Heavy Assault Rifle

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The heavy assault rifle Epic and Legendary rarity are vaulted

Heavy Assault Rifle
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 6.22
Last Adjustment Patch 8.10

Heavy Assault Rifle is an Assault Rifle in Battle Royale. It was available in Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants, but was changed to Common, Uncommon and Rare in Patch v8.10. It uses Medium Bullets and has a head shot multiplier of x2.0. The Heavy Assault Rifle is wildly inaccurate while firing continuously and therefore should be fired with first shot accuracy most of the time. The Heavy Assault Rifle can be found from floor loot, Chests, and Vending Machines.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Heavy Assault Rifle
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 135
Damage 36
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.8
Structure Damage 36
Heavy Assault Rifle
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 142.5
Damage 38
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.66
Structure Damage 38
Heavy Assault Rifle
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 150
Damage 40
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.52
Structure Damage 40

Availability[edit | edit source]

Heavy 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 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

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

Rarity Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
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 Heavy Assault Rifle quickly becomes one of the worst weapons in the game in terms of accuracy. It is advised to wait for its first shot accuracy to reset before firing each shot.
  • Take time aiming with the Heavy Assault Rifle. Its high damage shots are worth it, and missing a shot will cost the player crucial time waiting for first shot accuracy to reset.
  • Despite its high damage, the low accuracy and fire rate of the Heavy Assault Rifle make it generally unsuited to destroying materials.
  • The Rare Heavy Assault Rifle is capable of eliminating a player in one less shot than its more common counterparts.
  • The Heavy Assault Rifle does above 75 damage on a head shot. Two head shots will bring an opponent to a low enough amount of health to be eliminated with almost anything.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 8.10
Weapons + Items
  • Heavy Assault Rifle
    • Adjusted rarity from Rare/Epic/Legendary to Common/Uncommon/Rare
      • Base damage scaling for Common/Uncommon/Rare 36/38/40

7.10 Patch Notes (December 19, 2018 )

Weapons + Items
  • Heavy Assault Rifle Changes:
  • Reduced the effectiveness of the Heavy Assault Rifle while not aiming down sights; aiming down sight gameplay remains roughly the same
  • Increased ADS accuracy bonus by 10%
  • Increased accuracy while standing still by 10%
  • Reduced vertical recoil by 6%
  • Base accuracy reduced by 30%
  • Reduced accuracy while jumping and falling by 60%

6.22 Patch Notes (November 6, 2018, November 6, 2018 )
Weapons + Items
  • Heavy Assault Rifle
  • Can be found in floor loot, chests, Vending Machines, and Supply Drops
  • Available in Rare, Epic and Legendary Variants
  • Deals 44 / 46 / 48 damage
  • 3.75 Fire Rate
  • Has a magazine size of 25
  • Update 11/6 - We've made the following balance adjustments to the Heavy AR shortly after its release
  • Increased accuracy by 20%
  • Decreased recoil by 20%

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Heavy Assault Rifle seems to be inspired by the Zastava M70B3 based on the world-famous Russian AK-47 or AKM assault rifles, although it appears to have an AK-103-style muzzle brake.
  • The Heavy Assault Rifle is the first Heavy gun to have Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants.
  • It was once the most powerful assault rifle with its Legendary variant dealing 48 damage, but in Patch 8.10, the Legendary variant was changed to Rare, and the damage was reduced down to 40.

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