The second season of Apex Legends has finally arrived, and along with it came weapon tuning that made some changes to a variety of guns in the game.
Season 2 of Apex Legends was launched on July 2, introducing a lot of new content and some major changes to the popular battle royale title.
Along with the addition of the brand new L-STAR EMG weapon, developers Respawn Entertainment also implemented some adjustments to several weapons.
There may be a transition in which weapons get used more often than others in the new season, as several of the guns were given a boost in the effectiveness and damage.
The VK-47 Flatline's damage was increased from 16 to 19, the P2020's from 12 to 13, the Alternator's from 13 to 15, and the Kraber sniper rifle's from 125-145.
The Kraber specifically received additional improvements as well, including an increase in both headshot and leg damage scale.
Meanwhile, the Triple Take was also given a boost when paired with the Precision Choke attachment, as the choke time has now been decreased from 1.5 seconds to 1.1.
In addition, all energy weapons have received a slight buff as the maximum stack amount of energy ammo was increased from 60 to 80, to match the max amount of both light and heavy ammo.
While shotguns may not have been nerfed in terms of their damage profiles, the max stack of shotgun ammo was reduced from 64 to 16, meaning players now need to carry multiple stacks of ammo in order to viably run a shotgun.
In addition to the weapon changes, Respawn also introduced a couple of new hop-ups and an attachment for players to use on certain guns.
The new hop-ups are Disruptor Rounds, which increase damage to shielded targets, and Hammerpoint Rounds, which increase damage to unshielded targets.
The attachment, Energy Mags, increases magazine capacity as well as reload speed (for rare versions and above).
The Skullpiercer hop-up, although not new, was upgraded to gold tier and its rarity increased.
You can check out the full notes for the weapon tuning below, as provided by Respawn. For a more complete look at what Season 2 has brought to Apex Legends, make sure to check out the Season 2 update patch notes.
New Hop-Up: Disruptor Rounds
New Hop-Up: Hammerpoint Rounds
New Attachments: Energy Mags
Skullpiercer Hop-Up: Upgraded to gold tier & increased rarity.
Triple Take x Precision Choke:
Ammo Stack Sizes
Rotated Gold Weapons