The Tactical Pistol is a new sidearm introduced in Fortnite Chapter 4: Season 1 that functions similarly to the SMG, featuring high mobility and fully automatic Light Bullet rounds. However, this weapon does sacrifice some of its damage in exchange for better handling and versatility than SMGs. However, if players manage to find the Legendary Rarity of the Tactical Pistol, the damage output and other stats will naturally be superior to any standard Sub-Machine Gun in Fortnite. Nevertheless, at its base, the Tactical Pistol might not reliably carry players to a Victory Royale, but it can get users out of tight situations.
Finding the Tactical Pistol in Fortnite Chapter 4: Season 1
To get the Tactical Pistol in Fortnite Chapter 4: Season 1, players must search Chests, Oathbound Chests, Floor Loot, Supply Crates, and Fishing Holes. However, keep in mind that Tactical Pistols found as Floor Loot or from (Plain) fishing will always be of the lowest Rarity.
If players are looking to find Tactical Pistols with the best stats in Fortnite Chapter 4: Season 1, then searching for the new Oathbound Chests is the best approach. These chests always spawn in the same locations during every match, meaning that players can memorize where an Oathbound Chest is located and revisit the same spot to find the chest again. Oathbound Chests tend always to yield loot at Rare Rarity and higher; therefore, the Tactical Pistols and other weapons found in these containers will generally be better than standard Chests or Floor Loot.
According to YouTuber Gummyoshi, the main appeal of the Tactical Pistol in Fortnite is its high rate of fire. While the damage per shot might not be substantial, the rounds are automatic. Moreover, the weapon tends to be relatively accurate, especially at close range. Accordingly, the Tactical Pistol is an excellent way to surprise an unexpecting enemy via ambush or when one primary firearm runs out of ammo. However, it is generally not a good idea to enter a gunfight with a long-range weapon user when wielding only the Tactical Pistol. For most players, it will be most practical for ambushing or emergency situations.
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