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

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 does not include Collaboration or LTM exclusive weaponry.

Name Image Ammo Type
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Skye's Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Suppressed Assault Rifle
Suppressed Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Suppressed Assault Rifle
Suppressed Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Suppressed Assault Rifle
Suppressed Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle Common smaller.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle Common smaller.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle Common smaller.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Burst Assault Rifle
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Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Burst Assault Rifle
Chapter2burst2.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Ocean's Burst Assault Rifle
Chapter2burst2.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Heavy Assault Rifle
Icon Heavy Assault Rifle.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Heavy Assault Rifle
Icon Heavy Assault Rifle.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Heavy Assault Rifle
Icon Heavy Assault Rifle.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Heavy Assault Rifle
Legendary Heavy AR.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Heavy Assault Rifle
Legendary Heavy AR.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Meowscles' Peow Peow Rifle
Legendary Heavy AR.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Scoped Assault Rifle
ScopedARUncommonRare.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Scoped Assault Rifle
ScopedARUncommonRare.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Scoped Assault Rifle
ScopedAR2.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Scoped Assault Rifle
ScopedAR2.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle
Icon Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Battle Royale.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle
Icon Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Battle Royale.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Tactical Assault Rifle
Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo
Tactical Assault Rifle
Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo
Tactical Assault Rifle
Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo
Infantry Rifle
Infantry Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Infantry Rifle
Infantry Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Infantry Rifle
Infantry Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Infantry Rifle
Infantry Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Infantry Rifle
Infantry Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Light Machine Gun
Light Machine Gun.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Light Machine Gun
Light Machine Gun.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Minigun
Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo
Minigun
Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo
Brutus' Minigun
Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Ammo
Stark Industries Energy Rifle
Stark Industries Energy Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Stark Industries Energy Rifle
Stark Industries Energy Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Stark Industries Energy Rifle
Stark Industries Energy Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Drum Gun
Icon Drum Gun - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Drum Gun
Icon Drum Gun - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Midas' Drum Gun
Midas' Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Jules' Drum Gun
Jules' Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Shadow Midas' Drum Gun
Shadow Midas' Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Makeshift Rifle
Makeshift Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Makeshift Rifle
Makeshift Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Makeshift Rifle
Makeshift Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Primal Rifle
Primal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Primal Rifle
Primal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Primal Rifle
Primal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Primal Rifle
Primal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo
Spire Guardian's Primal Assault Rifle
Primal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo

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.


  • 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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