Assault Rifle (Battle Royale)

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Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle (SCAR) (NEW).png
Description
Assault Weapon: Fully Automatic. Flexible assault rifle capable of handling medium range combat scenarios. High rate of fire with solid accuracy when aiming down sights and firing in controlled bursts.
Details
Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 1.6
Last Adjustment Patch 16.00
Disambig.png This article is about the Assault Rifle crafted with Mechanical Parts. For the Assault Rifle commonly found on the Island, see Makeshift Rifle. For the Assault Rifle crafted with Animal Bones, see Primal Rifle.

The Assault Rifle (referred to as AR and SCAR in the community) is an Assault Rifle available in Battle Royale. It has a headshot multiplier of x1.5 (doing 45/46/49/52/54/55 damage depending on it's rarity), and uses Medium Bullets.png Medium Bullets. It is available in Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary variants, with the Common and Mythic variant being vaulted.

Five rarities of the Assault Rifle can be found from floor loot. The Uncommon to Legendary variants can be found from Chests, the Common can be rarely found by fishing in plain water, the Rare, Epic & Legendary variants can be found in fishing spots, and the Epic, and Legendary variants can also be found in Rare Chests and Supply Drops.

In Chapter 2, Season 6, the four rarities can be very rarely found from floor loot, Chests, and Supply Drops(Epic and Legendary Only) due to Makeshift Rifles and Primal Rifles replacing most of the weapons. The Assault Rifle can also be obtained via crafting, with a Makeshift Rifle and 4 Mechanical Parts.

In Patch 12.00, a new Mythic variant, Skye's Assault Rifle, was added for the duration of Chapter 2, Season 2. Along with Skye's Grappler, it can only be obtained by defeating Skye at The Shark, and only one will drop in a game. It is a custom upgraded variant of the Legendary Assault Rifle both aesthetically and functionally, it deals 1 more point of damage and fires 9% faster at 6 bullets/second as opposed to 5.5.

At the start of Chapter 2 Season 3, the Mythic Skye's Assault Rifle was vaulted. Though, it's found in the Arsenal LTM.

On Patch 16.00, the Common variant of the Assault Rifle was vaulted.

Stats

Assault Rifle
New AR icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 170.5
Damage 31
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.4
Structure Damage 31
Assault Rifle
New AR icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 181.5
Damage 33
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 33
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle (SCAR) (NEW).png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 192.5
Damage 35
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 35
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle (SCAR) (NEW).png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 198
Damage 36
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 36

Vaulted Variant

Assault Rifle
New AR icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 165
Damage 30
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 30

Arsenal/Gun Game Exclusive

Skye’s Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle (SCAR) (NEW).png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 222
Damage 37
Fire Rate 6.0
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 37


Info : The Assault Rifle is a hitscan weapon, with First Shot Accuracy enabled. The average time it takes for FSA to reset is estimated at 350 milliseconds for single shots. While its draw speed is 250 milliseconds for all rarities.

  • Damage Fall-Off :
    • Damage falloff begins at 50 meters (10 tiles).
    • Damage steadily decreases down to 80% of its maximum (24 / 24.8 / 26.4 / 28 / 28.8 / 29.6) at 75 meters (15 tiles).
    • Damage reaches its minimum value of 2/3rds of its maximum (20 / 20.7 / 22 / 23.3 / 24 / 24.7) at 100 meters (20 tiles).

Former Stats

November 27, 2017 (Hotfix) to 11.00

Assault Rifle
Assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 165
Damage 30
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 30
Assault Rifle
Assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 170.5
Damage 31
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 31
Assault Rifle
Assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 181.5
Damage 33
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 33
Assault Rifle
Siegebreaker icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 192.5
Damage 35
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 35
Assault Rifle
Siegebreaker icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 198
Damage 36
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 36

Early Access 1.6.4 to November 27, 2017 (Hotfix)

Assault Rifle
Assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 176
Damage 32
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 32
Assault Rifle
Assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 181.5
Damage 33
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 33
Assault Rifle
Assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 192.5
Damage 35
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 35
Assault Rifle
Siegebreaker icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 203.5
Damage 37
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 37
Assault Rifle
Siegebreaker icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 214.5
Damage 39
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 39

1.6 (Release) to Early Access 1.6.4

Assault Rifle
Assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 176
Damage 32
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 32
Assault Rifle
Assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 181.5
Damage 33
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.4
Structure Damage 33
Assault Rifle
Assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 192.5
Damage 35
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.3
Structure Damage 35
Assault Rifle
Siegebreaker icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 203.5
Damage 37
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.2
Structure Damage 37
Assault Rifle
Siegebreaker icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 214.5
Damage 39
Fire Rate 5.5
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 2.1
Structure Damage 39

Sound

Textures

Patch Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary Mythic
After 11.00 New AR icon.png
Before 11.00 Assault rifle icon.png Siegebreaker icon.png Didn't exist.

Availability

Chapter 1

Rarities Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Chapter 2

Rarities Chest Rare Chest Bunker Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop Fishing (Plain) Fishing (Spots) Upgrading Eliminating any Henchmen Henchman Chest Eliminating a Boss
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Mythic C2S2 ONLY ✅ (Skye at The Shark)

Sidegrading

This sidegrade was only available since Patch 11.4 & got vaulted in Patch 13.0.

Rarities Sidegraded from Heavy AR Material Cost
Common Heavy assault rifle icon.pngCommon , Uncommon & Rare Wood icon.png20x

Stone icon.png20x

Metal icon.png20x

Uncommon
Rare
Epic Legendary Heavy AR.pngEpic & Legendary
Legendary

Strategy

  • The Assault Rifle is a solid choice for every player's arsenal, as it has good damage and great range, allowing for ideal performance in mid-range engagements.
  • Along longer sightlines, firing in bursts or tap-firing single shots can improve your overall effectiveness, as consistent fire can make the weapon's degree of spread severe, especially when paired with strafing. Crouching can up performance in situations that warrant sustained automatic fire.
  • The Assault Rifle can function acceptably at close range thanks to its noteworthy blend of damage, fire rate, and ease of use, though it does not possess the sheer burst damage potential of a Shotgun or Revolver, and lacks the raw DPS of an SMG or Minigun. Its hipfire accuracy is also slightly below average in comparison to the other weapons, perhaps with the exceptions of the Double Barrel Shotgun and Drum Shotgun.
  • The Epic, Legendary and Mythic variants of the Assault Rifle are capable of eliminating an opponent in one less bullet than the lower tier versions, whether unshielded or with full Shield. The Rare variant and higher shaves off a single shot less from the kill requirement within its reach on targets with 125 HP total (as is common with the 75 HP limit of Bandages and the 50 Shield limit of Small Shield Potions) or full health and a Small Shield Potion, and the Epic rarity and higher removes a shot to eliminate on targets with 175 HP total.
  • The Assault Rifle is one of the best bullet weapons for destroying enemy builds. Not only is its generous 30-round magazine ideal for sustained fire, allowing 5.28 seconds of pumping lead down range, its damage to structures remains static at all ranges. Every rarity can take out a wood wall in just five shots, and, depending on the rarity, other structures and edits may take even less.
  • It is not wise to challenge players wielding Sniper Rifles, as they can instantly eliminate you in a single well-placed shot while you're attempting to whittle away at their health one shot at a time. Instead, place some structures between you and them and attempt to get closer with a few ramps.

Changes

Patch Notes

16.00 Patch Notes (16th March 2021)
  • Common variant vaulted

13.00 Patch Notes (17th June 2020)

  • Headshot multiplier decreased from 2.0 to 1.5 for all variants

11.00 Patch Notes (15th October 2019)

  • Reload times increased from 2.4/2.3/2.2/2.1/2.0 to 2.5/2.4/2.3/2.2/2.1

Weapon + Items

Supply Drop loot rates adjusted.
  • Assault Rifles to 25% from 14.2%.

4.3 Content Update (5th June 2018)

  • Damage fall-off vs. structures removed for Rifles, SMGs, Pistols, and LMGs.

Patch 4.2 (16th May 2018)

Bug Fixes
  • Assault Rifles no longer appear to eject multiple bullet casings per shot.

22nd November 2017 Hotfix

  • The Assault Rifle's damage was reduced from 32/33/35/37/39 to 30/31/33/35/36 (depending on rarity). Its headshot multiplier was also reduced from 2.5x to 2.0x.[1]

Early Access 1.6.4 (29th September 2017)

Adjustments to Assault Rifle.

  • White
    • Increased maximum accuracy by 10%.
    • Increased minimum accuracy by 22%.
    • Increased reload rate by 10%.
  • Green
    • Increased maximum accuracy by 8%.
    • Increased minimum accuracy by 20%.
    • Increased reload rate by 8%.
  • Blue
    • Increased maximum accuracy by 5%.
    • Increased minimum accuracy by 17%.
    • Increased reload rate by 5%.
  • Purple
    • Increased maximum accuracy by 3%.
    • Increased minimum accuracy by 14%.
    • Increased reload rate by 3%.
  • Orange
    • Increased minimum accuracy by 11%.

Vault Log

Update/Patch Vault Unvault
13.00 Mythic
16.00 Common

Damage, Reload Time, Fire Rate, Magazine and HSM Changes Log

Update/Patch Damage Structure Damage Affected Rarities HSM/HS Damage Reload Time Fire Rate Magazine Size
22nd November 2017 32, 33, 35, 37, 39 >

30, 31, 33, 35, 36

All x2.5 > x2.0

80, 82, 87, 92, 97 >

60, 62, 66, 70, 72

Not affected The Assault Rifle did not

receive any fire rate or

magazine size changes.

Fire rate stays at 5.5 or

6.0 for the Mythic rarity.

Magazine size stays at 30.

4.3 (Content Update) Not affected Damage fall-off removed All Not affected
11.00 Not affected All Not affected 2.4, 2.3, 2.2, 2.1, 2.0 >

2.5, 2.4, 2.3, 2.2, 2.1

13.00 Not affected All x2.0 > x1.5

60, 62, 66, 70, 72, 74>

45, 46, 49, 52, 54, 55*

Not affected

* = Vaulted/Unreleased rarity/rarities during that time

Trivia

  • The Common, Uncommon, and Rare rarities of the Assault Rifle are based on a standard AR-15 platform rifle (likely an M4A1 Carbine), and the Epic, Legendary, and Mythic rarities of the Assault Rifle are based on the FN SCAR-L assault rifle.
  • Prior to v11.00, the front sight on the Common, Uncommon, and Rare rarities of the Assault Rifle was fitted on the barrel backwards.
  • It was the first weapon to be available in all 5 standard rarities, and also the first weapon to have appearances dependent on rarity.
    • Along with the Heavy Assault Rifle, it is the first weapon to have all 6 obtainable rarities.
      • Having the Mythic variant was proposed as early as December 2017, but with 39 damage and with a 2.5 times multiplier, but only 5.5 shots per second.
  • It is one of the three weapons in Battle Royale that can be found in all 6 rarities, having a Common through Legendary plus Mythic variant. The other weapons are the Heavy Assault Rifle and the Burst Assault Rifle.
    • Coincidentally, these weapons are all in the Assault class.
    • It deals less damage than the Burst AR by 1, so the Rare Burst AR can eliminate in 3 shots against a player with 100 HP, and in 6 shots against a player with 200 HP, but the Rare AR can't.
    • This is the first gun to have both 5 and 6 variants.[2]
  • The Assault Rifle is the only weapon that has never been fully vaulted in Battle Royale.
    • The Pistol was fully vaulted for the first time in Chapter 2, Season 6 . Making the Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary variants of the Assault Rifle the only weapons to have never been vaulted.

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