The in-game Message of the Day has given us a tease of the upcoming Heavy Assault Rifle weapon to Fortnite’s Battle Royale game mode.


The assault rifle, which has not actually been previously leaked in the Battle Royale game files, has the following description.

“Powerful Assault Rifle that is most useful when fired in short bursts.”

It is the first new weapon to be added to the game since the addition of the Quad Launcher, and it is the third variant of the Assault Rifle weapon to be added to Fortnite Battle Royale.

Judging from the colour of the background, we can assume this item will be of Legendary status – but there may also be an Epic version of the weapon.

It is expected that the Heavy Assault Rifle will be added to Fortnite in the upcoming patch, although this could be changed by Epic Games at any time.

Here is a full look at the weapon:

As you can see, the weapon is modeled after the Kalashnikov AK-47 and is apparently best used in short bursts, which suggests a high spread and recoil.

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