Everyday, Epic Games will be unlocking one vaulted weapon for usage in Fortnite for 24 hours. Today’s choice gun is the powerful and devastating Burst Assault Rifle.

14 Days of Summer delivers a distinctive mechanic with its unvaulting. Players have been able to re-experience the Light Machine Gun and Quad Launcher in the first two days. The mechanic has proven to be quite exhilarating, bringing a fresh taste to combat each morning.

On June 27th, players can their hands on with an old favorite from the early days of Battle Royale. The Burst Assault Rifle returns to the map once more!

Burst Assault Rifle unvaulted for June 27th

The Burst Assault Rifle returns!

The Burst Assault Rifle remained as a core part of Fortnite gameplay for over a year, but we bid farewell to it some months ago in patch 7.30. We’re glad to see the return of the weapon, if only for a single sunrise.

Unlike the first two days’ weapons, the Burst AR has five different rarities and falls into the Assault Rifle loot pool. This is good for players looking to complete the daily ‘eliminations with the daily unvaulted weapon’ challenge. You’ll be find to these weapons in Floor Loot, Chests, Loot Carriers, Vending Machines, and Supply Drops.

Burst Assault Rifle Weapon Stats

As with the other weapons, we’ll give you a quick rundown of the weapon’s stats. Many of these guns have been missing from the game for months and it can be hard to remember all of their characteristics.

Due to the Burst Assault Rifle’s five rarities, it has dual in-game models. The Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants are the classic Burst AR model. The Legendary and Epic variants are displayed as the FAMAS burst model.

The two Burst Assault Rifle Fortnite models

The gameplay stats of the Burst AR are as follows:

  • Rarities: Common/Uncommon/Rare/Legendary/Epic
  • Bullet Type: Medium
  • Damage Per Second: 110/118/122/130/134
  • Damage Per Bullet: 27/29/30/32/33
  • Fire Rate: 4.06 per second
  • Magazine Size: 30
  • Reload Time: 2.9/2.7/2.6/2.5/2.3 seconds
  • Structure Damage: 27/29/30/32/33

The damage, DPS, and fire rate of the burst are decent, but it has major weakness. Burst Assault Rifles have increased bloom and its bloom (like any other weapon) is applied per bullet shot. In reality, this means that you will get triple boom on every single burst. Additionally, the reset time for aiming takes over a second.

Burst ARs are best used at close to medium ranges with controlled, calculated bursts. Wildly pressing the fire button won’t get you anywhere. If you can control the blood/get lucky, the gun deal scary amounts of the damage. Long range fights tend to be fairly fluky, so stick the regular AR or snipers for that.

Here’s a list of every 14 Days of Summer Unvaulted Weapon so far:

  1. Light Machine Gun
  2. Quad Launcher
  3. Burst Assault Rifle
  4. TBD

We’ll post a similar article every day of the Fortnite 14 Days of Summer event. You can also expect coverage of new comestics, daily challenges, Fortbytes, and more!

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