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Icon weapon Pan.png
Statistics Updated
December 19, 2019 (Version:
Hit Range Leeway
Pickup Delay
150 ms
Ready Delay
500 ms
Not for cooking.
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Body Damage
Level 0
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Headshot Damage
Level 0
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

The Pan is a melee weapon in BATTLEGROUNDS.

Summary[edit | edit source]

A cast-iron pan purposely built for cooking up hate for your enemies.

In the game, the pan is capable of killing an unarmored opponent in two hits on the body or one hit to the head. The pan will also block bullets fired at players while equipped and while unequipped, allowing it to act as a small shield. It blocks shots from all ranged weapons in the game, including shotguns and the AWM. For these reasons, it is regarded as the best melee weapon in the game.

Not for cooking.
~ In-game description

Update history[edit | edit source]

Alpha 2 (3rd weekend) Update
  • Reduced the Frying Pan damage by 40%.

Alpha 2 (2nd weekend) Update

  • Decreased the spawn chance for frying pans.

Alpha 2 (October Update)

  • Added a new melee weapon, the frying pan.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The pan used to do over 100 damage back in the Pre-Alpha - Alpha. Meaning if a player had all level 3 armor, they would have been instantly killed upon being hit by the pan. This was later on changed back in November 2016 from the Alpha 2 (3rd weekend)[1] and Bluehole reduced the Frying Pan's damage by 40%, and the community was upset by it.
  • Due to a game code for the Pan, Greene wanted the Pan to have collision so that whenever you came across a rare moment of hitting a grenade as it is being thrown at you, you have the ability to hit it away from you with your Pan. It wasn't meant to block bullets. Still, to this day, PLAYERUNKNOWN kept in the code for the Pan so it now can block/ricochet bullets.
  • The Pan was originally supposed to be a reference to the Battle Royale movie, but someone on the team said, "You know the frying pan isn't in the f*cking movie?" and Greene stated, "I was like, really?!" Although Greene thought the Pan was in the Battle Royale movie, it wasn't.[2].
  • Although a frying pan is not given in the Battle Royale movie as a weapon. Shuya did receive a saucepan lid or pot lid for a weapon.
  • In the Chinese and Turkish mobile version of the game, it was told as a "Level 4 Vest" in the description. Which is an inside joke due to its absurd ability to take even AWM bullets and shrug it off like it was made of black market grade Krupp cemented armor.

Gallery[edit | edit source]


Other names[edit | edit source]

Names that players go by in-game.

  • Level 4 Armor
  • Thor's Pan
  • Tactical Pan

Weapon audio[edit | edit source]

Audio Type Track preview
Pan headshot
Pan deflecting bullet

Related Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Name Picture Description Platform
Don't Pan Me Bro!

Achievement-Don't Pan Me Bro.jpg

Kill another player with the frying pan.

References[edit | edit source]