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How to get the Fortnite Machine Pistol

Epic Games have brought back the Machine Pistol in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1, and here’s how you can get it.

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Machine pistol in Fortnite

Epic Games have brought the Machine Pistol back in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1, and here’s everything you need to know about how to get your hands on this weapon.

When you hop into a match of Fortnite, you’ll find a wide variety of different guns to take into battle, including Shotguns, Pistols, SMGs, Assault Rifles, as well as the extremely rare and powerful Exotic weapons.

The Machine Pistol is a gun that has made multiple “accidental” appearances in the game before being removed by the developers, and now it has finally returned in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1.

Here’s how you can get your hands on it.

How to get the Machine Pistol in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Machine Pistol can be found in Floor Loot, Chests, and Supply Drops, so you can quickly get one after hopping out of the Battle Bus and also acquire it from fishing and Sharks.

The weapon has been enabled in all rarities after the arrival of the v19.20 February 8 Hotfix for Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1, so you can collect different variants of it by exploring the Island for a short while.

This weapon is ideal for close-combat situations as it can deal up to 19 damage to enemies, and you can use it over longer ranges as well by firing at shorter bursts to maintain your accuracy during combat.

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The Fortnite Machine Pistol also boasts an extended magazine size for slightly more sustained fire, so you’ll be able to shoot your opponents continuously without having to worry about reloading too often.

So, if you’re looking for a great weapon with an impressive rate of fire and damage that’s reliable at any range, then it’s worth getting yourself a Machine Pistol the next time you hop into a match.


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