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Burst Rifle
SRIV Rifles - Burst Rifle - Guardsman AR - Default
"Guardsman AR" Burst Rifle
Class

Rifle

Cost

20000

Ammo

Rifle

Clip size

30
55 Rank 5 Clip Size

Pickup Ammo

30

Ammo Cost

120

Trigger

Burst

Used By

ZPD
SNG
SWAT[1]

Appears in

Saints Row IV

Burst Rifle is a weapon in Saints Row IV.[2]

Trades full-auto ability for accurate burst fire.
— Weapon Description[3]

OverviewEdit

The Burst Rifle, like its name suggests, is a Burst-Fire rifle as opposed to a Fully-Automatic weapon. This helps the weapon with ammo consumption. The Burst Rifle has an excellent magazine size and only has 5 fewer rounds than the Automatic Rifle when both have fully upgraded magazine sizes, and upgrading the gun reduced the burst delay so it's rate of fire reach near full auto levels.

The Let the Good Times Roll ultimate upgrade is an excellent upgrade while The Protagonist is leveling up, as the upgrade prevents The Protagonist from running out of ammo and allows for sustained use. It becomes redundant when "Ammo - Rifle 4" upgrade is purchased, as all rifle ammo becomes infinite.

An issue with the Burst Rifle is that despite the Burst-Fire fire mode, accuracy when fired in rapid bursts, deteriorates extremely rapidly. Both the Automatic Rifle and Alien Rifle are more accurate and have superior rates of fire.

Unfortunately, the Burst Rifle is generally inferior to the AR-55 from Saints Row: The Third. Unlike it's predecessor, the Burst Rifle's accuracy deteriorates even at full upgrade, while the Level 4 AR-55 easily reaches extreme ranges with precision. It also does not have the ability to scope in, although given that the Burst Rifle is significantly less accurate than the AR-55, a magnified scope would be rendered worthless. The Burst Rifle does have a higher rate of fire and less delay which makes it's more effective at close range, but the AR-55 is better at range and is generally more effective overall.

UpgradesEdit

Clip Size, Damage, Rate of Fire and Reload Speed can all be upgraded 5 levels each, with a separate Let the Good Times Roll "ultimate upgrade".[4]

AvailabilityEdit

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AnalysisEdit

Pros
  • Reasonable magazine size.
  • Let the Good Times Roll upgrade provides additional ammo.
Cons
  • Burst fire MANDATORY, cannot fire semi-auto or full-auto.
  • Lag between bursts, unless upgraded.
  • Ultimate upgrade becomes useless when Ammo - Rifle 4 upgrade is purchased.
  • Accuracy can deteriorate if fired in rapid bursts.

CostumesEdit

There are 3 costumes for the Burst Rifle: Guardsman AR, Impulse Rifle and Soakmaster.

Guardsman AR Skin
SRIV Rifles - Burst Rifle - Guardsman AR - Default Default
Military grade stopping power
— Guardsman AR - Default skin[5]

SRIV Rifles - Burst Rifle - Guardsman AR - Freckle Bitch's Freckle Bitch's
The bitch is back!
— Guardsman AR - Freckle Bitch's skin[6]

SRIV Rifles - Burst Rifle - Guardsman AR - Red Plaid Red Plaid
Aye, lad, 'tis a bonnie plaid gun
— Guardsman AR - Red Plaid skin[7]

SRIV Rifles - Burst Rifle - Guardsman AR - Digital Camo Digital Camo (Unused skin)
Impulse Rifle Skin
SRIV Rifles - Burst Rifle - Impulse Rifle - Default Default
Remember: Short, controlled bursts.
— Impulse Rifle - Default skin[8]

SRIV Rifles - Burst Rifle - Impulse Rifle - Black Gold Black Gold
It's black. Also, gold.
— Impulse Rifle - Black Gold skin[9]

SRIV Rifles - Burst Rifle - Impulse Rifle - Blue Plaid Blue Plaid
You've gone to plaid!
— Impulse Rifle - Blue Plaid skin[10]

Soakmaster Skin
SRIV Rifles - Burst Rifle - Soakmaster - Default Default
This ain't no kid's toy.
— Soakmaster - Default skin[11]

SRIV Rifles - Burst Rifle - Soakmaster - Steampunk Steampunk
Manufactured by Currey Fluidistics, Ltd
— Soakmaster - Steampunk skin[12]

SRIV Rifles - Burst Rifle - Soakmaster - Heavy Metal Heavy Metal
Rock on!
— Soakmaster - Heavy Metal skin[13]

Trivia Edit

  • The Burst Rifle was first revealed in the Gamesradar E3 gameplay footage.[14]
  • The description of the Blue Plaid color for the Impulse Rifle is a reference to the movie Spaceballs.
  • The Guardsman AR resembles the Beretta Mx4 Storm, although the Beretta Cx4 Storm is a semi-automatic 9mm carbine.
  • The Impulse Rifle's name, appearance and description of Default skin are reference to the film Aliens and the M41A Pulse Rifle.
  • The Heavy Metal skin for the Soakmaster uses Eddie Van Halen's "Frankenstrat" guitar design.
  • The "Freckle Bitch's" skin is a reference to Freckle Bitch's, the red logo and yellow background colour are both from the Freckle Bitch's sign.[15] The falling tiles motif is from Saints Row 2 vehicle decals.[16]

GalleryEdit

  • The Main description
  • The Upgrade list
  • Burst Rifle - Guardsman AR - Default
  • Burst Rifle - Guardsman AR - Freckle Bitch's
  • Burst Rifle - Guardsman AR - Red Plaid
  • Burst Rifle - Impulse Rifle - Black Gold
  • Burst Rifle - Impulse Rifle - Blue Plaid
  • Burst Rifle - Impulse Rifle - Default
  • Burst Rifle - Soakmaster - Default
  • Burst Rifle - Soakmaster - Heavy Metal
  • Burst Rifle - Soakmaster - Steampunk

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mission: Batteries Not Included
  2. YouTube: All weapons, costumes and skins
  3. Image:
    Weapon - Rifles - Burst Rifle - Main

    Weapon Description

  4. Image:
    Weapon - Rifles - Burst Rifle - Upgrades

    Upgrade list

  5. Image:
    Weapon - Rifles - Burst Rifle - Guardsman AR - Default

    Guardsman AR - Default skin description

  6. Image:
    Weapon - Rifles - Burst Rifle - Guardsman AR - Freckle Bitch's

    Guardsman AR - Freckle Bitch's skin description

  7. Image:
    Weapon - Rifles - Burst Rifle - Guardsman AR - Red Plaid

    Guardsman AR - Red Plaid skin description

  8. Image:
    Weapon - Rifles - Burst Rifle - Impulse Rifle - Default

    Impulse Rifle - Default skin description

  9. Image:
    Weapon - Rifles - Burst Rifle - Impulse Rifle - Black Gold

    Impulse Rifle - Black Gold skin description

  10. Image:
    Weapon - Rifles - Burst Rifle - Impulse Rifle - Blue Plaid

    Impulse Rifle - Blue Plaid skin description

  11. Image:
    Weapon - Rifles - Burst Rifle - Soakmaster - Default

    Soakmaster - Default skin description

  12. Image:
    Weapon - Rifles - Burst Rifle - Soakmaster - Steampunk

    Soakmaster - Steampunk skin description

  13. Image:
    Weapon - Rifles - Burst Rifle - Soakmaster - Heavy Metal

    Soakmaster - Heavy Metal skin description

  14. YouTube: Gamesradar E3 gameplay
  15. Image:
    Freckle Bitch's f38 sign pl

    Freckle Bitch's sign

  16. Image:
    Magma - Chop Shop SR2 variant screenshot

    Magma with falling tiles decal

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