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How to master the Longbow DMR in Apex Legends: Tips, damage stats & more

Published: 19/Feb/2021 11:45 Updated: 19/Feb/2021 13:26

by Alex Garton

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If you’re a fan of sniping in Apex Legends, you’ll definitely have come across the Longbow DMR and experienced its deadly damage at long range. To help you master the weapon, we’ve put together a detailed guide on how you can take the gun to another level and become a true marksman in-game.

Finding the perfect sniper in Apex Legends can be incredibly difficult with the number of rifles available in Season 8. From the Sentinel to the Charge Rifle, there’s no doubt both these weapons can be incredible in the right player’s hands. However, sometimes it’s better to go for a classic choice and pick up a DMR Longbow.

With a perfect balance of damage and fire rate, the Longbow is a great choice for any player looking to dominate at long-range and pick up the victory. To do this, you’ll need to know the damage stats of the Longbow and which attachments get the most out of the gun’s strengths.

If you want to find out how to master any of the weapons in this list, then check out our guides below:
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Apex Legends Longbow DMR damage stats

DMR Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
The DMR Longbow was first introduced to players in Titanfall.

Although the Longbow doesn’t have the fire rate of G7 Scout, it certainly makes up for it in headshot damage and effectiveness at long-range. However, as with any rifle, if things get up close and personal, the Longbow will struggle to compete. That’s why it’s always best to run an SMG as your secondary in case an enemy squad decides to push your position.

The Longbow can certainly be effective in the early game, but the priority should always be to kit it out as quickly as possible. Despite this, the weapon still has great base damage stats, with a headshot and a body shot killing an opponent with level one armor. The full damage breakdown for the Longbow can be found below:

Body PartDamage
Head110
Body55
Legs44

Longbow DMR Skullpiercer attachment

Although the base damage of the Longbow is more than enough heading into the mid-game of a match, in the later stages,  you’ll want to find a Skullpiercer Rifling attachment.

This single attachment allows the Longbow to one-shot opponents from long-range, increasing the headshot multiplier of the weapon from 2x to 2.5x.

When going up against opponents with fully upgraded armor, this hop-up can be an absolute game-changer and be the difference-maker for you to pick up the victory.

Longbow DMR optic attachments

DMR Longbow
YouTube: SoiYa/ Respawn Entertainment
Make sure you run a close-range weapon alongside the Longbow.

Here are the scopes that can be equipped to the Longbow:

  • 1x Holo
  • 1x HCOG “Classic”
  • 2x HCOG “Bruiser”
  • 1x-2x Variable Holo
  • 6x Sniper
  • 3x HCOG “Ranger”
  • 2x-4x Variable AOG
  • 4x-8x Variable Sniper
  • 4x-10x Digital Sniper Threat

At the end of the day, optics are down to preference but keep in mind the 2x-4x Variable AOG and the 4x-8x Variable Sniper are both incredible when attached to the Longbow.

Fully kitted DMR Longbow available in Season 8

The Longbow was added to the list of fully kitted weapons for Season 8, meaning players can find a legendary version of the gun whilst looting around the map.

This legendary Longbow will come equipped with a range of the “best” attachments for the weapon and should definitely be utilized by players if they find one. Despite this, the gold Longbow has the 4x-10x Digital Sniper Threat scope equipped, which has been criticized heavily by the Apex community.

So, check out the weapon for yourself but if you dislike the scope, opt to pick up a base Longbow and kit it out yourself.

DMR Longbow
Respawn Entertainment
The DMR Longbow uses Sniper Ammo, not Heavy.

So there you have it, there’s everything you need to know about the DMR Longbow to absolutely dominate your online matches. If you follow these tips and equip the correct attachments, you’ll be taking out opponents from long-range in every single game.

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Apex Legends Chaos Theory event: Caustic Town Takeover, Leaks, heirloom

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:43

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8 event, Chaos Theory, is expected to release in March, and will launch alongside the release of Apex on Nintendo Switch. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including release date, leaks, rumors and even an heirloom to be expected.

When is Chaos Theory event in Apex Legends?

The event is expected to start on March 11, just a couple days after the Switch release for Apex Legends, on March 9. This will follow the conclusion of the Anniversary Collection event on March 3, after it was extended by a week.

Events typically last between two and three weeks, so expect a similar time frame for Chaos Theory.

Despite no official announcement yet, we know it will be called Chaos Theory after Target revealed it early on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing.

Caustic Town Takeover

Respawn have been teasing the next Town Takeover, expected to be for Caustic, in-game. The first teaser dropped on February 23.

The Town Takeover will be at Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, but we will have to wait until Respawn do a full reveal to see what it looks like.

Caustic in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Caustic is next up for a Town Takeover in Apex Legends

Bangalore Heirloom

Bangalore is the only original launch Legend who hasn’t received an heirloom yet, and all signs point to her being next up.

Numerous leaks from data miners have found what Bangalore’s heirloom will be, so you can check it out here if you don’t mind the spoiler.

The Anniversary Collection event provides the opportunity to get 150 heirloom shards, so if you’re a Bangalore main, you might want to hold on to those shards for a bit.

Bangalore in war paint in apex Legends
Respawn/EA
Bangalore is the only original launch Legend without an heirloom – yet.

Chaos Theory event skins

We don’t yet have any images of the skins coming in the event, but data miners have narrowed down which Legends we can expect some new cosmetics for specifically.

Thanks to reliable leaker Biast12, the expected event skins are for the following characters:

Legendary:

  • Caustic
  • Crypto
  • Gibraltar
  • Loba
  • Rampart
  • Revenant
  • Wattson

Epic:

  • Octane
  • Caustic
  • Wattson

There are also files for numerous recolors for past event skins, but we’re not sure yet if these will be available during the Chaos Theory event, or separately.


That’s everything we know so far about the Chaos Theory event, though there are still a lot of details unknown. We’ll keep you updated on everything right here, and on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?