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Disambig-icon.pngFor information on Chapter 3 Weapon, see Striker Burst Rifle.

Assault Weapon: Burst-fire. A versatile rifle that rewards careful aim and can be fired in short bursts.
— In-Game Description

The Burst Assault Rifle is an Assault Weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was added in the Pre-Season. The Mythic variants of this weapon are: Ocean's Burst Assault Rifle and Slone's Burst Assault Rifle.

Functionality

The Burst Assault Rifle is a fully automatic, medium ranged weapon, which fires in bursts of 2. It excels at medium ranged combat, but has the ability to perform decently at long ranges. It is weaker at close ranges due to its burst fire, meaning it's very punishing upon missing a burst. The Burst Assault Rifle has first shot accuracy enabling longer ranged engagements to be more useful.

Stats

Burst Assault Rifles range from dealing 31 Damage per shot to 37 Damage per shot, in 2 round bursts (122- 146 damage per second). All Assault Rifles use Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Bullets. The Burst Assault Rifle has a headshot multiplier of 1.5x.

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Common Uncommon Rare
DPS: 122.45 DPS: 126.4 DPS: 134.3
Damage: 31 Damage: 32 Damage: 34
Fire Rate: 3.95 Fire Rate: 3.95 Fire Rate: 3.95
Magazine Size: 20 Magazine Size: 20 Magazine Size: 20
Reload Time: 2.86s Reload Time: 2.73s Reload Time: 2.6s
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Epic Legendary
DPS: 142.2 DPS: 146.15
Damage: 36 Damage: 37
Fire Rate: 3.95 Fire Rate: 3.95
Magazine Size: 20 Magazine Size: 20
Reload Time: 2.47s Reload Time: 2.34s

The Burst Assault Rifle is a hitscan weapon, with First Shot Accuracy enabled.

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 95 meters (19 tiles).

Sounds

Sound Type Rarity Audio
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

From when the weapon was last available in Chapter 2: Season 8:

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Cosmic

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Crafting
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Combining a Burst Assault Rifle with:

Strategy Guide

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This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.


  • The Burst Assault Rifle has a very high DPS with its headshot potential. Use this to quickly kill and enemy, leaving them no time to react.
  • The Burst Assault Rifle is very weak against builds and so it is ill-advised to use it against someone who is building cover.
  • At very long range, the Burst Assault Rifle has a higher chance of missing the second shot of the burst. Stick to mid- and close-range for the best accuracy.
  • In the lower rarities, it's much more advisable to use an Assault Rifle over the Burst, as the Bloom reset is much faster, and the DPS is higher.
    • However, with the Epic and Legendary versions, it depends on the circumstances. If you do not have an Submachine Gun, the Assault Rifle is a better choice, as the DPS is higher, and the accuracy is manageable. If you do have an Submachine Gun, though, the Burst Assault Rifle is very powerful in longer ranges, with it's small bloom.

History

Pre Season

  • Update v1.6: Semi-Auto Rifles of Common, Uncommon and Rare rarities are added to Battle Royale along with the entire gamemode.
  • Update v1.7.1: Renamed the Semi-Auto rifle to Assault Rifle (Burst), as the weapon doesn't fire semi-automatically.

Season 2

  • Update v1.11: Renamed the Assault Rifle (Burst) to Burst Assault Rifle.

Season 4

  • Update v4.20: Added Epic and Legendary variants of the Burst Assault Rifle.

Season 5

  • Update v5.40: Burst Assault Rifle accuracy adjustments.
    • When holding down the trigger, the first 2 bursts are more accurate.
    • Spread down sights benefit increased from 35% to 40%.
    • Crouch spread benefit reduced from 25% to 20%.
    • Jumping/Falling spread penalty reduced from 25% to 10%.
    • Sprinting spread penalty reduced from 50% to 30%.

Season 7

  • Update v7.10 Content Update #3: Vaulted the Common, Uncommon and Rare Burst Assault Rifle variants.
  • Update v7.30: Vaulted the remaining Burst Assault Rifle rarities.

Season 9

  • Content Update 2 v9.30 (July 4th 2019): Unvaulted the Burst Assault Rifle in all rarities.
    • July 5th 2019: Vaulted the Burst Assault Rifle in all rarities.

Chapter 2: Season 1

  • Update v11.00: Unvaulted all variants of the Burst Assault Rifle. The weapons also have new icons and models for low and high tiers.

Chapter 2: Season 2

Chapter 2: Season 3

  • Update v13.00: Burst Assault Rifle adjustments across the board:
    • Burst Assault Rifle's shot burst was reduced from 3 to 2
    • Damage increased by 4
    • Reduced headshot multiplier from 2.0x to 1.5x
    • Changed magazine size for all Burst Assault Rifles from 30 to 20.

Chapter 2: Season 5

Chapter 2: Season 7

Chapter 2: Season 8

  • Update v18.00: The Burst Assault Rifle can now be obtained outside of crafting.
    • It can now be used to craft a Suppressed Assault Rifle.

Chapter 3: Season 1

Chapter 3: Season 2

  • Update v20.00: The visuals for the Epic and Legendary Burst Assault Rifle were changed to match the Common, Uncommon and Rare versions. The weapon still remains vaulted.
    • In addition, the zoom on the Epic and Legendary variants was removed.

Gallery

Trivia

Visuals

  • The Burst Assault Rifle's model is based on the French FAMAS F1.
    • The Epic and Legendary rarities were formerly based on the Austrian Steyr AUG-A3.
      • The charging handle is on the right while the real life version has it on the left and it’s not sticking outwards.
      • The real life AUG-A3 doesn't have a 2 round burst function. As such, the model for this weapon was introduced when the weapon was a 3 round burst.
        • Furthermore, the AUG-A3 has an optional burst function, and can fire in full auto configuration in real life.
      • The model for the Epic and Legendary rarities was reverted to the FAMAS F1, most likely to prevent confusion, as the new Striker Burst Rifle uses the visuals of the AUG-A3.
  • The Chapter 1, Low Tier Burst Assault Rifle are based off the Russian AKS-74U / AK-102.
  • The Chapter 1 High Tier Burst Assault Rifles was also based on the FAMAS F1, using a slightly different render of the weapon.
    • This render of the weapon had a smaller carrying handle, a darker and less polished metal finish, and a lighter colored magazine. It was also cleaner, and less worn compared to the current render.
    • This is the same render as the Lynx Schematic in Fortnite: Save the World.
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