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This item has been made unavailabe in standard playlists to balance the loot pool. It may return in the future.

Fully Automatic, flexible assault rifle capable of handling all types of combat scenarios.
— In-Game Description

The Assault Rifle was an Assault Weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in the Pre-Season alongside the Battle Royale game mode. The Mythic variant of this weapon is Skye's Assault Rifle.

Functionality

The Assault Rifle is a fully automatic, fast firing, medium to long ranged weapon. It has first shot accuracy enabling longer ranged engagements. The Assault Rifle is an all round powerful weapon.

Stats

Assault Rifles range from dealing 30 Damage per shot to 36 Damage per shot (165 - 198 damage per second). All Assault Rifles use Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo. The Assault Rifle has a headshot multiplier of 1.5x.

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Common Uncommon Rare
DPS: 165 DPS: 170.5 DPS: 181.5
Damage: 30 Damage: 31 Damage: 33
Fire-Rate: 5.5 Fire-Rate: 5.5 Fire-Rate: 5.5
Magazine Size: 30 Magazine Size: 30 Magazine Size: 30
Reload Time: 2.53s Reload Time: 2.41s Reload Time: 2.3s
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Epic Legendary
DPS: 192.5 DPS: 198
Damage: 35 Damage: 36
Fire-Rate: 5.5 Fire-Rate: 5.5
Magazine Size: 30 Magazine Size: 30
Reload Time: 2.18s Reload Time: 2.07s

The Assault Rifle is a hitscan weapon, with First Shot Accuracy enabled. The average time it takes for FSA to reset is estimated at 350 milliseconds for single shots. While its draw speed is 250 milliseconds for all rarities.

Damage falloff:

  • Damage falloff begins at 50 meters (10 tiles).
  • Damage steadily decreases down to 80% of its maximum at 75 meters (15 tiles).
  • Damage reaches its minimum value of 66% of its maximum at 100 meters (20 tiles).

Sounds

Sound Type Rarity Sound
Pullout Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Shooting Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Reload Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Pickup Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary
Drop Common, Uncommon and Rare
Epic and Legendary

Obtained

From when the weapon was last available in Chapter 2: Season 8.

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Sideways

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Crafting
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Combining an Assault Rifle with:

Strategy Guide

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The risk was calculated... but I'm bad at math.
This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.


  • The Assault Rifle is the best all round weapon in the game, being good at short and long range combat, and excelling at mid range. It should be the player's go to weapon if the player is in a position to swap another weapon out.
  • Along longer sight-lines, firing in bursts or tap-firing single shots can improve overall effectiveness, as consistent fire can make the weapon's degree of spread severe, especially when paired with strafing.
  • The Assault Rifle has a high DPS and excels at breaking enemy structures fast.
  • Crouching with this gun resets its first shot accuracy faster, allowing for more accurate shots. Crouching also reduces its hipfire spread and spread in general.
  • It is unwise to challenge players wielding Sniper Rifles, as they can instantly eliminate the player with a single well-placed shot while attempting to whittle away at their health one shot at a time. Instead, close the gap between the enemy by placing some structures to get within the sniper's effective range.

History

Pre-Season

  • Update v1.6: Introduced Assault Rifles of Common to Legendary rarity.
  • Update v1.6.3: Adjustments for each rarity:
    • Common:
      • Increased maximum accuracy by 10%.
      • Increased minimum accuracy by 22%.
      • Increased reload rate by 10%.
    • Uncommon:
      • Increased maximum accuracy by 8%.
      • Increased minimum accuracy by 20%.
      • Increased reload rate by 8%.
    • Rare:
      • Increased maximum accuracy by 5%.
      • Increased minimum accuracy by 17%.
      • Increased reload rate by 5%.
    • Epic
      • Increased maximum accuracy by 3%.
      • Increased minimum accuracy by 14%.
      • Increased reload rate by 3%.
    • Legendary
      • Increased minimum accuracy by 11%.

Chapter 2: Season 1

  • Update v11.00: Adjustments to the Assault Rifle:
    • Reload Time increased by .1s for every rarity.
    • ADS Zoom Increased
  • Update v11.40: Assault Rifle can now be sidegraded to a Heavy Assault Rifle and vice versa at an Upgrade Bench.

Chapter 2: Season 3

Chapter 2: Season 6

Chapter 2: Season 7

  • Update v17.00: Common Assault Rifle Unvaulted.
    • All rarities of the Assault Rifle can be crafted into a Burst Assault Rifle of the same rarity using Nuts 'n' Bolts.
  • Content Update v17.10: Rare to Legendary rarities of the Assault Rifle can be crafted into a Pulse Rifle of the same rarity using Alien Nanites.
  • Sneak Week: Epic and Legendary variants of the Assault Rifle were removed as chest loot, but are still obtainable in Competitive, via NPCs and Upgrade Benches.
  • Flying High Week: Epic and Legendary Assault Rifle can be found in Chests again.

Chapter 2: Season 8

  • Update v18.00: Rare to Legendary rarities of the Assault Rifle can be crafted into a Suppressed Assault Rifle of the same rarity using Nuts 'n' Bolts.

Chapter 3: Season 1

Gallery

Trivia

  • Prior to Chapter 3: Season 1, the Assault Rifle was the only weapon to have never been fully vaulted. This changed in Chapter 3: Season 1, when the Assault Rifle was fully vaulted after 18 seasons and 2 chapters. It still holds the record for the weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale that has lasted the longest without being fully vaulted.
  • The Assault Rifle was the first weapon to have all five rarities available, alongside the Heavy Assault Rifle.
  • When the Legendary Assault Rifle is used in Crafting, it mistakenly uses the Chapter 1 visuals for the weapon. This only appears in the box showing what the weapon will be transformed into.
  • Consuming the Midas Flopper grants a Legendary Assault Rifle, regardless of whether the player had an Assault Rifle in their inventory beforehand or not.

Visuals

  • The Common, Uncommon and Rare rarities are modeled after the American M16.
  • The Epic and Legendary rarities are modeled after the Belgian FN SCAR-L, as identified by its curved magazine, as opposed to the straight magazine of the SCAR-H.
  • The Chapter 1 Icon for the low tier Assault Rifle had its front sight mistakenly modeled backward, with this model still used in promotional material.
    • The Weapon also included a skull and crossbones emblem on the right hand side of the weapon, as well as a shorter magazine.
  • The Chapter 1 Icon for the high tier Assault Rifle was appropriately 'Battle Scared', showing clear wear on the weapon's body.
    • The Rear and Front Sights of the weapon, were previously much more stylized, showing larger protruding elements, rather than the current straighter ones.
  • In Save the World, the Breacher and Siegebreaker schematics use the Chapter 1 Visuals for the Assault Rifle.

See Also

  • Suppressed Assault Rifle - A similar weapon with identical stats, minus 3 damage. Uses a similar model to the High Tier Assault Rifle.
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