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The Assault Rifle is a medium to long range weapon with moderate damage and recoil. The magazine holds 30 rounds in most variants.

There are multiple variations: Standard, Burst, and Scoped, and Heavy, though all are referred to simply as "Assault Rifles". The scoped rifle has a 20-round magazine instead of 30, while the Burst fires in 3-round bursts. The Heavy has a 25-round magazine, and has increased damage.


Assault Rifle (M16/SCAR-L)

Stats Assault Rifle (Common) Assault Rifle (Uncommon) Assault Rifle (Rare)
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle
Damage 30 31 33
Headshot 60 62 66
Fire Rate 5.5 5.5 5.5
Magazine Size 30 30 30
Reload Speed 2.3 2.2 2.2
Ammo Type Medium Ammo Medium Ammo Medium Ammo
Stats Assault Rifle [Scar] (Epic) Assault Rifle [Scar] (Legendary)
Icon Weapons SK SCAR L
Icon Weapons SK SCAR L
Damage 35 36
Headshot 70 72
Fire Rate 5.5 5.5
Magazine Size 30 30
Reload Speed 2.1 2.1
Ammo Type Medium Ammo Medium Ammo

Burst Assault Rifles [Vaulted]

Stats Burst (Common)

Vaulted

Burst (Uncommon)

Vaulted

Burst (Rare)

Vaulted

Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle
Damage 27 29 30
Headshot 54 58 60
Fire Rate 1.75 1.75 1.75
Magazine Size 30 30 30
Reload Speed 2.9 2.7 2.6
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets Medium Bullets
Stats Burst [Famas] (Epic)

Vaulted

Burst [Famas] (Legendary)

Vaulted

Icon Famas - Battle Royale
Icon Famas - Battle Royale
Damage 32 33
Headshot 64 66
Fire Rate 1.75 1.75
Magazine Size 30 30
Reload Speed 2.5 2.3
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets

Heavy Assault Rifle (AK-47/AK-M)

Stats Heavy AR [AK-47] (Common) Heavy AR [AK-47] (Uncommon) Heavy AR [AK-47] (Rare)
Icon Heavy Assault Rifle
Icon Heavy Assault Rifle
Icon Heavy Assault Rifle
Damage 38 40 42
Headshot 76 80 84
Fire Rate 3.75 3.75 3.75
Magazine Size 25 25 25
Reload Speed 2.8 2.66 2.52
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets Medium Bullets
stats Heavy AR [AK-47] (epic)

Vaulted

Heavy AR [AK-47] (legendary)

Vaulted

Icon Heavy Assault Rifle
Icon Heavy Assault Rifle
Damage 46 48
Headshot 92 96
Fire Rate 3.75 3.75
Magazine Size 25 25
Reload Speed 2.66 2.52
Ammo type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets

Scoped Assault Rifle

Stats Scoped (Uncommon) Scoped (Rare)
Scoped Assault Rifle
Scoped Assault Rifle
Damage 26 27
Headshot 52 54
Fire Rate 3.5 3.5
Magazine Size 20 20
Reload Speed 2.3 2.2
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets

Thermal Assault Rifle

Stats Thermal (Epic)

Vaulted

Thermal (Legendary)

Vaulted

Icon Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Battle Royale
Icon Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Battle Royale
Damage 36 37
Headshot 72 74
Fire Rate 1.8 1.8
Magazine Size 15 15
Reload Speed 2.2 2.1
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets

Suppressed Assault Rifle

Stats Suppressed [Suppressed Scar] (Epic) Suppressed [Suppressed Scar] (Legendary)
Icon Suppressed Assault Rifle - Fortnite
Icon Suppressed Assault Rifle - Fortnite
Damage 32 33
Headshot 64 66
Fire Rate 5.5 5.5
Magazine Size 30 30
Reload Speed 2.2 2.1
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets

Infantry Rifle

Stats Infantry Rifle (Common)

Vaulted

Infantry Rifle (Uncommon) Infantry Rifle (Rare)
Infantry Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite
Infantry Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite
Infantry Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite
Damage 36 38 40
Headshot 72 76 80
Fire Rate 4.0 4.0 4.0
Magazine Size 8 8 8
Reload Speed 2.5 2.4 2.3
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets Medium Bullets
Stats Infantry Rifle (Epic) Infantry Rifle (Legendary)
Infantry Rifle Epic - Weapon - Fortnite
Infantry Rifle Epic - Weapon - Fortnite
Damage 42 44
Headshot 84 88
Fire Rate 4.0 4.0
Magazine Size 10 10
Reload Speed 2.2 2.1
Ammo Type Medium Ammo Medium Ammo

Tactical Assault Rifle

Stats Tactical Assault Rifle (Rare)

Vaulted

Tactical Assault Rifle (Epic)

Vaulted

Tactical Assault Rifle (Legendary)

Vaulted

Tactical Assault Rifle
Tactical Assault Rifle
Tactical Assault Rifle
Damage 22 23 24
Headshot 39 40 42
Fire Rate 7.0 7.0 7.0
Magazine Size 30 30 30
Reload Speed 2.2 2.09 1.98
Ammo Type Light Bullets Light Bullets Light Bullets


Notes

  • Shot accuracy can be increased by standing or crouching in place and aiming down the sights until the cross-hairs come together.
  • At less than 50 meters, assault rifles deliver maximum damage; however, as shot range increases, damage output decreases. At the maximum range of 100 meters, the assault rifle will only deliver 65% of its typical damage.
  • Players might consider aiming for the head with the first shot, as its accuracy is the best. Subsequent shots tend to be less accurate, so aiming for the body thereafter is suggested.

Trivia

  • The Epic and Legendary versions of the Assault Rifle, Burst Assault Rifle and the Heavy Assault Rifle are frequently referred to by the community as "Scars", "Famas" and “AK-47”, stemming from their real-life counterparts of the same name. They are the only Assault Rifles to receive this "special treatment", despite that many of the other AR's real-life counterparts are much more well known and frequently used than these weapons.
    • The following is a list of all the weapons Fortnite's AR's are based on, with links to their respective Wikipedia articles:
      • Assault Rifle (Common through Rare) - M16A4 rifle
      • Assault Rifle (Epic and Legendary) - SCAR-L
      • Burst Assault Rifle (Common through Rare) - IMI Galil
      • Burst Assault Rifle (Epic and Legendary) - FAMAS
      • The Scoped AR seems to be loosely based off of the H&K G36, H&K 416, and the AK-12, with modifications that make the weapon act more like a DMR (designated marksman rifle), which combines certain elements of both assault rifles and sniper rifles.
      • Thermal Scoped AR - M4 Carbine with a thermal scope, front grip, and laser sight and flashlight attachments (unusable in-game). All the fitted accessories mentioned come standard issue in US military SOPMOD kits intended for Special Forces units.
      • Suppressed AR - SCAR-L with an attached suppressor
      • Heavy AR - AK-47 or AKM
      • Tactical AR - Sig Sauer MPX
  • Despite having a grip to lower vertical recoil, the Thermal Scoped AR still has a relatively high amount of vertical recoil.
  • The Epic and Legendary models for the fully automatic Assault Rifle have several gashes and scars cut into them, a reference to the gun which the model is based on.
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