Apex Legends

All leaked Apex Legends hop-ups & attachments

Published: 14/Feb/2021 14:00

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends currently has a small pool of hop-ups for select weapons, but others have been identified through game files, and never released. Here are all the uncovered hop-ups and if they’ll be releasing any time soon. 

As Respawn Entertainment have added new content to Apex Legends in the form of legends, weapons, skins, attachments, and skins, dataminers and leakers have gotten their hands on details about unreleased items.

For the most part, these have been hop-ups. Even though the current loot pool only contains a handful of these attachments, fans are always looking out for more and hoping that their favorite weapon is handed a hop-up.

With Season 8 underway, more of these have been leaked. So, we’ll get into a full list of them, what they might do, and if they might still be coming to the Apex Games.

Apex Legends Double Tap Trigger Hop Up
Respawn Entertainment
Double Tap Trigger was one of Apex’s best hop-ups but it was removed in Season 8.

Armorsmith

The most recent hop-up leak has come in the form of the Armorsmith, which leakers found in the game’s files following Season 8’s first hotfix.

According to leaks, it bears a resemblance to the once-popular Disruptor Rounds hop-up as it would go on the RE-45 and Alternator weapons. Though, instead of dealing additional damage, it would help you boost your shield at a faster rate than normal.

Compared to some of the other leaked attachments we’ve seen, it’s possible that this one is released at some point in the future, and perhaps as early as Season 9.

Apex Legends red evo shield glowing
Respawn/EA
The Armorsmith hop up would presumably boost your shield earn rate.

Heatsink

Aside from the Armorsmith, Season 8 has also brought leaks about a hop-up known as Heatsink. First leaked back in Season 6, more voicelines have been added for Horizon and Fuse in season 7 and 8 respectively. There is not much to go on about the hop-up, aside from these voice lines from the current roster of Apex characters.

What is interesting, however, is that the name has popped up in multiple fan concepts before, each suggesting it could help the L-Star and Charge Rifle.

Incendiary Rounds

Throwing it all the way back to 2019, the Incendiary Rounds leak is a bit less cryptic than others. As the name suggests, it’d just be bullets that deal fire damage when used.

Given that Fuse is now in Apex, and his kit revolves around fire, it could have been a perfect addition for the Aussie-voiced legend. Though, since it’s been a while since the attachment was leaked, and we’ve heard nothing since, it could have been scrapped by Respawn. 

Sentinel hop-up & gold sniper stock

A similar cryptic hop-up leak has also surfaced about sniper rifles. Previously, leaks suggested that snipers would be getting a golden sniper stock, similarly to the autoloader magazine that’s now available, but that hasn’t happened. 

In Season 8, there’s a hop-up spot on the Sentinel, sparking further rumors. Though, Respawn have said it’s just a visual bug, so make of that what you wil.. 

Currently, only the Longbow sniper can use a hop-up in Apex – the Skullpiercer Rifling – but maybe more will be coming in the future. Sniper users certainly hope so.

Apex Legends Season 8 new hop up
Respawn Entertainment
A new Hop-Up for the Sentinel could be in the works.

As Apex continues to expand and move into new seasons, more hop-ups will likely be uncovered, but it could be cases where the devs are just testing ideas rather than adding them. 

We’ll continue to update this post with any more hop-ups and attachments that are leaked.

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Apex Legends Chaos Theory event: Caustic Town Takeover, Leaks, heirloom

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:43

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8 event, Chaos Theory, is expected to release in March, and will launch alongside the release of Apex on Nintendo Switch. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including release date, leaks, rumors and even an heirloom to be expected.

When is Chaos Theory event in Apex Legends?

The event is expected to start on March 11, just a couple days after the Switch release for Apex Legends, on March 9. This will follow the conclusion of the Anniversary Collection event on March 3, after it was extended by a week.

Events typically last between two and three weeks, so expect a similar time frame for Chaos Theory.

Despite no official announcement yet, we know it will be called Chaos Theory after Target revealed it early on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing.

Caustic Town Takeover

Respawn have been teasing the next Town Takeover, expected to be for Caustic, in-game. The first teaser dropped on February 23.

The Town Takeover will be at Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, but we will have to wait until Respawn do a full reveal to see what it looks like.

Caustic in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Caustic is next up for a Town Takeover in Apex Legends

Bangalore Heirloom

Bangalore is the only original launch Legend who hasn’t received an heirloom yet, and all signs point to her being next up.

Numerous leaks from data miners have found what Bangalore’s heirloom will be, so you can check it out here if you don’t mind the spoiler.

The Anniversary Collection event provides the opportunity to get 150 heirloom shards, so if you’re a Bangalore main, you might want to hold on to those shards for a bit.

Bangalore in war paint in apex Legends
Respawn/EA
Bangalore is the only original launch Legend without an heirloom – yet.

Chaos Theory event skins

We don’t yet have any images of the skins coming in the event, but data miners have narrowed down which Legends we can expect some new cosmetics for specifically.

Thanks to reliable leaker Biast12, the expected event skins are for the following characters:

Legendary:

  • Caustic
  • Crypto
  • Gibraltar
  • Loba
  • Rampart
  • Revenant
  • Wattson

Epic:

  • Octane
  • Caustic
  • Wattson

There are also files for numerous recolors for past event skins, but we’re not sure yet if these will be available during the Chaos Theory event, or separately.


That’s everything we know so far about the Chaos Theory event, though there are still a lot of details unknown. We’ll keep you updated on everything right here, and on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?