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Assault Weapons are a type of weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. The purpose of these weapons is for medium range to long range combat with most weapons using Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets and some using Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets.

Functionality

Assault Weapons fill the role of a medium range to long range weapon and are often used for medium ranged combat and quickly destroying structures. Assault Weapons often have first shot accuracy, meaning they can fire their first bullet without any bloom. All Assault Weapons are hitscan weapons, meaning the shots the player takes will instantly connect with targets. The medium to high capacity of Assault Rifle magazines means continuous fire can be laid down on targets or structures, allowing for the player to easily break structures or kill an opponent at closer ranges.

Assault Weapons do not fare well at close ranges due to their low hipfire accuracy and sometimes slow fire-rates. Due to this, other weapons such as Shotguns or Submachine guns fill the role better. Exceptions to these are the Light Machine Gun and the Drum Gun, as the latter is unclear on what its weapon classification is, and so acts as an SMG and Assault Rifle at the same time.

List of Weaponry

This list only includes weapons accessible by the player through legitimate methods.

Name Image Rarities Ammo Type Description
Standard Playlists
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Fully Automatic Assault Weapon.
Uncommon
Rare
Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic
Legendary
Skye's Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Assault Rifle used by Skye AI.
Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets 2 round, Full auto burst Assault Rifle.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Striker Burst Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets 2 round, Full auto burst Assault Rifle with red dot sight.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Ocean's Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Burst Assault Rifle used by Ocean AI.
Slone's Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Burst Assault Rifle used by Doctor Slone AI.
Slone's Striker Burst Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Striker Burst Rifle used by Doctor Slone AI.
Scoped Assault Rifle
Scoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Slow firing, Low Zoom Scoped Assault Rifle.
Rare
Scoped Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic
Legendary
Minigun
Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Fast Firing weapon with a cooldown system.
Legendary
Brutus' Minigun
Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Minigun used by the Brutus AI.
Light Machine Gun
Light Machine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets 60 Round, fast firing Light Machine Gun.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle
Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Semi Automatic, Thermal Zoom Optic Assault Rifle.
Epic
Legendary
Huntmaster Saber's Thermal Rifle
Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle used by the Huntmaster Saber AI.
Drum Gun
Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Fast firing SMG hybrid.
Rare
Midas' Drum Gun
Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Drum Gun used by the Midas AI.
Jules' Drum Gun
Jules' Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Drum Gun used by the Jules AI.
Shadow Midas' Drum Gun
Shadow Midas' Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Drum Gun used by the Shadow Midas AI.
Suppressed Assault Rifle
Suppressed Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Suppressed version of the Assault Rifle.
Epic
Legendary
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Slower firing, but heavier hitting Assault Rifle.
Uncommon
Rare
Heavy Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic
Legendary
Meowscles' Peow Peow Rifle
Heavy Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Heavy Assault Rifle used by Meowscles AI.
Infantry Rifle
Infantry Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Long Ranged, Semi Automatic Rifle.
Uncommon
Rare
Infantry Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic
Legendary
Tactical Assault Rifle
Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Low Damage, High Fire Rate Assault Rifle.
Epic
Legendary
First Order Blaster Rifle
First Order Blaster Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Energy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Energy Ammo Infinite Ammo Laser Rifle.
E-11 Blaster Rifle
E-11 Blaster Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Energy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Energy Ammo Infinite Ammo Laser Rifle. Initially used by The Mandalorian AI.
Stark Industries Energy Rifle
Stark Industries Energy Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Full Auto when hipfired, Semi Auto when aimed.
Epic
Legendary
Makeshift Rifle
Makeshift Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Weaker version of the Primal Rifle.
Uncommon
Rare
Primal Rifle
Primal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets High Damage, Inaccurate Assault Rifle.
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Pulse Rifle
Pulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Fast firing when hipfired, slow firing when aimed.
Epic
Legendary
Slone's Pulse Rifle
Pulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Pulse Rifle used by Doctor Slone AI.
Burst Pulse Rifle
Burst Pulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Exotic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Exotic Version of the Pulse Rifle. Shoots in bursts when aimed.
Sideways Rifle
Sideways Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Rifle which gains damage the closer it gets to overheating.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Mythic
Sideways Minigun
Sideways Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Minigun which fires faster the closer it gets to overheating.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Mythic
Combat Assault Rifle
Combat Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Automatic Assault Weapon with high recoil.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Ranger Assault Rifle
Common Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Slow firing, heaving hitting assault rifle.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Mythic
MK-Seven Assault Rifle
Common Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Fast firing Assault Rifle with Red Dot Sight.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
The Foundation's MK-Seven Assault Rifle
Mythic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Mythic version of the MK-Seven Assault Rifle dropped by The Foundation.
Hammer Assault Rifle
Hammer Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Assault Rifle with unique recoil pattern.
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Mythic
Other Modes
Chitauri Laser Rifle
Chitauri Laser Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Energy Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Energy Ammo Medium Ranged Laser Rifle.
Exclusive to the Endgame LTM.
Minigun
Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets Fast Firing weapon with a cooldown system. Exclusive to Spy Games' LTMS.
Striker Burst Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets 2 round, Full auto burst Assault Rifle with red dot sight.
Exclusive to Fortnite: Creative.
Extras
Spire Guardian's Primal Assault Rifle
Primal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Mythic Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets Primal Rifle used by Orelia AI.

In Fortnite: Creative.

Strategy Guide

Calculated - Emote - Fortnite.png
The risk was calculated... but man am I bad at math.
This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.


  • At less than 50 meters, assault Weapons 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 Drum Gun is unique among this class as it seems to be two classes at once. Although it is classed as an Assault Rifle by its in game classification icon, it will still count for SMG based challenges, and also is in the same place as the other SMGS in the creative menu, with the AR icon still present. This is because the gun was originally an SMG, but later updated to be an Assault Rifle, and so acts as a hybrid between the two.
  • The Infantry Rifle was originally a projectile based weapon, like a Sniper Rifle, before being updated to hitscan to match the other Assault Weapons.
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