Heavy Assault Rifle

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Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 6.22
Last Adjustment Patch 11.4

The Heavy Assault Rifle is an Assault Rifle in Battle Royale. It is available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary and Mythic 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 only be obtained by sidegrading an Assault Rifle at an upgrade bench. It can also be sidegraded back to an Assault Rifle. (Except for the Mythic variant which cannot be sidegraded to the Skye's Assault Rifle)

The Heavy Assault Rifle used to be available in Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants, but it was demoted to Common, Uncommon, and Rare in Patch 8.10.

The Heavy Assault Rifle has been vaulted in Patch 11.0. However, in the Patch 11.2, the Epic and Legendary Heavy Assault Rifle, has been added to the game files hinting its unvault in the future. Currently, the weapon can also be obtained in Creative if you had the weapon in an item spawner before the rarity change.

In Patch 11.40, the Common, Uncommon and Rare variants of the Heavy Assault Rifle have been unvaulted with also the reintroduction of the Epic and Legendary variants. However it can only be found by side-grading with an Upgrade Bench. The Heavy Assault Rifle's fire rate has been increased from 3.75 to 4.25 but damages have been nerfed from 38/40/42/44/46 to 33/35/37/39/41 to balance out the weapon since its fire rate has been increased.

In Patch 12.00 a Mythic variant was added as Meowscles' Peow Peow Rifle and can be obtained by defeating Meowscles in The Yacht. Only one can be found per match and cannot be obtained by sidegrading Skye's Assault Rifle.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Heavy Assault Rifle
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 140.25
Damage 33
Fire Rate 4.25
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 3.1
Structure Damage 33
Heavy Assault Rifle
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 148.75
Damage 35
Fire Rate 4.25
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.9
Structure Damage 35
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 157.25
Damage 37
Fire Rate 4.25
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.8
Structure Damage 37
Heavy Assault Rifle
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 165.75
Damage 39
Fire Rate 4.25
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.7
Structure Damage 39
Heavy Assault Rifle
Legendary Heavy AR.png
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 174.25
Damage 41
Fire Rate 4.25
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 41
Meowscles' Peow Peow Rifle
Legendary Heavy AR.png
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 187
Damage 44
Fire Rate 4.25
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 44


Textures[edit | edit source]

Common, Uncommon and Rare Texture (Original Epic and Legendary Texture):[edit | edit source]

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Epic, Legendary and Mythic Texture (after Patch 11.0):[edit | edit source]

Legendary Heavy AR.png

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.
  • Compared to the Assault Rifle, it suffers in accuracy and fire rate.
  • 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.
  • Before of the release of Patch 11.40, the Common, Uncommon and Rare 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 Common variant can eliminate a 100 HP player in 4 shots while the Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary and Mythic variants can eliminate a 100 HP player in 3 shots. However if the person has 100 shield, the Common variant has to fire 7 shots to eliminate a fully shielded and 100 HP player while the Uncommon - Epic variants can kill the player with 6 bullets. Finally the Legendary and Mythic variant can eliminate the player in 5 shots.
  • The Common Heavy Assault Rifle can kill a fully shielded and healed person in 4 head shots, The remaining variants can kill a player in 3 head shots.
  • The Heavy Assault Rifle does above 66 damage on a headshot. Three 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 less damage than the Legendary variant of the Assault Rifle. However, it suffers in accuracy, fire rate, and magazine size compared to the said weapon, so technically you would be better off with a Common Assault Rifle as although it deals 8 less hitpoints per hit, the fact that it fires at 330RPM compared to the Heavy's 255 RPM makes it more flexible in various situations, including functioning as a sort of heavy sub-machine gun if required.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 12.00
  • Meowscles' Peow Peow Rifle (Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle) added

Patch 11.50

  • Added Epic and Legendary variants of the Heavy Assualt Rifle and unvaulted the weapon
  • The Assault Rifle can be sidegraded into a Heavy Assault Rifle and vice versa
  • Damage decreased from 38/40/42/44/46 to 33/35/37/39/41 and Fire Rate increased from 3.5 to 4.25


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 Common, Uncommon, and Rare rarities of 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 Epic, Legendary and Mythic rarities of the Heavy Assault Rifle seems to be inspired by the CMMG Mk47 Mutant assault rifle.
  • The Epic and Legendary rarities of the weapon were found in the game's files before the patch that introduced Sidegrading.
  • 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 42.
  • It is one is the two guns in all of Battle Royale that can be found in every single rarity, having a Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary, and Mythic variant. The other weapon is the Assault Rifle.

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