How to get the Tactical Assault Rifle in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2

ruekuma |  Published: April 25, 2024

Discover how to get the Tactical Assault Rifle in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 in this article.

Fortnite has reintroduced the Tactical Assault Rifle for Chapter 5 Season 2 in the latest update v29.30. This fully automatic AR boasts impressive accuracy, a tight bullet spread, and low recoil, making it the best at medium-to-long-range combat.

How to Get the Tactical Assault Rifle in Fortnite

Apollo NPC
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You can find the Tactical AR as floor loot, inside loot chests, supply drones, weapon cases, and supply drops across the entire map.

The different rarities (Uncommon to Legendary) are scattered randomly, so thorough looting increases your chances.

The easiest way to guarantee getting this rifle is by purchasing it from the Apollo NPC for 300 gold bars. Apollo NPC patrols near the Summit Temple northeast of Mount Olympus, and stocks 3 Epic-rarity Tactical ARs per match.

Stats and Modifications for the Tactical AR

Tactical Assault Rifle in Fortnite
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Unlike most Assault Rifles that use medium ammo, the Tactical AR takes Light Bullets like SMGs. Its damage output ranges from 19 (Uncommon) to 23 (Legendary), with a 1.5x headshot multiplier.

Other stats that vary by rarity:

  • Reload Speed: 2.7 to 2.1 seconds
  • Fire Rate: Tied at 7
  • Magazine Size: 30 bullets

You can further improve the Tactical AR’s performance by visiting a Weapon Bunker to add various mods like sights, magazines, and more.

Versatile Mid-Range Weapon

The Tactical Assault Rifle in Fortnite absolutely shines in mid-range skirmishes thanks to its spray pattern and minimal recoil. However, its respectable damage and fire rate make it viable at all ranges if you can control the bloom.

Landing at a hot drop? Prioritize finding or buying this AR early for a strong start. Its mix of stats provides a versatile all-purpose rifle to rely on until you find stronger specialist weapons later in the match.

Don’t sleep on the newly unvaulted Tactical AR in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2! Use this guide to get your hands on this hard-hitting, accurate weapon to win across the island.