Apex Legends

Alternator SMG Weapon Guide: Damage, Attachments and Hop Ups

In addition to the M600 Spitfire, the Alternator SMG is joining the Supply Drop Rotation in Apex Legends: Emergence.
In addition to the M600 Spitfire, the Alternator SMG is joining the Supply Drop Rotation in Apex Legends: Emergence. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

This Alternator SMG weapon guide is here to break down all you need to know about the latest gun to hit the Supply Drop Rotation in Apex Legends, from its damage to its attachments, Hop Ups and more.

Receiving the spicy red care package treatment, the Alternator is back in full force, ready to decimate opponents just as it did seasons ago.

Alternator SMG Weapon Guide: Damage, Attachments and Hop Ups

The Alternator SMG now comes stock with a Level 4 Barrel Stabilizer, a Level 4 Extended Light Mag, a 1x Digital Threat optic and the notoriously destructive Hop-Up attachment for those lucky enough to find it—Disruptor Rounds.

With a 600 RPM rate of fire and a 34/16/13 damage profile to the head, body and legs, the return of the pre-nerf Alternator is simply one of the strongest additions in Emergence.

Aside from it being super rare to find in lobbies, however, the main downside for the Alternator remains its ammo situation.

Subbing out the standard Light Rounds for those exclusively found in Supply Drops, running out of ammo with the Alternator of course means players will need to be prepared to look for a weapon change. Additionally, the Alternator's mag caps out at 27 rounds, which can be punishing for those who get a bit too confident and overzealous in fights.

Lastly, it is important to note that since the Alternator is no longer part of the ground loot pool, it can't be purchased in Arenas during Season 10.