Respawn will be finally adding another weapon to Apex Legends in season 8. This time they decided a lever-action rifle called The 30-30 Repeater might bring something unique to the gameplay loop of Apex.
Apex Legends used to release a new weapon with every new season. But later decided to vault certain guns in the care package to keep the game balanced. Most of the weapons in Apex Legends are basically modified versions of weapons found in the Titanfall games.
30-30 Repeater will have two modes:
The 30-30 Repeater is Respawn’s first lever-action rifle that they introduced in Apex Legends. It will provide quite the punch at close-quarter encounters. On top of that, this weapon will also have a secondary firing mode that can be charged up.
The season 8 gameplay trailer clearly shows that this weapon can be charged up to deal more damage to your opponents. Alongside its alternative firing mode, this weapon has a certain cool factor to it.
And Respawn made sure to add cool looking weapon handling animations to tie everything together nicely. However, the exact process of enabling the secondary firing mode is still uncertain as of writing.
From the description, it seems like Respawn is adding a completely different type of weapon in the game. While in the past Respawn added new bolt action sniper rifles or SMGs in the game, this is the first time Respawn introduced a lever-action rifle.
Also, the Repeater is designed to hit its target really hard. Therefore, it is not going to be an automatic or burst fire weapon. More details about the weapon will be revealed with future updates. The exact mechanic of this weapon is yet to be announced. We will update you with more information soon.