Apex Legends has modified for the first time its entire main weapons with the introduction of the new Havoc assault rifle, which is part of a recent update. This weapon is the first glimpse of how the Battle Royale title of Respawn Entertainment will work as a live game, before the first season of the game, which will begin in March. With the new pistol, Respawn corrected the game and released a trailer to show it.
In a new trailer, Respawn showed how the Havoc energy rifle works. The pistol behaves in the same way as the current weapons, such as the R-301 rifle or the Devotion light machine gun. You can see how Havoc behaves in the trailer below or watch us use it to ensure a win in the video above.
The most interesting thing about the Havoc, as seen in the trailer, is that it is different from the rest of the guns in Apex Legends. It accepts two types of "hop-up" attachments; These are rarer items that you can add to some guns and that change their performance but that usually only support one type of jump. For the LMG Devotion, for example, you can add the turbocharger start, which speeds up the charging time when the gun starts firing. The Prowler submachine gun can take over the Select Fire-up, allowing you to switch from the default firing mode to a fully automatic mode making it even more deadly.
The trailer shows that the Havoc can handle either the hop-up turbocharger or Select Select Fire. Each has a different effect on the weapon. The turbocharger accelerates the speed at which the gun reaches its maximum speed in fully automatic mode – like the Devotion, the Havoc seems to have a short charging time before reaching its full power potential. With the turbocharger, the gun seems quite effective at short and medium range.
Select Fire-up Selective Jumping allows you to switch the Havoc to a single shot mode, which triggers a charge shot. In the trailer, Select Fire makes the gun effective at long range and, at first glance, can turn the Havoc into a sniper or scout rifle.
This represents a lot of versatility in one gun, and more than what we've seen so far in Apex Legends. The Havoc also suggests that future additions to the Apex arsenal could offer even more customization depending on the attachments and loot that you will find in the game once you are in a game. This could make potential changes coming with the first season of Apex Legends pretty powerful, but we'll have to wait until March to find out.