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AR-55 Autorifle

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AR-55 Autorifle
AR-55 Autorifle.png
Weapon Type AR
Rarity CommonRarity.svgCommon
Faction Co-Tec
Weight 35 Weight icon.png
Buy Price 2,100 K-Marks.png
Sell Value 629 K-Marks.png
Faction Reputation 6 Reputation.png
Ammo Type Basic Medium Ammo.pngBasic Medium Ammo
Damage 11Damage Icon.png
Weakspot Multiplier 1.7
Penetration 10Heavy Converter.png
Firerate 0.11
Projectile Speed 34200
Movement Multiplier 0.9
Reload time 2.7s
Magazine Size 22
Audible Range 400m

The AR-55 Autorifle is a versatile and effective fully automatic rifle. As this weapon is sold through the Quick Shop, it doesn't have to be unlocked before being able to buy it.


The AR-55 Phase Autorifle can have 8 different Attachments installed on it, one for each slot. The type of attachment must be compatible with the weapons type, so only attachments that have Assault Rifle or Medium Ammo as a category can be installed onto an AR-55 Phase Autorifle.


A decent fully automatic rifle, doesn't excel in any one department, but comfortably versatile and lethally effective.


The AR-55 Phase Autorifle was commissioned by the IFA in an attempt to improve standard Authority armament without further increasing their reliance on Korolev Heavy Industries. While the IFA would eventually settle with the SAR-62, CoTEC's AR-55 remains a popular weapon in private armies and corporate security forces, and has succeeded at being an effective market counter to the popular KOR-47.

Mk.II Variant

A contraband version of the AR-55, originally intended for use in the Demia Rebellion. More powerful than the mass produced version CoTEC would later sell to various frontier worlds.

The Mk.II variant of the AR-55 Autorifle has the following changed statistics:

The Mk.II version of the AR-55 Autorifle can only be found as loot on Fortuna III, which means it can't be crafted or bought in Prospect Station.

Weapon Comparison and Detailed Stats

For a comparison between this and other weapons, as well as an overview on its detailed stats, visit the Weapon Calculator


The AR-55 has six different variations of the sound it makes when shot:

There are an additional six variations the sound which is used when a Silencer is attached to the gun:

When the weapon is reloaded, one of four following sounds is played when the magazine is removed from the gun:

When the weapon is reloaded, one of four following sounds is played when a new magazine is inserted into the gun:

When the weapons is cocked, one of four sounds plays:


This is an incomplete list of all cosmetics for the AR-55 Autorifle in The Cycle: Frontier.

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This list makes no guarantee of availability or completeness. Some cosmetics might no longer be in the shop rotation, be from the Fortuna Pass of a past season, be from a special promotion, or be otherwise exclusive.
List of cosmetics

Vanity WeaponSkin P AR55VeteranExplorer.png

Explorer's AR-55

Vanity WeaponSkin P Ar55Marshal.png

Marshal AR-55

Update history

Patch 3.4.0
  • Projectile speed reduced from 36400 to 34200.
Patch 3.2.0
  • Rusty AR-55 damage reduced from 12 to 11
  • AR-55 damage reduced from 12 to 11
  • AR-55 Mk2 damage reduced from 13 to 12
Patch 3.0.0
Patch 2.2.0
  • Projectile velocities for Assault Rifles has been increased by 30%
Patch 1.2.0
  • Damage reduced from 13 to 12
Closed Beta 2.3
  • Weight reduced from 50 to 35
Closed Beta 2.2
  • Refire time reduced from 0.13 to 0.11
  • Damage increased from 12 to 13


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