Apex Legends' New Gun Finally Gives You a Use For All That Energy Ammo You've Been Hoarding

Apex Legends' New Gun Finally Gives You a Use For All That Energy Ammo You've Been Hoarding

The Havoc Rifle is the first new gun to come to the battle royale.

Following yesterday's tease, Apex Legends just got its first substantial update. Actually, it's not that big after the lackluster Valentine's Day "event," but it's something tangible and new to the world of King's Canyon, regardless.

Apex Legends is introducing its first new weapon: an energy ammo-using, full-auto assault rifle. As before there were only two guns in its wide range that used energy ammo, the addition is greatly appreciated.

The new gun is called Havoc, and it's compatible with the Turbocharger special attachment, which was previously only compatible with the gun Devotion. The Havoc Rifle is proving deadly too, as it's the only weapon that can be equipped with two hop-ups, and it has one of the highest damage rates per shot while in auto-fire mode.

Apex Legends has been a runaway success for both Respawn and EA. In its first week alone, it reached 25 million players, including two million concurrents. As a polished entry into the battle royale market that's also free-to-play, it's easy to see the draw of Apex Legends. If Respawn keeps up updating the game with surprise additions like this new rifle and the battle pass that is just a couple weeks away, it could ride this success for quite some time.

The Havoc Rifle is available now in Apex Legends, so next time you drop in, keep an eye out for the shiny new gun and send out a ping to your squadmates. For more on Apex Legends, check out our Apex Legends tips and guides hub for the best weapons and so on.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Caty McCarthy

Senior Editor

Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's Senior Editor.

In other news

Another High-Level Apex Legends Developer is Departing Respawn Entertainment

Executive producer Drew McCoy was one of several developers to make the move over from Infinity Ward.

There's a Secret Base on Fortnite's Spawn Island

The 'Top Secret' season lives up to its name.

Apex Legends Is Bringing Back Its Original Map For a Limited Time

Seems like Respawn is experimenting with multiple map hoppers.

Need help?

Fortnite Overtime Challenges - How to Complete All the Overtime Challenges in Fortnite Battle Royale

These are all the Fortnite Overtime Challenges, which offer a ton of bonus XP and a new loading screen.

Battlefield 5 Firestorm Tips - Choose Class, How to Win at Battlefield Battle Royale

Battlefield Firestorm has finally launched. Here’s how to come out on top.

Fallout 76 Nuclear Winter Release Date, Beta Phase, Battle Royale Mode - Everything we Know

This is our guide to the new Fallout 76 Nuclear Winter battle royale mode, including the beta testing phase, and more.