Infantry Rifle

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Infantry Rifle
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 7.40
Last Adjustment Patch 8.40

Infantry Rifle is an Assault Rifle in Battle Royale. It is available in Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants. It uses Medium Bullets and has a head shot multiplier of x2.0. The Infantry Rifle is 100% accurate when aiming down sights and does great damage, but has a limited magazine size of 8 and does not constantly fire bullets when the trigger is held down. All four variants of the Infantry Rifle can be found from floor loot, Chests, and Vending Machines. Its Legendary variant can also be found in Supply Drops.

It used to be available in Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants. However, Patch 8.10 removed its Common variant, and Patch 8.40 added its Epic and Legendary variants. Its Legendary variant used to be found in Buried Treasure, but that item has since been vaulted.

The Infantry Rifle's Common variant is still available in Creative.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Infantry Rifle
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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
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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
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 168
Damage 42
Fire Rate 4.0
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 42
Infantry Rifle
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 176
Damage 44
Fire Rate 4.0
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 44

Creative Exclusive[edit | edit source]

Infantry Rifle
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Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 144
Damage 36
Fire Rate 4.0
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 36

Availability[edit | edit source]

Infantry Rifle has a chance to appear among same weapon class in the following circumstances:[1]


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


Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Remember that the trigger must be un-pressed and re-pressed to fire each shot. Simply holding down will not work.
  • Those with good consistent aim should use the Infantry Rifle. It is a hitscan weapon, meaning its shots travel instantly, that is also 100% accurate when aiming down sights and has a fast fire rate of four bullets per second.
  • The Infantry Rifle does excellent damage, with the Rare variants and above being able to eliminate an enemy in five shots.
  • Its magazine size of 8 prevents it from being good at destroying materials efficiently, and it requires reloading quite often.
  • Compared to the Heavy Assault Rifle, it does the same damage but is more accurate and fires faster, but has less bullets in the magazine and cannot constantly fire bullets.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 8.40 (April 17, 2019)


Weapons + Items

  • Infantry Rifle
    • Added Epic and Legendary Infantry Rifle variants.
    • Deals 42/44 damage.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops and Vending Machines.
    • Uses Medium Ammo.

Patch 8.30 (April 10, 2019)

Weapons + Items

  • Infantry Rifle
    • Damage decreased from 40/42 to 38/40.
    • Fall-off damage at maximum range increased from 26/28 to 32/34.

Patch 8.20 (March 27, 2019)

Weapons + Items

Infantry Rifle
  • Converted to hitscan, meaning this weapon no longer fires projectiles (snipers) and now fires the same as other Assault Rifles.
  • Base damage reduced from 45/42 to 42/40.
  • Uses the same damage fall off profile as existing assault rifles.

Patch 8.10 (March 12, 2019)

Weapons + Items

Infantry Rifle
  • Removed Common rarity
  • Increased the size of the Infantry Rifle’s projectile slightly
    • This should result in hitting shots being slightly easier

Patch 7.40 (February 14, 2019)

Weapons + Items

Infantry Rifle
  • Available in Common, Uncommon and Rare variants.
  • Deals 41, 43, 45 damage. 2x headshot multiplier.
  • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, and Vending Machines.
  • Uses Medium Ammo.
  • Fires quick-moving projectiles without damage falloff.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Infantry Rifle used to fire fast moving projectiles similarly to a Sniper Rifles|sniper rifle, and it used to do 41/43/45 damage. It was later changed to have zero travel time but had its damage reduced to 42/40.
  • The Infantry Rifle seems to resemble an American M1 Garand Semi-auto Rifle Used During WWII. The Epic and Legendary variants, seem to resemble the American MK14 EBR or the SCAR SSR.
  • The Rare Infantry Rifle used to be the most powerful assault rifle in the game dealing 45 damage when it used projectiles and 42 damage, but as of Patch 8.30 The damage of the Rare Infantry Rifle has been reduced from 42 to 40 making it dealing the same amount of damage as the Rare Heavy Assault Rifle.
    • This still did not surpass the old Heavy Assault Rifle, which did 44/46/48 before it had its damage reduced, but this iteration of the Heavy Assault Rifle did not coexist with the Infantry Rifle.
    • In Patch 8.40, the Epic and Legendary variants of the Infantry Rifle were added and deal 42/44 damage, making them the most powerful assault rifle in the game.
  • This is the third weapon to be available in all five rarities.