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Tactical Assault Rifle is an Assault Weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Season 9.


The Tactical Assault Rifle is fully automatic, has a x1.75 headshot multiplier (deals 38, 40, 42 damage), and has a 30-round magazine.


Tactical Assault Rifles range from dealing 22-24 damage per shot (154 - 168 Damage per second). All Tactical Assault Rifles use Light Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Light Bullets. The Assault Rifle has a Headshot Multiplier of 1.75x.

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DPS: 154 DPS: 161
Damage: 22 Damage: 23
Fire Rate: 7 Fire Rate: 7
Magazine Size: 30 Magazine Size: 30
Reload Time: 2.2s Reload Time: 2.1s
Tactical Assault Rifle
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DPS: 168
Damage: 24
Fire Rate: 7
Magazine Size: 30
Reload Time: 2.0s

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


Sound Type Rarity Audio
Pullout Rare, Epic and Legendary
Shooting Rare, Epic and Legendary
Reload Rare, Epic and Legendary
Pickup Rare, Epic and Legendary
Drop Rare, Epic and Legendary


From when the weapon was last available in Chapter 2: Season 5

Rarity Chest Rare




IO Guards Supply



Strategy Guide

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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.


  • This weapon is very effective at medium ranges (e.g. 1-2 tiles away from the player/entity) due to its high accuracy and decent rate of fire. However, it suffers at long range due to quick damage dropoff, and its relatively low DPS makes an SMG preferable at close range.
    • However, an Assault Rifle would be more effective at medium range due to the weapon having higher accuracy and less bloom.


  • This weapon can easily destroy tiles, which makes Metal a good resource for defence against this. It also has a moderately high reload time, giving a decent length of time for the tile to heal.
  • A good strategy for countering this is to move further away from the opponent, and attack it with an Assault Rifle or a Sniper Rifle. Due to the high damage dropoff of this weapon, the opponent will struggle to use it against you.


Season 9

  • Update v9.30 Content Update #1: Vaulted Rare rarity of Tactical Assault Rifle

Season 10

  • Update v10.00: Vaulted Epic and Legendary rarities of the Tactical Assault Rifle

Chapter 2: Season 5

  • Update v15.00: Unvaulted Rare Tactical Assault Rifle, only obtainable via eliminating IO Guards. Epic and Legendary variants were also unvaulted, but are only obtainable via rare IO Guard drops or upgrading.

Chapter 2: Season 6

  • Update v16.00: Vaulted the Tactical Assault Rifle in all rarities.