Fortnite: Battle Royale has a new feature, the burst rifle. This article covers all information regarding this weapon, including damage, stats and rarities as well as where to find it. We also provide tips and tricks that will help you master the gun.
Image from Fortnite Tracker
Release Date: May 16, 2018, (Was delayed, and rescheduled to the 16th).
It is currently unknown if this weapon has been confirmed. It was first rumored after it was discovered in Fortnite Tracker’s patches. The official Fortnite Twitter account then tweeted the following:
A new week, a brand new patch v4.2 is currently gliding in May 15. Downtime begins at 4AM ET (08:00 GMT). Tomorrow: Burst onto battle. – Source
This is going be a great weapon, and it will challenge the SCAR for endgame viability. The blue burst assault rifle is a solid option and can sometimes compete with the purple SCAR. After assault rifles had their headshot damage and damage dropped, the popularity of them fell a little. This will be a very popular choice, with the purple and gold versions of an likely more accurate gun being released.
Burst Assault Rifle Ammo Type & Magazine Size
Burst assault uses medium ammunition and has a 30-round magazine. It takes 2.5 seconds to reload epic version and 2.5 seconds legendary.
Burst Assault Rifle Damage & Stats
The burst assault rifle inflicts 32 / 33 (Epic/Legendary), and 64 /66 (Epic/Legendary), head shot damage.
Burst Assault Rifle Where to Find
There are legendary and epic versions of the burst assault rifle. These can be found in Floor Loot and Treasure Chests as well as Supply Drops and Vending Machines.