Every weapon buff & nerf in Apex Legends Season 19: Sniper buffs, Hemlock nerf, more

Joseph Pascoulis
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Here are all of the weapon balance changes coming to Apex Legends in the Season 19 update, which includes buffs and nerfs for various guns.

The new Season 19 update for Apex Legends brings some exciting content, with Storm Point map changes and the new Legend Conduit giving players a chance to experience new gameplay scenarios.

As well as new content, with the Post Malone event also on the horizon, the update also brings tweaks and updates to the already established roster of Legends and weapons.

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While the Legend balance changes are of course impactful, the weapon buffs and nerfs are equally influential when it comes to gameplay in the game. So, here are all of the weapon changes coming to Apex Legends Season 19 when it lands on October 31.

All Apex Legends Season 19 weapon buffs & nerfs

Here are all of the weapon changes coming in Apex Legends Season 19:

30-30 Repeater

  • Increased hipfire spread

Bocek Bow

  • Faster initial draw speed
  • Select Fire button now toggles Shatter Caps
  • Tightened Shatter Caps blast pattern

Charge Rifle

  • Improved bullet drop ballistics
  • Increased projectile size


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  • Damage reduced to 21 (was 22)

Longbow DMR

  • Increased projectile size


  • Increased Amped Shot projectile size

Apex Legends Season 19 Crafting rotation, Care Package weapons, Hop-Ups & more

Crafting Rotation

  • RE-45 and 30-30 Repeater leave the crafter and are back on the floor
  • R-301 and Volt enter the crafter
  • Boosted Loader removed from crafting rotation
  • Digital Threat optic removed from crafting rotation
  • Hammerpoint Rounds added to crafting rotation

Care Package Weapon Rotation

  • L-Star EMG returns to the floor
    • Removed Disruptor Rounds
    • Projectile size reduced
    • Improved recoil pattern
    • Reduced randomness in the early part of the recoil pattern
    • Damage increased to 17 (was 16)
    • Barrel attachment improved to match other weapons
  • Wingman enters the care package
    • New hop-up – Skullpiercer Elite: ignores helmet headshot damage reduction
    • Boosted Loader hop-up attached
    • Base damage increased to 50 (was 45)
    • Projectile size increased
    • 110 ammo

Care Packages

  • Care Packages will now always have 1 weapon at all stages of the game

Gold Weapons Rotation

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  • Havoc, RE-45, C.A.R. SMG, L-Star, Longbow DMR


  • Boosted Loader: removed from floor loot
  • Turbocharger: Removed 1 damage reduction when equipped

Well, there you have it, that was all the weapon changes coming to Apex Legends in Season 19. For more, check out:

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After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. He enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]