The assault rifle is the Doom chaingun equivalent for Strife. It uses bullets for ammo. It fires 3 bullets at time unlike the chaingun's two. It can kill acolytes, stalkers and sentinels quickly, but it is not recommended against stronger foes. This is the same weapon used by acolytes and the Front 's Rebel Soldiers .
The assault rifle has two pickup sprites. They differ in appearance - one is lying on the ground and the other one is standing vertically.
As an additional note, the assault rifle's accuracy is affected by the player's Accuracy Stat, and specific bonuses like the Accuracy Upgrade can increase the accuracy rating to make continuous shots more effective. This is best used in conjunction with the targeter item.
The first time this weapon can be obtained for free is in the Prison. Though the rifle can be bought from Irale for 250 coins.
A maximum of 250 bullets can be carried at once (500 with the Ammo Satchel).