Respawn's launch of Season 4: Assimilation was right on Apex Legends' first birthday and boy did they deliver a birthday present. Once you're done staring at the free birthday charm gift though, it's time to dive into the legend and weapons changes.
G7 Scout is no longer a sniper - it's in the Assault Rifle class. This will reflect in the choice of optics and all the attachments, although it will take the Double Tap hop-up. Challenges and stats for your AR efficiency will correctly track as well.
- Reduced fire rate 4.5 -> 4.0
- Increasing time between shots for double tap 0.425 -> 0.475
- Fixed bug where G7 had 0 ADS air spread, making it the only gun that was perfectly accurate on ziplines, etc.
The L-Star has lost its crate-weapon status and can be used regularly. It uses energy ammo but instead of reloading, it sports an overheat mechanic. In other words, stick to bursts until you're in someone's face.
- Damage reduced per shot 19 -> 18
- Rate of Fire decreased 12 -> 10
- Less horizontal viewkick when the weapon fires.
The Devotion basically swapped places with the L-Star, as Respawn's numbers showed that a fully kitted out Devotion is one of the strongest guns in the game. Therefore, it's now a crate weapon and can't be found as loot.
- Magazine size: 54
- Total ammo stock: 162
- Turbocharger functionality.
Apex Legends' arguably most popular SMG has had its damage per shot reduced from 12 to 11, but the magazine sizes are up for the first three tiers.
- Base: 18 -> 20
- Common: 20 -> 22
- Rare: 23 -> 24
- Epic: 27 -> 27
The extension of the Wild West in Apex Legends, the mighty Wingman, is becoming less and less mighty, although you could just as easily say that the following mag changes balance it out for a high-skill weapon:
- Base: 4 -> 5
- Common: 6 -> 6
- Rare: 8 -> 7
- Epic: 10 -> 8
Havoc has been made easier to control, but the Turbocharger hop-up is out of the game. Select Fire will shoot a bit quicker too, as it's down from .77 to .56 seconds.
Prowler does 15 per shot, compared to earlier 14, while Hemlock's single-shot rate of fire is up from 5.6 to 6.4 seconds. Last but not least is Eva-8, whose Double Tap hop-up delay is down from 0.85 to 0.80 seconds.
As for Legends changes, Respawn only tweaked two of them - Bloodhound and Crypto. Crypto's drone's relation with Gibraltar's Dome Shields is fixed, i.e. the dome won't follow the drone and will be unaffected by friendly EMPs.
Downing a player will add 5 seconds to Bloodhound's Beast of the Hunt Timer. "It is possible to exceed starting time with successive kills."