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Apex Legends 30-30 Repeater: New Season 8 weapon details revealed

Published: 31/Jan/2021 0:55 Updated: 31/Jan/2021 1:08

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8 will be introducing a new weapon – the 30-30 Repeater. It’s a lever-action rifle that “packs a punch,” it’s unlike any other weapon in the game so far. But, will it be any good?

Season 7 of Apex Legends bucked the trend by not adding a new weapon at all. This didn’t really bother anyone, as there was a whole new map to worry about, and the beloved R-99 was returned to floor loot.

But, players knew that more weapons were coming, after numerous sightings of unreleased guns were spotted in dev streams, including this mystery 30-30 Repeater which has now been confirmed.

We first saw the rifle in the Season 6 dev stream, as it laid on the ground for a brief moment.

Apex Legends 30 30 repeater on the floor
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The 30-30 repeater was first spotted in the Season 6 dev stream.

What is the 30-30 repeater in Apex Legends?

The new Season 8 weapon is actually tied to the lore. The new Legend, Fuse, joins the games from the planet Salvo, and he’s bringing the 30-30 Repeater with him.

It’s described as “Salvo’s most popular weapon” and Fuse is seen posing with it in his promotional image. The 30-30 Repeater is a lever-action rifle that “picks apart the opposition with hard-hitting rounds.”

30-30 Repeater gameplay

Gameplay of this new weapon was provided by YouTuber Dazs, who got to play Season 8 and its new contents early by being a member of EA’s Game Changer network.

As showcased in the video below, it seems to have a relatively solid rate of fire, especially when you consider that it’s a lever-action rifle. Hopefully, the damage will be able to stand next to the other weapons in the game as well. Only time will tell, of course.

30-30 Repeater ammo type

It’s now been confirmed that the 30-30 Repeater will indeed take Heavy Rounds, as had been suspected based on early teasers. The base clip-size is 6 rounds, but that can be increased with extended mags, including the new Level 4 gold extended mag, which offers an auto-reload feature.

  • Base ammo: 6 rounds
  • Level 1 extended mag: 8 rounds
  • Level 2 extended mag: 10 rounds
  • Level 3 extended mag: 12 rounds

The reload speed of the weapon is quite slow since each round gets loaded individually, so a good idea is to reload well before your clip runs out.

30-30 Repeater Attachments

While we won’t know the entire array of attachments available for the 30-30 until Season 8 is fully released, we do have a good idea of all the compatible ones from the early gameplay that’s available. The confirmed attachments so far are stocks, all four levels of extended mags, and several sights like the 1x, 2x, 3x, and 2x-4x. You cannot equip a 4x-8x or a 6x scope.

The location of the meter that indicates your Charged Shot (see below) also changes depending on what sight you’re using; the charge bar will show on the gun itself when using an iron sight or 1x scope and will be on the optic itself if using something more zoomed in, like the 3x.

30-30 Repeater attachments
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This shot of the 30-30 Repeater in the player’s inventory gives a glimpse of the attachment slots.

30-30 Repeater damage stats & Charged Shot

One of the interesting aspects of the Repeater is that it features a charge shot, which is a round that can be charged up before firing for increased damage. Here is the damage profile for the weapon with and without this charged shot:

  • No Charge Shot body: 42
  • No Charge Shot head: 74
  • Full Charge Shot body: 57
  • Full Charge Shot head: 100

Obviously whether or not you should use the Charged Shot will depend on the situation; it’s probably better to avoid it when in gunfights that require you to spam your shots, and only use it when you can afford those gaps of time between each round.

Overall, Dazs describes the 30-30 as falling right between the Longbow and G7 Scout: “The G7 has a faster rate of fire but less damage and the Longbow has a slower rate of fire but more damage. The 30-30 is a perfect weapon to pack a punch between mid-range and long-range shots.”

30-30 Repeater Skins

The weapon should launch with over 16 common and rare skins, five Epic skins, and three Legendary skins. We already got a sneak peek at one of the Legendary camos in the Season 8 gameplay trailer, along with several other Legend and weapon skins.

30-30 Repeater skin
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This is likely one of the Legendary skins coming for the 30-30 Repeater in Season 8.

That’s everything we know so far about the 30-30 Repeater in Apex Legends. Expect more information to drop about the new weapon ahead of the Season 8 launch on February 2.

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How to master the Triple Take in Apex Legends: tips, damage stats & DPS

Published: 24/Feb/2021 7:14

by Andrew Amos

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Apex Legends’ Triple Take is not a sniper in the conventional sense. It’s in the name, but the three-shot gun fires out multiple projectiles with each pull of the trigger and has the potential to deal devastating damage if you land all of them.

It’s not called the “shotgun sniper” for nothing. The Triple Take is a sniper that excels in close-quarters combat, although it’s still decently handy at range too. It might not be the strongest sniper, but it has its uses.

It received some handy buffs in Apex Legends Season 8 that make it worth picking up ⁠— at least in the early game ⁠— if you do find one. At worst, it’ll do the job. At best, you can use it to hold attachments for a better gun down the line. However, if you want to get good at the Triple Take itself, we’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to know right here.

If you have your sights set on another gun to master, be sure to check out our other guides below:

If you want to find out how to master any of the weapons in this list, then check out our guides below:
Weapons Tier List | R99 Mastiff Spitfire 30/30 Repeater | Eva-8 Auto | Flatline Alternator Volt SMG | L-STAR | Hemlok Havoc Sentinel Wingman |

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The Triple Take is a shotgun and sniper, all in one.

Apex Legends Triple Take damage stats

While the Triple Take does a lot of damage, one thing players have to consider is that it’s split across three projectiles. That means if only one or two connect with a target, you’ll be doing considerably less DPS.

However, the sniper makes up for it with a higher-than-usual fire rate of 72 RPM, which can really benefit you in short-range fights (more on that later). The full damage breakdown for the Triple Take can be found here:

Body Part Damage
Head 46 (2x)
Body 23
Legs 21 (0.9x)

Triple Take attachments

The Triple Take takes most of the Sniper attachments in Apex Legends. You’ll be able to equip Extended Magazines, Sniper Stocks, and of course, Optics.

When it comes to Extended Magazines and Sniper Stocks; the rarer, the better. Golden Sniper Mags are great for making sure your Triple Take is stocked up while fighting with your secondary, and Purple Sniper Stocks help reduce ADS time and aim drift.

However, for sights, they come down to personal preference. Although listed as a Sniper, you maybe want to stray away from the Sniper scopes, as they don’t really take advantage of the Triple Take’s power in close range. Instead, the 2x or 3x HCOGs, or the 2x-4x Variable AOG might be better.

Pathfinder using Triple Take in Apex Legends
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Don’t put too high a scope on the Triple Take.

Here’s all the attachments you can pick up for the Triple Take:

Extended Sniper Magazines

  • Common: 7 rounds
  • Rare: 8 rounds
  • Epic: 9 rounds
  • Legendary: 9 rounds

Sniper Stock

  • Common
  • Rare
  • Epic

Optics

  • 1x Holo
  • 1x HCOG “Classic”
  • 2x HCOG “Bruiser”
  • 1x-2x Variable Holo
  • 6x Sniper
  • 3x HCOG “Ranger”
  • 2x-4x Variable AOG
  • 4x-8x Variable Sniper
  • 4x-10x Digital Sniper Threat

Okay at range, but better up close

The Triple Take, being a sniper, should be good at range. That’s true ⁠— it is serviceable, but out of all the snipers, it’s the worst at taking long-range engagements. However, it’s the best at taking fights up close because of the way it works.

Because the shots of the Triple Take split into three, it acts as a pseudo-shotgun up close. If you manage to land all three projectiles on someone, it does massive damage with a very fast fire rate.

Putting on a smaller scope ⁠— nothing more than a 3x ⁠— allows you to get the full potential of this power. So, be sure to treat the Triple Take as more of a shotgun if you can and maximize its potential.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Triple Take is a decent sniper, but as good a shotgun too.

Take a rifle or SMG with you

Because the Triple Take basically acts as both a shotgun and a sniper, you don’t want to pair it with another gun of a similar type. Instead, you’ll want something fully automatic ⁠— like a rifle or an SMG.

Power picks like the Prowler, R-99, Volt, Devotion LMG, R-301 and Flatline are perfect backups for the sniper. It’s not as important to find something that’s good up close as the Triple Take can fill that void, but as long as it fires fast, it’s a good secondary to run.

All of these picks will give you a well-rounded loadout that excels at both close-range fights as well as longer engagements. It also can change the way you use the Triple Take. If you have a rifle, you can use the Triple Take more like a shotgun. SMG or LMG? It’s a good long-distance gun. This flexibility is one of the Triple Take’s biggest perks, and you should abuse it if you can.