All Apex Legends Genesis update weapon buffs & nerfs

Joseph Pascoulis
Apex Legends Genesis update weapon buffs nerfs

We’ve compiled all of the upcoming weapon buffs and nerfs for the Apex Legends Genesis Collection Event update, which is set to drop on June 29.

Apex Legends announced their next big update last week, showing off the upcoming content in the Genesis Collection Event with a gameplay trailer. Fans also received a lore-heavy Pathfinder animation, which gave player’s an insight into his and other character’s backgrounds.

Along with all this, we also got to see the patch notes early, which detailed all of the upcoming changes, including Legend changes and weapon buffs and nerfs.

Apex Legends Genesis patch trailer

Apex Legends Genesis update: weapon buffs & nerfs

Here are all the official upcoming weapon buffs and nerfs for the Genesis event patch:


  • Increased Fire Rate from 6.25 -> 7.0 
  • Increased Base Ammo from 12 -> 14
  • Increased Lvl 1 Mag from 14 -> 16
  • Increased Lvl 2 Mag from 16 -> 18
  • Increased Lvl 3 and Lvl 4 Mag from 18 -> 21


  • Increased Hip Fire spread

Dev Note: The Spitfire has continued to over perform so we’re hitting it’s close range hip fire accuracy which should help bring it in line.

30-30 Repeater

  • Slightly increased projectile speed
  • Reduced charge time from 0.5s -> 0.35s


  • Damage increased from 55 -> 60

The biggest changes to note here are the Longbow, which will now be hitting just as hard as the Bocek Bow, becoming a solid pick for snipers from now on. Further, the 30-30 Repeater will also be getting a buff, potentially placing it above the G7, especially as the G7 was nerfed this season.

Although it has received some nerfs in recent updates, the Spitfire will be getting a nerf to its hip-fire spread in the Apex Legends Genesis update, which could see a drop off for the weapon, making it worse from close range.

Arenas weapon price changes

For those who are also interested in changes coming to weapon prices in Arenas, here’s a list of all the updates:

Weapon Prices

  • P2020 Lvl 1 Upgrade: 50 -> 25
  • P2020 Lvl 2 Upgrade: 125 -> 75
  • P2020 Lvl 3 Upgrade: 200 -> 150
  • RE45: 250 -> 200
  • EVA: 250 -> 300
  • Mastiff: 500 -> 400
  • R99: 550 -> 500
  • Volt: 500 -> 550
  • Spitfire: 550 -> 600
  • L-Star: 400 -> 500
  • R301 Lvl 2 Upgrade: 300 -> 350
  • G7 Scout: 350 -> 400
  • G7 Scout Lvl 3 Upgrade: 250 -> 200
  • 30-30: 350 -> 400
  • 30-30 Lvl 3 Upgrade: 250 -> 200

These are definitely some interesting price changes. Seeing the Volt take the R-99 place means we will see the R-99 a lot more in Arenas following the Apex Legends Genesis update.

Further the increase in price for the G7 and the L-Star means we could be seeing these weapons less as well.

That’s all for the upcoming weapon buffs and nerfs. For more Apex Legends, check out the recent rumor about how a new map could possibly be coming to Apex Legends in a future update?

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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