Since its launch, every new season of Apex Legends has provided its ever-growing player base with at least one or two things to get excited for, and this upcoming patch is no exception.
Season 10 is making its presence felt right from the get-go with new a new ranked mode, a new legend and, of course, a new force to be reckoned with: the Rampage LMG.
As the announcement goes, the Rampage does two things: it “packs a punch” and it is “a surprising source of firepower.”
That’s all fun and games and hype before release but what does it all mean for your teammates, opponents and yourself in all future lobbies?
Well, fear not, because whenever you have questions, GINX has answers. So, first and foremost, let’s take a look at the stats provided by the new firearm.
Thanks to insider source and Apex Legends personality “Shurgtal”, we get a glimpse at the numbers behind the barrel.
Whilst reception might not be the best simply calling it a “copy and paste” of past weaponry, Shurgtal calmy tags the Rampage LMG as weaker or stronger than the Spitfire (the Rampage’s most compared to weapon) depending on the absence or presence of a Thermite charge.
28 Body / 42 Head -- Heavy -- Ammo 28 -> 40. Fire rate looks to be 5.— Shrugtal (@shrugtal) July 28, 2021
Asumming no headshots (Spitfire 2x, Rampage 1.5x):
Effective DPS of Rampage (Unamped): 140
Effective DPS of Spitfire: 170
Amped dps not shown. But I assume to be a little higher than Spitfire. https://t.co/5hyBh5ejZD
TLDR— Shrugtal (@shrugtal) July 28, 2021
Weaker than Spitfire without Thermite charge.
Stronger than Spitfire with Thermite charge.
This by itself bring a whole new meaning to the update; bringing in a new gun that’s slightly worse in its vanilla form and just slightly better when amped. One of the most sought-after features of this beaut is definitely its door-knocking ability that, although it’s been witnessed before, now will be all over the first half of Season 10 and we highly recommend you catch on the meta, too, if you don’t want to get ‘The Shining’ed while looting.
Talk on the web still labels this firearm as ‘broken’ and whilst opinions are also divided on whether or not that fact’s a good or bad thing, we can assure you developers will be on the lookout more than ever gathering as much info as possible to make the necessary buffs and nerfs to the rest of the Apex Legends world.