Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence Weapon & Hop-up Changes: Care Package Spitfire, Disruptor Returns, Prowler Ground Loot, Boosted Loader Hop-up, & More

We finally have some information regarding what Respawn has in store in terms of weapon and hop-up changes for the upcoming season 10 of Apex Legends.

The most significant change that Respawn announced was the removal of Spitfire from the ground loot as in the upcoming season spitfire will only be available as a care package weapon with pre-nerfed stats.

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Joining Spitfire in the Care package will be the Alternator with Disruptor rounds hop-up preinstalled. Meaning Prowler SMG is returning as a ground loot. However, players won’t be able to use Prowler as a full auto weapon since there is no select-fire hop-up anymore. Instead, prowler will be just a burst fire weapon.

These changes will also be implemented in the Arenas game mode. As a result, players won’t be able to purchase the Alternator from the starting shop in Arenas and it will only be available in the care package.

Furthermore, Respawn will be introducing a new hop-up to the mix called “Boosted Loader” that will replace both quickdraw and anvil receiver hop-up in the game. The Boosted Loader will give weapons like Wingman and Hemlok faster reload speed as well as additional ammo with the right timing similar to the Deadeye’s Tempo hop-up. Lastly, the L-Star will receive slight a rework.

Weapon & Hop-Up Changes:

Weapon Buffs & Nerfs

L-STAR

  • Now takes Energy Magazines—Mags on the L-STAR work differently than other weapons because of its unique interaction with ammo. Instead they will allow the L-STAR to fire more shots before it overheats and allow it to cool-off its heat build up slightly faster.
  • Now take Barrels for recoil reduction
  • Projectile VFX scale reduced by roughly half
  • First-Person on-hit impact effect intensity reduced 
  • Hipfire spread increased

Light Machine Guns

  • Reduced the headshot multiplier for all LMGs from 2.0 to 1.75
  • Increased the limbshot multiplier for all LMGs from 0.75 to 0.85

Pistols

  • Reduced handling time for all pistols by ~10%
  • Raise, Holster, Zoom In/Out time

Prowler Burst PDW

Time Between Burst increased from 0.2 to .24

M600 Spitfire

  • Damage increased from 18 to 19
  • Hip Fire Spread back to season 8 pre-nerf values 
  • Purple Mag Size increased from 50 to 55 

Alternator

  • Reintroducing the Disruptor Rounds which come equipped on a Supply Drop Alternator
  • Disruptor Rounds – Increase shield damage by 40%
  • Disruptor Rounds can only be found on Alternators from the Supply Drop

30-30 Repeater

  • Reload speed from stocks is increased.

EVA-8

  • Significantly reduced bolt fire-rate scaling for each rarity tier
  • Base fire-rate remains unchanged

Arenas Related Weapon Updates

Care package changes apply to arenas: the Prowler and Rampage replace the Alternator and Spitfire in the Arenas shop.

Prowler
Base: 450
Lvl 1: 200
Lvl 2: 300
Lvl 3: 400

Rampage
Base: 500
Lvl 1: 200
Lvl 2: 300
Lvl 3: 350

Arenas Related Price Adjustments

L-STAR

  • Lvl 1: 100 -> 150
  • Lvl 2: 200 -> 250
  • Lvl 3: 300 -> 350

30-30 Repeater

  • Lvl 1: 200 -> 150

Bocek Bow

  • Base: 600 -> 500

Charge Rifle

  • Base: 700 -> 600
  • Lvl 1: 250 -> 200
  • Lvl 2: 300 -> 200
  • Lvl 3: 400 -> 450

EVA-8

  • Base: 300 -> 350

Mastiff

  • Base: 400 -> 350

Peacekeeper

  • Base: 500 -> 350

Fuse

  • Knuckle Cluster: 75 -> 100

Care Package Weapons:

  • Prowler goes back to the ground loot as a burst fire-only weapon.
  • Spitfire will be buffed to its past state and enter the care package.
  • Alternator with disruptor rounds will join the Spitfire in the care package.
  • Reduced the headshot multiplier for all LMGs from 2.0 to 1.75
  • Increased the limbshot multiplier for all LMGs from 0.75 to 0.85

Since end fights in the current meta revolve around level 4 red Evo shield with massive hit points, it makes a lot of sense for Respawn to put both Spitfire and Alternator with disruptor rounds to level the battlefield in the last zone.

The fan-favorite disruptor rounds are finally making a return. It was first introduced back in season 2 and with this hop-up installed armors will melt like butter.

Fully Kitted Rotation

  • Added: Peacekeeper, Rampage, RE-45, Flatline, and Charge Rifle
  • Removed: Wingman, Bocek, R99, Hemlock, and Sentinel

Stock Attachments

  • All stocks now offer increased reload speed (instead of magazines)
  • Marksman Weapons (30-30 Repeater, G7 Scout, Triple-Take) now take Sniper Stocks instead of Tactical Stocks
  • Sniper Stocks on Marksman weapons will offer increased stability and sway reduction with slightly reduced handling bonuses (from tactical stocks)

Hop-up Changes

  • Quickdraw and Anvil receiver removed from the hop-up pool.
  • A new hop “Boosted Loader” will join its place. Reloading near empty (but not at 0) increases reload speed and overloads the next magazine with extra rounds. This hop up will be equipable to the Hemlok Burst AR and the Wingman.
  • The perk of the quickdraw hop-up will be installed in all pistols to a lesser degree.
    The introduction of the new Boosted Loader hop up will defnitely be really intersting as this is has the potential to create crazy highlight reel for players.

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