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The Assault Rifle is a medium to long range weapon with moderate damage and recoil. The magazine holds 30 rounds in most variants.

There are multiple variations: Standard, Burst, and Scoped, and Heavy, though all are referred to simply as "Assault Rifles". The scoped rifle has a 20-round magazine instead of 30, while the Burst fires in 3-round bursts. The Heavy has a 25-round magazine, and has increased damage.

Assault Rifle (M16) Edit

Stats Assault Rifle (Common) Assault Rifle (Uncommon) Assault Rifle (Rare)
Icon SK MachineGun 01 L
Fortnite M16Green
Fortnite M16Blue
Damage 30 31 33
Headshot 60 62 66
Fire Rate 5.5 5.5 5.5
Magazine Size 30 30 30
Reload Speed 2.3 2.2 2.2
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets Medium Bullets
Stats Assault Rifle (Epic) [SCAR-H] Assault Rifle (Legendary) [SCAR-H]
Fortnite ScarPurple-0
Fortnite ScarGold-0
Damage 35 36
Headshot 70 72
Fire Rate 5.5 5.5
Magazine Size 30 30
Reload Speed 2.1 2.1
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets

Burst Assault Rifle Edit

Stats Burst (Common) Burst (Uncommon) Burst (Rare)
Icon SK Raptor L
Fortnite BurstGreen
Fortnite BurstBlue
Damage 27 29 30
Headshot 54 58 60
Fire Rate 1.75 1.75 1.75
Magazine Size 30 30 30
Reload Speed 2.9 2.7 2.6
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets Medium Bullets
Stats Burst (Epic) [Famas] Burst (Legendary) [Famas]
Icon Famas - Battle Royale
Icon Famas - Battle Royale
Damage 32 33
Headshot 64 66
Fire Rate 1.75 1.75
Magazine Size 30 30
Reload Speed 2.5 2.3
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets

Heavy Assault Rifle Edit

Stats Heavy AR (Rare) [AK] Heavy AR (Epic) [AK] Heavy AR (Legendary) [AK]
Icon Heavy Assault Rifle
Icon Heavy Assault Rifle
Icon Heavy Assault Rifle
Damage 44 46 48
Headshot 88 92 96
Fire Rate 3.75 3.75 3.75
Magazine Size 25 25 25
Reload Speed 2.8 2.66 2.52
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets Medium Bullets

Scoped Assault Rifle Edit

Stats Scoped (Rare) Scoped (Epic)
Fortnite ScopedBlue
Fortnite ScopedPurple
Damage 23 24
Headshot 46 48
Fire Rate 3.5 3.5
Magazine Size 20 20
Reload Speed 2.3 2.2
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets
Stats Thermal (Epic) Thermal (Legendary)
Icon Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Battle Royale
Icon Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Battle Royale
Damage 36 37
Headshot 72 74
Fire Rate 1.8 1.8
Magazine Size 15 15
Reload Speed 2.2 2.1
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets

Suppressed Assault Rifle Edit

Stats Suppressed Scar (Epic) Suppressed Scar (Legendary)
Icon Suppressed Assault Rifle - Fortnite
Icon Suppressed Assault Rifle - Fortnite
Damage 32 33
Headshot 64 66
Fire Rate 5.5 5.5
Magazine Size 30 30
Reload Speed 2.2 2.1
Ammo Type Medium Bullets Medium Bullets


Notes Edit

  • Shot accuracy can be increased by standing or crouching in place and aiming down the sights until the crosshairs come together.
  • At less than 50 meters, assault rifles deliver maximum damage; however, as shot range increases, damage output decreases. At the maximum range of 100 meters, the assault rifle will only deliver 65% of its typical damage.
  • Players might consider aiming for the head with the first shot, as its accuracy is the best. Subsequent shots tend to be less accurate, so aiming for the body thereafter is suggested.

Trivia Edit

  • The Epic and Legendary versions of the Assault Rifle and Burst Assault Rifle are frequently referred to by the community as "Scar's" and "Famas", stemming from their real-life counterparts of the same name. They are the only Assault Rifles to receive this "special treatment", despite that many of the other ARs' real-life counterparts are much more well known and frequently used than these weapons.
    • The following is a list of all the weapons Fortnite's ARs are based off of, with links to their respective Wikipedia articles:
      • Assault Rifle (Common through Rare) - M16 rifle (also known as the Colt AR-15)
      • Assault Rifle (Epic and Legendary) - SCAR-L
      • Burst Assault Rifle (Common through Rare) - IMI Galil
      • Burst Assault Rifle (Epic and Legendary) - FAMAS
      • The Scoped AR seems to be loosely based off of the H&K G36, H&K 416, and the AK-12, with modifications that make the weapon act more like a DMR (designated marksman rifle), which combines certain elements of both assault rifles and sniper rifles.
      • Thermal Scoped AR - M4 Carbine with a thermal scope, front grip, and unusable flashlight and laser sight attachments (all of these come standard issue in US military SOPMOD kits intended for Special Forces units).
      • Suppressed AR - SCAR-H (with an attached suppressor).
      • Heavy AR seems to based on AK47
  • Despite having a grip to lower vertical recoil, the Thermal Scoped AR still has a relatively high amount of vertical recoil.
  • The Epic and Legendary models for the fully automatic Assault Rifle have several gashes and scars cut into them, a reference to the gun which the model is based on.