Heavy Assault Rifle

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Heavy Assault Rifle
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 6.22
Last Adjustment Patch 11.0

Heavy Assault Rifle is an Assault Rifle in Battle Royale. It is available in Common, Uncommon and Rare variants. It uses Medium Bullets and has a headshot multiplier of x2.0. The Heavy Assault Rifle does tremendous damage but is wildly inaccurate while firing continuously, so it is recommended to fire in bursts of 2-3 shots or to use first shot accuracy while firing with it. The Heavy Assault Rifle can be found from floor loot and Chests. Its Rare variant can also be found from Vending Machines, Loot Stars, and Loot Carriers.

The Heavy Assault Rifle used to be available in Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants, but it was demoted to its current rarities in Patch v8.10.

The Heavy Assault Rifle has been vaulted in Patch 11.0.

Stats[edit | edit source]

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 2.8
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 2.66
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

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.
  • As of Patch 9.30, all the variants of the Heavy Assault Rifle are able to eliminate a 100 health player in 3 shots. However to do 200 damage, the Common variant has to fire 6 shots to eliminate an opponent while the Uncommon and Rare can do it in 5. However you can kill a 200 health player in 3 headshots of any variant.
  • The Heavy Assault Rifle does above 75 damage on a headshot. Two headshots will bring an opponent to a low enough amount of health to be eliminated with almost anything.
  • The Common variant of the Heavy Assault Rifle does slightly more damage than the Legendary variant of the Assault Rifle (Battle Royale). However, it suffers in accuracy, fire rate, and magazine size compared to the said weapon.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 9.30

Increased Heavy Assault Rifle damage to 38/40/42 from 36/38/40.

  • Epic wasn’t very happy with the low usage rates of the Heavy Assault Rifle ever since it was changed to Common, Uncommon, and Rare.

Patch 9.21

Weapons + Items
  • Heavy Assault Rifle Common Variant
    • Decreased the availability from Floor loot from 2.04% to 1.715%
    • Decreased the availability from Chest loot from 12.47% to 10.46%

7.10 Patch Notes (December 18, 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 )
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. This weapon, in FPS or other shooters, is also referred to as the "Kalashnikov" rifle, as a reference to its creator, Mikhail Kalashnikov. However, it also could be a reference to the German Sturmgewehr 44 rifle, as the AK family of rifles share a lot of technology between them and the Sturmgewehrs.
  • The Heavy Assault Rifle is the first Heavy gun to have Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants.
  • It was once the most powerful assault rifle in the game 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 (later 42). Nowadays, the Legendary Infantry Rifle is the most powerful assault rifle, dealing 44 damage.
  • The Heavy Assault Rifle has the same pullout sound as the Submachine Gun.

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