue Burst SMG

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