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The Sub Machine Gun (SMG) appears in both Blacklight: Retribution and Blacklight: Tango Down.

The SMG in Blacklight: Retribution Edit

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PC Post Parity Patch Sub Machine Gun

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SMG Receiver

Weapon Overview Edit

The SMG is a Primary Weapon Receiver that can be purchased from the Customization Menu at Agent Level 3 or at any level with ZEN.

A nimble firearm designed for close quarters combat, the Sub Machine Gun is best used at short distances because of its high rate of fire and low accuracy. Along with the Assault Rifle , the Sub Machine Gun is one of the two most commonly seen guns in game. The SMG does have some common ground with the Assault rifle, sharing the other weapon's automatic fire and general handling characteristics, but with lower damage and recoil, larger bullet spread, and an increased rate of fire.


Thanks to the Sub Machine Gun's high rate of fire, firing from the hip can be quite effective. Doing so, however, will chew through its Ammunition supply very quickly, so consider attaching an Extended Magazine to allow for sustained bursts of fire. A Suppressor Muzzle may also be worthwhile, as otherwise the steady rattle of the Sub Machine Gun may alert hostiles to your presence.

Alternatively, attaching a Heavy Barrel and a muzzle with a damage bonus is also viable. This setup will decrease your effective range considerably, but will also make you more effective in close quarters, reducing the Sub Machine Gun from a 5-hit kill to a 4-hit kill.

Never forget that the Sub Machine Gun is a short range weapon by design. Stay close to cover, and if you discover an unaware enemy, hold fire until they are within effective killing distance. Stay on the move, and try to flank the enemy to force an engagement on your terms. If all goes well, it is entirely possible to take down an entire squad singlehandedly with this weapon.

A lightweight, rapid-fire solution to any player desiring a compact weapon, the SMG is a very capable and competitive firearm, suitable for getting up close and personal with the enemy.

Default StatisticsEdit

The following statistics are taken from the in-game Customization Menu:

Damage 40 Firerate 900
Ammo 30/120 Reload 2.70s
Zoom 1.30 Scope In 0.22s
Spread - Aim 1.15° Recoil 2.64°
Spread - Hip 3.72° Range 55/90
Spread - Move 3.97° Run +0.27 (7.92)

Price Edit

  • 1 Day: 300 GP / 35 ZEN
  • Permanent: 7000 GP / 300 ZEN

Premade Variants Edit

These premade versions of the Sub-Machine Gun were purchasable as stand-alone weapons in the Marketplace before the Parity Patch on PC.

SMG in Blacklight: Tango DownEdit

In Tango Down, the following components can be attached to the SMG:







  • The SMG is very similar in both design and function to modern weapons of the same classification, most notably the UMP(upper) and TDI Kriss (Lower; without magwell), currently employed by police forces and counter-terrorists units around the globe.

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