Apex Legends mechanic lets players shoot R99/R301 with almost no recoil - Dexerto
Apex Legends

Apex Legends mechanic lets players shoot R99/R301 with almost no recoil

Published: 23/Nov/2019 23:10

by Alan Bernal


Players have been hunting for the best loadout combinations in Apex Legends, but a simple setup with the popular R99 and R301 weapons give them virtually no recoil – but there’s a catch.

Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale features a massive arsenal that can be fine-tuned with the plethora of attachments which can make a sizable impact on a particular gun’s effectiveness.

Even though the Peacekeeper has been a popular fixture for a lot of players, there’s been strong options cropping up to round out people’s loadout. Especially if a small in-game mechanic negates the recoil from the weapon.

Respawn EntertainmentThe R99 has long been a popular weapon among aggressive players, and now there’s a trick to make it just a bit more easier to use.

In a Reddit post, user ‘PeetaPlays’ showcased how easy it is to control the R99 submachine gun and the R301 Carbine’s recoil by simply throwing on an Extended Magazine.

“The extended mag bullets having no recoil when you’re shooting a continuous burst,” they said. “It’s something that I’ve been subconsciously aware of for a while, but didn’t know if for a fact until I read someone’s comment a few days ago.”

Their clip shows them unloading with the R99 which is kicking back a little until they’ve “fired the first 18 bullets” at which point the SMG gets tamed.

PSA: Extended mag bullets have almost no recoil, so let go of your stick for better accuracy! from apexlegends

Playing on a controller, PeetaPlays suggests to just let go of the stick and watch as the rest of the clip laser into the target from afar.

While the trick rewards players for good aim, they might have to make minor adjustments if their spray control didn’t start off well or if they let go of their grip on it too early, according to PeetaPlays.

“After you shoot the first 18 bullets,” they continued. “If you don’t stop shooting, the remaining 9 need no recoil compensation: you can just let go of the stick and you’ll hit your target… If your reticle is on target.”

Although not featured, PeetaPlays suggests that the same effect applies for the R301, which already had a ton of utility for players to reap from.

The R99 and R301 has been a fan favorite for a long time, and the discovery is sure to get players trying out the trick in live games of Apex Legends.

Apex Legends

Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

apex legends winter express ltm

He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.