The burst rifle is a new addition to Fortnite: Battle Royale. We cover all of the information about this weapon with damage, stats, magazine size, rarities, where-to find it, and tips and tricks that should help you master this gun.
Image from Fortnite Tracker
Release Date: May 16th, 2018 (Was delayed and rescheduled for the 16th)
Keep in mind that this weapon is unconfirmed right now. It was first rumored when it was found in a patch by Fortnite Tracker, and then the official Fortnite Twitter account tweeted the following:
A new week, a new patch! v4.2 is gliding in May 15, with downtime beginning at 4am ET (08:00 GMT). Burst onto the battlefield, tomorrow. – Source
I think this is going to be a really good weapon and will compete against the SCAR for end game viability. The blue burst assault rifle was already a solid choice and could at times compete with the purple SCAR. Once assault rifles got damage drop off and had their headshot damage reduced, it fell back a bit in popularity. Now with purple and gold versions of a likely more accurate gun coming out, this will for sure be a popular choice.
Burst Assault Rifle Ammo Type & Magazine Size
The burst assault uses medium ammo and has a 30 round magazine with a 2.5 second reload time for epic and 2.5 seconds for the legendary version.
Burst Assault Rifle Damage & Stats
The burst assault rifle does 32 / 33 (Epic/Legendary) to the body and 64 / 66 (Epic/Legendary) damage for each head shot.
Burst Assault Rifle Where-to Find
The burst assault rifle comes in epic and legendary versions. You’ll be able to find these in Floor Loot, Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.
Burst Assault Rifle Tips & Tricks
I will add some specific tips for this new burst assault rifle once it is released, but in the mean time check out our Assault Rifle Tips Guide!