Is the Spitfire LMG still meta then?
Apex Legends received its v1.1.1 update about a month ago that addresses balancing changes and weapon tweaks. While the update was released last month, the updated damage stats were only revealed recently when Reddit user ‘OhFamous’ presented the data in a pretty table.
The purple number in parenthesis indicates a Legendary magazine upgrade, while numbers in parenthesis under the damage section indicates fully-connected burst damage.
For starters, the Wingman has its magazine dropped to 4, but I guess that’s easily noticed.
One of the weapons heavily affected by this patch is the Longbow DMR, which received a bump in its rate of fire and magazine size. The handy chart above indicates that the sniper rifle now deals 110 DPS, dealing 55 damage for shots on the body, and 110 for headshots.
Its sniper rifle brethren, the G7 Scout and the Triple Take, also received buffs in the patch;
- Leg shot damage increased by 15%
- Reduced base weapon sway by about 33%
- Reduced base sway speed by about 25%
This sums the G7 Scout to deal 35 DPS, with 30 to the body and 60 to the head, while the Triple Take deals 138, 69, and 138 respectively.
The infamous Spitfire LMG was also touched in the updated. Unlike the sniper rifles, the LMG was nerfed instead, having its base damage docked off by two points and its magazine size decreased for all extender attachments.
The Spitfire now deals 162 DPS, 18 body-shot damage, and 36 headshot damage. The gun’s max magazine size now only goes up to 55 with the Epic mag extender attachment.
Keep in mind that the data might have some inaccuracies as they were collected and measured by a player and Respawn hasn’t confirmed nor commented on the data.
We’ll be keeping an eye out and your resident Apex Legends player will be testing out the weapons and we’ll update our massive guide here.