A render of the Common - Rare rarities of the Heavy AR
A render of the Epic and Legendary rarities of the Heavy AR

The Heavy Assault Rifle is a Weapon in Fortnite Battle Royale.


The Heavy Assault Rifle is a slower firing automatic weapon that does a substantial amount of damage if you hit your shots.


Type Ranged Weapon
Rarity Common Weapon Uncommon Weapon Rare Weapon Epic Weapon Legendary Weapon Mythic Weapon
Class Assault Rifle
Ammo Medium Bullets
DPS 140.25 148.75 157.25 165.75 174.25 187
Damage 33 35 37 39 41 44
Fire Rate 4.25
Magazine Size 25
Reload Time 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5 3.2
Structure Damage 33 35 37 39 41 44



  • The Heavy Assault Rifle was introduced in the v6.22 content update in Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants. On the same day, the recoil was reduced and accuracy was buffed.
    • At the time, the weapon's stats were
      • 44 | 46 | 48 damage respectively
      • 3.75 fire rate
      • 25 magazine size
  • In the v8.10 update, the Heavy AR rarities were changed from Rare, Epic, and Legendary to Common, Uncommon, and Rare.
  • As of the v11.40 update, the Assault Rifle can be sidegraded at an Upgrade Bench for 20 of each material.
  • The mythic variant of the Heavy AR, called Meowscles' Peow Peow Rifle was introduced with the v12.00 update, dropping from Meowscles at The Yacht. After Deadpool took over The Yacht, Meowscles relocated to the Box Factory.
  • In the v12.60 update, this weapon's recoil was buffed significantly, thus making better or just a good as the Assault Rifle and the Burst.
  • Due to it's harsh recoil and bloom, it is advised to tap-fire with this weapon.

All Assault Rifles[edit]

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