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Apex Legends All Weapon Buffs and Nerfs in Season 18

All changes to weapons in Season 18.

Apex Legends has released the much awaited Season 18 update with a massive rework for Revenant. While the new season has exciting changes for Legends and Classes, the weapons have also seen some great rework and tweaks. We will discuss all the buffs and nerfs to the weapons in Apex Legends Season 18.

Weapon Buffs and Nerfs in Apex Legends Season 18

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Care Package Weapon Rotation

The Hemlok Burst AR is making a comeback as a ground loot weapon. The weapon’s recoil when aiming down sights (ADS) is a lot better now and damage is now lower by a single point. Now: 22 (previously 23). Lastly, the developers adjusted the headshot multiplier to 1.75 (previously 1.8)..

The Prowler Burst PDW will now be available in the care package. We see damage better damage numbers to 16 (previously 15). Furthermore, the changes have enabled the Select Fire mode by default, which sets it to Full Auto.

Crafting Rotation

Rampage and R-99 are exiting the crafter and rejoining the floor loot pool. The Nemesis burst AR and Mozambique shotgun with enhanced Hammerpoint Rounds are coming to crafting.


The return of Hemlock burst AR and Prowler is a great buff considering the damage and recoil improvements.

The developers enhanced the M600 Spitfire to improve stability and accuracy. The hop-up changes include upgrades to Boosted Loader and Disruptor Rounds.

Grenades and Thermite see fine-tuning for better effectiveness.


The new Season 18 update has made notable nerfs to SMGs like the R-99, Alternator, CAR, and Volt, affecting their ADS strafe scale and headshot multiplier. The R-99 features heightened vertical recoil and diminished ammo capacity. We also see tightened blast pattern on the Mastiff Shotgun.

The developers have removed Double Tap Triggers from floor and crafting options.

Weapon Changes

The Charge Rifle has undergone a significant overhaul, replacing hitscan mechanics with new ballistics and projectiles, which can now pass through players and open doors.

The developers revamped the charging mechanics, introducing a progressive charge system and integrating an Extended Sniper Mag attachment slot. Handling improvements include reduced reload times.

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