Respawn Entertainment have revealed their new weapon for Apex Legends Season 9, and after plenty of rumors, we’ll finally be able to get our hands on a bow in the Legacy update.
With each new Apex Legends season, Respawn Entertainment adds a new Legend and plenty of other content to their popular battle royale. That usually includes a new weapon too.
Only two seasons, Apex season five and seven, didn’t give players a new weapon to wield, and rumors suggested that season nine was going to follow suit as well.
However, now Respawn have confirmed that new season, known as Legacy, will be bringing a new weapon to the Apex Games, and it’s one we’ve heard about for quite some time – a bow.
Bocek Bow in Apex Legends
That’s right, the long-awaited Compound Bow that was leaked a few seasons back is finally coming to Apex. It’s not actually called a Compound Bow, though, as its in-game name is the Bocek Bow.
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“A powerful and deadly weapon, for those with the skill to wield it. Capable of inflicting tremendous damage at medium range, you’ll need to make each shot count.”
And they’re not kidding. The bow can equip all optics excluding sniper optics, and is capable of equipping two new Hop-ups at the same time to make it extra deadly.
Bocek Bow Damage
- Head: 123 fully drawn.
- Body: 70 fully drawn.
- Body: 30 if fired when not fully drawn.
Bocek Bow: Hop-ups
It doesn’t end there, though. The bow can also be equipped with Shatter Caps and Deadeye’s Tempo Hop-ups to pack some extra punch.
- Deadeye’s Tempo: Firing at the perfect moment increases fire rate
- Shatter Caps: Rounds split into a blast pattern on firing
Shatter Caps are very interesting, as they allow the bow to become more viable at close range. The downside is that you won’t be able to pick up arrows you’ve fired if you use this hop up. You can toggle both hop-ups on or off at any time.
For full details on these, check out our Apex Season 9 Hop-up breakdown right here.
Bocek Bow Ammo type
The bow will, unsurprisingly, use a new ammo type: Arrows. Arrow loot is very scarce on the map though, so you’ll probably have to rely on picking up arrows you’ve fired to keep well-stocked.
If you kill an enemy with the bow, the arrows used will be in their deathbox.
In addition to the bow, Respawn have revealed some of the other content coming in Season 9 as well. The legend will be Valkyrie, rather the previously leaked name of Valk. There will also be some changes to the Olympus map as it’s been overrun by an infestation.
Apex fans will be able to experience everything that’s new on May 4 when the new season starts.