The 10 Best Alternator Skins of Apex Legends in 2024

Nazmul HassanMehraj Mahdin
By Nazmul Hassan Mehraj Mahdin
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Image Credit: EA

The Alternator is a fan-favorite SMG off-drop. Here are our best skin choices for this amazing weapon.

The Alternator is a submachine gun that was included with the initial release of Apex Legends. The SMG fires with two alternating barrels. Thus, the name Alternator came into being. The weapon utilizes Light Ammo in the game, which is the simplest to come by.

Because of its slower fire rate, the Alternator is a very easy weapon to use. The gun is also quite compact, making it ideal for run-and-gun situations. Throughout the lifespan of Apex Legends, the gun has gone through a considerable amount of tweaks, including the addition of the controversial Disruptor Rounds Hop-up in season 2.

Despite its lack of firepower, the Alternator is nevertheless a popular pick among players looking for a quick remedy to close-range gunfights. As a result, Apex Legends developers released plenty of attractive skins for Alternator.

Read More: Best R99 Skins in Apex Legends

The Ash skins tier list was last updated after Season 19 Ignite.

How Many Alternator Skins are There in Apex Legends?

Respawn released a total of 81 Alternator skins in Apex Legends up to season 19. Among these, 20 Legendary, 13 Epic, 33 Rare, and 16 Common skins are available for this gun.

Our 10 Favorite Alternator Skin Picks

Not all skins are created equal. Some of the skins may not be suitable since they are too plain or too outrageous. So, after hours and hours of going through all of the Alternator skins, we’ve narrowed it down to the top ten favorites, which we know many of you would agree with. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

10. The Swashbuckler

The Swashbuckler
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TitleDescription
Release DateAugust 13, 2019
Available viaIron Crown Collection Event
Alternatives

The Swashbuckler is a one-of-a-kind Alternator skin that resembles a customized handcrafted weapon for showmanship. The attractive feature of this skin is the stylish feature in the under-barrel and the magazine. The sharpness of the skin pulls it ahead of other options.

9. Combined Powers

Combined Powers
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TitleDescription
Release DateJune 29, 2021
Available viaGenesis Collection Event
Alternatives

Combined Powers is a colorful Alternator skin that seems like Morphin Power Rangers at first sight, which came together and created a Megazord. The assortment of different color blocks in a seemingly random pattern just brings out the beauty of the skin.

8. Slipstream

TitleDescription
Release DateJanuary 10, 2023
Available viaSpellbound Collection Event
Alternatives

A mix of ethereal magic and modern technology is our deciding factor in choosing the Slipstream. The circular under-barrel feels like the weapon is about to conjure up some magic. It’s probably a lot of bullets for your opponents.

7. Devil’s Right Hand

Devil's Right Hand
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TitleDescription
Release DateMarch 3, 2020
Available viaSystem Override Collection Event
Alternatives

Devil’s Right Hand is a cyberpunk-themed Alternator skin, inspired by Wattson’s Cyber Punked Legendary skin. The skin has a nice combination of hot pink and black color tones. We particularly enjoyed the spikes coming out from all sides of the weapon. The color scheme and the dangerous vibes of the weapon make it a solid option.

6. Dark Hearted

Dark Hearted
Image Credit: EA
TitleDescription
Release DateJanuary 5, 2021
Available viaFight Night Collection Event
Alternatives

Dark Hearted Alternator skin was a part of the Fight Night Collection Event in season 7. The skin appears incredibly stunning because of the golden and silver color combination. The subtle details on this shiny skin give you a royal vibe in the game.

5. Haymaker

Image Credit: EA
TitleDescription
Release DateOctober 15, 2019
Available viaFight or Fright 2019 Collection
Alternatives

Haymaker was a part of the daily challenge rewards of the Shadowfall game mode from the Fight or Fright Collection Event in 2019. The spooky vibe from the skin is eye-catching. The body of the weapon also looks like it’s patched up with straw and some rope. It did its job in making us feel intrigued and creeped out!

4. Code Blue

Code Blue
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TitleDescription
Release DateOn Release
Available viaRecolor Store
AlternativesSearch & Rescue

Code Blue is the recolor version of Search & Rescue Default Legendary Alternator skin. The vibrant and contrasting combination of orange and light blue makes the skin more remarkable than the other similar recolors or default ones in the game.

3. Amped Up

Amped Up
Image Credit: EA
TitleDescription
Release DateOctober 6, 2020
Available viaAftermarket Collection
Alternatives

Amped Up is a popular Alternator skin with a neon blue and pink theme. This skin was a part of the Aftermarket Collection Event in season 6 of Apex Legends. This oozes cyberpunk with its color scheme and futuristic decorations on the gun.

2. Shell Shot

TitleDescription
Release DateMarch 28, 2023
Available viaSun Squad Collection
Alternatives

We enjoy going on vacations, and with the Shell Shot skin, we can always feel like we are taking a break on Apex. The skin seems to be made out of the interiors of a pineapple! Adorned with a cute seashell on the handle, we thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful skin.

1. The Galvanizer

Image Credit: EA
TitleDescription
Release DateOn Release
Available viaDefault Legendary
AlternativesLED Rez, The Illuminator, Ocean Spray, Palate Cleanser

The Galvanizer is a default Legendary skin for the Alternator. It looks eye-catching because of the popping orange color and subtle details on the skin. The Iron Sight of The Galvanizer is also very nifty that helps you while aiming.

Will Past Event-related Alternator Skins Ever Return?

The event and recolor skins may ultimately make their way to the store, and skins like Code Blue, Amped Up, and Haymaker may still come to the store. On the other hand, Battle Pass Alternator skins are very rare to acquire.

You can check out our Current and Upcoming Apex Legends Store Rotation articles to keep track of the ongoing and following week’s skin rotations. This way, you can purchase your favorite Alternator skin when it becomes available.

Upcoming Alternator Skins

As of writing, there has been no new development regarding any new Alternator skins in the game. We’ll definitely highlight more Alternator skins as soon as they get announced.

In the meantime, check out the Upcoming Leaked Skins article to find any forthcoming skins that will be available in the future.

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More Weapon Skins Tier List:

Spitfire | R-99 | Alternator | Wingman Flatline | R-301

By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.
Mehraj is an FPS writer at GameRiv. He is an Esports Enthusiast and studying Finance in his senior year. He is also an active professional CS:GO player, having a particular affinity for FPS and RTS titles