Burst Assault Rifle (Battle Royale)

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Burst Assault Rifle
Burst AR battle royale gif.gif
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced

Patch 1.6,

Patch 4.2 (Epic & Legendary)
Last Adjustment Patch 13.2

The Burst Assault Rifle, formerly called Assault Rifle (Burst), is an Assault Rifle in Battle Royale. It is available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary and Mythic.

The Burst Assault Rifle's Common, Uncommon and Rare variants were first vaulted in 7.10 Content Update #3 or Patch 7.10.4, then the Epic and Legendary variants in Patch 7.30. All 5 rarities were unvaulted in the initial release of Chapter 2, Season 1. It fires in 3-round bursts and uses Medium Bullets. The Burst Assault Rifle was Vaulted due to the weapon being relatively useless due to the existence of other various assault rifles, players rarely using the weapon, and to clear space for the Infantry Rifle. All variants of the Burst Assault Rifle can be found from Floor Loot, Uncommon to Legendary variants from chests. The Rare variant can be found from Fishing and the Epic and Legendary variants from Supply Drops, Rare Chests and Fishing as well.

The weapon was unvaulted on Patch 11.0, replacing the Infantry Rifle. The weapon's fire rate was buffed to 4.91 in the same patch.


As of Patch 13.00 the Burst Assault Rifles fires two rounds rather than three and is available in Mythic form, its magazine size also decreased to 20 (except the Mythic variant). Also, its damage increased. (27/29/30/32/33 to 31/32/34/36/37)

In Patch 13.20, the Mythic Ocean's Burst Assault Rifle's damage and structure damage increased from 37 to 39, the reload time went from 2.3 to 2.2 and there is slightly less recoil now.

The weapon was introduced with the name "Semi-Auto Rifle", which was later changed to "Assault Rifle (Burst)", and later changed to Burst Assault Rifle, which it has been named ever since.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle (FAMAS) (NEW).png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 122.45
Damage 31
Fire Rate 3.95
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 2.9
Structure Damage 31
Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle (FAMAS) (NEW).png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 126.4
Damage 32
Fire Rate 3.95
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 2.7
Structure Damage 32
Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle (FAMAS) (NEW).png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 134.3
Damage 34
Fire Rate 3.95
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 2.6
Structure Damage 34
Burst Assault Rifle
Aug icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 142.2
Damage 36
Fire Rate 3.95
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 36
Burst Assault Rifle
Aug icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 146.15
Damage 37
Fire Rate 3.95
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 37
Ocean's Burst Assault Rifle
Aug icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 154.05
Damage 39
Fire Rate 3.95
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 39

The Mythic weapons in Chapter 2 Season 3 are by far much fairer than Chapter 2 Season 2's Mythic weapons.

Former Stats[edit | edit source]

Stats (v11.00 - v13.00)[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

Back then, the gun was firing in bursts of 3 bullets.

Stats (Patch 1.6 - Patch 11.0)[edit | edit source]

Burst Assault Rifle
Semi-auto rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 109.62
Damage 27
Fire Rate 4.06
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.9
Structure Damage 27
Burst Assault Rifle
Semi-auto rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 117.74
Damage 29
Fire Rate 4.06
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.7
Structure Damage 29
Burst Assault Rifle
Semi-auto rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 121.8
Damage 30
Fire Rate 4.06
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.6
Structure Damage 30
Burst Assault Rifle
Famas icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 129.92
Damage 32
Fire Rate 4.06
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 32
Burst Assault Rifle
Famas icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 133.98
Damage 33
Fire Rate 4.06
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 33

Textures[edit | edit source]

Common, Uncommon and Rare Texture:

Semi-auto rifle icon.png

After Patch 11.0:

Burst Assault Rifle (FAMAS) (NEW).png

Epic, and Legendary Texture:

Famas icon.png

After Patch 11.0 (+Mythic):

Aug icon.png

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros Cons
It has higher damage than the Assault Rifle. Although damage is good compared to the normal Assault Rifle, it is burst-fire so it cannot be sprayed like an Assault Rifle. As in, while it does in bursts 62/64/68/72/74, it only shoots around 1.63 bullets a second in that regards.
Dealing with the fire rate, the weapon has a somewhat great accuracy, especially the epic and legendary variants. At very long range, it has a higher chance of missing the second shot of the burst. Stick to mid- and close-range for the best accuracy.
Waiting for the crosshair to go to FSA will provide a great deal of accuracy. It has a long reload time.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Chapter 1[edit | edit source]

Rarities/Ways to Obtain Chest Floor Loot
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Chapter 2[edit | edit source]

Rarities/Ways to Obtain Sidegrading Chest Rare Chest Henchman Chest Supply Drops Floor Loot Upgrading Eliminating a Henchman Eliminating a Boss
Common Doesn't have a gun

to sidegrade

Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Mythic ✅ - Ocean at The Fortilla

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch Notes[edit | edit source]

13.0 Patch Notes (June 17, 2020)
  • Burst Assault Rifle clip reduced from 30 to 20
  • Fire rate reduced
  • Damage increased to 31/32/34/36/37
  • Now fires in a 2 Burst
  • Massively reduced bloom
  • Added Mythic Rarity ( Mythic does 39 Damage )

11.0 Patch Notes (October 15, 2019)

Weapon + Items
  • Unvaulted
    • Burst Assault Rifle

7.30 Patch Notes (January 29, 2019)

Weapon + Items
  • Vaulted
    • Burst Assault Rifle

v7.10 Content Update #3 (January 8, 2019)

Weapon + Items
  • The following variants of the Burst Assault Rifle have been Vaulted.
    • Common, Uncommon and Rare.

5.40 Patch Notes (September 6, 2018)

Weapons + Items
  • 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%.

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)

  • Added Epic and Legendary Burst Assault Rifles.
    • Can be found in Floor Loot, Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.
    • Does 32 / 33 damage (Epic / Legendary).
    • Uses Medium Ammo.
    • Uses the same damage fall-off ranges as other Assault Rifles.

Vault Log[edit | edit source]

Update/Patch Vault Unvault
7.10 Common, Uncommon & Rare
7.30 Epic & Legendary
11.0 Common to Legendary

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Common, Uncommon, and Rare Burst Assault Rifles used a similar model as the Save the World Lynx, the other two variants are not based off of any StW item.
  • The fact that Fortnite’s AUG is 2-round burst is inaccurate. In real life, the AUG never had this feature.
  • Though officially called the "Burst Assault Rifle", it was commonly called the 'Burst', 'Triple Burst', '3 Burst AR' or 'Burst AR'. The Common, Uncommon and Rare variants are often called the FAMAS due to their similarity to the real life FAMAS F1 assault rifle. The Epic and Legendary variants are often called AUG due to the design being based off of the real life AUG A3.
  • In the Unvaulted Gamemode, the Burst Rifles are extremely useful during early game, but the Light Machine Gun might be a better choice during late game. This is because it is a better long range gun, and while only doing 25/26, it shoots ''8'' bullets per second.
  • Curiously enough, the FAMAS was originally conceived to be added into the game not as a FAMAS, but rather a G36C (or Gewehr Sechs-und-Dreissig Compact in German) short-barrel rifle. However, the idea got cut before making it into the final game.
  • The Common through Rare Burst Rifles are actually not good in terms of accuracy, but strangely the last two rarities are built with true precision. When completely still and aiming down sights, the Epic and Legendary will ALWAYS have first shot accuracy per shot (it only does the first shot per trigger but it repeats).
  • In Patch 11.00, the Burst AR got unvaulted, but the original Common, Uncommon and Rare model were replaced by the FAMAS design, which was previously for the Epic and Legendary variants.
    • The Epic and Legendary variants got an AUG design instead. Meanwhile the original Common, Uncommon and Rare burst ARs were the normal ones.
  • The AUG is the second weapon to not use the built-in scope. The Tactical Assault Rifle was and is the first weapon with the unused scope.
  • Since the new chapter, the Burst has gotten a complete overhaul in terms of the first shot accuracy. There is debate whether this weapon could outmatch a player with an Assault Rifle. The Epic and Legendary Burst have a compact accuracy and maintain a first shot accuracy while standing still. However, the Epic and Legendary Assault Rifles have fire rate. If a players wants a weapon that they can hit shot with aim assist, then the AUG is a better choice. If one is good with aiming, then the SCAR might be better. However, some might take both with the AUG used as a long range alternative and the SCAR used as your main weapon.
  • After it got buffed in Chapter 2, Season 3, it has higher damage higher then the normal AR. For the Rare, this means the Burst can kill in 3 shots (2 bursts) and the normal AR takes 4. However this doesn’t make a difference because it would ordinarily take 4 shots. You take two at a time, previously three.
  • This is the 3rd gun to have all 6 guns, was the 2nd to have all 5(back in May of 2018) and is also the 8th Mythic weapon(not including LTM weapons)

References[edit | edit source]