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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 variant of this weapon is Ocean'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 is very punishing upon missing a burst. The Burst Assault Rifle has first shot accuracy enabling longer ranged engagements to be 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 Ammo. 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: 2.9s Reload Time: 2.7s 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: 2.5s Reload Time: 2.3s

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 100 meters (20 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 4

Rarity Chest Rare

Chest

Floor

Loot

Supply

Drop

Fishing

(Plain)

Fishing

(Hole)

Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

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 is 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.
  • Unknown: Renamed the Semi-Auto rifle to Assault Rifle (Burst), as the weapon does not fire semi-automatically.
  • Unknown: 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.

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:
    • Burst Assault Rifle's shot burst was reduced from 3 to 2
    • Damage increased by 1 per shot across the board
    • Reduced headshot multiplier from 2.0x to 1.5x
    • Changed magazine size for all Burst Assault Rifles 30 to 20.

Chapter 2: Season 5

Chapter 2: Season 7

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Epic and Legendary variants of the Burst Assault Rifle have an increased zoom when aiming down sights due to the weapons scope. This scope is not overlaid like with Sniper Rifles however.

Visuals

  • The Common, Uncommon and Rare rarities are based on the French FAMAS F1.
  • The Epic and Legendary rarities are based on the Austrian Steyr AUG-A3.
    • The real life AUG-A3 does not have a 2 round burst function. As such, the model for this weapon was introduced when the weapon was a three shot burst.
      • Furthermore, the AUG-A3 has an optional burst function, and can fire in full auto configuration in real life.
  • It is unclear what the the Chapter 1 Low Tier Burst Assault Rifle was based upon, as it appeared to be a generic poorly constructed rifle, as opposed to the sleek manufactured look of its higher tier counterpart.
  • 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.