After dominating pro and casual Apex Legends for three seasons, the Rampage has been pulled from the loot pool and placed into the Season 14 care package. Here’s how you can get the most out of this now-rare LMG.
Apex Legends Season 14 is here and players are jumping into all of the new content that Respawn has added to the game.
However, the Rampage has been noticeably absent. After being a top-tier weapon for 3 seasons, it’s been put in the care package alongside the Bocek Bow. However, other than a buff from 26 damage to 28, the Rampage is pretty much the same as it was before.
The Rampage’s signature slow rate of fire and high damage per shot still make it a powerhouse, but one that’s hard to properly use.
Apex Legends Rampage LMG damage stats
Before checking out which hop-ups and attachments can be used on the Rampage, it’s important you familiarize yourself with the weapon’s damage profile.
While the brand new LMG has a slower rate of fire than both the Volt and the Spitfire, it deals significantly more base damage. This means every single shot counts with the Rampage, so it’ll reward players with a solid aim who can consistently land shots.
As always, you should always be aiming for the head of your opponents, and with the Rampage’s slower rate of fire, it should be easier to hit more of those pinpoint shots.
Keep in mind, you can boost the LMG’s damage and fire rate by placing a Thermite Grenade in the gun, but for now, let’s check out the weapon’s base damage stats.
Rampage LMG hop-ups
While the Rampage doesn’t have any hop-ups players can use to increase the gun’s power, it uses a similar mechanic to the Sentinel. Instead of using shield cells, the Rampage uses Thermite Grenades to increase the weapon’s damage and fire rate.
This boost makes the new LMG absolutely lethal, so it’s key you stock up on Thermite grenades. And, fortunately, the Rampage comes with a Thermite grenade in the care package.
Rampage LMG optics
The Rampage comes stock with a 2x HCOG, but it can be swapped out for other sights based on personal preference. Here are the scopes that can be equipped for the Rampage:
- 1x Holo
- 1x HCOG “Classic”
- 2x HCOG “Bruiser”
- 1x-2x Variable Holo
- 3x HCOG “Ranger”
- 2x-4x Variable AOG
Rampage LMG tips & tricks
1. Look to poke and take down enemies from afar
While the Rampage’s slower rate of fire makes it relatively unreliable in close-quarter skirmishes, its power at medium to long-range is unmatched in the LMG category.
This makes it the perfect weapon to weaken an enemy squad before an aggressive push with your team.
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Keep in mind, it’s key you run an SMG or shotgun alongside the Rampage so you’re always ready for a close-quarter gunfight. This isn’t the sort of gun you run with a marksman weapon.
However, if you’re confident in your aim and ability to always land your shots, the Rampage could a solid choice in any firefight.
2. Practice makes perfect with the Rampage
Unlike a lot of the other fully automatic guns in Apex, the Rampage has an insanely high-skill ceiling due to its slow rate of fire. This means it’s easy to miss a lot of your shots and get taken down by a player using a more forgiving weapon.
However, if you’re aim is sharp and you’re able to track your targets well, the Rampage will reward you with better overall damage output.
So, in order to master the Rampage, it’s key you spend some time in the Practice Range getting used to the weapon and familiarizing yourself with its recoil pattern.
This is especially important for newer players that don’t have experience with this weapon being ground loot. You won’t get much time with it in real matches considering it’s a care package weapon now.
3. Consider learning Rampart
Although the Rampage will be a strong weapon no matter which Legend has it in their hands, Rampart’s passive, Modded Loader, makes this weapon an even greater threat. Modded Loader increases the Rampage’s magazine size by 15% and decreases its reload time by 25%.
The Rampage comes with 220 rounds, and Rampart gets a magazine size of 46 instead of the standard 40. This should be more than enough to last for an entire game of Apex considering its low rate of fire, making this weapon a fantastic primary choice for Rampart players.
While these passive buffs to the weapon aren’t game-changing, they’re enough to give you an edge over a lot of other players in gunfights.
So, if you’re interested in learning how to master Rampart, consider checking out our dedicated guide for the Amped Modder.
4. Use the Rampage to break through doors
When equipped with a Thermite Grenade, the Rampage LMG can tear through a door in just a few bullets, This will prevent players from blocking a door while using meds and give you the chance to secure some easy kills.
So, there you have it, that’s everything you need to know about the new Rampage LMG. If you follow these tips & tricks, you’ll be beaming enemies down at long range in no time at all.
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