The newest gun in Apex Legends can be used as either an assault weapon or a sniper depending on the attachments you equip.
Respawn Entertainment has today made perhaps the biggest change to Apex Legends in the game’s short life by adding the first new weapon to its world.
The Havoc Energy Rifle is a new Energy ammo-based weapon that has multiple different functions. In its basic form, it is a full-auto assault rifle that can be used to mow down whoever you may come across in Kings Canyon. Much like the Devotion, the energy ammo LMG, you can also attach the Turbocharger Hop-Up to the Havoc to remove the autofire delay that is present on the weapon.
Unlike other guns in Apex Legends though, the Havoc is compatible with multiple Hop-Up attachments. If you attach the Selectfire Receiver Hop-Up to the Havoc, the gun then gains the ability to be used in a charge beam mode. Essentially, this charge beam works like a sniper rifle allowing you to also pick apart foes that you may come across with pinpoint accuracy. You can also cycle through this charge beam mode and auto fire mode as you see fit. Basically, the Havoc allows you to be able to have the benefits of both a sniper and an assault rifle at your disposal all at once if you have the Selectfire Receiver attached, which is extremely handy.
Check out the trailer below if you’d like to see how this dual-purpose use of the Havoc can be utilized. Personally, I’m excited to get my hands on this thing soon and try it out for myself.
Apex Legends is available now for free on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.