The v6.22 update for Fortnite Battle Royale went live on November 6, with the headline addition being the new Heavy AR, which strikes a resemblance to the well-known AK-47 rifle.
Players have been asking for a weapon like this for some time, with various concepts drawn up by fans showing how an AK-47 could be designed Fortnite style.
Now finally in the game, and simply called ‘Heavy AR’, it completes the set along with the ‘Heavy Shotgun’ and ‘Heavy Sniper’.
What all these weapons have in common is that they really do some serious damage. A lot of stopping power makes the Heavy Sniper and Heavy Shotgun deadly weapons at their respective ranges.
The Heavy AR looks to be no different, with a thick, chunky sound when firing and a high damage output.
As the official weapon description puts it, “this weapon packs a punch!”, which you can see below courtesy of streamer ‘Shaggyy‘ – and this is only the rare variant.
As well as dealing high damage to opponents, it will also tear through builds too, so no matter the situation it looks like this AR will always be reliable.
Its fire rate is slower than some of the other Assault Rifles, but this is more than made up for by the higher damage, plus with a lower fire rate you should be more accurate.
The Heavy AR is available in all game modes now in Fortnite Battle Royale, and comes in Rare, Epic and Legendary rarities, so jump in and try it out for yourself.