Assault Rifle (Battle Royale)

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Assault Rifle
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 1.6
Last Adjustment Patch 11.0

Assault Rifle is an Assault Rifle available in Battle Royale. It is available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants. It is a mid to long range weapon that fires at a moderate rate of fire, great damage, moderate reload, and a magazine of 30 bullets. It uses Medium Bullets and has a headshot multiplier of x2.0. The Assault Rifle constantly shoots bullets that do moderate damage with quite good accuracy when aiming down sights. All five rarities of the Assault Rifle can be found from floor loot and Chests. Its Legendary variant can also be found in Supply Drops.

The Assault Rifle's Legendary variant was once available in Buried Treasure, and the Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants on Vending Machines, but they were vaulted

Stats[edit | edit source]

Assault Rifle
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 165
Damage 30
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 30
Fully Automatic. Flexible assault rifle capable of handling medium and long range combat scenarios. Moderate rate of fire with solid accuracy when aiming down sights.
Assault Rifle
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 170.5
Damage 31
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 31
Fully Automatic. Flexible assault rifle capable of handling medium and long range combat scenarios. Moderate rate of fire with solid accuracy when aiming down sights.
Assault Rifle
New AR icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 181.5
Damage 33
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 33
Fully Automatic. Flexible assault rifle capable of handling medium and long range combat scenarios. Moderate rate of fire with solid accuracy when aiming down sights.
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle (SCAR) (NEW).png
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 192.5
Damage 35
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 35
Fully Automatic. Flexible assault rifle capable of handling medium and long range combat scenarios. Moderate rate of fire with solid accuracy when aiming down sights.
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle (SCAR) (NEW).png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 198
Damage 36
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 36
Fully Automatic. Flexible assault rifle capable of handling medium and long range combat scenarios. Moderate rate of fire with solid accuracy when aiming down sights.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Assault Rifle has a chance to appear among same weapon class in the following circumstances:[1]

Class Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Common 42.4% 42.4% n/a n/a
Uncommon 21.2% 21.2% n/a n/a
Rare 8.5% 8.5% n/a n/a
Epic 3.2% 3.2% n/a n/a
Legendary 0.8% 0.8% 23.5% n/a

Assault Rifle has a chance to appear among all weapons in the following circumstances:

Rarity Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Common 8.14% 2.08% n/a n/a
Uncommon 4.07% 1.04% n/a n/a
Rare 1.63% 0.42% n/a n/a
Epic 0.61% 0.16% n/a n/a
Legendary 0.15% 0.04% 5.88% n/a


Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Assault Rifle is a solid choice for every player's arsenal, as it has good damage and great range, allowing for medium to long range attacks. It can also be used for close range, but it does not deal as much damage as a Shotgun and does not fire as fast as a submachine gun.
  • Because of its large 30 round magazine capacity, one can shoot continuously for suppressive fire against a target, but the recoil will reduce accuracy, making it difficult to damage the target, especially at longer ranges.
  • Being one of the most common weapons in the game, the player can make use of it as a replacement for most pistols, submachine guns, and other fast firing weapons.
  • It can be acceptable substitute for sniper rifles when used correctly, reserving space for a shotgun and anything the player may need, such as consumables and items. It is not a full substitute for a sniper rifle, however, as the damage dropoff and bullet spread on the gun makes combat at very long ranges difficult to impossible, which is where a sniper rifle excels.
  • The Epic and Legendary variants of the Assault Rifle are capable of eliminating an opponent in one less bullet than the lower tier versions.
  • It's fast, accurate output of good damage makes it a great choice for building destruction at any range.


Tap, Tap, Tap

While you can use assault rifles mid to long range, it is highly recommended you tap the shoot button instead of going full auto. Doing this allows you to quickly re adjust in case you miss your shots, and will reduce your bloom.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros Cons
The weapon has a moderate fire rate, moderate damage, moderate reload, little recoil, and moderate accuracy. It should not be used at close range, as an SMG or Shotgun could quickly eliminate players.
It is a pretty balanced weapon compared to other weapons. The recoil will reduce the accuracy.
It is great at mid to long ranges. If used, using the automatic capabilities will cause some slight recoil and accuracy changes.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Weapon + Items
Supply Drop loot rates adjusted.
  • Assault Rifles to 25% from 14.2%.

4.3 Content Update (June 5, 2018)

  • Damage fall-off vs. structures removed for Rifles, SMGs, Pistols, and LMGs.

Patch 4.2 (May 16, 2018)

Bug Fixes
  • Assault Rifles no longer appear to eject multiple bullet casings per shot.

November 22, 2017 Hotfix

  • The Assault Rifle's damage was reduced from 32/33/35/37/39 to 30/31/33/35/36 (depending on rarity). Its headshot multiplier was also reduced from 2.5x to 2.0x.[2]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although all rarities of the Assault Rifle are officially referred to as "Assault Rifle", the community frequently refers to the Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants as the M16 and the Epic and Legendary variants as the SCAR, due to their resemblance to the real life guns with those names.
  • It was the first weapon to have all 5 rarities.
  • The Assault Rifle is the only original Battle Royale weapon, from Chapter 1 Season 1, that has not been vaulted or had a rarity removed once.

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