[PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / PUBG] Assault Rifles (AR) Stats and Strategy Guide

This article contains a guide Assault Rifles (AR) Stats and Strategy Guide in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). It includes basic information, weapon stats, strategy, tips and tricks, best weapons, descriptions, as well as Magazine and Scope Attachments.

Assault Rifles Stats and Strategy Guide

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Assault Rifles (AR) are the most balanced weapons in the game, being reliable at close- to long-range. While nearly all available assault rifles at the moment have very similar stats and characteristics, it is worth noting that the M416, SCAR-L and M16A4 are arguably the best in the category (at least at the moment). The SCAR-L has lower stability and mid-range power, but a high rate of fire. This means that it is better at close-range than the M16A4, in addition to being very easy to come by while exploring the map. It also uses the very common 5.56mm ammo.

The M16A4 is also easy to find in the game, and uses the same common ammunition as the SCAR-L. It has outstanding effective range, as well as having very good damage per shot.

The best assault rifle in the game is arguably the M416. It has the best overall stats of any assault rifle in the game, boasting the highest damage, stability, effective range and excellent rate of fire. It also uses the easy-to-get 5.56 ammunition. However, the M416 is usually found in Georgopol, Sosnovka Military Base, Primorsk, Mylta Power, Yasnaya Polyana, Rozhok and Novorepnoye. These areas are dangerously populated by other players, owing to the high spawn rate of military-grade weapons and equipment.

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For assault rifles, it is important to know how to use single-fire mode while aimed down at the sights (first-person view). Firing at a controlled pace will allow you to maximize your aim, most especially when trying to land head shots on your targets. Firing from the hip (third-person view) will have less accuracy, so it is generally not recommended, especially for targets at a considerable distance from you.

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Attachments

There are a handful of attachments compatible with assault rifles. They include compensators, flash hiders, suppressors, foregrips, scopes, sights, magazines and stocks.

Muzzle Mods

Muzzle Mods
Attachment Capacity Effect
Compensator (AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L)
10 Reduces horizontal and vertical recoil.
Flash Hider (AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L)
10 Hides the flash that is produced when the sniper rifle is fired to avoid being found.

Grips

Dot Sight
Attachment Capacity  Effect
Vertical
Foregrip
(M416, SCAR-L)
10 Reduces horizontal and vertical recoil.
Angled Foregrip (M416, SCAR-L) 10 Reduces horizontal and vertical recoil.

Stocks

Holographic Sight
Attachment  Capacity Effect
Tacticla Stock (M416) 12 Faster recoil recovery and reduced weapon sway.

Magazines

Red Dot Sight
Attachment  Capacity Effect
Quickdraw Magazine (AKM, M16 4, M416, SCAR-L) 14 Faster reload
Large Capacity Magazine (AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L) 15 Increased magazine capacity.
Large Capacity Quick Draw Magazine (AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L) 15 Faster reload, increased magazine capacity.

Scopes and Sights

Red Dot Sight
Attachment  Capacity Effect
Holographic Sights (AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L) 10 Holographic sight to equipped weapon
Red Dot Sights (AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L) 10 Red dot sight to equipped weapon
2x Aimpoint Scope (AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L) 15 2x zoom scope
4x ACOG Scope (AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L) 15 4x zoom scope
8x CQBSS Scope (AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L) 20 8x zoom scope

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