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Apex Legends weapon guide: damage stats, attachments and more

Published: 5/Feb/2019 1:11 Updated: 7/Mar/2019 10:01

by Albert Petrosyan

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The brand new Apex Legends battle royale title is full of nuances and complexities that players have to learn to master, one of which are the weapons. 

There are several different types of weapon classes in Apex Legends that are all standard within the battle royale genre –  Submachine Guns, Assault Rifles, Light Machine Guns, Sniper Rifles, Shotguns, and Pistols.

The weapons that make up these classes all offer something unique, whether in their range capabilities, damage profile, attachment slots, rate of fire and more. Some have already been nerfed while others have been slightly boosted only a few days into the game’s lifespan. 

The new assault rifle. the Havoc, is also included. So, here is everything you need to know about them. 

Each class includes about two to five different weapons, all of which have their own descriptions and specifications that have been provided in-game.

Submachine Guns (SMG)

R-99

Description: Rapid-fire automatic SMG. (Quick fire but low damage)

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 12 damage points
  • Head: 18 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Barrel
  • Optic
  • Mag
  • Stock

ALTERNATOR SMG

Description: Twin barrel full-auto SMG. (Slow fire but powerful)

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 13 damage points
  • Head: 19 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Barrel
  • Optic
  • Mag
  • Stock

PROWLER BURST PDW

Description: 5-round burst SMG

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 14 damage points
  • Head: 21 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Optic
  • Mag
  • Stock
  • Hop-Up (Select Fire)
ApexDataThe Prowler is perhaps the best SMG to wield in battle

Assault Rifles

R-301 Carbine

Description: Full-auto and high accuracy.

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 14 damage points
  • Head: 28 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Barrel
  • Optic
  • Mag
  • Stock

Havoc

Description: Full-auto charged energy rifle.

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 18 damage points
  • Head: 36 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Barrel
  • Mag
  • Optic
  • Hop-up (Turbocharger, Select Fire)

Hemlock Burst

Description: 3-round burst assault rifle.

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 18 damage points
  • Head: 36 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Barrel
  • Optic
  • Mag
  • Stock

VK-47 Flatline

Description: Full-auto with a punch.

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 16 damage points
  • Head: 32 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Optic
  • Mag
  • Stock

ApexDataThe Hemlok can give you some crisp, clean, locks.

Light Machine Guns (LMG)

M600 Spitfire

Description: Full-auto LMG.

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 20 damage points
  • Head: 40 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Barrel
  • Optic
  • Mag
  • Stock

Devotion LMG

Description: Full-auto energy LMG

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 17 damage points
  • Head: 34 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Barrel
  • Optic
  • Mag
  • Hop-Up (Turbocharger)
ApexDataPick up the Devotion and it could be an easy victory.

Sniper Rifles

G7 Scout

Description: Semi-auto light sniper rifle

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 30 damage points
  • Head: 60 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Barrel
  • Optic
  • Mag
  • Stock

Longbow DMR

Description: Semi-auto sniper rifle

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 55 damage points
  • Head: 110 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Barrel
  • Optic
  • Mag
  • Stock
  • Hop-up (Skullpiercer)

Triple Take

Description: Triple-barrel sniper rifle

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 69 damage points
  • Head: 138 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Barrel
  • Stock
  • Hop-Up (Precision Choke)

Kraber .50-CAL Sniper

Description: Powerful bolt-action sniper rifle. OpTic: 6x-10x variable.

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 125 damage points
  • Head: 250 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • None

The Kraber is of legendary rarity. It can only be obtained from air drops, and that doesn’t include ones called in from Lifeline. Think of the AWM in PUBG and the Kraber is Apex Legends’ equivalent.

ApexDataThe legendary Kraber is the big damage dealing Sniper

Shotguns

Peacekeeper

Description: Lever-action shotgun.

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 10 damage point per pellet (11 total) (110)
  • Head: 15 damage point per pellet (11 total) (165)

Available Attachment Slots

  • Optic
  • Mag
  • Hop-Up (Precision Choke)

Eva-8 Auto

Description: Full-auto shotgun

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 7 damage point per pellet (9 total) 
  • Head: 10.5 damage point per pellet (9 total) 

Available Attachment Slots

  • Optic
  • Mag

Mastiff

Description: Powerful semi-auto shotgun

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 18 damage point per pellet (8 total) (144)
  • Head: 36 damage point per pellet (8 total) (288)

Available Attachment Slots

  • None
Apex Legends WikiThe Peacekeeper doesn’t keep the peace against enemies.

Pistols

Mozambie Shotgun

Description: Triple-barrel shotgun pistol.

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 45 damage points
  • Head: 66 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Optic
  • Mag

RE-45 Auto

Description: Full-auto pistol

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 11 damage points
  • Head: 16 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Barrel
  • Optic
  • Mag

P2020

Description: Semi-auto pistol

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 12 damage points
  • Head: 18 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Optic
  • Mag

Wingman

Description: High powered revolver

Damage Profile:

  • Body: 45 damage points
  • Head: 90 damage points

Available Attachment Slots

  • Optic
  • Mag
  • Hop-Up (Skullpiercer)
ApexDataA fully automatic pistol is never a terrible sidearm to have.

A quick run-through of how weapons work in Apex Legends can be seen in this official gameplay video, starting at the 3:13 mark.


You can check out our Apex Legends Guide Hub for our other guides and info articles, including ones for weapons, Legends characters, map and locations, micro-transactions, and much more.

If there are any other guides you want to see us make, you can let us know by tweeting us @Dexerto with your idea!

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Apex Legends is adding a no-guns LTM in Season 7: Olympus Preview

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:52 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 21:23

by Tanner Pierce

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If you saw the new Apex Legends map called Olympus and thought to yourself “I’d like to explore that without having to deal with annoying enemies”, then Respawn Entertainment has the perfect solution: a no-weapon LTM called Olympus Preview.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn Entertainment is adding a brand new map to Apex Legends called Olympus. After being rumored for quite a while now, the developers finally confirmed the news during the Season 7 trailer, and gave fans an even deeper dive into the map during the gameplay reveal.

While that’s all well and good, being forced to jump into a map that you don’t know and immediately fight other players trying to experience the same thing is always a bit annoying in battle royale games. Luckily, the developers seem to have a solution, and it’s a cool concept.

New Olympus Preview LTM

With the start of Season 7, Respawn will be including a new limited-time mode called Olympus Preview, which will allow players to explore and experience everything the new map has to offer without having to deal with other opponents that immediately try to kill you.

The new 30-player mode will give fans an opportunity to jump into the map and test it out to their heart’s content. They’ll even be able to test the circles.

When a new map gets added to a battle royale game, not just Apex Legends, a lot of players just want a few matches to explore and experience it before having to fight others, so this helps solve that problem.

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Soon players will be able to jump into the new Apex map thanks to a weapon-free mode called Olympus Preview.

It also helps fans familiarize themselves with it so that they aren’t jumping in completely blind. The first Ranked split will be on Olympus too, so if you’re a competitive player, this new LTM comes highly recommended.

It’ll be interesting to see Apex continues this trend as time goes on. Obviously, that would require them to keep adding new maps but, nevertheless, it’s a fun concept to say the least.