Infantry Rifle

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Infantry Rifle
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced

Patch 7.40

Patch 8.40 (Epic and Legendary)
Vaulted Patch 11.0

Infantry Rifle is an Assault Rifle in Battle Royale. It is available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants. It uses Medium Bullets and has a head shot multiplier of 2.0x. The Infantry Rifle is 100% accurate when aiming down sights and deals great damage, but has a limited magazine size of 8-10 and is not fully automatic.

The Infantry Rifle is based on the M1 Garand, due to its ping when the last shot is fired and the appearance of the weapon. All four variants of the Infantry Rifle could be found from floor loot, Chests, and Vending Machines. Its Legendary variant could 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 removed from the game files in patch 9.0.

In 10.00 Content Update, the Common variant was unvaulted, but can only be found in Tilted Town. The common variant was vaulted again with the removal of Tilted Town in the Batman Update.

All variants of the Infantry Rifle hve been vaulted in Patch 11.0.

Stats

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
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 10
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 42
Infantry Rifle
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Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 176
Damage 44
Fire Rate 4.0
Magazine Size 10
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 44

Availability

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

  • 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, which 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 a full-shielded enemy in five shots.
  • Its magazine size of 8-10 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 fewer bullets in the magazine and is not automatic.
  • While this isn't the fastest-firing rifle in Fortnite, it is faster than the AK-47 (Heavy Assault Rifle), meaning that it also is a bit more capable in mid-range combat than the Heavy, assuming the player is extremely skilled with this weapon.
  • This is the first weapon which has, with regards to rarity, variable magazine capacity. The Common,Uncommon and Rare variants have a clip size of 8, while the Epic and Legendary variants have a magazine size of 10.

Changes

10.00 Content Update (August 6, 2019)

Weapons + Items

  • Unvaulted weapons that only spawn in Tilted Town
    • Infantry Rifle
      • Common variant

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

  • 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 resembles an American M1 Garand Semi-auto Rifle Used During WWII. The Epic and Legendary variants resemble the American MK14 EBR and 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.
  • It is the first weapon that has variable magazine capacities dependent on variants, with 8 rounds for the Uncommon and Rare variants, and 10 rounds for the Epic and Legendary variants.
  • It is to be noted that the Common, Uncommon and Rare Infantry Rifles - the M1 Garands - are actually using an extended magazine of 8 bullets. The original mag for the weapons was actually 5 rounds.
  • There is the general inaccuracy in Fortnite that the M1 Garand still makes its signature "ping!" noise even if reloaded when ammo is in the mag that is removed. In reality, the "ping!" noise is only made when the full clip is spent and ejected. When reloaded with ammo in the clip, the "ping!" noise shouldn't sound since the magazine is removed with the manual operation of the bolt, and by being physically pulled out of its slot.
  • This is one of the 3 weapons to have a specific rarity vaulted in this case the Common Infantry Rifle (vaulted on Patch 8.10 and unvaulted on 10.00 Content Update) but can only be found in Tilted Town, the other two weapons are the Suppressed Submachine Gun (Common variant vaulted on v5.40 and then unvaulted on v7.30) and the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (Legendary variant vaulted on v5.40 and then unvaulted on v9.40)
  • The M1's calibre isn't actually the .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm calibre in real life. In real life, the Garand uses the .30-06 "Springfield" cartridge.