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.

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Caty McCarthy

Features 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 official altgame enthusiast.

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