Battle Royale Assault Rifles

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Assault Class
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"Assault Weapons" are ranged weapons that come in burst-fire, semi-auto, automatic, scoped, suppressed, and heavy variants. All assault rifles(with the exception of the Tactical Assault Rifle and Minigun) use medium bullets as their choice of ammo and are extremely useful at medium and sometimes long range.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

All Assault Rifles can be obtained by Looting Chests or Supply Drops. They can also naturally appear as floor loot.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Weapon[edit | edit source]

Pressing "Fire" will successfully shoot out a bullet (The Burst Assault Rifle shoots THREE). Once shot, the weapons will lose some ammo and will have to be reloaded if it drops to zero. The average damage of all Assault Weapons is 31.303 damage. The Legendary Infantry Rifle deals the most damage in game dealing 44 damage.

The Minigun has to be charged up.

Tool[edit | edit source]

All Assault Weapons can destroy structures and are pretty effective to suppress a target.

Reloading[edit | edit source]

The average reloading time for all Assault Weapons is about 2.58. The Rare Light Machine Gun is the slowest weapon with 5 seconds to reload, while surprisingly the Legendary Tactical Assault Rifle is the fastest with 1.98 seconds.

Ammo Usage[edit | edit source]

All Assault Rifles use Medium Bullets for the ammo except for the Tactical Assault Rifle and the Minigun which uses Light Bullets as ammunition.

Magazine Size[edit | edit source]

Typically, assault rifles have an size of 30. The highest magazine for the class is 100 (Light Machine Gun) while the lowest is 8 (Infantry Rifle)

ADS[edit | edit source]

The Infantry Rifle has more zoom in than the other Assault Weapons. The reason is because this weapon is also somewhat a Sniper Rifle. All Assault Weapons can be aimed.

The crosshair for the weapons remains the same except when aiming with the Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle or the Scoped Assault Rifle.

All Assault Weapons[edit | edit source]

There are a total of 8 (24 if counting all rarities) different types of Assault Weapons in the game. Four (11 if counting all rarities) of those Assault Weapons are vaulted. This is very insane because half of the Assault Rifles in the game have been vaulted.

Rarity Count:

  • 4 Common
  • 5 Uncommon
  • 6 Legendary
  • 7 Epic
  • 7 Rare

Current Assault Weapons[edit | edit source]

Heavy Assault Rifle[edit | edit source]

Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 142.5
Damage 38
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.8
Structure Damage 38
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 150
Damage 40
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.66
Structure Damage 40
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 157.5
Damage 42
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.52
Structure Damage 42

Scoped Assault Rifle[edit | edit source]

Scoped Assault Rifle
New Scoped Assault Rifle.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 91
Damage 26
Fire Rate 3.5
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 34
Scoped Assault Rifle
New Scoped Assault Rifle.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 94.5
Damage 27
Fire Rate 3.5
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 36


Availability[edit | edit source]

Scoped 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
Rare 4.2% 4.2% n/a n/a
Epic 1.6% 1.6% n/a n/a

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

Rarity Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Rare 0.81% 0.21% n/a n/a
Epic 0.31% 0.08% n/a n/a


Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Scoped Assault Rifles give players of the Mobile version a big advantage due to a large amount of aim assist present on the mobile version.
  • The fast and accurate damage output of the gun makes it viable at ranges where assault rifles and sniper rifles are typically used.
  • Carrying a Scoped Assault Rifle and a normal Assault Rifle can be a beneficial tactic as the player will have a 100% accurate long-range weapon and a slightly less accurate medium-range weapon, giving them an advantage against players who only carry one of the same kind.
  • Despite its ability to fight at medium range, carrying only a Scoped Assault Rifle is not recommended as it fires slowly, giving opponents who use a faster firing weapon an advantage at closer ranges.
  • Its magazine size of 20 is slightly limiting if holding down the trigger. This is generally advised against, as the gun is best used when carefully aiming shots as a long-range weapon rather than firing haphazardly, which is often effective and costly in ammo.
  • Its damage makes it unsuitable for destroying buildings at anything below very long ranges.
  • The gun's damage against players should not be underestimated, as it can eliminate a non-shielded enemy in four shots.
  • It is generally not advised to use the gun without aiming down sights, as it is extremely inaccurate if fired without aiming.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Scoped Assault Rifle
Pros Cons
When aimed down, the weapon has 100% accuracy. It is slow for an extremely accurate weapon
Barely any recoil is present, even when going to full auto mode. Close range fights are not worth it.
It can be a substitute for a Sniper Rifle or other Scoped Weapon It cannot knock buildings fast enough.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 8.11 (March 20, 2019)
  • Scoped Assault Rifle adjustments
    • Increased base damage from 24/23 to 27/26.

Patch 7.20 (January 15, 2019)

  • Rarity color adjustments
Scoped AR decreased from Rare/Epic to Uncommon/Rare

Patch 4.4 (June 12, 2018)

Renamed ‘Assault Rifle with Scope’ to ‘Scoped Assault Rifle’

4.3 Content Update (June 5, 2018)

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The rifle is loosely inspired by the CZ 805 BREN rifle, with some duct tape on the front, and also bears some resemblance to the Galil ACE. The sides have a skull and some lines on it indicating it eliminated 12 enemies.
    • Its configuration would make the weapon a Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR), a dedicated type of weapon that bridges the capabilities of a general-purpose combat rifle with a sniper rifle.
  • The Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle was an upgraded Epic and Legendary version of this weapon, but was vaulted on the initial patch of Fortnite Season 9.
  • The Epic variant or the weapon is the same as the current Rare variant.
  • What is generally unknown about this weapon is that back when Fortnite came out, this BREN assault rifle didn't deal 23-24 DMG as it was quickly patched - before the patch, the damage was a whopping 36-38 hit points per round hit - basically it was a genuine assault rifle-sniper hybrid, as it dealt high damage with a scope for increased accuracy for medium to long-distance roles.
  • In the 11.10 update, The Uncommon variant now have 15 Magazine and the damage was buffed to 34, While the Rare deals 36 damage which is the same damage of the Epic Thermal Assault Rifle, This might be a hint that the weapon may be unvaulted. There are Common and Epic and Legendary leaked varaints of the weapon. If the weapon releases, the current Uncommon and Rare will be converted to Rare and Epic.

References[edit | edit source]


Assault Rifle[edit | edit source]

Assault Rifle
New AR icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 165
Damage 30
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 30
Assault Rifle
New AR icon.png
Details
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
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
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle (SCAR) (NEW).png
Details
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
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

Infantry Rifle[edit | edit source]

Infantry Rifle
InfantryRifle.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 144
Damage 36
Fire Rate 4.0
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 36
Infantry Rifle
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Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 152
Damage 38
Fire Rate 4.0
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 2.4
Structure Damage 38
Infantry Rifle
InfantryRifle.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 160
Damage 40
Fire Rate 4.0
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 40
Infantry Rifle
BattleRifle.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 168
Damage 42
Fire Rate 4.0
Magazine Size 10
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 42
Infantry Rifle
BattleRifle.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 176
Damage 44
Fire Rate 4.0
Magazine Size 10
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 44

Minigun[edit | edit source]

Minigun
Minigun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 240
Damage 20
Fire Rate 12.0
Magazine Size[1][2][3]
Reload Time 4.7
Structure Damage 32
Minigun
Minigun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 252
Damage 21
Fire Rate 12.0
Magazine Size[1][2][3]
Reload Time 4.5
Structure Damage 33

Burst Assault Rifle[edit | edit source]

{{:Burst Assault Rifle]]====

Vaulted Weapons and Rarities[edit | edit source]

Burst Assault Rifle[edit | edit source]

Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle (FAMAS) (NEW).png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 132.57
Damage 27
Fire Rate 4.91
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.9
Structure Damage 27
Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle (FAMAS) (NEW).png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 142.39
Damage 29
Fire Rate 4.91
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.7
Structure Damage 29
Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle (FAMAS) (NEW).png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 147.3
Damage 30
Fire Rate 4.91
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.6
Structure Damage 30
Burst Assault Rifle
Aug icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 157.12
Damage 32
Fire Rate 4.91
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 32
Burst Assault Rifle
Aug icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 162.03
Damage 33
Fire Rate 4.91
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 33


Drum Gun[edit | edit source]

Drum Gun
Drum gun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 176
Damage 22
Fire Rate 8.0
Magazine Size 40
Reload Time 3.15
Structure Damage 22
Drum Gun
Drum gun icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 184
Damage 23
Fire Rate 8.0
Magazine Size 40
Reload Time 3.0
Structure Damage 23


Light Machine Gun[edit | edit source]

Light Machine Gun
HackSAW icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 200
Damage 25
Fire Rate 8
Magazine Size 100
Reload Time 5.0
Structure Damage 25
Light Machine Gun
HackSAW icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 208
Damage 26
Fire Rate 8
Magazine Size 100
Reload Time 4.75
Structure Damage 26

Scoped Assault Rifle[edit | edit source]

Scoped Assault Rifle
Deathstalker icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 98
Damage 28
Fire Rate 3.5
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 28

Suppressed Assault Rifle[edit | edit source]

Suppressed Assault Rifle
Suppressed assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 176
Damage 32
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 32
Suppressed Assault Rifle
Suppressed assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 181.5
Damage 33
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 33

Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle[edit | edit source]

Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle
Thermal Scoped AR.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 64.8
Damage 36
Fire Rate 1.8
Magazine Size 15
Reload Time 2.185
Structure Damage 36
Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle
Thermal Scoped AR.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 66.6
Damage 37
Fire Rate 1.8
Magazine Size 15
Reload Time 2.07
Structure Damage 37

Tactical Assault Rifle[edit | edit source]

Tactical Assault Rifle
Tac-ar.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 154
Damage 22
Fire Rate 7.0
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 22
Tactical Assault Rifle
Tac-ar.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 161
Damage 23
Fire Rate 7.0
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.09
Structure Damage 26
Tactical Assault Rifle
Tac-ar.png
Details
Bullet Type Light bullets icon.png
DPS 168
Damage 24
Fire Rate 7.0
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 1.98
Structure Damage 28

Heavy Assault Rifle[edit | edit source]

Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 165
Damage 44
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.38
Structure Damage 44
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 172.5
Damage 46
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.24
Structure Damage 46

Shared Textures[edit | edit source]

  • The Common, Uncommon, and Rare AR share the same texture with Save the World's Assault Rifle, Breacher and Striker.
  • The Epic and Legendary AR share the same texture with Save the World's Equalizer and Siegebreaker.
  • The Scoped Assault Rifle shares textures with Save the World's Nightlance and Deathstalker.
  • The Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle uses the same texture as the Tiger weapon from Save the World but the Thermal AR does not have a flashlight attached to the weapon like the Tiger weapon in Save the World.
  • The Suppressed Assault Rifle has the same texture as Save the World's Wraith from.
  • The Common, Uncommon and Rare variants of thr Burst AR's texture is used with Save the World's Semi-Auto Rifle, Predator, and Old Faithful.
  • The Epic and Legendary variants of the Burst AR uses the same texture as Lynx in Save the World.
  • The LMG in Battle Royale uses the Save the World's HackSAW model.

Real Life Models[edit | edit source]

  • Assault Rifle resembles the M4A1 or M16
    • Epic and Legendary variants of the Assault Rifle resembles the FN SCAR
  • Suppressed Assault Rifle variant resembles the SCAR-L
  • Scoped Assault Rifle resembles the CZ 805 BREN
  • Thermal Scoped resembles the M4 carbine with a SOPMOD Block I package, fitted with a thermal scope and front grip, and an unusable flashlight and laser sight attachments.
  • Heavy Assault Rifle Resembles the Ak-74/Ak-74m
  • Tactical Assault Rifle uses the Taran Tactical modified SIG-Sauer MPX found from the movie: John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum
  • Common, Uncommon and Rare Infantry Rifle's resembles the WWII M1 Garand.
    • Epic and Legendary Infantry Rifle resembles the SCAR SSR
  • Drum Gun represents the Thompson SMG or Tommy Gun
  • Light Machine Gun resembles the M249 light machine gun or M249SAW.
  • Burst resembles the AKM (barely)
    • Epic and Legendary burst rifle rarities resembles the FAMAS rifle
  1. 1.0 1.1 Minigun will fire until Light Ammo runs out.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Minigun will overheat, so technically that max you can shoot until overheat is 60.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Minigun's stats say that the magazine size is zero, but doesn't actually have zero rounds in the clip.