Fortnite 9.01 went live Wednesday as a new weapon was introduced to the game.

The Tactical Assault Rifle, a new fully automatic weapon, was added to Fortnite as a new close range gun for players to utilize. In turn, the compact SMG was vaulted. "Due to the recent addition of the Drum Gun and the brand new Tactical Assault Rifle, we wanted to reduce the availability of high rate-of-fire weapons," Epic Games wrote in the patch notes.

Here's everything you need to know about Fortnite's new Tactical Assault Rifle.

Fortnite 9.01 Adds New Tactical Assault Rifle Weapon

Tactical Assault Rifle

  • Available in Rare, Epic and Legendary variants
  • Available from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines
  • Fully Automatic
  • 30 Round Magazine
  • Deals 22/23/24 damage
  • Headshot Multiplier of 1.75x
  • This weapon has a tight spread in close quarters but is less effective at long range when compared to other Assault Rifles

Epic Games also reduced Baller health from 200 to 150 and nerfed the Drum Gun's damage from 26/27 to 22/23. The community responded positively to these changes, showing signs of the weapon meta hopefully heading in a positive direction.

Fortnite 9.01 is now available on all platforms.

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