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Apex Legends: All weapon buffs and nerfs in Season 2 update – patch notes

Published: 2/Jul/2019 21:54 Updated: 3/Jul/2019 2:10

by Albert Petrosyan


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.

Numerous weapons buffed for Season 2

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. 

Respawn EntertainmentThe Kraber sniper rifle received some sizable buffs in the Season 2 update.

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.

Shotguns nerfed by ammo limitation

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.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers will now be forced to carry more stacks of shotgun ammo if they chose to run that weapon class.

New hop-ups and attachment

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. 

Respawn EntertainmentA new attachment called Energy Mags will be used for energy weapons, such as teh Havok.

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

Apex Legends Season 2 – Weapon Tuning Patch Notes

New Hop-Up: Disruptor Rounds

  • Increased damage to shielded targets.
  • Compatibility: Alternator / RE-45

New Hop-Up: Hammerpoint Rounds

  • Increased damage to unshielded targets.
  • Compatibility: P2020, Mozambique.

New Attachments: Energy Mags

  • Increases magazine capacity.
  • Increases reload speed at rare and above.
  • Compatibility: Havoc, Triple Take, Devotion.
  • Reduced default mag sizes on compatible weapons.

Skullpiercer Hop-Up: Upgraded to gold tier & increased rarity.


  • damage 16 -> 19


  • damage 12 -> 13

Triple Take x Precision Choke:

  • choke time 1.5 -> 1.1


  • damage 13 -> 15
  • recoil mitigation increased for all barrel attachments.


  • damage 125 -> 145
  • headshot scale 2.0 -> 2.05
  • leg damage scale 0.76 -> 0.8
  • slightly increased rarity

Ammo Stack Sizes

  • Shotgun max stack reduced from 64 to 16. Players now need multiple stacks of ammo to run a shotty.
  • Energy max stack increased from 60 to 80; now matches Light/ Heavy ammo.

Rotated Gold Weapons

  • Flatline
  • Alternator
  • RE45
  • Mozambique
  • P2020
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How to fix Apex Legends code 100 error on Xbox, PlayStation and PC

Published: 18/Jan/2021 1:20 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 1:30

by Connor Bennett


Despite being around for a while now, the infamous code 100 error continues to cause problems in Apex Legends and we’ve got all the info you need to address it.

What is the code 100 error in Apex Legends?

The Code 100 Error has been annoying Apex Legends players since early 2020; the error relates to players being unable to ‘complete their EA Account sign in,’ which is particularly annoying for players as EA have not yet noted the issues, much less acknowledged that they have their own fix coming.

Players have come up with a temporary fix of their own, with the remedy being pretty much the same regardless of whether you play the popular title on PC, Xbox, or PlayStation. You can find the fix for each respective platform below.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesThe Code 100 error is stopping Apex Legends players from helping teammates as Lifeline.

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on Xbox One & Series X/S

The temporary fix, which has been a success for most players, revolves around being able to change your DNS [Domain Name System] server to a public DNS service, which has its own numbered code.

To make the fix work on Xbox, go into your network settings and tweak a few things:

  1. Go to Settings – Network, Advanced Settings, DNS Settings
  2. Change DNS settings to the following:
  3. Primary DNS:
  4. Secondary DNS:
  5. Save settings and return to Apex Legends

You may have to restart the game for the updated settings to make a change.

Windows CentralThe network settings for Xbox One are slightly tucked away – but you’ll be back playing Apex in no time.

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on PS4 & PS5

Again, fixing the error on either PlayStation console is pretty similar to Xbox but there are a couple more steps to follow:

  1. Go to Settings » Network » Set Up Internet Connection.
  2. Select which connection you use – be it WiFi or LAN Cable
  3. Select ‘custom’ and enter the following settings:
    • IP Address Settings: Automatic
    • DHCP Host Name: Do Not Specify
    • DNS Settings: Manual
    • Primary DNS:
    • Secondary DNS:
    • MTU Settings: Automatic
    • Proxy Server: Do Not Use

Save these settings and then return to your home screen.  Like on Xbox, you may have to close the Apex Legends application and start it up again for the changes to take effect.

Respawn EntertainmentThe code 100 error has been affecting Apex Legends players for a few days

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on PC

The good news is that there is a fix for code 100 on PC, the bad news is that it takes a bit longer to do that on console. That said, if you follow these steps, you should be able to bypass the error.

  1. On PC, hit the Win + R keys together, opening the command box
  2. There, type in ncpa.cpl and wait for ‘Network Connections’ to appear
  3. On Network Connections, head to the internet connection you operate on and right-click it
  4. Once that right-click menu open, select properties
  5. After the properties menu opens, find Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select properties – which is towards the bottom right-hand side of the box
  6. There, select ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’ and type in:
  7.  Preferred DNS server:
  8. Alternate DNS server:
  9. Once done, select OK in the bottom right-hand corner. Once the box disappears, restart your PC and allow the changes to take place.

So, there you have it, that’s how you fix the Code 100 Error on old-gen and next-gen consoles, as well as PC.

Last updated January 17, 2021, at 5:30 PM EST.