Apex Legends leaker finds unreleased "Armorsmith" hop-up to boost shield - Dexerto
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Apex Legends leaker finds unreleased “Armorsmith” hop-up to boost shield

Published: 9/Feb/2021 12:39

by Connor Bennett

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A brand-new hop-up attachment for the Alternator and RE-45 that help boost shields looks to be coming soon, according to a new leak from Apex Legends dataminer Shrugtal.

While Warzone and PUBG give players the chance to customize their weapon in a number of different ways, Apex Legends does things a little differently.

Every gun can take a sight, but other attachments like barrels, extended magazines, and chokes are restricted to certain weapons. That’s the same for hop-ups as well.

These attachments change the way certain guns fire, helping them fire off more accurate shots and do more damage. As Respawn have added new seasons, new hop-ups have been introduced, and it looks like they’ve got plans for another.

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The RE-45 and Alternator were previously able to use Disruptor Rounds.

Reputable Apex Legends leaker and dataminer Shrugtal tweeted that a hop-up with the name Armorsmith was added in the latest patch from Respawn, and looked to be for the Alternator and RE-45.

Some fans immediately assumed that the hop-up would work in a similar way to the Disruptor Rounds hop-up, which helped deal more damage to enemies with shields on, and could be attached to both the Alternator and RE-45. Though, the hop-up was removed in Season 3.

Instead, the leaker clarified what it seems like the hop-up would do. “I don’t think this will increase the damage the gun does, just the amount it contributes to leveling up your shield,” he tweeted.

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That type of hop-up, that helps level your armor quickly, would certainly make the two guns worth using even more than they are.
There’s no telling if the hop-up will be released later this season or if it’s just being tested for now, but it’s not the first new hop-up we’ve heard about since Season 8 got underway.
Players noticed that the Sentinel had a hop-up slot in some images and another damage type attachment has been rumored. Though, it remains to be seen if its real or just a glitch. We’ll just have to wait and see on both attachments.