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Everything You Need to Know About Fortnite Battle Royale’s New Burst Assault Rifles

Published: 16/May/2018 10:46 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 18:13

by Ross Deason


The recent V4.2 patch added a new Epic and Legendary Burst Assault Rifle to Fortnite Battle Royale. Here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite Battle Royale’s incredible success in recent months has been helped by the development team’s ability to keep things fresh at all times.


They’ve done this through regular patches, Limited Time Modes, adding new and interesting cosmetics, and, of course, keeping players on their toes with new weapons and items to master.

We have recently seen the introduction of weapons like the Sticky Grenade, or even the Port-a-Fort grenade which has been a godsend for players that aren’t the best builders.


However, the new V4.2.0 patch, released on May 16th, introduced two weapons that should feel rather familiar to anyone that has put time into the game – the Epic and Legendary Burt Assault Rifles.

The new rifles will serve to complete the Burst Assault Rifle category but, like the Epic and Legendary Assault Rifles, they look entirely different to the Common, Uncommon, and Rare versions of the guns.

The Epic and Legendary Burst Assault Rifles look much like a Famas, reload faster than the other versions, and deal a significant amount more damage.


Burst Assault Rifle Statistics:

Common – 27 body damage, 54 headshot damage, 2.9 second reload

Uncommon – 29 body damage, 58 headshot damage, 2.7 second reload


Rare – 30 body damage, 60 headshot damage, 2.6 second reload

Epic – 32 body damage, 64 headshot damage, 2.5 second reload


Legendary – 33 body damage, 66 headshot damage, 2.3 second reload

The new Rifles can be found in all the normal locations but don’t expect to be finding one in every game that you play as the drop rate is likely to be low.

The patch notes for the Burst Assault Rifles can be found below.

Added Epic and Legendary Burst Assault Rifles.

Can be found in Floor Loot, Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.

Does 32 / 33 damage (Epic / Legendary).

Uses Medium Ammo.

Uses the same damage fall-off ranges as other Assault Rifles.


Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.


Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

Epic Games
Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 


Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.