"R-201 Assault Rifle" redirects here. For its predecessor from the first game, see R-101C Carbine
Full-auto and high accuracy.
— In-game description

The R-201 Special Operations Assault Rifle (SOAR)[1] is a Pilot anti-personnel fully automatic assault rifle manufactured by Lastimosa Armory that appears in Titanfall 2. It is the successor and "big brother" to the R-101C Carbine.



The R-201 Carbine is an improved version of the R-101C Carbine, an extremely versatile and evenly balanced assault rifle. It performs at 25 damage with damage drop starting at 28.575 meters(1500 units) and drop ending at 66.675 meters(3500 units), and a fully automatic 810 RPM fire rate. Its magazine can hold 24 bullets and 30 with the Extra Ammo mod equipped. It is praised to have extremely good accuracy, as it has an accuracy of 90.


The design of the R-201 Assault Rifle is similar to its previous incarnation, but with a sleeker design and a greyed finish. It is the workhorse of both the IMC and Colonial Militia. As a weapons platform, it is highly customizable with countless accessories and upgrades available. Replacement parts are easily printed with the simplest base materials and schematics are widely shared, making the R-201 a very popular weapon among Frontier Pilots. Upgrades from the 101 to the 201 are enhanced ergonomics, an improved Irondot reticule and an upgraded internal CPU core that regulates barrel temperature, weapon malfunctions and ballistics.[1]

Weapon Mods

Image Name Description Unlock
Extra Ammo
Increased ammo capacity.
R-201 Level 2
Shoot while sprinting.
R-201 Level 4
Faster reload.
R-201 Level 5
Gun Ready
Fast transition into aiming down the sights.
R-201 Level 7
Quick Swap
Faster transition when switching to this weapon.
R-201 Level 8
Pilot kills increase Tactical availability (Faster cooldown).
R-201 Level 9

Weapon Attachments

Image Name Description Unlock
Factory Issue
Stock sights.
R-201 Level 1
Open holographic combat optical gunsight.
R-201 Level 3
HCOG Ranger
Enhanced zoom scope.
R-201 Level 6
Threat Scope
Makes enemies easy to spot by applying an AR overlay to them. Warning: Disables extra mod slot.
R-201 Level 10
Pro Screen
Attachment that displays lifetime weapon XP count for the weapon.
R-201 Regeneration


  • The Front Rifleman banner can be unlocked by getting the R-201 to generations 2.9, 3.9 and 4.9 (for standard, FIRE and GOLD variants, respectively). The Front Rifleman XL can be unlocked by killing 50, 100 and 250 enemies for the same variants.
  • In the campaign, the R-201 has a standard magazine capacity of 32, apart from 24 or 30 in multiplayer.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Named in concept art
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