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The Assault Rifle is a medium to long-range weapon with moderate damage and recoil. The magazine holds 30 shots in most variants. There are multiple variations: Standard, Burst, Scoped, Thermal, Heavy, Infantry, and Tactical, though all are referred to simply as "Assault Rifles" or "ARs". The scoped rifle has a 15-20 round magazine instead of 30, while the Burst fires in 3-round bursts. The Heavy AR has a 25-round magazine and has increased damage. The Tactical Assault Rifle uses light ammo, disregarding the weapon class they're in.

Weapon Tips

The Assault Rifle type of weapons are usually an all-rounder, doing good damage from close, medium, and long ranges.

Assault Rifles

Ranges across all 5 rarities plus Mythic. It is a go-to weapon that gives a constant rate of fire offers a powerful advantage against players building cover. Good for taking down other structures as well.

Burst Assault Rifles

Ranges across all 5 rarities. The burst of 3 rounds can be useful, especially in combat situations. This gun can deal efficient damage when shots are landed, and the burst offers a high ammo conservancy rate.

The Epic and Legendary rarities are the best weapons in the game, as named by many for it's extreme accuracy after each burst.

Heavy Assault Rifle

Ranges across all 5 rarities plus Mythic, this gun packs a slow rate of fire but a serious punch. Dealing significant damage, the Heavy is the most superior assault rifle in the game in terms of damage. This gun is not very good at taking down structures.

Scoped Assault Rifles (vaulted)

There are 2 types of Scoped Assault Rifles in the game, the normal and the thermal. These guns can pack a serious punch.

Scoped Assault Rifle (vaulted)

Available in Uncommon and Rare. The normal Scoped AR has a faster fire rate than the thermal, no damage falloff, 100% accuracy, and lower damage.

Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle (vaulted)

Available in Epic and Legendary rarities. The Thermal Scoped AR has a slower fire rate than the normal, more damage, no damage falloff, 100% accuracy and its scope has a thermal feature making it easier to spot enemies and anything else that emits heat (lights, lava, etc).

Infantry Rifle (vaulted)

Ranges from Uncommon to Legendary, the IR is a fast firing, high damage gun with near perfect accuracy and barely any damage falloff, This, however, comes at a cost of a very limited magazine size of 8 (10 for Epic and Legendary).

Tactical Assault Rifle (vaulted)

Ranges from Rare to Legendary. Best for close-range combat. A really accurate AR that can do some serious damage when close to an opponent but uses light ammo instead of medium ammo. It's more of a slow-paced SMG.


Types

Assault Rifle (M16/SCAR-L)

Stats Assault Rifle [M16] (Common) Assault Rifle [M16] (Uncommon) Assault Rifle [M16] (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-L] (Epic) Assault Rifle [SCAR-L] (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 (FAMAS/AUG)

Stats Burst [FAMAS] (Common) Burst [FAMAS] (Uncommon) Burst [FAMAS] (Rare)
Chapter2burst
Chapter2burst
Chapter2burst
Damage 27 29 30
Headshot 54 58 60
Fire Rate 4.91 4.91 4.91
Magazine Size 30 30 30
Reload Speed 2.9 2.7 2.6
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets Medium Bullets
Stats Burst [AUG] (Epic) Burst [AUG] (Legendary)
Chapter2burst2
Chapter2burst2
Damage 32 33
Headshot 64 66
Fire Rate 4.91 4.91
Magazine Size 30 30
Reload Speed 2.5 2.3
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets

Heavy Assault Rifle (AK-47/AK-M) - [Only available by sidegrading or killing henchman]

Stats Heavy AR [AK-74]

Common

Heavy AR [AK-74]

Uncommon

Heavy AR [AK-74]

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 [Chukalvin]

Epic

Heavy AR [Chukalvin]

Legendary

Legendary Heavy AR
Legendary Heavy AR
Damage 44 46
Headshot 88 92
Fire Rate 3.75 3.75
Magazine Size 25 25
Reload Speed 2.38 2.24
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 15 20
Reload Speed 2.3 2.2
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets

Suppressed Assault Rifle

Stats Suppressed [Suppressed SCAR-L] (Epic) Suppressed [Suppressed SCAR-L] (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) Infantry Rifle (Uncommon) Infantry Rifle (Rare)
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 [SKS] (Epic) Infantry Rifle [SKS] (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

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

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 variations of the Assault Rifle and Burst Assault Rifle are frequently referred to by the community as "Scars" and "AUGs" while the common to rare variations of Burst Assault Rifle and the Heavy Assault Rifle , "Famas" and “AK-47s”, 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
      • (OG) Burst Assault Rifle (Common through Rare) - IMI Galil
      • Burst Assault Rifle (Common through Rare) - FAMAS
      • Burst Assault Rifle (Epic and Legendary) -AUG
      • 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-74 and Chukalvin
      • Tactical AR - Sig Sauer MPX
      • Infantry Rifle - SKS
  • 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.
  • The Tactical AR is based on the gun John Wick uses in the movies.
  • In Chapter 2 - Season 2, the Mythic rarity of the Assault Rifle and Heavy Assault Rifle is added to the game. You can get them by killing Skye in The Shark for the Assault Rifle, and by killing Meowscles in The Yacht for the Heavy Assault Rifle.
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