Assault Weapon: Fully Automatic. Flexible assault rifle capable of handling all types of combat scenarios. High rate of fire with solid accuracy when aiming down sights and firing in controlled bursts.
— In-Game Description

The Assault Rifle is a 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. It is partially Vaulted.

Functionality

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

Upgrading and Crafting

The Assault Rifle can be created from upgrading a Makeshift Rifle using 2/4/6 Mechanical Parts depending on rarity. As such, only an Uncommon, Rare or Epic Assault Rifle can be crafted.

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: 2.5s Reload Time: 2.4s 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: 2.2s Reload Time: 2.1s

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

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Bunker

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Crafting
Common (Vaulted)
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Strategy Guide

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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 the game, being good at short and long range combat, and excelling at mid range. It should be your go to weapon if you are in a position to swap another weapon out.
  • Along longer sight-lines, firing in bursts or tap-firing single shots can improve your 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 is good 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 not wise to challenge players wielding Sniper Rifles, as they can instantly eliminate you in a single well-placed shot while you're attempting to whittle away at their health one shot at a time. Instead, place some structures between you and them and attempt to get closer with a few ramps.

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

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Assault Rifle is the only weapon to have never been fully vaulted. Only its Common version has been vaulted before, with the rest being available in every update.
  • The Assault Rifle was the first weapon to have all five rarities available. However, it is tied with the Heavy Assault Rifle for having this achievement, as well as getting a Mythic version.
  • The Common, Uncommon and Rare rarities are modeled after the M16 Rifle.
    • The Chapter 1 Icon for this weapon had its front sight mistakenly modeled backwards.
  • The Epic and Legendary rarities are modeled after the Belgian/American FN SCAR-L.
    • This is the reason for players often referring to these rarities of Assault Rifles as "Scars".
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