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Disambig.png This article is about a Heavy Weapon. For the others, see Heavy Weapons.
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy Assault Rifle.gif
Details
Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 6.22
Last Adjustment Patch 15.00
Vaulted

Patch 11.00

Patch 13.00

[Patch 16.00

The Heavy Assault Rifle (commonly referred to by the community as the AK) is an Assault Rifle in Battle Royale. It is available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary and Mythic variants. It uses Medium Bullets.png Medium Bullets and has a headshot multiplier of x1.5 (dealing 49/52/55/58/61/65). 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 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 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 with an Assault Rifle. 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 Box Factory (POI). Only one can be found per match and cannot be obtained by sidegrading Skye's Assault Rifle.

In Patch 13.00, the Heavy Assault Rifle has been vaulted, and you could not sidegrade an Assault Rifle to a Heavy Assault Rifle anymore. The Heavy Assault Rifle has been vaulted because it was either not many people using it or it being overpowered. Also, the Headshot Damage Multiplier was reduced from x2 to x1.5. However, the Mythic Meowscles' Peow Peow Rifle is available in the Arsenal LTM.

In the Black Manta trailer, the Epic/Legendary Heavy Assault Rifle was shown on the ground, hinting its possible return to the game, like the Minigun.

Also, in the Chapter 2 Season 3 trailer, the red pickup truck (OG Bear) pulls out with a Masked Fade holding the Common/ Uncommon/ Rare variant of the Heavy Assault Rifle, further hinting it will be unvaulted with all variants if it is going to be reintroduced.

All variants of the Heavy Assault Rifle has been brought back into the Tank Battle LTM (Not including the Mythic one).

All variants of the Heavy Assault Rifle has been unvaulted in Patch 15.00, Its accuracy has been slightly increased, alongside a change in firing sound to the Common, Uncommon and Rare variants. It is also no longer exclusive to obtain from Henchmen Chests and by Side-grading a Assault Rifle.

After being unvaulted for a Season, they have returned to the vault with Patch 16.00. The Heavy Assault Rifle was vaulted to make room for the new Makeshift Rifle and Primal Rifle, and because very few people used this weapon over an Assault Rifle.

Stats

Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
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
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 148.75
Damage 35
Fire Rate 4.25
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 3
Structure Damage 35
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
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
Legendary Heavy AR.png
Details
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
Details
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

Arsenal/Gun Game Exclusive

Meowscles' Peow Peow Rifle
Legendary Heavy AR.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 187
Damage 44
Fire Rate 4.25
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 48

Spy Games Exclusive Variants

heavy assault rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
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+
Legendary Heavy AR.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 223.86
Damage 39
Fire Rate 5.74
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.7
Structure Damage 39
HEAVY ASSAULT RIFLE+ (GUN SMITH TECH)
Legendary Heavy AR.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 235.34
Damage 41
Fire Rate 5.74
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 41

The Epic and Legendary Heavy AR+ has a faster firerate than the Assault Rifle/Assault Rifle+ Tech. It is suggested to select the Heavy AR+ Tech (or Heavy AR Tech with Gun Smith Tech) over the Assault Rifle/Assault Rifle+ Tech, but the Heavy AR+ has more bloom.

Former Stats

Patch 9.30 to Patch 11.40

Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 142.5
Damage 38
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 3.1
Structure Damage 38
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 150
Damage 40
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.9
Structure Damage 40
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 157.5
Damage 42
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.8
Structure Damage 42

Patch 8.10 to Patch 9.30

Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 135
Damage 36
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 3.1
Structure Damage 36
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 142.5
Damage 38
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.9
Structure Damage 38
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 150
Damage 40
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.8
Structure Damage 40

Patch 6.22 to Patch 8.10

Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 165
Damage 44
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.8
Structure Damage 44
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 172.5
Damage 46
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.6
Structure Damage 46
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy assault rifle icon.png
Details
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 180
Damage 48
Fire Rate 3.75
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 2.5
Structure Damage 48

Sound

Legacy Sounds

Coming Soon!

Textures

Patch Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary Mythic
After 11.00 Heavy assault rifle icon.png Legendary Heavy AR.png
Before 11.00
Didn't exist.

Availability

Chapter 1

Rarity Chest Floor Loot Supply Drop
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Chapter 2

Season 1 and 2
Rarity Upgrading Eliminating a Shadow Henchman Shadow Henchman Chest Eliminating a Boss
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Mythic C2S2 ONLY ✅ (Meowscles at the Box Factory, formerly The Yacht)
Season 5
Rarity Chest Floor Loot Rare Chest Supply Drop Eliminating Ruckus Challenging and eliminating an NPC
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary


Sidegrading

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

Rarities Sidegraded from Assault Rifle. Material Cost
Common New AR icon.pngCommon , Uncommon & Rare Wood icon.png20x

Stone icon.png20x

Metal icon.png20x

Uncommon
Rare
Epic Assault Rifle (SCAR) (NEW).pngEpic & Legendary
Legendary

Strategy

  • The Heavy Assault Rifle quickly becomes one of the least favoured 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 (now 4 for the Common). However to do 200 damage, the Common variant has to fire 7 shots to eliminate an opponent while the Uncommon and Rare can do it in 6. However you can eliminate a 100 health 100 shield player in 3 headshots with a Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary and Mythic one, while with the Common one you can eliminate the player in 4 headshots.
  • 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 eliminate the player with 6 bullets. Finally the Legendary and Mythic variants can eliminate the player in 5 shots.
  • The Common Heavy Assault Rifle can eliminate a fully shielded and healed person in 4 head shots, The remaining variants can eliminate a player in 3 head shots.
  • The Common variant of the Heavy Assault Rifle does slightly less damage than the Legendary and Epic variants of the Assault Rifle. Furthermore, it also has a smaller magazine size (25), lower fire rate, and less accuracy when compared to assault rifles, making heavy assault rifles generally less preferable. The only advantage is the range, but at that point, you can use a sniper.
    • However, all other variants do more damage.

Changes

Patch Notes

Patch 15.00 (2nd December 2020)
  • Unvalued all variants
  • Accuracy increased

Patch 13.00 (17th June 2020)

  • Vaulted all variants.
  • Can no longer be side graded

Patch 12.00 (20th February 2020)

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

Patch 11.40 (15th January 2020)

  • 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 3.75 to 4.25

Patch 9.30 (25th June 2019)

  • 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 (12th June 2019)

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%

Patch 8.10 (10th March 2019)

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%

Vault Log

Patch Vault Unvault
8.10 Epic & Legendary
11.00 Common, Uncommon & Rare
11.40 Common to Legendary (Sidegradable Only)
13.00 Common to Mythic
15.00 Common to Legendary
16.00 Common to Legendary

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
8.10 44, 46, 48 >

36, 38, 40

All x2.0

88, 92, 96 >

72, 76, 80

Not affected The Heavy Assault Rifle did not

receive any magazine size changes.

Magazine size stays at 25.

9.30 36, 38, 40 >

38, 40, 42

All x2.0

72, 76, 80 >

76, 80, 84

Not affected
11.40 38, 40, 42, 44, 46 >

33, 35, 37, 39, 41

All x2.0

76, 80, 84, 88, 92 >

66, 70, 74, 78, 82

Not affected 3.75 > 4.25
13.00 Not affected All x2.0 > x1.5

66, 70, 74, 78, 82 >

49.5, 52.5, 55.5, 58.5, 61.5

Not affected

* = Vaulted/Unreleased rarity/rarities during that time

Trivia

  • 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 Side grading.
  • 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 40. Now the Mythic Meowscles' Peow Peow Rifle is equal to a Legendary Infantry Rifle, dealing 44 damage. But the Meowscles Peow Peow Rifle has a better firerate, magazine size and DPS than the Infantry Rifle, however, the Infantry Rifle has a better accuracy and reload time than the Meowscles' Peow Peow Rifle.
  • It is one is the four guns in all of Battle Royale that can be found in every single (6) rarity, having a Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary, and Mythic variant. The other weapons being the Assault Rifle, Burst Assault Rifle and Charge Shotgun, but currently only the Burst AR and Charge Shotgun are the only ones that can be found on every rarity.
  • The Common Heavy Assault Rifle was by far the least used weapon in Chapter 2 Season 2.
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